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Jamestown aims to set world grape-stomping record

   October 8, 2014 12:34 pm

Wash your feet and get ready to stomp some grapes. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy in Jamestown, N.Y., will be hosting comedian Bob Newhart Saturday and sponsoring a half-marathon and 5K races over the weekend. But the weekend’s most visible event is likely to be the arrival of 60 tons of Concord…

Aldi announces plans to reopen west side Erie store

   October 6, 2014 12:08 pm

The Aldi store at 2647 W. 12th St., which closed its doors more than a month ago, remains an active construction zone, with trucks coming and going and teams of construction workers on site. But in less than 10 days, the discount grocery store is expected to be open again for business. Aldi, a chain…

Erie restaurant to hold grand opening today

   October 2, 2014 9:38 am

Gigliotti’s, a new seafood-focused Italian restaurant at 1325 State State St., will begin its official grand opening today with dinner at 4 p.m. The restaurant, owned by Roman Stefanelli and chef and proprietor John Gigliotti, has been conducting a soft opening in recent days, but will hold its official ribbon-cutting today. The restaurant, located in…

Erie man launches Kickstarter campaign

   October 1, 2014 10:31 am

Nick Marinelli won the InnovationErie design competition with a device, dubbed the Bungee Beast, designed to prevent bungee cords from turning into a tangled mess. Now, the Erie native is hoping that Kickstarter, a popular method of crowdfunding, will help transform his invention into a company. Marinelli said he’s refined the device and is ready…

GE Transportation accepting applications today

   September 30, 2014 9:12 am

If you’re an automotive-quality painter or a would-be locomotive tester with aspirations of working at GE Transportation, today is the day to apply. Applicants can apply online at Painters should reference job #7227688. Testers should reference job #7227714. Those numbers, however, are subject to change if more than 500 people apply for either job….

Meadville’s Channellock names new president

   September 29, 2014 2:09 pm

Channellock Inc., Crawford County’s second largest industrial employer and maker of an internationally known brand of hand tools, has announced a change in leadership. The family-owned company, which was launched in 1886, has named Jonathan “Jon” S. DeArment as its president and chief operating officer. He replaces his father, William S. DeArment, who continues as…

Author and diversity leader to speak at Erie Together forum

   September 25, 2014 5:27 pm

Steve Pemberton, who has been ranked among the top 20 diversity officers in corporate America, will be the keynote speaker for Erie Together’s 2014 community forum to be held Nov. 18 at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center. Pemberton, who is a divisional vice president for the Walgreen Co., is the author of a memoir entitled “A…

Two new Dunkin’ Donuts locations coming to Erie

   September 19, 2014 1:25 pm

Erie-based Scott Enterprises has formally announced plans to open two new Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Scott, which already owns Dunkin’ Donuts locations on Peach Street and in the Millcreek Mall, has announced that it will open new locations at 2545 West 12th St. in the former Cicogna Sign building, and at 3918 Buffalo Road, next to…

Erie company to be featured on national television

   September 18, 2014 2:37 pm

A 60-year-old Erie business is scheduled to be featured Monday on the Fox Business Network. High Pressure Equipment Co., which recently established a new location at 2955 W. 17th St., will be featured on Manufacturing Marvels, a two-minute showcase that highlights American manufacturers and American-made products. The segment on High Pressure Equipment will air at…

Erie Insurance event to raise $92,000 for charity

   September 8, 2014 3:04 pm

Twenty-seven area businesses are playing golf today at the Kahkwa Club to win a share of $92,000 for their favorite charity at the fifth annual Erie Insurance Charity Golf Challenge. Every charity will receive at least $1,500, with the winning charity receiving $15,000. Since its inception, the charity golf event has raised more than $250,000…

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