Erie Chamber Blog
Monday January 21, 2019 

2019

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Friday January 18, 2019 

Why

 

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Wednesday January 16, 2019 

Our Host is the Masonic Temple of Erie

Build your network at our Connect 4 Coffee event next month being hosted by the Masonic Temple of Erie, 32 West 8th Street, on Tuesday, February 12th from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Things to remember when you attend a Connect 4 Coffee event:

  • Be prepared with a 2 minute presentation about YOUR business or programs
  • Bring marketing materials to share with other attendees
  • Expect quality networking with other ERCGP members
  • Don't forget your business cards!
  • Coffee and light breakfast treats to be served

This event is FREE to ERCGP members, but space is limited to 30 guests and pre-registration is required. If you have attended a Connect 4 Coffee event in the past, preference will be given to those members who have not attended previously.

REGISTER NOW

 

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Tuesday January 15, 2019 

Submitted by Kristen Mild, Fundraising Manager, PHNCF

Twelve Scholarships to be awarded

Each year, Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation (PHNCF) provides $30,000 worth of scholarships to students pursuing a career in a healthcare field. PHNCF is based in Sharon, PA and is the supporting nonprofit organization of the Primary Health Network (the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Pennsylvania). PHNCF offers various programs and services to the community and Primary Health Network Patients. With a Primary Health Network site in Erie, Erie County residents are eligible for this scholarship opportunity.

The scholarship program is offered to individuals (traditional and non-traditional students) pursuing a degree in healthcare. Applicants can be attending a technical school, a 4-year school, or even obtaining a certificate- as long as it is for a healthcare-related career. All of the guidelines/qualifications for the scholarships are listed at www.phnfoundation.net. Click on “How we Help” and go to “Healthcare Scholarships”.  There is a simple application and essay that must be completed and submitted online by February 15th, 2019. 

The $30,000 is broken down into twelve scholarships varying from $2,000-$5,000 per award. Applicants can apply each year. 

For more information, contact Kristen Mild at kmild@primary-health.net or call (724) 981-2875 extension 404.

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Monday January 14, 2019 

New position to serve the business community in the region

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of Amanda Kochirka to Program Director, a new position within the organization. 

Amanda, who is originally from Meadville, graduated from Gannon University in 2009 with a BA in Communication Arts and in 2017 with a Master’s in Public Administration. Most recently she held the positions of Business and Technology Commercialization Consultant for the Gannon University Small Business Development Center and Business Outreach Specialist for the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. 

In her new role as Program Director, she looks forward to continuing to serve the businesses of the region by creating a full schedule of educational seminars, workshops, and discussion groups built around topics relevant to local business owners to help them grow and thrive. 

In her spare time, she serves as President of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) NWPA Chapter, on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Erie's Public Schools, as a panel advisor for the ATHENA PowerLink® program, and a member and former co-chair of the ATHENA Circle of Trust. She is also a member of the Erie Women's Fund and Young Erie Professionals.

Amanda began her position as Program Director on January 2, 2019.

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