Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017

DownTown ShopAround kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the State Street Bridge sand a celebration honoring Laura Ackley, who announced that she would be stepping down after a successful tenure as chairperson of the Greater Sharon Associates.  Here's a little of what it looked like that day.

ApexDrop Continues to Grow

One of the rapidly growing sectors of the digital economy is influence marketing. If this sounds like the kind of business you’d find in one of the big coastal.. [more]

Annie's Flooring and Commercial Services

Annie’s Carpet Cleaning and Flooring Becomes Annie’s Flooring and Commercial Services with New Ownership! “When an opportunity presents itself, .. [more]

Jason Klemm Slate and Copper Roofing

Roofing Contractor Jason Klemm’s New Business Aims High Jason Klemm served as the foreman of the Barry Smith Slate Roofing, Inc. crew for 14 years. He knew.. [more]

Myers Sportsman's Connection

Myers Sportsman’s Connection The Myers family had a passion for the outdoors, but could never find a local retail store that shared the same passion. Being .. [more]

September 2018 Educational Programs

The First Step Seminar Cost: $30 (Pre-registration required. Fee waived for veterans) Crawford County - Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:30–8:30 p.. [more]

The Oasis Project

The Oasis Project Market to Bring a Farmers Market to Downtown Erie For years the population in Erie’s downtown core has not had access to healthy produce a.. [more]

Facebook for Your Small Business Workshops

Gannon SBDC to Present Seminars on Facebook Marketing Facebook is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to small businesses. Gannon SBDC will o.. [more]

WILD About Mercer

Join us on May 8, 2018 for the inaugural WILD About Mercer event featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. Janet Rose! The event will be held at Avalon@Buhl from 11:00 a.m. to .. [more]

Keynote Speaker Announced for WILD - A New Beginning - April 18, 2018

Emmy Award-Winning TV Host and Filmmaker Darieth Chisolm Headlines 11th Annual WILD Conference Darieth Chisolm, an Emmy Award-winning TV host, former NBC News an.. [more]

Barley House Grand Opening

It is always a pleasure to celebrate grand openings! More about the celebration here. ( [more]


Heather Steiner owns Fluid Engineering and its affiliate TM Industrial Supply. TM Industrial was established in 1976. Its original focus was the manufacturing of se.. [more]

Big Dog RC Success Story

John started Big Dog in 2010 but officially had races in January of 2011. He needed to place the dirt and get the building racing ready. He seemed to have little.. [more]

Economic Research Institute of Erie Survey

A MESSAGE AND REQUEST FROM DR. KEN LOUIE Dear Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Erie County: The Economic Research Institute of Erie in the Black School of B.. [more]

SBDC DAY - MARCH 22, 2017

Its #SBDCDay (! Join us in celebrating the work #SBDC ( [more]


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Noon – 1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.) Cost $15 – Lunch provided Center for Business Ingenuity 90.. [more]

Labor Regulations Lunch and Learn

ERIE LABOR ATTORNEY TO PRESENT LOCAL IMPACT OF KEY FEDERAL LEGISLATION The Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Erie Technology Incu.. [more]

Small Business Initiative at Gannon SBDC

The PA Treasury is holding a Small Business Initiative (SBI) event on Sept. 15, 2016 at Gannon University’s Center for Business Ingenuity sponsored by its Small.. [more]

Local Doctor Vies for National Small Business Person of the Year

Local Doctor Vies for National Small Business Person of the Year Dr. Wei-Shin Lai is both Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania SBA Small Business Person of the Year .. [more]

9th Annual Women in Leadership Development Conference


Start, Grow, Prosper - Marketing Tips and Resources for the Business Community

Starting a business? Exploring ways to grow your existing business? This event will provide information about financing options, marketing and technical assistance fo.. [more]


Support our local small businesses during this holiday season! #ShopSmall ( [more]

ERMP Workforce Summit and Manufacturing Day

The Erie Regional Manufacturers Partnership (ERMP) will host the ERMP Workforce Summit on Thursday, October 1st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Bayfront Conventi.. [more]

Doing Business with the Commonwealth

Presented by Northwest Commission PTAC, Doing Business with the Commonwealth will provide training to attendees on September 10, 2015 at the Blasco Library. More inf.. [more]

Women Driving Philanthropy

You don't want to miss Women Driving Philanthropy, a women's only golf tournament that will showcase women as philanthropic leaders in the Erie community. Organized b.. [more]

Urban Entrepreneur Program

Gannon University SBDC is teaming up with the City of Erie and Bridgeway Capital for the Erie Urban Entrepreneur program. A forum was held on May 27 to present the p.. [more]

eCommerce Day

Top Speakers & Hot Topics Ecommerce Day is a one-day, info-packed interactive forum for anyone interested in growing a business using multiple channels. Dis.. [more]

Technology Business Accelerator - Session 3

Applications are being accepted for the Technology Business Accelerator which will begin on March 25, 2015. There is no cost to attend this 8 week program. For more.. [more]

SBDC Erie Office Move

Our Offices are Moving! As of January 7, 2015, the Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be located at the Center for Business I.. [more]

Allegheny Cellars Winery

Name: Mr. Alan Chapel and Ms. Tina West, Owners/Operators Company: Allegheny Cellars Winery Address: 4772 Route 6 Sheffield, PA 16347 .. [more]

Conewango Kayak and Canoe, LLC

Name: Mr. Thomas Osborne Company: Conewango Kayak and Canoe (CKC), LLC Address: 9582 Market Street Extension Russell, PA 16345 County:.. [more]

Confections of a Cake Lover

Name: Sarah K. Chapp Company: Confections of a Cake Lover Address: 896 Market St. Meadville, PA 16335 County: Crawford County Web.. [more]

Connie Briggs and Christine Rayburg

Name: Connie Briggs and Christine Rayburg Address: 7359 West Ridge Rd. Fairview, PA 16415 County: Erie County Industry: Retail and Se.. [more]

Flickā€™s TV & Appliance

Name: Mr. Alan Flick Company: Flick’s TV & Appliance Address: 16593 Conneaut Lake Rd. Meadville, PA 16335-7301 County: Cra.. [more]

Game on Cuts

Name: Ms. Cassandra Whitmer Company: Game On Cuts Address: 7520 Peach St. Erie, PA 16509-6030 County: Erie County Website www.g.. [more]

Lengel Brothers Farm and Market

Name: Elliott Lengel Company: Lengel Brothers Farm and Market Address: 1346 Mercer Grove City Road Mercer, PA County: Mercer County .. [more]

Nurturinse Counseling and Wellness

Name: Melissa Sulkowski, R.N., M.A., LPC Company: Diamond Claims Services Address: 1361 West 6th Street Erie, PA 16505 County: Erie C.. [more]

Progressive Tool & Die, Inc.

Name: Mr. Mike Setta, Mr. Bill Latta Company: Progressive Tool & Die, Inc. Address: 13693A Broadway Dr. Meadville, PA 16335-2725 C.. [more]

Raw Boxing and Fitness

Name: Clifford Gregory Company: Raw Boxing and Fitness Address: 211 Federal Street, Farrell, PA County: Mercer County Industry:.. [more]

Terra Nova House Bed & Breakfast

Name: Ryan and Molly Mercer Company: Terra Nova House Bed & Breakfast Address: 322 W. Poplar Street Grove City, PA County: Merce.. [more]

Diamond Claims Services Delivers Results

Name: Diane Martin Company: Diamond Claims Services Address: 2748 Cable Hollow Road Russell, PA 16345 County: Warren County Websi.. [more]

Network Effectively at Your Next Government Contracting Event

Government contracting can provide growth opportunities for your small business. Attend Networking Effectively at Your Next Contracting Event on May 22, from 9 to 11 .. [more]

The Truth behind Government Grants for Small Businesses

Check out this article for information about government grants for small businesses: [more]