Salute to Business

  • Date: Aug 30, 2018 | 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Location: Mr. Anthony's
  • Address: 7440 South Ave, Youngstown, OH 44512
  • Contact: Mary Beth Wyko
  • Email:
  • Phone: 330.744.2131, ext. 1212

Join the Chamber as we honor member companies celebrating anniversaries and this year's award recipients:

Business Professional of the Year:
Ryan Behenna, Vice President of Operations, Melt and Mill Operations, Arconic Engineered Structures

Business Advocate of the Year:

Rob Gorham, Executive Director, America Makes

Entrepreneur of the Year:
Charles T. George, CEO, HAPCO

Nonprofit Professional of the Year:
Penny Wells, Executive Director, Sojourn to the Past

Small Business Person of the Year:
Tyler Harden, President, Exospec

We are glad to welcome Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as our keynote speaker. As a member of President Trump’s cabinet, she advocates on behalf of the 30 million small businesses in America. She leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring entrepreneurs have the support and tools they need to start, grow and succeed in business, specifically through access to capital and federal contracting opportunities; counseling and mentorship; and financial assistance following  declared disasters.

An entrepreneur and business executive herself, McMahon is the co-founder and former chief executive officer of WWE, based in Stamford, Connecticut. She helped grow WWE from a 13-person regional operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide.

McMahon has been a longtime advocate for women in leadership and business and has been widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives. She stepped down as CEO of WWE in 2009 to run for the U.S. Senate and was the Republican nominee to represent the people of Connecticut in 2010 and 2012.


In addition, we'll hear from Bo Pelini, head coach of the Youngstown State University Penguins, which will kick off their football season on September 1 against Butler.

Chamber members $30; prospective members $40



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