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Erie Regional Chamber Business Outreach Action Team Coming to North East

Posted on August 8th, 2019 at 10:12 AM
Erie Regional Chamber Business Outreach Action Team Coming to North East

Business owners in the North East area:

- planning to expand?
- purchase new equipment?
- hire new people?
- need assistance with financing?

- like to explore doing business with the Government?
- facing challenges or threats to continued growth?
- ready for a more robust marketing strategy?

These challenges are only a few of the scenarios outreach specialists assist businesses with throughout Erie County. If any of them apply to you, then consider connecting with the Business Action Team closer to home.

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership's Business Action Team will be on the road throughout Erie County over the next few weeks. The purpose of "road show" is to assist business owners closer in a more convenient venue and provide access to the information, education, and people that can assist local businesses with their continued success.   

"Our job is to know the ins and outs of the local economic development system so that business owners do not have to waste time researching the programs and services designed to help them succeed," said Lesley Ridge Allen‚Äč, business outreach specialist with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. "We want to create a 'drop-in' environment where business owners can get immediate solutions and answers to their questions without stepping away from their business for too long."

The Business Action Team will be available for one-on-one consultations with business owners, general managers and individuals interested in starting a business. There is no requirement for businesses other than that they operate within Erie County. Chamber membership is not required and there is no charge for the outreach services.

Interested parties are encouraged to secure an appointment (though one is not required to participate) via an online scheduling tool. The team will host open office hours on Monday, August 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Bean coffee shop on South Lake Street in North East.

The team is also scheduled for Corry on Tuesday, August 27th. For locations in each community, please visit the "Business Action Team Road Show" on our Facebook page for details. 

About the Business Action Team 
The Business Action Team is the business retention and expansion program of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. The team works alongside the Erie Regional Chamber staff to ensure businesses within Erie County have access to the people, education, and information needed to succeed. It's run in partnership with the Northwest Commission and the Department of Community and Economic Development in Pennsylvania. Businesses do not need to be Erie Regional Chamber members; any business operating in Erie County is able to take advantage and can schedule a one-on-one meeting at any time. 

Don't want to wait? No problem! Schedule a meeting with an outreach specialist anytime online: