Erie Chamber Blog
Thursday November 15, 2018 

Registration Open

Join us on December 11th for our morning networking event. Our host will be Sugar at Romolo Chocolates. The entrance to Sugar is to the left of Romolo Cafe. It's going to be sweet!

Connect 4 Coffee takes place from 7:30 to 9:00AM. Members who have difficulty attending our Business After Hours evening events are encouraged to give this format a try.

Attendees should prepare a 2-minute talk about YOUR business or programs, bring business cards, marketing material, and expect quality networking in a business-conducive environment. Time will be allowed for short Q&A among guests, and of course, coffee and light breakfast treats are included. Marketing materials are to be placed on the dedicated table for guests to pick up.

This event is FREE to ERCGP members, but space is limited to 30 guests and pre-registration is required

Register Here

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  • connections
  • chamber of commerce
Wednesday November 14, 2018 

Hosted by Radius CoWork

A nice group gathered for this months morning networking event, Connect 4 Coffee at Radius CoWork way up on the 9th floor of the Renaissance Centre at 10th and State.

A little about our host

Sean Fedorko and Bill Scholz formed the co-working space in downtown Erie three and a half years ago to provide entrepreneurs, remote workers, and start-ups a place to set up shop without all the overhead. Not just a place to set up shop, but a "hotbed of good ideas and professional connections" and a place where members actively contribute to the community through a variety of activities. Radius CoWork has grown in membership and space now taking up almost the entire 9th floor of the Renaissance Centre building. So much energy, and it's where all the cool kids hang out. And work. And create. And drink amazing coffee! The support system is vast because as Sean says, business is hard.

Here's what we learned this month

  • Toastmasters is not just about speaking engagements, the organization is also about developing leadership skills for individuals. There are 3 clubs in the Erie area with various meeting times and locations. Check them out if you are interested!
  • Asbury Woods consists of 205 acres of preserved land in the heart of Erie County. The success of the recent capital campaign allowed the organization to purchase the adjacent property and more from the Millcreek School District. And the Winter Wonderland holiday extravaganza is scheduled for December 14-16 and 27-30. 
  • If you like the nibbles offered at Sam's Club while you shop, don't miss their HUGE tasting event set for November 16th through the 21st. And check out the membership information for your business while you're at it.

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Mark your calendar for December 11th, the date for our final morning networking event of 2018. Our host will be Romolo Chocolates in the Sugar room. Sweet!

Register Here

 

 

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  • connections
  • networking
  • co-working
  • chamber of commerce
Wednesday November 14, 2018 

Gannon University's Center for Business Ingenuity to Host

Join us at our December Business After Hours networking event to celebrate the holidays and see what's abuzz with the Innovation Beehive Network.                                              

  • See what the Innovation Beehive is all about!
  • Holiday cheer will be served up with festive food and spirits
  • Don't forget your business cards to maximize your networking opportunities! 

REGISTER HERE

ERCGP Business After Hours are member-only events. Not a member? We'd be glad to get you connected to our vast network in the business community. Learn more HERE.

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Monday November 12, 2018 

Maleno Builders, Inc. Recognized by Builders Association

The Builder’s Association of Northwest Pennsylvania announced the winner of their 2018 Award of Excellence for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. 

Maleno Builders, Inc. was recognized on November 10 for construction practices that keep their homeowners comfortable all-year-round and reduce energy expenses by hundreds of dollars every year. 

The award-winning home, located in North East, Pa., features high-efficiency lighting, advanced insulation and construction practices that prevent air from escaping to the outdoors. 

“We are proud to recognize Maleno Builders for demonstrating that it can be cost effective to build homes that reduce energy use,” said Bob Himes, Executive Officer of the Builder’s Association of Northwest Pennsylvania. “Plus, the home is beautiful. It’s a great example of smart craftsmanship.” 

The builder’s association is offering the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Award at a time of transition for many Pennsylvania homebuilders. Starting in October, changes to state building codes require all residential new construction to be 25% more energy-efficient than homes built to previous standards. 

The Pennsylvania Energy Efficient New Homes Program, offered by FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities (Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power), is offering guidance and financial assistance to builders who need help making the transition. 

“The building codes were updated this year for the first time in almost a decade. A lot has changed in energy efficiency technologies during those years,” said Zach Ambrose, Program Manager of the Energy Efficient New Homes Program. “We believe we can help Erie’s construction industry meet the new energy efficiency rules in a way that can improve the overall quality, durability, and value of their homes.” 

In addition to receiving recognition from their peers, builders whose projects qualify for the Energy Efficient New Homes Program can earn hundreds of dollars or more in financial incentives. For multifamily projects, builders can earn thousands of dollars per building with rebates issued on a per-unit basis. 

The Energy Efficient New Homes Program reviewed entries for the Award of Excellence for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The competition showcased homebuilders who are already ahead of the curve. 

Features of modern, energy-efficient homes include LED lighting, high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and smart thermostats that allow better control over homeowner energy expenses. 

For information on energy code changes, incentives from the Pennsylvania Energy Efficient New Homes Program, or the BANWPA Award of Excellence, contact Zach Ambrose at coordinator@energysavepa-newhomes.com or call 412-715-2297.

 

 

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Monday November 12, 2018 

Ribbon Cutting held November 12th

 

Center for Focused Care provides the region's first outpatient office to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).  To provide optimal behavioral health care and treatment is our passion. Their staff is highly trained, experienced and professional, and entirely committed to providing compassionate care to every client. They are pleased to be able to offer TMS Therapy to our patients. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy is one of the most technologically advanced depression treatments available. This non-invasive, outpatient therapy is FDA cleared and has helped thousands of depressed patients who have not received adequate results from antidepressants.

Dr. Mathew Sipple (CEO and Founder of Center for Focused Care) has been in the mental health field for over 15 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is the CEO and founder of Bay City Psychiatry, LLC and Center for Focused Care, LLC. His various career roles as a practicing physician in the mental health field have been, but not limited to: Dual Diagnosis Programs, Adolescence Outpatient Mental Health Programs, Nursing Homes, and the Geriatric Psychiatry Specialist on the Mental Health Inpatient Unit. He also has experience with being the practicing physician for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and being the director of a local ACGME Psychiatric Residency Program.  Dr. Sipple takes pride in patient-centered, compassionate care that is responsive to the individual’s needs and values.

Congratulations Dr. Sipple and your team on the grand opening of your facility!

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