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Regional Chamber’s Offices To Remain at First National Bank Tower

Dec 18, 2017
After six months of exploring various leasing and building options in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, the Regional Chamber is pleased to announce its pending agreement with Youngstown First National Holdings, LLC of New York, NY, to remain on the 15th and 16th floors of the First National Bank Tower in Downtown Youngstown.
After six months of exploring various leasing and building options in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, the Regional Chamber is pleased to announce its pending agreement with Youngstown First National Holdings, LLC of New York, NY, to remain on the 15th and 16th floors of the First National Bank Tower in Downtown Youngstown.

As the Chamber’s current lease with Youngstown First National Holdings expires at year’s end, the organization’s leadership spent several months reviewing all options to ensure the best location for its offices in the future. Those options included leasing and building in Mahoning County for the Youngstown office team, as well as consolidating Youngstown and Warren offices into one at the Eastwood Mall in Niles.

With a new agreement pending, the Warren office at 197 W. Market Street will retain the Chamber’ s Economic Development department, while incoming President & CEO James Dignan, plus the Finance, Sales & Services, Events and Marketing staffers will remain in Youngstown.

Tom Humphries, who will retire as the Chamber’s president & CEO at year’s end, said, “We feel that our presence is critical to each county we serve, and that has been our position since the chambers merged in 1993.”

Humphries is also gracious to the Cafaro Co., which made the first—and very generous—offer early on when the Chamber first began to review its options. “That offer spawned a number of competitive proposals from others in the Valley,” he added.

While details of the agreement with Youngstown First National Holdings, LLC will be finalized in the next 30 days, the 10-year lease will result in significant savings for the Chamber