Meet the EDP Interns: Gigi Zacherl

Gigi Zacherl

Wednesday Jun 29th, 2022

Hi, my name is Gianna, but I go by the nickname Gigi (yes, like the musical!). This summer, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to be a Marketing & Events Intern with Erie Downtown Partnership. I recently graduated in May from Mercyhurst University in Erie with a double major in Marketing and Psychology. This fall, I will be pursuing my MBA from Gannon University.

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Meet the EDP Interns: Kat Innes

Kat Innes

Wednesday Jun 29th, 2022

My name is Katherine (Kat) Innes and I am Erie Downtown Partnership’s newest marketing and events intern! I am a recent graduate of Slippery Rock University where I was studying communication and marketing.

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Downtown Partnership Hosts Public Input Session

Friday Mar 4th, 2022

The public is invited to join the Erie Downtown Partnership for the first public input session to learn about the forthcoming Design Guidelines that will be developed for the built environment in downtown Erie.

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Downtown Partnership Outlines Priorities for 2022

Thursday Mar 3rd, 2022

The Erie Downtown Partnership held its annual membership meeting virtually with a message to members that outlines the nonprofit’s recent efforts to support the downtown experience as well as their new five-year Downtown Revitalization Strategy.

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Erie Downtown Partnership Announcing New February Ice Event in Perry Square

Sunday Feb 20th, 2022

The Erie Downtown Partnership is working with a regional group of ice sculpting professionals to bring a new marquee event to Downtown Erie in late February.

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Erie Downtown Partnership Launches Ambassador Program

John Buchna

Thursday Oct 14th, 2021

Erie Downtown Partnership announces the launch the first Safety + Hospitality Ambassador program dedicated to place management services.

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EDP Dedicates New Sculptural Gateway

Emily Fetcko

Tuesday Aug 3rd, 2021

Erie Downtown Partnership is pleased to introduce the Erie community to the new sculptural gateway titled “Points of Reference”, which is located at the northwest and northeast corners of the downtown intersection at 3rd and State Streets.

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GoneLocal Teams Up with Erie Downtown Partnership and Erie Arts & Culture to Offer Subscription Boxes with Treats from Local International Markets

David Tamulonis

Monday Jul 5th, 2021

Local shoppers will now have a chance to discover and support some of Erie's refugee- & New-American-owned markets and explore many of their unique and delicious products in a convenient subscription box.

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Live Music Returns to Perry Square Stage with Thursday Concert by Erie Downtown Partnership

David Tamulonis

Monday Jun 21st, 2021

The Erie Downtown Partnership is bringing live music back to the Perry Square Stage this Thursday, June 24th, with the first in their Back to the Music Concert Series events.

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Erie Downtown Partnership Receives 2021 National Main Street Accreditation

John Buchna

Thursday Jun 10th, 2021

The Erie Downtown Partnership has been designated as an accredited Main Street™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.

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Erie Downtown Partnership and Opened Eyes LLC Team Up for Lecture Series Addressing Racism

David Tamulonis

Monday Jun 7th, 2021

– The Erie Downtown Partnership will be hosting a lecture series with Opened Eyes, LLC in Perry Square on Thursday, June 17th, starting at 7:00 PM. The Listen to Your Neighbors Lecture Series will feature talks from two local leaders of color each month discussing their personal experiences with racism and how systemic racism is affecting the Erie region.

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Erie Downtown Partnership and Erie Arts and Culture Team Up to Highlight Local Muslim Musicians

David Tamulonis

Saturday Apr 3rd, 2021

The Erie Downtown Partnership and Erie Arts and Culture have teamed up to produce two live streamed concerts featuring local Muslim artists to kick off the month of Ramadan.

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Erie Downtown Partnership Wins National Recognition - Group awarded grant for new placemaking project

Emily Fetcko

Friday Mar 26th, 2021

The Erie Downtown Partnership has been awarded the Main Street Resiliency Grant from the National Main Street Center for their Designing for Distance + Dignity pilot project.

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Go the Mile for Main Street!

Emily Fetcko

Thursday Feb 25th, 2021

The Erie Downtown Partnership is partnering with local long-distance runner, Pat Fleming, to raise funds to support downtown’s small business community through the first Frozen 50: Go the Mile for Main Street run.

On Saturday, March 6th Pat Fleming will be running from the Ohio to New York state lines to bring more awareness to the struggles of small businesses and help with the Erie Downtown Partnership’s Main Street Relief + Recovery Plan.

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Call for Artist Submissions for Downtown Mural

Thursday Feb 7th, 2019

The Erie Downtown Partnership has partnered with the Erie County Chapter of the League of Women Voters to develop a mural project celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote across the country, which occurs in 2020.

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Help Grow the Community's Holiday Tree

Tuesday Jul 24th, 2018

The Erie Downtown Partnership (EDP) has partnered with the Perry Square Alliance to help invest more into the holiday decorations in Perry Square for the annual Downtown d’Lights event.

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CARE Initiative Continues to Grow

Friday Mar 9th, 2018

We debuted the second video in our Care About Revitalizing Erie conversations series at our annual meeting. We were joined by 200 downtown property owners, business owners, and downtown advocates to reflect on 2017 and get inspired for all that 2018 has in store.