Regional Chamber Affirms It Stands Against Racism

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber issued a statement late Friday “that the organization is committed to standing against racism.”

According to Kim Calvert, chamber vice president for marketing and member services, that statement is “in response to recent and ongoing protests, as well as government declarations regarding racism.”

Here is the full text of the statement:

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber affirmed today that the organization is committed to standing against racism.

The Regional Chamber — the third largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the state of Ohio with 2,400 members representing more than 125,000 employees in the Valley — has been proud to call the Youngstown-Warren region our home for nearly 30 years and knows that we, as a community, have faced and overcome many challenges during that time. But racial inequity remains, and we have much more work to do.  

The Regional Chamber is committed to doing its part by continuing to promote the work being done by our members who are engaged in assisting minorities with access to employment opportunities and business ownership.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.