• As Youngstown-Warren Doesn’t Meet All Amazon HQ2 Criteria, Chamber & Valley Leaders Throw Support To Cleveland

    Oct 25, 2017
    After final determination that the Youngstown-Warren region does not meet all of the criteria for Amazon’s proposed second corporate headquarters (HQ2), the Regional Chamber and local leaders are standing behind the decision of its economic development partners TeamNEO and JobsOhio to submit a Cleveland site that did meet all criteria for consideration for the $5 billion project.
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  • Humphries Inducted Into Business Hall of Fame

    Oct 20, 2017
    Regional Chamber President & CEO Tom Humphries is among five prominent northeast Ohio business leaders who will be inducted into the 2017 class of Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader Business Hall of Fame on November 2 in Cleveland.
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  • State Controlling Board Approves $100,000 Grant for Girard Gas Station Cleanup

    Oct 16, 2017
    The State of Ohio Controlling Board approved at its meeting today a Fast Track Abandoned Gas Station Grant of up to $100,000 to fund the cleanup of an abandoned gas station site on S. State Street in Girard. The former McQuaids station, which has been vacant, boarded and non-operational for several years, was acquired by the Trumbull County Treasurer through foreclosure last year.
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  • Valley Leaders Announce Preferred Site for Amazon HQ2 Proposal

    Oct 09, 2017
    The Regional Chamber, in partnership with Trumbull County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Fuda, Mahoning County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dave Ditzler, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin and Youngstown Mayor John McNally, have chosen Enterprise Park at Eastwood as the preferred property to submit for consideration for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters (HQ2).
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  • Venture Plastics Receives Abatement for $3 Million Expansion

    Oct 04, 2017
    Both Trumbull County Commissioners and Braceville Township Trustees approved at their respective meetings this morning and Tuesday evening a 10-year, 60 percent enterprise zone abatement of real estate taxes—as presented by the Trumbull County Planning Commission—for a nearly $3 million expansion project at Venture Plastics, located at 4000 Warren-Ravenna Road.
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  • Chamber, Valley Leaders To Move Forward With Property Proposal for HQ2

    Sep 29, 2017
    With growing excitement over the past few weeks in response to Amazon’s Request for Proposal for locating its second corporate headquarters (HQ2) in North America—a project that will result in a $5 billion investment and 50,000 new jobs over 10-15 years—a group of Valley officials has decided to submit a proposal for a property in our region, after discussing the requirements of the RFP.
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  • Dignan Appointed to BRAC & Military Affairs Task Force

    Sep 13, 2017
    Regional Chamber COO James Dignan was appointed last week to the newly created Ohio House BRAC & Military Affairs Task Force (BMATF), which will study and analyze current Ohio Department of Defense and NASA assets, resources and missions in anticipation of potential Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions and other major mission realignment opportunities.
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  • Trumbull County Commissioners Approve Abatement For Potential Expansion at Ohio Star Forge

    Aug 17, 2017
    Trumbull County Commissioners today granted a 10-year, 60 percent property tax abatement to Ohio Star Forge, which is looking to expand its existing facility in Champion Township.
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  • Taiwanese Chefs to Visit Valley, Train Professional Chefs

    Aug 17, 2017
    Renowned Taiwanese Chefs Chi-wen Chen and Ching-Long Huang (Arron) will visit the Valley Sept. 5-8 on one of just five stops across the U.S. on their 2017 Tour of Taiwan Gourmet Cuisines. In addition to cooking with students of the Mahoning and Trumbull career and technical centers and Choffin, Chen and Huang will also teach a master’s class to professional chefs in the area and serve a 5-course meal at a dinner event hosted by the Regional Chamber’s Senior Advisor, Asian Market, and former Board member Florence Wang.
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  • Regional Chamber Board Opposes Issue 2

    Aug 04, 2017
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors voted to oppose Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, which will appear on the General Election ballot in November.
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