• Naffah, Ryan Appointed to Ohio Arts Organizations

    Dec 21, 2015
    The Regional Chamber is pleased to recognize the appointments of Dr. Farid Naffah to the Ohio Arts Council and Eric Ryan to the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Board of Directors. The appointments mark the first time that Valley residents have been part of either group for at least several decades, if not ever.
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  • Regional Chamber Welcomes New Board Members

    Dec 11, 2015
    The Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors has named four new members for 2016.
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  • OH-PA Export Initiative Receives Prestigious Economic Development Award in Chicago

    Dec 08, 2015
    The OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative that is designed to bring exporting awareness, foreign direct investment and supply chain matching to a 10-county region in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania received recognition by the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) at its annual Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum in Chicago on Monday.
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  • Youngstown Named One of Best US Cities for Export Assistance

    Oct 30, 2015
    Global Trade Magazine ranked Youngstown one of the “Best Cities for Export Assistance” in its fourth annual “Best Cities for Global Trade” report in October. The publication recognized the OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative, a 10-county effort created and launched by the Regional Chamber and Youngstown State University’s International Trade Assistance Center in January to increase export activity in the region.
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  • Brookings Director to Visit Valley, Meet with OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative Leaders

    Oct 20, 2015
    Marek Gootman, director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Initiatives at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, will be in the Youngstown region October 21 and 22 to meet with members of the Steering Committee of the OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative, as well as leaders of the Regional Chamber and Youngstown State University. Gootman will discuss the preliminary results and findings of an ongoing survey of manufacturers and business service providers in the region regarding their exporting experiences. He also will tour several companies that are either already exporting or looking to start, splitting his time between Ohio and Pennsylvania.
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  • Chamber explores business opportunities in India

    Sep 03, 2015
    Business opportunities in India are expected to develop for local companies following a meeting with two executives from the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber.
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  • Regional Chamber connects local companies with Cuban diplomat

    Aug 28, 2015
    Many local companies met Thursday to prepare for Cuban export opportunities as the island nation and the U.S. continue forging diplomatic relations.
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  • Regional Chamber opposes marijuana amendment

    Aug 26, 2015
    The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Board of Directors has decided to oppose State Issue 3, the ResponsibleOhio marijuana amendment.
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  • Community Connectors to pair students with mentors, jobs

    Aug 19, 2015
    The Youngstown Business and Education Community Connectors, in partnership with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, ACTION, City of Youngstown, Eastern Gateway Community College, Youngstown City Schools and Choffin Career and Technical Center are hosting the Community Connections Kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Choffin Career and Technical Center Commons, 200 E. Wood St., Youngstown.
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  • Chamber VP in pursuit of economic opportunities

    Aug 18, 2015
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber pursued several economic development leads during an invitation-only, site consultant forum in Montreal that was part of the international Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives annual convention. While nearly a thousand executives attended the convention, Regional Chamber Vice President of Economic Development, North America Sarah Boyarko, was one of approximately 20 invited to the site selection forum.
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