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ERCGP in the News

  • Giving You the Business - Micro Mold

    Jul 25, 2012

    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.

  • Giving You the Business - Environment Erie

    Jul 20, 2012

    From composting seminars to drop-off days for hazardous waste materials, Don Blakesley of Erie Co. Recycling and Jessica James of Environment Erie, are trying to urge people and businesses to make recycling, their business. That's one a new effort is underway to get local county businesses on board with recycling, more. Here's a look at how they can be part of the program, and how it can help them save money, too.

  • Giving You the Business - The Hite Company

    Jul 12, 2012

    This year, The Hite Company is celebrating 35 years of serving Erie County. Of the 32 employees, two have been there since the business opened, back in 1977. Regional Manager, John Proctor, says, "The Hite Company is a full-line electrical distributor. We service the industrial, commercial, and residential markets as well as the contractor business." Headquartered in Altoona, the business has 23 locations in three states. The Erie branch is located at 2402 W. 15th Street.

  • Giving You the Business - Lake Erie Speedway

    Jun 27, 2012

    Lake Erie Speedway on a typical Saturday night consists of sounds of engines roaring, and the stands are packed with excitement. But during the week it's a much different scenario. Four workers spend hundreds of hours cleaning up the grandstands and the track getting it all ready for next week's event.

  • $1.2 Million Grant Received for Workforce Development Training

    Jun 20, 2012

    <w:picture picture="/files/news-photos/melanie-johnson-erie-business-action-team.jpg" align="right" border="no" /> Mercyhurst University and The Regional Center for Workforce Excellence (RCWE) have received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to be used for workforce development training aimed at putting the Erie region’s long-term unemployed back to work. Mercyhurst’s internationally known intelligence studies program will provide the education to applicants selected by the RCWE and PA CareerLink® – Erie County. Their efforts will be supported by the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership and partners from local industry and economic development organizations.

  • Read the June 2012 issue of ERIE Magazine Online Now

    Jun 15, 2012

    This issue is focused on the commercial and residential real estate industry in the Erie, PA region.

  • White House Roundtable with Administrator Anne Ferro

    Jun 13, 2012

    On June 13, the White House Office of Public Engagement, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership hosted a White House Roundtable, featuring The Honorable Administrator Anne Ferro, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Erie Vital Signs Shows Its Value

    Apr 26, 2012

    Erie's track record on job growth is better compared to other communities our size and the Erie Vital Sign project is helping to prove that.

  • Crosby, Stills and Nash Summer Concert Slated to Help Modernization of Perry Monument Area

    Apr 18, 2012

    Crosby, Stills and Nash haven't been to Erie for over 20 years, but they will be returning on June 23rd to help The Presque Isle Partnership and its plan to significantly upgrade the Perry Monument Area.

  • 2012 Athena PowerLink Award Recipients

    Apr 12, 2012

    The Power of Business Mentoring Reaches New Heights

  • Giving You the Business - Fabriweld

    Apr 05, 2012

    The latest Giving You the Business segment with Reporter Vince Slomsky features Fabriweld, a company with 5 full-time employees that has recently entered a national Get it On the Shelf WalMart contest.

  • Erie Times News - Our view: Chamber head tackles serious Erie issues

    Mar 27, 2012

  • Barbara Chaffee speaks to Gannon Seniors

    Mar 20, 2012

  • Erie Times News - Chaffee marks first year as president of Erie chamber

    Mar 16, 2012

    Barbara Chaffee never forgets who it is she works for.

    The pecking order was clear years ago when she worked at her family's Holiday Inn in Erie: The customer was the boss.

    Later, it was her old friend Tom Ridge, whom she worked for as a top aide during his years as Pennsylvania governor and later as director of the Office of Homeland Security.

  • 2012 Chamber Challenge Raises Over $20,000 to Help United Way Fight Poverty in Erie County

    Mar 15, 2012

    The United Way of Erie County today announced that local small businesses have given more than* $20,300* to the 2012 Chamber Challenge. This collaboration with the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership sought to raise $10,000 by encouraging 100 companies to give at least $100 to United Way to accomplish its goal to reduce poverty in Erie County.

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