Erie Chamber Blog
Tuesday May 22, 2018 

Registration is now open for our next evening networking event being hosted by The Sight Center of NWPA on June 21st! Business After Hours run from 5-7pm and are members only events. Here are the details for June's gathering:

You're invited to help celebrate the Sight Center's 80th anniversary and the official start of Summer! Come learn more about how the Center's prevention, rehabilitation and support services have changed thousands of lives since their start in 1938!

  • Have a hot time in the cool shade of the Sight Center's beautiful backyard 
  • "Try on" a variety of common eye disorders
  • Find out your risk for Type 2 diabetes - which leads to issues that can cause blindness 
  • Check out the Center's display of low vision technology that "talks" 
  • Play a quick game of corn hole - blindfolded!
  • Food and beverages including beer and wine by Mercyhurst University
  • Bring your business cards for maximum networking opportunities

We hope to see you for an "eye-opening" good time!

Register Now

 

Monday May 21, 2018 

The firm of Jorgenson Consulting has been chosen to formally begin the search for the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership's Chief Executive Officer. The position has been vacant since October of 2017.

Detailed information and how to express interest in the position can be found in the Opportunity Profile supplied by Jorgenson Consulting.

Thursday May 17, 2018 

Networking in the Morning!

The Erie Regional Chamber had another fantastic Connect 4 Coffee in May!

Each month, it’s great to spend an early morning learning about businesses in our area. Attendees give a two-minute informal presentation about their business or program – and they can bring business cards, marketing materials, etc. to share with the group. The host provides coffee and breakfast items for the group. Time is left at the end for networking.

A little bit about our host

Extra special thanks to our host, Paul Lorei and Marilee Warner of Lorei Portraits, for their hospitality. Each attendee received a $200 voucher for a studio setting. The photography studio provides artistic and natural portraits of families, children and individuals in the studio, on location and at the beach. They also specialize in one-hour business portraits – including retouching – and delivered digitally.

Here’s just a sample of what we learned this month:

  • Presbyterian SeniorCare Network is hosting a free Car Show on May 20 at its Manchester Commons facility.
  • During a 45-minute salt room session at AKI, you actually breathe in salt air from a special machine that grinds up salt and releases it into the air.
  • Mosquito Hunters of Erie, a brand new business in our area, offers pet-, environment- and people-friendly products to help you take back your yard this summer.

Be a part of our next Connect 4 Coffee at Donatos Pizza, June 12 from 7:30- 9 a.m. Register today or contact Steve Walters for more information.

Event Photos

Photo courtesy of Lorei Portraits

Wednesday May 16, 2018 

We have been informed by our friends at Penelec that there is an active scam going on in the area. Penelec customers are being told they need to pay a certain amount of money or their electric service will be shut off. Business customers are being targeted through this scam.

The calls are NOT coming from Penelec/First Energy representatives. We’ve been asked to share with you this information as well as the following webpage through First Energy talking about Scams and Fraud: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/help/safety/scam-info/known-scams.html#phone.

Please share with fellow business owners in the area!

Tuesday May 15, 2018 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrating New Business

Congratulations to Anita Abers on the grand opening of her family's new business Abers Angels Children's Boutique. Located on West Ridge Road in Fairview, the shop offers gently used children's clothing and much more!

'Abers Angels Children’s Boutique is not just another consignment store. We are warriors in our fight against child abuse. This Veteran owned store is run by our family including 6 adopted children. We offer top quality gently used children’s clothing, toys, games, nursery furniture, maternity clothing, and much more.

We also offer Abers Angels wear with proceeds being donated to the fight against child abuse.'

Be sure to drop by and welcome Anita, husband Steve, and the entire family to the business community. Congratulations!!

Event Photos

 

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