APRIL 10, 2014--The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership hosted its annual Celebration of Excellence at the Bayfront Convention Center this evening. The event features companies and organizations in our area who operate well and help improve the community. The event hopes to highlight Erie as a long term sustainable community and honors the organizations helping to do just that. The partnership also honored Art Arkelian with this year’s Louis J Tullio Community Service Award for his work in the area. Former Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Ridge, was the events keynote speaker. He talked about growing up in Erie and says it is important to celebrate our past and prepare for the future.