Erie Insurance estimates cost of insuring ‘Downton Abbey’

   December 22, 2014 2:46 pm

Fans of the PBS hit “Downton Abbey” are likely looking forward to the return of the British period drama on Jan. 4. But experts at Erie-based Erie Insurance have apparently been looking at the series from a different perspective — pondering just what it would cost to insure that massive estate that’s home of the…

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…

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’s Splash Lagoon to host nation’s largest ice bucket challenge

   August 19, 2014 9:40 am

The water will be a bit colder than usual early Thursday evening at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park in Summit Township. Splash Lagoon, owned by Scott Enterprises, is hosting what it bills as the largest ALS ice bucket challenge in the nation. The broader challenge began in July when the family of a Massachusetts man…

8 degree temps serve up icy opening day for Rita’s in Erie

   March 13, 2014 7:58 am

It’s a balmy 8 degrees outside. Roads are slick with ice and snow is piled up in frosty mountains at the edges of parking lots. Doesn’t that put you in the mood for a chilly Italian ice or a cool frozen custard? The folks at Rita’s — where their slogan is “ice, custard, happiness,” —…

Erie Insurance says thanks to employees

   March 7, 2014 12:46 pm

Did you know today was Employee Appreciation Day? Employees at Erie-based Erie Insurance Found out this morning when Terry Cavanaugh, the company’s chief executive, surprised them with a reception, free lunch and a bonus in honor of the day of recognition, established in 1995. Cavanaugh offered his remarks in person to the company’s 2,500 Erie-based…

Erie’s Bayfront Sheraton wins national honor

   March 3, 2014 12:10 pm

The Sheraton Erie Bayfront, owned by the Erie County Convention Center Authority, has been ranked the No. 1 Sheraton in North America for overall satisfaction. Properties are ranked by Sheraton guests through a performance measurement survey, including a loyalty index. The Erie hotel, which is managed by White Lodging Services Corp., topped all 210 Sheraton…

Stuck truck pays call on credit union

   December 17, 2013 2:28 pm

   The eighteen-wheeler said Luckey on the side, but apparently it wasn’t. A tractor-trailer box truck, operated by Luckey Transfer, of Streator, IL., was apparently trying to drive down a snowed-in alley next to the 26th Street branch of Widget Financial this afternoon when it became stuck in the snow. Juliana O’Rork, marketing manager for the…

Fox and Hound parent files for bankruptcy

   December 16, 2013 8:16 am

The owner of the Fox & Hound chain of sports bars has filed for bankruptcy protection, blaming a slump in sales associated with a downturn in the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, the doors are open and it’s business as usual at the Erie-area location of Fox & Hound, located at 250 Millcreek Plaza. Manager Mike Porter,…

Publication sees glimpse of ‘A Wonderful Life’ at local bank

   December 10, 2013 11:11 am

George Bailey, the Jimmy Stewart character in the 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” would have felt right at home at Erie’s Marquette Savings Bank. That’s the conclusion of The Economist, one of the world’s oldest and most respected magazines with a publication of about 1.5 million. An editor for the London-based publication held Marquette…