2016 Press Releases

  • Weathersfield Township Contracts With Chamber For Development Services

    Dec 21, 2016
    In an effort to position itself to grow existing businesses and attract new business, Weathersfield Township has entered into a contract with the Regional Chamber to provide customized economic development and related services.
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  • Ryan Re-Elected to Ohio Arts Organization

    Dec 19, 2016
    The Regional Chamber is pleased to recognize the re-election of Eric Ryan, president and founder of JAC Management and Eric Ryan Productions, to the Ohio Citizens for the Arts (OCA) Board of Directors. ​ The organization works to ensure funding for the arts throughout Ohio, and its board—comprising residents from throughout the state who have strong interest in supporting the arts—first elected Ryan in December 2015, citing the expertise he would bring.
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  • Regional Chamber Launches New Website

    Dec 01, 2016
    The Regional Chamber is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, at regionalchamber.com. Visitors to the site will find a more modern and updated look, as well as dropdown menus, enabling quicker navigation of all of the organization’s divisions and initiatives. In addition, the site is now mobile friendly, with easier access to event registration and the online directory—the two most-visited sections of the entire website.
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  • Nominations Sought for New "Excellence In Manufacturing" Award

    Nov 21, 2016
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor a Valley manufacturer in early 2017 with their first 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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  • Nordson Receives Tax Abatement for Austintown Facility

    Nov 14, 2016
    Westlake, Ohio-based Nordson Corporation received a 60 percent, 10-year Enterprise Zone tax abatement this evening from Austintown Township Trustees for building renovations to be completed at its new manufacturing center at 375 Victoria Road (the former Tamarkin facility).
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  • Mahoning County Receives $20,000 Grant to Encourage a Drug-Free Workforce

    Nov 10, 2016
    The Regional Chamber and Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board are pleased to announce that Mahoning County is the recipient of a $20,000 grant, awarded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services through its Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative (DFWCI).
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  • U.S. Chamber Releases New Report, “What If Hydraulic Fracturing Was Banned?”

    Nov 04, 2016
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today released the latest report in its Energy Accountability Series, which looks at the consequences of what might have happened in the past—or could happen in the future—if certain energy-related comments and policy prescriptions put forth by prominent politicians and their supporters were actually adopted...
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  • Phase I of Landscaping Initiative Begins on 422 Corridor

    Oct 06, 2016
    On Wednesday and Thursday, students of the Landscape Management Program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center assisted in the continued transformation of the US 422 Corridor as they installed landscaped beds of pollinator plants, shrubs and small trees through a vision created by the Kent State University Graduate Landscape Architecture Program and Youngstown State University Regional Economic Development Initiative.
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  • Export Initiative Partners Join Leaders from Around the World at Global Cities Summit in Washington, D.C.

    Oct 03, 2016
    Representatives of the OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative attended the Brookings Institution’s Global Cities Summit in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28 and 29 to engage in peer-to-peer learning through panel discussions, workshop sessions, networking opportunities and a public forum.
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  • Regional Chamber Board Unanimously Opposes Youngstown City Charter Amendments

    Sep 30, 2016
    The Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors voted unanimously at its regular meeting on Wednesday to oppose the Community Bill of Rights and Part-Time Workers’ Bill of Rights Youngstown City charter amendments, both of which will be on the November 8th General Election ballot.
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  • OH-PA Export Initiative Receives Prestigious IEDC Award In Cleveland

    Sep 28, 2016
    The OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative that is bringing exporting awareness, foreign direct investment and supply chain matching to a 10-county region in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania received recognition from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at its annual conference in Cleveland on Tuesday.
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  • Youngstown Community Connectors Program to Kick Off Sept. 22

    Sep 07, 2016
    The 2016-2017 Youngstown Community Connectors program will kick off on Sept. 22 with an event, featuring special guest speaker Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, for Youngstown City Schools’ students, parents/guardians and educators; community leaders; and businesses that are interested in offering internship, externship and mentoring opportunities.
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  • Regional Chamber, MAGNET Partner to Assist Valley Manufacturers

    Aug 25, 2016
    The Regional Chamber and Cleveland-based MAGNET have partnered to offer new growth opportunities to manufacturers in Mahoning and Trumbull counties that would enable small- to medium-sized companies to access MAGNET’s holistic consulting services and take advantage of the many resources the organization offers in Northeast Ohio.
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  • Chamber Facilitates New Research & Development Grant Program

    Aug 03, 2016
    Eligible businesses may now apply for the new JobsOhio Research & Development Grant—facilitated in Mahoning and Trumbull counties by the Regional Chamber, as the designated TeamNEO partner—for projects that support the development and commercialization of emerging technologies and/or products that align with one or more of JobsOhio’s targeted industries.
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  • Girard Better Block Event Scheduled for September 17

    Jul 26, 2016
    The Regional Chamber is excited to announce, via its 422 Corridor Redevelopment initiative, the Girard Better Block event, to be held on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on West Liberty St. in Girard.
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  • Chamber Unveils Finished Trump Bobblehead for RNC Event

    Jul 15, 2016
    Through its Victory For the Valley campaign, the Regional Chamber unveiled on Friday its life-sized, 3D-printed bobblehead of Donald Trump that will be on display in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention next week—situated inside of the secured zone just steps away from the Q and thousands of attendees and media.
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  • St. Joseph Warren Hospital's Kathy Cook Named 2016 Athena Award Recipient

    May 19, 2016
    Among a crowd of 500 at Mr. Anthony's this evening, Kathy Cook, president of St. Joseph Warren Hospital, Mercy Health, was named the recipient of the 2016 Athena Award, presented by the Regional Chamber in co-sponsorship with The Vindicator/Vindy.com.
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  • Senate Bill Allocates Largest Dollars in Years for Valley Projects

    Apr 14, 2016
    The Valley is on the verge of reaping its best state capital budget allocations since at least the turn of the century, as the Ohio Senate introduced a capital bill that includes nearly $3.7 million for six community development projects and more than $2.4 million for project improvements at four of Youngstown-Warren’s most treasured arts and cultural facilities.
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  • Chamber Adds New Staff Members

    Apr 12, 2016
    The Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its team: Genna Petrolla is the manager of Business Development, Trumbull County, while Glenn Tafini has joined the organization as an account executive.
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  • Warren ECC and ED Foundations Distribute More Than $157,000 in 2015

    Apr 08, 2016
    The Warren Area Chamber of Commerce Education, Civic & Cultural and Economic Development foundations distributed $157,200 to multiple organizations in 2015 for a variety of projects. The foundations, established in 1991 and managed by the Regional Chamber, exclusively fund projects in Trumbull County.
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