2021 Press Releases

Regional Chamber Foundation Raises $10,000 for OH WOW!

Jan 21, 2021
The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation helped raise $10,000 for OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology through a fundraising event held in 2020.
regional chamber foundation presents $10,000 check to OH WOW!
Guy Coviello, left, Regional Chamber Foundation president, presents a $10,000 check to, from left, OH WOW! President & Executive Director Suzanne Barbati and board members Merry Wagner and Charles George.

 

The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation helped raise $10,000 for OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology through a fundraising event held in 2020.

The Chamber Foundation hosted a VIP fundraiser with Majida Mourad, a vice president with Tellurian—the largest natural gas company in America—when she came to the Valley to keynote the Chamber’s Salute to Business Breakfast in late summer.

OH WOW! closed to the public in mid-March 2020 due to COVID-19 and has remained closed since then. President & Executive Director Suzanne Barbati and her team have spent the past several months installing new exhibits, including a permanent energy exhibit, House of Shine exhibit and a microelectronics exhibit in partnership with Youngstown State University. The exhibits will be unveiled at the museum’s grand reopening on May 15.

The Chamber Foundation’s VIP fundraiser also generated $10,000 for the Regional Chamber’s economic development efforts, including those around attracting energy-sector jobs. Assisting with the fundraiser were the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program, The Grand Resort, Dominion Energy, VEC, Highland Field Services and Encino Energy.