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Helping Businesses and Professionals Succeed

Originally established in 2008 as an initiative of eBizITPA, the Ben Franklin Learning Center is now part of the Ben Franklin Venture Investment Forum and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA, and is headquartered in Knowledge Park in Erie, PA.

We provide best-in-class e-marketing training to dozens of companies each year.

Our central focus is assisting local and regional businesses and individuals with best practices in successfully leveraging the online marketing channel.


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Business Mentoring + eMarketing Training & Events

We provide best-in-class e-marketing training that is:

  • Unbiased
  • Research-based
  • Focused on industry best-practices
  • Taught by industry experts with years of experience

As the digital marketing industry continues to evolve, the Ben Franklin Learning Center continues to demonstrate its impact on businesses and individuals throughout Pennsylvania. Over the past year, the BFLC has helped to influence an increase in:

  • The amount of business and individual participation in e-marketing programs and events
  • The number of counties reached across Pennsylvania
  • The amount of e-marketing skills, strategies and jobs in our region

We continue to positively impact the economy through valuable business and individual professional development. To learn more about the Ben Franklin Learning Center, contact Cathy von Birgelen, director of the Ben Franklin Learning Center, by phone at (814) 898-6547 or online


The Ben Franklin Learning Center focuses on professional-level interactive and digital marketing education, training and research. The purpose is to help business employers and professionals address the growing need for business marketers who possess the knowledge and capabilities to apply technology-based marketing techniques.


The Ben Franklin Learning Center ultimately hopes to help Pennsylvania build a deep domain of knowledge capital and a network of high-performance professionals and professional services in the highly sought after areas of e-marketing.

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