Monday, September 10, 2012

Erie Insurance VP Will Be Featured Speaker At Workshop

The Erie Sales Club will host a free sales workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Knowledge Center in Knowledge Park (near the Penn State-Behrend campus). The featured guest speaker will be Mel Hirst, Vice President of Sales Promotions and Agency Relations at Erie Insurance. Hirst, a manager at Erie Insurance since 1992, will lead a discussion titled “Fundamentals of Incentives and Motivation.”

The workshop also includes:
 * Breaking into small groups to discuss sales challenges
 * Attendees take the stage for a 30-second commercial about their company
 * Networking with other local sales professionals
 * Free coffee and baked goods for all attendees

In addition to Sales Workshops, the Erie Sales Club offers other free resources:
 * Website: The Erie Sales Club website ( offers regular advice on Sales and Sales Management.
 * e-Newsletter: The Erie Sales Club produces a monthly newsletter filled with exclusive Sales Tips. To subscribe to the newsletter, send an email to
 * LinkedIn Group: The Erie Sales Club has established a group on LinkedIn to discuss issues facing local sales reps. For more information, go to and search for “Erie Sales Club” in the groups section.

The Erie Sales Club is a joint effort of four leading local businesses: Jameson Publishing, Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services, VertMarkets, and Howland Peterson Consulting.