• April Member of the Month-Eric Cosby aka DJ DarkShark of Darkshark Entertainment

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    Eric Cosby has been involved in music since high school, playing in several different bands in his hometown of Madison, Indiana. Upon his graduation, Cosby attended the University of Louisville in Kentucky while continuing to pursue his love of music by playing in bands.
    After graduating college, Cosby attended G.I.T. (Guitar Institute of Technology) in Los Angeles, California to further his knowledge in music. It was there that he learned how to set up sound equipment and play other instruments. The connections he made at G.I.T. helped placed Cosby into a year-long internship with K.C. & The Sunshine Band.
    Upon completion of his internship, Cosby returned to his hometown of Madison and began playing in a local band before joining up with the Gary Edwards Band from Louisville, Kentucky.
    After traveling to many different states with the band, Cosby left in 1988 and moved to Somerset, Pennsylvania, where he began a new career at Hidden Valley Ski Resort, becoming their club DJ after one year of being employed. It was then that Cosby started E.C. Productions and Darkshark Entertainment, while continuing to fill in drumming for various bands.
    In 1998 Cosby and his wife Bobbie moved to Latrobe, where he was asked to take over running the Latrobe Concert in the Park Series two years later. Together, they ran the concert series for eight years.
    Cosby says that the biggest highlights of his business included joining the Chamber of Commerce and providing music for the annual Steelers FestThe Great American Banana Split Celebration, and The PA Council of Aviation Convention in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
    Cosby also works at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe as a custodian, where he enjoys meeting new people and working with a fun group. “I guess I'm a people person. I try to help everyone out,” he tells us.
    Cosby praises the Chamber of Commerce for the opportunities given to him since his joining in 2014. “I have gotten many DJ jobs since being a Chamber member,” he said. “Being a member is a benefit to me and my business because you meet so many people that give you advice. They really help you better yourself and your business.”
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