2023 Barber Beast on the Bay Recap

2023 Barber Beast on the Bay Recap

2023 Beast on the BayOn Saturday, September 9th, sixteen (16) Logistics Plus employees participated in and conquered the 2023 Barber Beast on the Bay! The Beast on the Bay is a challenging 10-mile race that features 30 obstacles in the sand, lake, swamp, and trails. 2023 marked the 10th anniversary of the annual event.

As an official event sponsor, everyone at Logistics Plus is proud to help support the Barber National Institute and its work in the Erie community. It is a great event and one that Logistics Plus will continue to support.

About the Barber National Institute
The Barber National Institute is “making dreams come true.” We provide children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral health challenges and their families the education, support, and resources needed to be self-reliant, independent, and valued community members. In addition, we provide the professionals who serve them with world-class education and training.

You can view event photos from the Logistics Plus Flickr Page in the slideshow below (click the right/left arrows):

2023 Barber Beast on the Bay

Before the event, Erie News Now checked in with Logistics Plus employees Adrienne Sanders and Cindy Rau to discuss their training routine and what the Beast on the Bay means to them. You can watch the interview by clicking the thumbnail image below.

2023 Beast on the Bay training

Logistics Plus Charlotte Warehouse Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Logistics Plus Charlotte Warehouse Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Logistics Plus Charlotte warehouse held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 26, 2023, the one-year anniversary of its official opening last summer. The special day was celebrated with speeches, warehouse tours, conversations, photos, food, and more.

A special thanks to the York County Chamber of Commerce for the ceremony and presentation, The Sign Factory for their execution of the facility signage, Blue Bar & Smokehouse for the delicious food, and most importantly, our customers, partners, friends, and staff for making the event a huge success. The team looks forward to continued growth and success in the Rock Hill, SC/Charlotte, NC region!

View pictures from the day by clicking the arrows on the album below. The album also includes some video clips at the end of the album (including some very cool aerial/drone clips) that can only be viewed directly on the Logistics Plus Flickr Page.

2023 Rock Hill, SC Grand Opening

Logistics Plus Participates in ITCC & PACC Ukraine Event

Logistics Plus Participates in ITCC & PACC Ukraine Event

rebuilding ukraine eventLogistics Plus was a proud sponsor of the International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC) and Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) From War to Reconstruction luncheon panel on May 17th. In addition to sponsoring the event, Logistics Plus Chief Operating Officer (COO) Yuriy Ostapyak was on the panel as a speaker.

Event Recap

The ongoing war has resulted in great suffering and loss for both sides, and it is our collective responsibility to seek solutions to this ongoing crisis. UKRAINE: From War to Reconstruction was a special luncheon panel discussion featuring distinguished speakers who shared their practical insights and the latest information on the impact of war on the commerce and economy of Ukraine. The panelists also discussed the international community’s role in rebuilding Ukraine, sectoral needs and opportunities, and practical strategies for doing business in Ukraine while minimizing risk and costs. The event was a critical opportunity to clear the air, seek understanding, and chart a path toward economic reinvigoration and rebuilding.

Photos from the event can be seen below. Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, or participated to make this event possible!

Ukraine event

Yuriy Ostapyak Speaks at Gannon Business Day

Yuriy Ostapyak Speaks at Gannon Business Day

gannon university logoLogistics Plus Chief Operations Officer (COO) Yuriy Ostapyak was the keynote speaker at Gannon University’s annual Business Day. This year’s Business Day was on Friday, March 24th, on Gannon’s main campus in Erie, PA.

As the keynote speaker, Yuriy discussed the background of Logistics Plus, the company’s service offerings, culture, community involvement, and more. Most importantly, Yuriy answered several questions from students regarding the essential qualities, traits, and characteristics the company looks for when hiring.

Photos from this year’s Business Day can be seen below.

Gannon business day


About Gannon’s Business Day
The Gannon University College of Business welcomes alumni, regional employers, and all students interested in learning more about business professions. The day includes panel discussions, a networking lunch, and on-campus interviews in the afternoon. Learn more at gannon.edu.


Logistics Plus Hosts Erie Forward Meeting

Logistics Plus Hosts Erie Forward Meeting

(Click to view the Erie Forward brochure)

Logistics Plus was the proud host of the latest Erie Forward Meeting on March 16th. The quarterly Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership (ERCGP) meeting was attended by roughly 40 guests, including some of the most prominent business leaders in the Erie region. Yuriy Ostapyak, Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Logistics Plus, gave a short presentation about Logistics Plus and discussed the company’s growth, community involvement, and outlook for the future.

Erie Forward Focuses on Five Pillars for Future Success:

  • Existing Industry Support and Entrepreneurship
  • Workforce Development and Talent Attraction
  • New Business Attraction and Investment
  • Quality of Place, Advocacy, and Sustainability
  • Regional Competitiveness and Collaboration

Pictures from the March 2023 Erie Forward meeting can be viewed below or on the Logistics Plus Flickr Page.

Erie Forward 2023

About Erie Forward

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is leading Erie’s economic evolution. It is time for a new and transformative approach to Economic Development. Erie Forward will be the catalyst for our efforts and regional approach to economic development, talent attraction and development, advocacy efforts, and enhancing our quality of place. The mission of Erie Forward is to enhance economic growth, collaboration, and talent development – building opportunities for all of Erie County’s citizens.