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Use this section to stay abreast of the latest happenings at the Chamber in the areas of economic development, government advocacy, regional collaboration, and workforce as well as information on our networking events and programs.

Check out the latest edition of our electronic newsletter, e-Directions; read our press releases and recently published articles celebrating the Chamber’s accomplishments and the Greater Akron region; or read press releases submitted by our members.

For media inquiries, contact Becky Guzy Woodford, Senior Vice President, at (330) 237-1227 or guzy@greaterakronchamber.org.
 

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Chamber Seeks Nominations for 2017 Excellence in Business Awards

2/2/2017

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber is accepting nominations for our 2017 Excellence in Business Awards. We all know or do business with companies who deserve recognition for the exceptional work they do in the business community. You can pay tribute by nominating a deserving company for the Small Business Council’s Excellence in Business Awards.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents Stephanie York at the January 13 Morning Buzz

12/14/2016

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. On Friday, January 13, 2017, join us to hear Stephanie York, Vice President at Hennes Communications, present “Crisis Management and Communications: How to Plan & Prepare for the Unthinkable.”

Greater Akron Chamber Announces Nominations for 2016 Arts & Culture Award

11/29/2016

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber is seeking nominations for their second annual awards program to recognize member businesses in Summit County for their support of arts and culture. The award will be presented in collaboration with ArtsNow, a nonprofit focused on connecting arts, culture and community in Summit County.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on December 9

11/28/2016

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. On Friday, December 9, 2016, join us to hear Bob Arnold, author of the soon-to-be released, The Uncanny Power of the Networking Pencil: The Natural, No-Anxiety Way to Spot Results-Oriented Networking Partners—Fast!

Greater Akron Chamber Presents Economic Outlook 2017 Featuring Jack Kleinhenz on November 18

10/31/2016

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber invites you to Economic Outlook 2016 on Friday, November 18, 2016. Join us to hear Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D., present "Solving for 2017: Prospects and Perspectives." Is the economy on solid ground in the 8th year of the recovery? In spite of being one of the longest expansions, it has lacked intensity. Can we be excited? Jack will provide an overview of key economic indicators, a review of spending trends, and provide a discussion on the outlook.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents Mark Smucker as the Speaker for the October 14 Morning Buzz

9/26/2016

Greater Akron—Sponsored by SummaCare, The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. On Friday, October 14, 2016, join us to hear Mark Smucker, President and Chief Executive Officer of The J.M. Smucker Company discuss “Creating and Maintaining a Brand: Building an Emotional Bond With Consumers.”

Greater Akron Chamber Presents 30 for the Future Awards for 2016

9/9/2016

Greater Akron — Thirty-one Greater Akron Region young professionals have been named the recipients of the tenth annual “30 for the Future” award. Part of the Greater Akron Chamber’s strategy to attract and retain talent in the region, the “30 for the Future” award honors young professionals (ages 25-39) whose stellar contributions impact their industries and the Greater Akron Region. A list of the award winners follows:

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on September 9 Featuring Jeff Hoffman

8/29/2016

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. On Friday, September 9, 2016, join us to hear from Jeff Hoffman, Executive in Residence and Founding Director of the University of Akron’s Center for Experiential Learning, Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement.

Chamber Announces 30 for the Future Award Recipients for 2016

8/9/2016

Greater Akron — Thirty-one Greater Akron Region young professionals have been named the recipients of the tenth annual “30 for the Future” award. Part of the Greater Akron Chamber’s strategy to attract and retain talent in the region, the “30 for the Future” award honors young professionals (ages 25-39) whose stellar contributions impact their industries and the Greater Akron Region. A list of the award winners follows:

Greater Akron Chamber Presents "Diversity in the Workplace" at August 12 Morning Buzz

7/26/2016

Greater Akron—Sponsored by SummaCare, The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. On Friday, August 12, 2016, join us to hear Dr. Alfreda Brown, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kent State University, discuss “Diversity in the Workplace.”

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on July 8

6/24/2016

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. Join us to hear Ken Babby, Owner & CEO of the Akron RubberDucks and Jacksonville Suns, present "Bringing Affordable Family Fun to QuAkron."

Travel with the Greater Akron Chamber in 2017

5/31/2016


Explore Tropical Costa Rica:  February 2-10, 2017
 
Greater AkronThe Greater Akron Chamber is excited to offer our members and the entire community a new travel destination at an affordable price for 2017.
 
Explore tropical Costa Rica with an optional 3-night jungle adventure post-tour excursion.  This all-encompassing 9-day excursion includes round-trip airfare with highlights that include San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hanging Bridges, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cooking Demonstration, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero, National Theatre, and More! 
 
Prices start at $2,799 per person for double occupancy.  AAA Members receive an additional $25 off per person.
 
There will be an informational pre-tour briefing at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Meeting Room 1, Akron, Ohio 44326.  RSVP your attendance to (330) 376-5550.
 
For more information on trip specifics, visit www.greaterakronchamber.org or type http://bit.ly/1TUZoHC in your browser.  Contact Maria Edwards, AAA Travel Agency, at (330) 762-0631 or medwards@akron.aaa.com.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on June 10

5/12/2016

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. On Friday, June 10, 2016, join us to hear Deborah Easton, an internationally-known trainer and coach for over thirty years and owner of Easton Consulting, present on “Generations in the Workplace.”

Greater Akron Chamber’s Small Business Council (SBC) Announces Excellence in Business Award Recipients for 2016

5/2/2016

Greater Akron—Make plans to attend the Greater Akron Chamber’s Small Business Council’s Excellence in Business awards breakfast on Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., at Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front Street, in Cuyahoga Falls. Join us as we honor the accomplishments of local businesses who have consistently demonstrated outstanding performance, growth, staying power, innovation and proven leadership in the community.

Greater Akron Chamber's KNOW Empowering Women Luncheon Presents Leading Change on May 18

4/27/2016

Greater Akron—Join KNOW on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, to hear Dr. Steven Ash, University of Akron, present "Leading Change." Dr. Ash will use research from the fields of leadership, change management, and cognitive psychology to illustrate the traps that leaders might fall into if they are not careful. Since modern organizations must be adaptable, Change management can only be effective if leadership is able to identify new ways of framing problems.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on April 8

3/17/2016

Greater Akron—Sponsored by SummaCare, The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. On Friday, April 8, 2016, join us to hear Donzell Taylor, President and CEO of Welty Building Company, present on "People Centered Innovation."

Anthony J. Alexander to Receive the H. Peter Burg Award at the Greater Akron Chamber’s 2016 Annual Meeting

3/11/2016


Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber has announced that Anthony J. Alexander, former Executive Chairman, President & CEO, FirstEnergy Corp. will be the twelfth recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award.  Alexander will be honored on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Greater Akron Chamber’s 109th Annual Meeting, to be held at the John S. Knight Center.  This award recognizes Alexander as someone who has displayed paramount leadership for the advancement of Greater Akron’s economic and community development

The award was created in memory of H. Peter Burg by the Chamber’s Executive Committee to recognize a leader who promotes economic development in the Greater Akron region.  “Tony’s vision for our community always focused on what would set Akron apart from other communities,” shared Greater Akron Chamber President and CEO Daniel Colantone. “As a community leader, Tony was willing to engage his company’s time, talent, and resources on the highest priorities to make Akron a better place to live and build a business.”

The Greater Akron Chamber will give its members an opportunity to honor Alexander at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.  To register for the Annual Meeting, go online to www.greaterakronchamber.org, e-mail Sarah Vojtek at vojtek@greaterakronchamber.org or call (330) 237-1254.  Reservations should be made by Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

Akron Places in Top 10 in Site Selection

3/4/2016


Selection Magazine, one of the nation’s leading location assistance publications, has recognized the Akron metro area as a leader in new and expanded corporate facilities. Site Selection’s yearly analyses are regarded as “the industry scoreboard.”

For more information on the Governor’s Cup rankings, please visit www.siteselection.com.

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