The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is the voice of the business community. As such, our organization leads the effort to identify key regional initiatives that promote economic health while providing the leadership for business attraction, retention, and expansion.
A vibrant, growing membership base comprising area businesses of all sizes is essential to the effectiveness of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. The growth of our community depends on a mix of industries that create a dynamic business environment. Our professional staff works to promote and serve all businesses—large and small, from manufacturing and retail to healthcare, education and more.
Benefits, programs, services, and events are designed to enhance the success of the businesses in our membership. And our membership investment supports a diverse and ongoing economic development effort that benefits the entire region.
The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is a 501c3 corporation formed in November 2002 through the merger of the Erie Conference on Community Development, the Erie Area Chamber of Commerce and Erie Insight.
All three divisions of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership — Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, and Growth Partnership — support the organization’s core mission of providing the leadership to attract, retain and expand business in the region.
As a whole, the organization continues to make significant progress in the areas of membership; customer service; business attraction, retention, and expansion; and the identification of key regional initiatives that promote the economic health of the Erie region.
Committee Chair: Jeff Favre
CFO/Director of Operations: Linda Robbins
The Chamber division is responsible for membership sales, programs, and services. The Chamber Division is the revenue generating and marketing arm for the entire organization, financially supporting the important efforts of all three divisions.
Committee Chair: Mark Fatica
Vice President: Jacob Rouch
The Economic Development division is dedicated to business attraction and helping current businesses expand and prosper. Five key components include coordinating the region’s business attraction efforts, the Erie Business Action Team, the Project Jobs initiative, Workforce Development, and the Lead Economic Development Team.
Committee Chair: Tom Tupitza, Esq.
Executive Director: Ben Pratt
The Growth Partnership division includes approximately 120 CEOs in the Erie area and is led by a committee of 16 business and community leaders. Through the Growth Partnership, members become intimately engaged in strategic community initiatives that will make a long-term impact on the region's economic vitality.