Erie Economic Development
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Job Opportunity: Seeking EEDC Admin
This position will be a part-time, contracted role for the Erie Economic Development Council. Candidates should be hard-working, responsible, and ready to think creatively about how to help Erie businesses even through difficult seasons.
This role is estimated to be 10-20 hours per week varying on event schedules and meetings. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com by December 28, 2020.
Implement approved strategic business strategy including mission, vision, values, and organizational goals.
Implementation and coordinate a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing strategies. Coordinate the design, printing, and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts.
Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and goals of the organization. Collaborate with the Chair to monitor funds and budgets to increase revenue and support the strategic direction of the client.
Monitor trends in the community or region and advise the board to adapt strategies, as necessary. Oversee the planning and execution of events for the client including investor meetings, executive meetings, and large events like the Broker Open & Annual Dinner.
Oversee the administration of the customer relationship software and mass email mailing system which respects the privacy and confidentiality of investor information.
Prepare reports on progress, budgets, receipts, and expenditure related to the organization.
Act as the public relations support to the board of the organization.
Oversee all communication outlets and messaging with the contracted marketing firm.
Attend meetings as deemed necessary.
NEWS RELEASE: Supporting Erie businesses stronger than ever before.
December 11, 2020- For immediate release.
The Erie Economic Development Council is proud to announce that to help support businesses and recreate a prosperous business environment, the organization is removing its membership fees for 2021!
During the EEDC Annual Board of Director brainstorming session, the board focused their conversation on how they can best support and help Erie businesses as they continue to navigate the difficulties of COVID-19.
“The Erie businesses have suffered this year and they continue to do so. Legislation and regulations have changed the environment and our board wants to do all they can to help Erie businesses not only survive but thrive through this pandemic,” said Chair Barry Luginbill. “It’s our goal to not only help businesses through this but also out of it and removing our membership fee means every Erie business can have access to the tools and resources they need to find success again.”
The EEDC will launch into 2021 with its first event called “How to Stop Just Surviving and Move on to Thriving” that will occur on January 15th at 9 am. It will feature multiple business owners around the area who have brought in creative solutions for their businesses to adapt and adjust to continuing COVID-19 changes. There will be no cost to this event and businesses will be able to register at www.erieedc.com beginning December 15th.
Removing membership funding did present a challenge to directors as the funds of the EEDC will be lower during the year but the board felt this was a necessary step to help the Erie business community. With the continuous annual funding from the Town of Erie and by utilizing part of the organization’s reserves, the directors have created ideas that will help the business community get back to thriving. The organization will use what funds it has with strong financial stewardship to educate, promote, and provide resources to the Erie businesses.
Membership will open December 15th at www.erieedc.com and businesses will need to complete a quick form to become members. Current members & investors will automatically be added as members in 2021. Businesses must be located within town limits and have a business license within the Town of Erie. The board invites all businesses to subscribe to its email newsletter at www.erieedc.com/contact and follow the organization on social media to stay updated on all events and announcements.
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