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Chamber Fly-In to go virtual hybrid this year

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s annual Washington, D.C., Fly-In is changing this year to a virtual / in-person hybrid event due to the ongoing viral outbreak.

The Sept. 17 event will take place at Stambaugh Auditorium with a maximum 50 people in a 500-person ballroom. Some of the meetings will be in-person and the rest, virtual, according to the chamber.

Some of the issues to be addressed include protecting and growing the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and developing Ohio’s second connected corridor for the economic growth of electric and autonomous mobility.

“After one massive stimulus package passed, with a second one on the way, as well as ongoing work in defense and transportation appropriations, the timing is perfect for the Valley’s business ambassadors to help ensure we get our fair share,” the chamber’s Guy Coviello said.

Confirmed guests include U.S. Air Force Reserve Commander Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee; U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; and U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, Dave Joyce, R-Bainbridge, and Bill Johnson, R-Marietta.

The event is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person.

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