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Get ready for Erie Homecoming and Business Showcase 2016


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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership announced today its plans for Erie Homecoming 2016, an event designed to stimulate conversation, build new connections and re-engage highly talented people who grew up here, went to school here or worked here. The gathering will take place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, at the Bayfront Convention Center.

According to Jake Rouch, Vice President Economic Development of Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, “the event is centered on better leveraging Erie’s network of former residents to speed our transformation by learning from their success and engaging them in our actions.”

The day will feature breakout sessions with individual experts on panels sharing their stories and insights on their particular fields, from politics to medicine, technology, manufacturing, education and more. Speakers (check out the schedule here) will be a combination of both past residents and those at the center of exciting new developments right here in Erie. Ben Franklin Technology Partners is one of the Premium Sponsors for the event, which is free and open to the public

The day will also feature the Erie Business Showcase — attendees will be able to meet Erie businesses and learn more about Erie’s vibrant business community, our regional capabilities and the passion for the future of the Erie area.

The Erie Regional Chamber continues to solicit names of former Erie residents to join the formal program. Anyone who would like to share the name of a family member, friend or former co-worker who has gone on to great professional success in their field or any local business who would like to exhibit in the Erie Business Showcase should contact Jake Rouch or Brett Wiler at (814) 454-7191.

For more information about Erie Homecoming, please visit


The ERCGP is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership to attract, retain and expand business in the Erie region. Nearly 900 businesses currently belong to the ERCGP. For more information on the ERCGP, visit

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