The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGC)

Jim Smith

President and CEO
Email: jsmith@egcw.org
Phone: 724-433-7180

Kyle Martin

Business Development Officer and WPPSEF related matters
Email: kmartin@egcw.org
Phone: 724-771-5427

Anthony Princeton

Coordinator, Forum for Workforce Development
Email: coordinator@careerhubconnect.com
Phone: 724-771-3533

Austin Anderson

Business Development Officer, Forum for Workforce Development
Email: aanderson@egcw.org
Phone: 724-771-0046

George App

Accounting
Email: gapp@egcw.org
Phone: 717-841-2328

General Inquiries

Email: egc@egcw.org

Coronavirus Information and Updates:

CHIRP Grant Funds Still Available

Funding is still available for qualified hospitality-related businesses in WestmoCo. Don’t delay–see if you qualify and apply today!

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New: Grants for Venue Operators

Beginning April 8th, the Small Business Administration will open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Grant Program. Over $16 billion in grants will be available to live venue operators or promoters theatrical producers live performing arts organizations relevant museum operators, zoos, and aquariums motion picture theater operation Read more

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CHIRP Grant Overview Video Series – Required Documents

Required Documents In the next installment of our CHIRP Grant Overview video series, Anthony Princeton, Coordinator of Forum for Workforce Development and George App, EGC Accountant, provide an overview of required documentation to assist you through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Grant application process. Additional topics Read more

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CHIRP Grant Overview Video Series – Eligibility

Program Eligibility In the next installment of our CHIRP Grant Overview video series, Anthony Princeton, Coordinator of Forum for Workforce Development and George App, EGC Accountant, provide an overview of key eligibility items to assist you through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Grant application process. Additional Read more

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CHIRP Grant Overview Video Series

CHIRP Overview Today Economic Growth Connection released the first of a series of videos to assist you through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Grant. We start with a brief overview of the grant program. Additional topics to follow include program eligibility, required documentation, and the application Read more

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CHIRP Program Update

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CHIRP Application Information

Overview The COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) will allocate $145 million state-wide, in funding assistance to hospitality industry businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be awarded in $5,000 increments with a maximum award of $20,000. Funds are limited and applications will be processed Read more

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Sign-up for CHIRP Grant Updates

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COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP)

Overview The COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) will allocate $145 million in funding assistance to the hospitality industry businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program requires counties to establish grant programs for eligible businesses. The funds come as many hospitality businesses—such as hotels, restaurants Read more

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Annual Membership Meeting – 2/25/2021

Join us for our virtual Membership Meeting featuring keynote speaker Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward.  As well as the Westmoreland County Commissioners, who will announce a new program impacting several Westmoreland County businesses. This year’s meeting will be Thursday, February 25th at noon via Zoom. This event Read more

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Contact Us

Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland

Phone: 724-830-3604
Fax: 724-850-3974
Email: egc@egcw.org


Fifth Floor, Suite 510
40 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Greensburg, PA 15601