Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:08:34 +0000MyErie#MyErie Packagehttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/6872327?cpt=8&wpid=2637WJETin the past two years. visit-erie is taking a trend that started organically, and turning it into a city-wide campaign.jackie roberts tells us about the hash tag myerie initiative. from the beaches at presque isle to the city's arts and culture, community members say there's a lot to love about erie.......and after a national media outlet implied otherwise, visit-erie is changing the conversation with a new initiative. initiative."we have concerns and problems, but we're a community that's beginning to deal with that, and we have so much positive here, that this is why we think erie is going to continue to be a special place.that's the message community members spread, defending their city. city. "some negative coverage was enough to say 'hey wait, that's not a fair representation.' there are some challenges, but there's a lot of positive things, and we need to focus on those positive things, and acknowledge that there's some challenges"and now you can share everything you love about our area, just use #myerie from your cell phone." phone.""we're giving an opportunity and an avenue for people to step up and talk about how great this community is."from now until labor day, organizers are asking people to use #myerie to share what they think makes erie a special place.a committee will sort through all of the #myerie posts and pick a winner.the grand prize is valued at about 15-hundered dollars -- made up of what's called the best of erie. organizers say the campaign will boost morale around the city, and remind people that when erie gets knocked down, it will always come back.