Erie Regional Chamber to host business homecoming
By Jim Martin
Posted Aug 13,
The second Erie Homecoming & Business Showcase will be held Aug. 24.
For the second year in a row, the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership will be highlighting local businesses, the work they do and the things they make.
But the chamber is also welcoming home some people who used to call Erie home for the Erie 2017 Homecoming & Business Showcase to be held Aug. 24 at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center.
A long list of speakers scheduled for the event includes guests from across the country, including many with Erie connections as well as members of the local business community.
Barbara Chaffee, president of the chamber,
Some of the alumni grew up in Erie, went to school here or worked here at one time.
There’s another reason behind the event, Chaffee added.
“It’s also an opportunity for the people who are coming back to experience Erie,” she said. “Last year a lot them were impressed and talked about what had changed since their departure.”
Last year’s event was attended by more than 1,000 people who listened to speakers and toured displays provided by more than 100 businesses.
The event, which begins at 10 a.m., is free and open to the public, Chaffee said.
For more details or to participate, visit eriepa.com.
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