Erie Regional Chamber Programming

Our programs are designed to help connect members of the business community to each other and to resources they need to grow and succeed. In addition, the educational seminars will be geared toward de-mystifying business and providing actionable information to attendees. 

 Athena Speaks

Program Track 1: People

CEO Roundtables
These events, held twice per year, are open to members at the Silver level of Chamber membership investment and higher as a membership benefit. CEO Roundtables are an opportunity for local CEOs and other C-level employees to present to their peers' issues that are relevant to both our business community and Erie as a whole. Sample topics include diversity and inclusion, workforce issues, profit sharing, and employee retention.

Each session includes a brief presentation about a particular topic made by a single presenter or small panel with Q&A and group discussion time immediately following.

Program Track 2: Information

ATHENA Speaks Series
This series, held quarterly, is a partnership between ATHENA Erie and the Chamber. The series features keynote speakers and panel discussions around topics related to women’s leadership development and empowerment.

The sessions are open to both Chamber members and non-members and are held at the Jefferson Educational Society. They include a brief presentation by the keynote speaker followed by Q&A with a panel of experts on the topic as well as group discussion.

Program Track 3: Education

Best Practice Seminars
These sessions, held every other month, are geared toward professionals who are looking for a high-level overview of a particular topic. Seminars are presented in a maximum of two sessions held consecutively. These sessions are designed to present enough information to allow the attendee to begin planning how to implement what they learned into their business and to determine if they’d like to seek more in-depth education on the topic.

The sessions are open to both Chamber members and non-members, however, only Chamber members are eligible to be seminar presenters. The format of the sessions will be 60-90 minute seminars including a presentation by an industry expert followed by Q&A time.

Have ideas for Best Practice Seminar topics? Please contact our Program Director, Amanda Kochirka, at akochirka@eriepa.com or (814) 454-7191, ext. 130.

 

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