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If You Sell On-Line, Come Hear Real World Speakers Share Real e-Commerce Solutions!

ERIE, PA – On May 19, 2016, at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA, over a dozen “real-world” speakers will share how to start and grow a business online. If you need money to get your eCommerce business started, we’ll even have a panel discussion on funding options!

“We look forward to this event every year. We appreciate your efforts, your vision, and your support.” – Bob Bortz, UPS

Now, in its fourth year, this event, sponsored by Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center , is a one-day, info-packed forum designed for those who are selling B2B or B2C. Here’s just a sample of this year’s speakers – an impressive list of eCommerce entrepreneurs, as well as industry experts, who will share best practices and a variety of practical solutions to help start and grow an online business:

  • Keynote Speaker, Ross Kramer, CEO and Co-Founder of Listrak, is an internationally recognized eMarketing expert who started his first web-hosting company from a Penn State University dorm room.
  • Kevin Hickey, CEO of, whose startups have included,,, and
  • Jeanne Cain, President of Nature’s Fabrics, who since 2005 has outgrown her warehouse space twice.
  • Tara Ronel, CEO of SnapRetail, an all-in-one marketing solution for small retailers.

The 2016 Regional Ecommerce Day is Right around the Corner! If you missed last year’s event, check out the 2015 picture gallery at

Register online today and save or phone Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center at 814-898-6547.

About Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center:

The eMarketing Learning Center (eMLC), an initiative of the Ben Franklin Venture Investment Forum, offers education and training programs designed to help businesses and working professionals bridge skill gaps with emerging technologies for competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Training includes Internet, search engine and email marketing, social media and mobile marketing, web design and writing for the web. For more information, go to