The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership offers great opportunities for businesses, non-profits, and government members to get connected. We provide access to people, information, and education. Our mission is to collaborate and mobilize leadership, expertise, and resources to sustain business, create jobs, grow investment, enrich lives, and improve the prosperity of the Erie, PA region.
Joining the Chamber and getting involved in our programs is an opportunity to become a part of something big and help make a difference in the Erie community. The Erie Regional Chamber is leading Erie's economic evolution through awareness, access, and advocacy.
We gather and interpret the facts affecting Erie's business environment such as workforce needs, tax incentives, proposed public policy, grant opportunities, and site development. By doing so, we can provide valuable insight to help our members grow while also working to attract new businesses to our region.
We connect our members with the people, information, education, and resources needed to solve problems and create opportunity.
We are constantly working to improve the economic environment in our region by building strong partnerships within both public and private sectors and advocating for policies that improve economic vitality and quality of life in the region.
As part of the Erie Community for over 125 years, Northwest Bank is dedicated to supporting and advancing the community we serve. The Chamber’s work and support of local businesses and economic development through provided resources are an integral piece of Erie’s future and success.
Anita M. Kuchcinski
Northwest Senior Vice President, Erie Commercial Market Executive
Penelec is proud to sponsor the Erie Homecoming event, especially as we see the local businesses and community champions investing significant resources and time to change the landscape of Erie County. It’s great to see our business leaders step up to create and retain jobs, invest in the community and make Erie a vibrant community.
Advisor, Economic Development
Marquette values our relationship with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. The Chamber brings businesses of all sizes together through networking and educational events truly making an impact in our community. They’ve been a great partner with Marquette and see the value in bringing our hometown together.
Chief Executive Officer at Marquette Savings Bank
The PA Chamber of Business and Industry is lucky to have a partner like the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. Their team works with our team to ensure that their members are informed and able to articulate important issues to their state officials. This partnership ensures that Erie’s voice in Harrisburg is strong and effective.
Senior Member Executive
The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership has been very helpful to my business as we contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, PennDOT, and the federal government. As small businesses, we many times do not have access to politicians and are not heard individually; the chamber has embraced their role interacting in representing all businesses in Erie County to elected officials and I am happy to know they are continuing their work with all levels of governmental bodies for the well-being of all businesses in Erie County.”
Brenda J. Bennett, LPI, CDRS
President, Transportation Solutions
The ICE Angel Investor Training program is providing critical insights into how successful investors evaluate, invest and manage their portfolio in consideration of a wide variety of opportunities available in the market. Most importantly, ICE is creating a culture of investment within the Erie entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing world class, unbiased and timely information to help grow more smart investors and surface real opportunities to make a positive economic impact.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Get connected to others in the community at our networking opportunities. Our monthly Connect for Coffee, and bi-monthly Business After Hours are great ways to get connected in a casual, social setting. Our signature events such as the Annual Golf Outing, Fall Fest, Erie Homecoming, and Celebration of Excellence are all great opportunities to meet and establish relationships with other area professionals and to make connections to support and build your business.
Are you an early riser? Enjoy a cup of coffee during the Erie Regional Chamber’s morning networking event – Connect for Coffee. Join us the second Tuesday of every other month for conversation, information, and great connections to Erie’s regional business community.
Attendees have the opportunity for a 2-minute informal presentation about their business or organization, what services are offered, events upcoming, even what they may be in need of for their business. We encourage attendees to bring business cards, event flyers, and other marketing materials to share, and there is the opportunity to spend quality time in a business-conducive environment making connections and engaging with other business professionals. Coffee and light breakfast food are provided by the host establishment.
This event is FREE for ERCGP members to attend, but space is limited to 30 guests and pre-registration is required. Visit our event page and register today.
Interested in hosting a Connect for Coffee at your business? Contact Colleen Gross for questions and available dates.
The ERCGP Business After Hours is the Erie business community's premier monthly networking event! An average of 200-300 member business professionals attend making connections, exchanging ideas, and talking business in a relaxed social atmosphere.
The events are hosted by a different member business each month, giving them the opportunity to showcase their workplace.
Showcase your business by becoming a host today. We're currently booking into next year. Reserve your spot today.
The Erie Regional Chamber is fully invested in educating and supporting the business community through a variety of learning opportunities. The topics featured in these educational sessions are selected based on feedback from you, our member organizations, to ensure that we’re offering training that most aligns with your needs, challenges, and goals.
Our signature events such as the Annual Golf Outing, Fall Fest, Erie Homecoming, and Celebration of Excellence are all great opportunities to meet and establish relationships with other area professionals and to make connections to support and build your business.
Designed to give participants a behind-the-scenes look into the work taking place to move Erie forward. The 12-week course examines numerous aspects of the community, providing in-depth information from some of Erie’s top civic leaders.