ERC Joins the 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve Historical Society

ERC Joins the 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve Historical Society

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Highland Heights, OhioERC, the organization that provides people data and HR services to help leaders make better decisions, is pleased to announce that the company has been inducted into the 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

The 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve started in 1953 to honor an elite group of corporations and institutions that have been in continuous existence for at least 100 years. The annual celebration recognizes the longstanding entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit embodied in these Northeast Ohio organizations, which includes over 200 members.

“Innovation is at the heart of an event that celebrates the past, present, and future of entrepreneurship,” said President and CEO of the Western Reserve Historical Society Kelly Falcone-Hall. 

ERC was one of 10 organizations that was recognized for reaching the centennial milestone at the virtual event, which took place on December 7, 2020. The company joins the Class of 2020, which includes: The Butler Institute of American Art, Cleveland Institute of Music; Fincun-Mancini, Inc., Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, The Millcraft Paper Company, The National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland, Three Arts Club of Lakewood, and the Western Reserve Group.

“We’re so grateful for the opportunity to be inducted into this club with organizations that have made it to 100 years,” said ERC President Kelly Keefe. “It’s truly an honor to be here representing all of the past presidents and past employees of ERC. We’re thrilled to join this great group of organizations, many of them our own members and clients.”

Founded in 1920 as the American Plan Association of Cleveland, ERC was formed in response to the labor movement by 15 business owners at the Union Club of Cleveland. Together, this group of CEOs united to create better workplace practices for both employers and employees.

One hundred years and several name changes later, ERC has maintained its founding purpose and has grown into a leading human resource organization that has served thousands of members and clients across the region, nation, and globe.

The 100 Year Club Virtual Induction Ceremony can be viewed here

About ERC
Since 1920, ERC has provided people data and HR services to help leaders make better decisions. Through our certified HR advisors, we offer consultative servicescompensation benchmarking and data, workplace polls and surveys, networking, and cost savings opportunities. We also offer virtual and classroom instructor-led trainingon-demand learning, individual and team assessments, one-on-one coaching, and employee engagement services. In addition, ERC is the founder of NorthCoast 99, and sponsors the ERChealth insurance program for Ohio employers. ERChealth is an affordable, quality health insurance program for mid-market organizations that delivers uncommonly low rates, and comprehensive coverage and plan options.


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