ERCGP in the News
Called the World's Largest Selection of YoYo's, "YoYoSam" is a place where no electronic toys are sold. Owner Mitch Silver opened the business in Fairview a few months ago, hoping to garner interest in not only yoyo's, but kites, juggling equipment and more. He even started a YoYo Club in Erie Co., that meets the first Saturday of every month at the store: 7870 W. Ridge Rd. It's free and open to the public. Here's an overall look at the store.
"We Question and Learn" is dedicated to being a community interest program devoting an entire hour to interviews with Erie's prominent leaders, business people, educators, focusing in on business and technology as well as interviews with community development leaders.
More than 100 people call Niagara Village their home. It's just one retirement community in the region. It's not just filled with amen ties for comfort and socializing of the seniors that live there. An immense amount of legacy, is prevalent, too. Here's a look at some of the people who live there and what they have to say.
It's just been a few months, but Penn West Industrial Trucks is getting used to their new location. The company, which sells and services forklifts, just relocated down the road, on 23rd Street in Erie. The company also rents various forklifts, or "trucks"--as they call them, and does the same with Magliners as well. Here's a look inside the business.
Convenience and Comfort is what the Regional Cancer Center aims for, in treating its patients. This year, the RCC is celebrating 25 years of being in Erie. It's a unique place, being that patients can have a number of office visits, all in one place, without having to drive out of town. Here's a look at what the RCC provides, and what plans are in the works for its future.
With almost 100 years of keeping a place in Erie's business community, The Warren Company acts as a "middle-man" between steel mills and the consumer. The company specializes in work with steel, brass, plexi-glass and even wood. It's run by Wendy & Robert Warren, who are carrying on the legacy of their late great-grandfather, who started the company in Erie, in 1913. Here's a closer look.
With roots, dating back to 1872: Hart, McConahy & Martz take pride in being the "Oldest Independent Insurance Agency In Erie." A total of 13 people work at the agency off Peach Street, and deal with more than 40 insurance companies. Besides providing the typical home, and auto insurance services, the agency also has an in-house claims department. Here's a look at how long-time family ties also come into play with this company.
After just a few months of being open, "Around the Chef's Table" is making strides in serving companies and people in the food industry. The Erie business has a vast inventory of commercial kitchen items. But, the business is also open to the public. You'll find everything from pots and pans, replacement fewcetts, uniforms for cooks, and even bar furniture. Used items are also stored in a seperate area for those who are starting out in the food business.
The October-November 2012 issue of ERIE Magazine focuses on the education and economics of sustaining our region's agriculture and how it contributes to our well- being and healthy lifestyle.
With nearly 500 apartment units and a number of housing communities in Erie County, Maleno Real Estate and Development is a family-owned business with pride in its growth. Four of the seven Maleno children work within the company, which includes a full-service Real Estate Company, a painting business, and custom home building. Here's how the business got its start, in 1976
From education to the environment, crime, to health care issues: "Destination Erie" aims to plan the future of the region. The visionary plan, would be established by the people, over the course of a few years. It starts with public forums to lay out the specifcs of how it will come about. Those meetings are Oct. 1 & 2. The first one is at PSU Behrend, the other at Edinboro University, both from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
From creating program booklets for local commencement ceremonies, to producing calendars sold around the world, and even printing stickers for labels of Erie-area products, McCarty printing continues its diverse operations on the city's eastside. Don Sieber, his brother, sisters, sons and family members carry on the work ethic taight by Don's dad, who retired as President in 1995. Here's a look inside the award-winning business.
Sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the August Business After Hours was held on August 16 at the ExpERIEnce Children's Museum. Attendees networked while taking in the educational exhibits on all 3 floors of the space and enjoying catering provided by Pufferbelly Restaurant and entertainment by Jazz Trio - Is What It Is.
The Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership (ERCGP) has been awarded $385,000 through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Discovered & Developed in Pennsylvania (D2PA) program on behalf the eight counties of Northwest Pennsylvania.
A retired dad can now watch the second generation continue work that he started with a business partner, 30 years ago. Micro Mold makes steel molding for plastic parts used by the medical, car, and other industries. The Erie business was started by Tim Katen and Dave Mead in 1978. Tim's son, Ryan, an engineer, is now the GM. He says the company is looking for more apprentices, with some schooling already, to complete a 4-year training program at the company.