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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


Current highlights include:

Whitehouse Behavioral Health Grand Opening on June 13


Please join us for our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.  Tour our new facility, meet the staff, and learn about our services.  Refreshments and boxed lunches available.  To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact Deborah Riley, Day Services Administrator, at (330) 495-8838 or driley@wbh-ohio.com.

A Night In Vegas – Grapes, Cheese & Chocolate Festival on June 2


Jump start your summer fun by attending the A Night In Vegas-Grapes, Cheese & Chocolate Festival!!!   Guaranteed to be a good time with live music, good eats, treats, drinks, painting, and prizes including Bed & Breakfast at Mohican Lodge & Conference Center, Canton Ballet Tickets, Gift Certificates to the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival, Admission to Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant & Club, Child’s Art Desk and Water Table by The Step2 Company, Put-In-Bay trip for two, Cedar Point tickets, Ohio Light Opera, Paintball fun, fine dining at Play House Square the District, tickets to WWE  Live @ Quicken Loans Arena, and much more.  
Tickets are $40 and available at www.thetangier.com.  Time is ticking so grab your tickets and help raise funds for programs that will make a difference in the lives of Ohio’s youth!!!  

Member Marketplace

The Member MarketPlace is a member-to-member discount program that allows you to promote discounts to members. Connect to exclusive savings on services provided by Greater Akron Chamber Members for Chamber Members here!  To participate in the Member MarketPlace, contact the Chamber at (330) 237-1234.

More Member News & Events

Wellspring Massage Therapy & Wellness 3R Party on June 15


Enjoy an evening of experiences!  Relax, Relive & Rejuvenate!  Learn about services offered at Wellspring & their benefits. Experience two of our services: Paraffin treatment/Massage.  Enjoy wine, cheese and tasty light food fare. Best of all: A chance to win some BIG prizes.  Limited seating.  RSVP by June 13th to sue.petrof@yahoo.com or text (330) 414-8882.

Ambassador of Golf Presentation & Reception Honoring Peter Jacobsen on August 2


Each year, the Ambassador of Golf Award is presented by the Bridgestone Invitational and Northern Ohio Golf Charities, Inc. to an individual who has fostered the ideals of the game on an international level and whose concern for others extends beyond the golf course. Join us for an exclusive evening with Peter Jacobsen, one of golf's all-time greats!

Two Men and a Truck Hiring Open House on May 25


Movers Needed - On-The-Spot Job Offers!  At this event, we will be making on-the-spot job offers to qualified candidates!  All interested candidates must apply online to reserve a spot. Candidates will still receive a confirmation call/e-mail with further details. We hope to see you there! Application Link: https://goo.gl/hCmgQs 

Volunteer Opportunities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Pro Football Hall of Fame Primary Contacts Name: Rachel Gutting Primary Contacts Email: rachel.gutting@profootballhof.com News/Event Subject:: Volunteer Opportunities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame News/Event Post:: The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce are looking for motivated volunteers to assist with Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls and Enshrinement Festival events from July 23 – August 7. There are 30 committees which assist with 17 major events, including the Balloon Classic, the Hall of Fame Game and the Enshrinement Ceremony.

Retirement Planning with Natalie Choate on June 13


You won’t want to miss this exclusive continuing education opportunity when Natalie Choate visits the Akron area on June 13.  Akron Community Foundation is bringing this nationally known retirement planning expert in to speak on the following topics:
  • 201 Best (and Worst) Planning Ideas for Your Client’s Retirement Benefits
  • IRA Mistakes & How to Fix Them
  • Charitable Giving with Retirement Benefits
Contact Laura Fink at (330) 436-5611 or e-mail lfink@akroncf.org.
Continuing education credits have been approved by the Ohio Department of Insurance, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., and The Supreme Court of Ohio.  Accountancy credits will be self reporting.

Cost is $75 for individual; Table of 8 - $500 | Individual - $75

See a Skype Room System Demo and Catch a Ball Game on May 9


Are you available on May 9th to join Sikich LLP at The Duck Club?  Communication and collaboration is a priority for many organizations.  Did you know that it’s projected that 72% of work will be remote by 2020 If it’s not something on your radar, it’s time to start thinking about.
RSVP at http://bit.ly/2oI2VRz today to:
  • Learn what Skype Room System can provide to your organization.
  • See a live demo of Skype Room System.
  • Understand how to simplify voice management and reduce cost.
  • Have a good reason to leave work early for a fun evening with dinner and cocktails, and even catch a great view of the game!

YMCA Camp Y-Noah will be hosting a FREE FAMILY FUN DAY on May 7


Come discover how camp builds character and creates confidence. Family Fun Days are a great way to check out camp activities, meet staff and see what camp is all about. Activities include: Pony Rides, Canoeing, Climbing, Archery, Face Painting, Tours.  WONE and WQMX will be joining us with an on-site broadcast!

Skyline Trisource Exhibits Presents Advanced Exhibiting Workshop on May 17 & May 18


This 90-minute workshop, presented by Mike Thimmesch, will share research on major trends in eight key areas and how exhibitors are using this information to improve their trade show programs.  For over 25 years, Mike Thimmesch has created and implemented innovative marekting, lead generation, and exhibiting strategies.  Learn from an expert and your peers to dsicover how they aproach the same exhibiting questions and problems you face.  The workshop and lunch are both prvided at no cost to you.  To register, contact ahydock@skylinetrisource.com.

Shows at Playhouse Square


Get discounted tickets to shows, concerts, comedians, and much more at Playhouse Square. Visit www.playhousesquare.org/ceo and use promo code FUNTIX.

AAF Akron Presents “Leading With Passion” on May 24


American Advertising Federation – AAF Akron invites you to “Leading With Passion” presented by Jodi Leigh Berg, PhD. President of Vitamix, on May 24, 2017, at The Tangier over lunch.  Learn how Vitamix strives to ignite the personal passion of every customer and employee, how unlocking that passion is reflected in the company’s newly refreshed brand, and how passion allows Vitamix to differentiate itself in an increasingly crowded high-performance blending market. Greater Akron Chamber members get 30% ticket discount when using the code "GAC-VITAMIX".

TEDxAkron 2017


TEDxAkron was organized in an effort to bring members of the Akron community together to discuss issues that impact the community and bring a positive change to the world beginning in Akron, Ohio.  At the TEDxAkron 2017 event on May 20, 2017, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. Greater Akron Chamber members get 15% off TEDxAkron tickets when you register using the code word "CHAMBER".

Wellness Solutions as Nature Intended


Discover wellness solutions as nature intended. Greater Akron Chamber members will receive a 10% discount off retail prices of all products from Wellness & Wealth by Choice. Contact Sue Gruber at (330) 714-7181 or e-mail to scgnikken@sbcglobal.net.

Akron Zoo - Hope for the Wild - on May 11


Join the Akron Zoo for a unique opportunity to hear from Conservationist Guy Western from Rebuilding the Pride, and learn about the zoo’s role in global conservation efforts. Visit the zoo’s exhibits and enjoy good food and entertainment. Tickets: Patron: $50 per person (includes food, open bar for 21 and older and drinks) Adult: $35 per per person (includes food. Cash bar available for those 21 & older.)

Hale Farm & Village (HFV) Barn Party 2017 on May 6


Relive your favorite field-trip experience on an adult level! FUNraiser Tickets include:  
themed food stations, open bar, and live music; and school day favorities:  historic demonstrations, wagon ridges, historic games and more!  Roll up your jeans, and become a kid again at Hale Farm. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 x 1708.  All proceeds support our educational initiatives at HFV.

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