- Erie Ambassadors Information
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Erie Ambassadors serve the community through volunteer activities that positively impact the community and support the mission of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. The Erie Ambassador program is designed to train community professionals and citizens interested in the history and promotion of our region. The course examines numerous aspects of the community, providing in-depth information from some of Erie’s top civic leaders.
Erie Ambassadors undergo a nine-session community training course. Curriculum topics may include, but are not limited to:
US Border Patrol, 12th Street corridor history, Erie Western PA Port Authority, DonJon Shipbuilders, Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Tourism, Presque Isle, US Coast Guard, Economic Development System, Erie Water Works, Penelec, Fitness - YMCA, City of Erie & Erie County Political Systems, Tom Ridge Environmental Center and the Bayfront Maritime Center.
Upon graduation, Erie Ambassadors are considered an Investor of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership for one year (if not already employed by a current investor). If the Ambassador is not currently employed by an ERCGP investor, they can choose to become an Investor after the initial year is complete. We ask that all Erie Ambassadors commit to attending a minimum of (2) Business After Hours, (2) Ribbon Cuttings and volunteer a minimum of (2) times when requested per year.
Erie Ambassador Graduates are welcome to attend a current session, if it was not offered or if they missed that session during their enrollment period. A continuing education session will be attempted at least once a year.
The Spring training course begins at the end of January with classes offered every other Tuesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Fall training course begins at the end of September with classes offered every Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The cost of the training is $175 and space is limited. To become an Erie Ambassador, contact Cathy Noble, Events Coordinator, Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership at (814) 454-7191 ×146 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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