Erie Chamber Blog
Tuesday September 24,  2019
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3 Ribbon Cuttings Held Last Week

1. Barton's Home Improvement

We celebrated the rebranding of the Bargain Outlet Store to Barton's Home Improvement located in the shopping plaza on Broad Street on Tuesday 9/17.

The store in Erie first opened in 2010 and remains under the same ownership within the E.C. Barton & Company umbrella of home improvement brands. E.C. Barton & Company is a 100% employee-owned organization. Employees have a vested interest in the success of the company and in-store experience of customers. Both employees and consumers participated in research that took place over the course of a year. The valuable insights from this research has helped to create the foundation for change that will align the brands within the E.C. Barton family and better reflect the product offering of the stores.

Congratulations, we wish you years of success!

2. Shriners Hospital for Children's Therapy Playground

The Therapy Playground at Shriners Hospital for Children was the first stop on Ribbon Cutting Wednesday 918! And a great crowd gathered to share in the celebration!

The playground is the culmination of efforts from over the past three years, including design choices from the Shriners rehab department staff, funding through grants submitted by their Marketing, Communications, and Donor Development departments, ordering and coordination via Supply Chain staff, and grounds preparation by their Plant-Ops team.

It was generously funded by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Erie, and the John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Foundation, with additional support from the Henry E. Niles Foundation for the purpose of extending therapy care from the rehab setting to real life, i.e. challenges and participation a child should be experiencing in life. The wood chips surface was donated by Emeritus Board Member Steve Ongley, and Walter Lipinski of Lipinski Logging and Lumber.

Congratulations on the opening of this awesome addition to such a special place!

3. Anniversary Celebration - Nurturinse

Our second celebration took place at Nurturinse on West 26th Street celebrating their 2 year anniversary!

Nurturinse was once a vision and is now an atmosphere that allows for a holistic and balanced approach to caring for you and your family. Nurturinse focuses on all aspects of life. Through nurturing the whole self, you will be able to restore health and vitality. Education and personalized treatments are offered. A team of well-trained professionals will provide services customized to your needs.

Nurturinse offers individuals the opportunity to learn, internalize and model lifestyles that will sustain their relationships, family and community. It’s a peaceful setting intentionally designed to promote health and well-being. A team of qualified professionals collaborate to offer services to their clientele that complement one another. Their hope is to enrich the lives of those who share their time by empowering them to heal and grow from within.

Congratulations! Thank you for inviting us to help celebrate with you!

Go to our Facebook Page Albums to view photos from each celebration!

*Interested in having your own Ribbon Cutting Ceremony? Check out the details on our Member Services page or contact event coordinator Colleen Gross to get your celebration lined up.


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  • new additions
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