2018 Press Releases

  • Weathersfield Township Renews Contract With Chamber For Development Services

    Dec 19, 2018
    Weathersfield Township Trustees voted unanimously at their meeting Tuesday evening to renew their contract with the Regional Chamber for customized economic development and related services for 2019—the third consecutive year they have contracted for the services.
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  • CHAMBER’S JOBSNOW WORKFORCE INITIATIVE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS MAEDC AWARD IN CHICAGO

    Dec 04, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s JobsNow Workforce initiative received recognition from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) at its annual Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum in Chicago on Monday.
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  • HALTEC CORPORATION TO RECEIVE “EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING” AWARD

    Nov 08, 2018
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor and present the Haltec Corporation of Salem with the second annual Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Chamber’s Economic Forecast breakfast on Nov. 14 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.
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  • EOMAC Programming Recipient of $5,530 of Donations

    Oct 24, 2018
    Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC) programming received support from two local organizations on Tuesday to help with EOMAC’s ongoing efforts to preserve and promote the value and work of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) and Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, formerly known as Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center.
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  • Johnson Recognized for Economic Development Efforts at OEDA Summit

    Oct 19, 2018
    Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Manager of Business Development Lauren Johnson was recognized as one of three statewide finalists, and named Runner Up, for the Rookie of the Year award presented by the Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) at its Annual Summit in Columbus on Wednesday.
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  • Chamber Announces Promotions for Santucci, Phillips

    Oct 18, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Santucci to the position of director of Government and Public Affairs, while Michelle Phillips has been named director of Research.
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  • Coviello Named President of Regional Chamber Foundation

    Oct 05, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Guy Coviello to president of the Regional Chamber Foundation.
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  • NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR SECOND “EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING” AWARD

    Sep 28, 2018
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will again honor a Valley manufacturer with their second annual Excellence in Manufacturing Award. Nominations are now being accepted for the award, which focuses on a company’s longevity in business, growth, product innovation and achievement.
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  • ELLWOOD GROUP INCORPORATED ANNOUNCES NEW ALUMINUM MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN HUBBARD, OHIO

    Sep 20, 2018
    ELLWOOD GROUP INCORPORATED (EGI), a leading supplier of world-class, high-quality metals and custom-engineered components, announced today the construction of a new aluminum casting facility at its Ellwood Engineered Castings (EEC) site in Hubbard, OH. The new 70,000 square-foot Ellwood Aluminum manufacturing plant will expand the materials production capabilities of the 108-year-old company for the first time beyond its historical focus, steel, to better serve the tool and die, aerospace forging, plate mill rolling, and extrusion industries.
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  • Boyarko Named Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer

    Aug 24, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Sarah Boyarko to Chief Operating Officer of the organization.
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  • Trumbull Commissioners Approve Economic Development Contract With Chamber

    Aug 16, 2018
    Trumbull County Commissioners approved a new 12-month, $23,000 contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue its multi-faceted economic development efforts in the county.
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  • Regional Chamber Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

    Aug 13, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that Kathy Gierlach has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Kathy is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating the organization’s fiscal function and performance; evaluating and advising on long-range planning; introducing new programs, strategies and regulatory action; and providing analysis of budgets and financial reports and trends to assist the Chamber’s president and senior leaders in performing their responsibilities.
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  • Chambers Partner To Compile Regional Employment Opportunities for Displaced General Motors, Other Workers

    Jun 20, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has partnered with the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Greater Akron Chamber in Ohio and the Shenango Valley and Lawrence County chambers in Pennsylvania to build a list of companies within the respective region that are hiring and willing to offer work opportunities to displaced workers from General Motors Lordstown, Magna Seating & Comprehensive Logistics.
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  • NEOMED VP And Dean Named 2018 Athena Award Recipient

    May 18, 2018
    Among a crowd of nearly 500 at Mr. Anthony's Thursday evening, Dr. Elisabeth Young, vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the College of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), was named the recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Award, presented by the Regional Chamber and The Vindicator/Vindy.com.
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  • Chamber, EOMAC Laud Valley Officials for Securing Millions for YARS, Ravenna

    May 18, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC) are pleased to recognize members of the Valley’s Congressional delegation who helped secure more than $16 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) and the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center.
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  • Regional Chamber Board Supports Issue 1

    May 02, 2018
    Upon the recommendation of its Government Affairs Council, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors recommended voting “yes” on statewide Issue I.
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  • Fifteen Census Tracts In Valley Approved For Federal Opportunity Zones

    Apr 20, 2018
    On Thursday the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service certified Opportunity Zones in five states—including Ohio—and one territory. Among Ohio’s approved census tracts are all of those that were recommended in the Valley.
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  • Boardman Resident Wins GMC Sierra Given Away at Health & Wellness Expo

    Apr 18, 2018
    Karen Cox of Boardman was the winner of a two-year lease on a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab SLE, courtesy of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.
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  • Youngstown-Warren Region Realized More Than $216 Million of Investment in 2017

    Apr 11, 2018
    Private companies invested more than $216 million in the Valley last year, many with the help of regional economic development agencies. According to data compiled by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its economic development partners and published in the 2017 Economic Development Report Card (included in email), a total of 367 projects resulted in $216,256,009 invested, 926 new jobs and another 2,434 retained jobs. In 2016, 164 company projects resulted in nearly $1,137,203,886 of investment and 1,323 new jobs.
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  • Leadership Mahoning Valley Applications Available

    Apr 11, 2018
    Applications for the Leadership Mahoning Valley class of 2018-2019 are now available and may be submitted through June 1, 2018. Created to identify individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who demonstrate leadership talent and community commitment, the program provides adult community leaders with a general overview of the Mahoning Valley, an opportunity for increased understanding of key community issues and the potential to develop effective working relationships with other civic leaders.
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