2015 Press Releases

  • 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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  • Chamber honors local business professionals

    Aug 13, 2015
    Eight local business leaders will be recognized at the Regional Chamber’s annual Salute to Business breakfast on Sept. 3.
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  • Youngstown in top 10 for growth potential, cost of living

    Aug 10, 2015
    Business Facilities has released its 11th annual Metro and Global Rankings, and Youngstown has placed in the top 10 in two categories.
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  • Poland, Struthers among safest cities in Ohio

    Jul 24, 2015
    Poland Township and Struthers are among the safest cities in Ohio. According to Safewise, a home security industry group, Poland Township has the fourth-lowest crime rate in the state. It recorded 0.24 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 4.17 property crimes per 1,000 residents in 2013, the most recent year for FBI statistics.
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  • Regional Chamber names new board members

    Jul 21, 2015
    The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Board of Directors appointed three new members who take their seats later this month. The new members include Dr. Lance Grahn, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer for Kent State University at Trumbull, John Walsh, CEO of Trumbull Memorial Hospital, and Mark Wenick, Executive Managing Director and Region President-Mahoning Valley for Talmer Bank and Trust.
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  • Trumbull County commissioners approve new economic development contract with Regional Chamber

    Jul 13, 2015
    Trumbull County Commissioners today approved a new contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue economic development services in Trumbull County.
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  • Valley senators join state delegation working group

    Jun 09, 2015
    The Valley’s two state senators – Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, and Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman – along with State Rep. Tim Ginter, R-Salem, have added their influence to the Valley State Delegation Working Group.
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  • Regional Chamber launches military affairs commission

    Jun 01, 2015
    The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has launched the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC) to enhance the military value and national defense excellence at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and other installations throughout eastern Ohio.
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  • St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital President Named Athena Award Recipient

    May 28, 2015
    Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital President Genie Aubel was announced tonight as the 2015 recipient of the Athena Award before a crowd of more than 500 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center. She was among 16 area women who were nominated for the award.
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  • Valley federal delegation announces working group

    May 20, 2015
    The Valley’s three Congressional representatives and Ohio’s two U.S. senators have agreed to work together along with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber in an effort to identify and advance the community’s legislative priorities on the federal level.
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  • YSU, Chamber lead 10-county international trade effort

    Apr 21, 2015
    The Web site for the 10-county, two-state global trade initiative created by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and Youngstown State University will go live today, the Chamber vice president for business expansion announced this morning.
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