Regional Chamber, Magnet Join to Offer New Services

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new partnership between the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network will bring new consulting services to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the Mahoning Valley.

The advocacy and growth group, better known as Magnet, will offer sales and marketing, product design, workforce development and logistics consultations to area businesses.

Magnet, an a Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate based in Cleveland, has worked with several companies in the area already and is aiming to expand its impact on the area, President Ethan Karp said in a release.

“This relationship is a unique and powerful opportunity to expand our presence in Mahoning and Trumbull counties by helping people and companies in a variety of ways,” he said.

Sarah Boyarko, the regional chamber’s vice president of economic development, and Linda Barita, the director of strategic alliances for Magnet, will spearhead the project. At the chamber, Anthony Catullo will work with Mahoning County manufacturers while Genna Petrolla will work with those in Trumbull County.

“As a friend, colleague and collaborator of Magnet, I am pleased to partner with the organization to support manufacturers in the region,” Boyarko said in a release. “Our community is growing, and Magnet has clearly demonstrated the knowledge, passion and resources to help companies to succeed for years to come.”

For more information, contact Catullo at 330 744 2131 ext. 1236 or or contact Petrolla at 330 744 2131 ext. 1102 or

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