Eastgate Celebrates 2023 Annual Meeting

18 May 2023

On Wednesday May 17th, Eastgate held its 2023 Annual Meeting! The meeting was a great success thanks to our attendees, collaborators and sponsors! We celebrated Eastgate's 50th anniversary in 2023, looking back on our history in the region, and looking forward to the future.

The event featured Matthew Chang - Founder and Principal of Chang Industrial – who gave a presentation titled “Automation and Logistics”, sharing his expertise on innovating technologies in the supply chain and distribution industry.

Matthew Chang speaks at the Annual Meeting

Marvin Logan (Executive Director, OH WOW!) gave his perspective as a community leader born and raised in the Mahoning Valley, and as someone who left the region and returned to pursue opportunities in the place he calls home.

Marvin Logan stands at the podium

A panel discussion took place - comprised of Ellen Heinz, M.Ed., OhioCED (Economic Development Representative – Ohio U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration), Mark Winchell, EDFP (Executive Director at Ashtabula County Port Authority), and Julie Green (Director, Trumbull County Planning Commission) providing their thoughts and insights into various regional developments.

L to R: Ellen Heinz, Mark Winchell, Julie Green and moderator Justin Mondok engage in a roundtable discussion

District 59 Representative Lauren McNally was also in attendance to give a commendation to Eastgate for 50 years serving the region.

Rep. McNally presents Jim Kinnick with a commendation

It was an great event thanks to everyone who sponsored, attended and has collaborated with us in any capacity. We deeply appreciate the spirit of collaboration that all our partners show.