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Regional chamber, foundation join forces for new lecture series

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber and the Youngstown Foundation have partnered to present the Lunch & Learn Series, a program to stimulate thought and discussion on topics that impact the Mahoning Valley.

The first program, “Arts & Culture: Driving Our Economy,” will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown.

A panel discussion will include Angela Meleca, executive director of Ohio Citizens for the Arts, and Dan Katona, deputy director of the Ohio Arts Council, among others, who will discuss the role arts and cultural institutions play in and the direct impact they have on driving the state and local economies.

The monthly series will include topics that focus on public health, opportunities for minority business enterprises and the role of philanthropy in economic development.

The luncheon is open to the public and costs $10 per person to attend. Registration is open at regionalchamber.com.

“It is important in every community for philanthropy and business to forge new relationships so that together we can increase economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for

everyone,” said Guy Coviello, chamber president / CEO.

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