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About the Chamber

The Regional Chamber’s mission is to provide economic development, advocacy and business services to promote the growth of our members and Valley. To accomplish this goal, the Chamber is comprised of several divisions:

Economic Development

As the lead and only private-sector economic development organization in the Valley, the Chamber’s Economic Development division serves as a business resource for the retention and expansion of local businesses and the attraction of new business opportunities to the area. We provide a wide range of expert, confidential and proven services related to identifying available properties and securing business incentives and grants.

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs division of the Chamber is the voice of the Valley’s business community in dealing with federal, state and local government, ensuring that Chamber members are represented. We work with government officials to promote economic development and government efficiencies, including regional cooperation and shared services. We also collaborate with the education community to develop a well-trained and educated workforce for local employers.

Sales & Services
Events & Marketing

The Sales & Services, Events and Marketing divisions assist Valley businesses along their journey to greater growth and success through our myriad of benefits and cost-saving programs, networking and educational events and communications tools. Members save hundreds — even thousands — of dollars through our discount programs, make valuable professional connections and develop leads through our events, committees and councils and acquire knowledge to help them better manage and grow their operations. The Marketing team constantly works to communicate with our membership through an electronic newsletter and event notices, Valley Business Magazine and Take 5 video newscasts, as well as a number of other publications, social media and the Chamber’s website.

Chamber Foundation

The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) operating foundation that funds a substantial portion of the Regional Chamber’s non-profit programming. The Foundation is grateful to its strong core of supporters and enthusiastic about contributions from new corporate benefactors and grant-making organizations.  This progress allows the Regional Chamber to focus on multiple initiatives—such as JobsNow, Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission, Route 422 Corridor Redevelopment and Victory for the Valley—for an even greater impact in the Valley!