Regional Chamber Sets Feb. 9 for Columbus Drive-In

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will host its 2022 Columbus Drive-In Feb. 9 at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus.

The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will consist of 75 to 80 Mahoning Valley leaders holding a series of meetings with the influential state policymakers to advocate to on behalf of local priorities. Participants can drive down on their own or sign up to ride the bus to and from the venue the day of the event.

Past Drive-Ins have resulted in millions of dollars in state funding and important policies to help make the Valley a better place in which to live, learn, work and play, according to a Regional Chamber news release. This year’s event will focus on the upcoming capital budget, as well as continued support for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.

“State leaders have come to realize the powerful voice the Mahoning Valley possesses over the past half-decade,” Ryan McNaughton, the chamber’s vice president of government affairs, said. “We look forward to continue building off the momentum generated from past events.”

The cost of the event is $250 per person for chamber members and $500 per person for non-members. Individuals interested in participating can register HERE.

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