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The Karcher Group Presents Digital Marketing Seminar on April 19


The Karcher Group, a digital agency in North Canton, announces the presentation of its second annual seminar entitled “Digital Marketing for Everyone.”  The event, to be held April 19 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, features professional advice and instruction from members of The Karcher Group, Sanctuary Marketing Group and RMS Media Systems.

“For twenty years, we’ve been helping people do better online,” said Geoff Karcher, owner and President of The Karcher Group. “We think it’s important that all the businesses in this area have access to great digital marketing education, whether they can afford an agency or not. That’s why we’re excited to bring our seminar back for a second year.”  The daylong event features presentations on digital strategy, social media, local SEO and web design, along with other important facets to marketing a business online. 

The registration fee of $99 includes the day’s programming, light breakfast, snacks and lunch, and a networking happy hour. Participants also get access to all Hall of Fame attractions. “We structure this seminar to help attendees get information they can apply to their business practices immediately,” said Patrick French, Sales Strategist at The Karcher Group. “But we also want to provide an atmosphere that’s fun and invites participants to network with each other.”

Vionic to Debut Its First Branded Retail Store in Collaboration with Lucky Shoes


Vionic® footwear is set to open its first branded retail store with a local independent retailer, Lucky Shoes, in Fairlawn Ohio on April 1st. This will be the brand’s first storefront, with associates trained exclusively and extensively in Vionic products and technology. The store will carry the complete line of Vionic products, including shoes, sandals and orthotics.

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More Member News & Events

Avatar Management Services Wins Eight Telly Awards in the 38th Annual Ceremony


Avatar Management Services, Inc. (Avatar), a professional services organization dedicated to making the world a safer place through education and training for the transportation industry, has been named a multiple campaign winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for videos used in client and educational training, as well as Avatar-branded marketing and promotional content.

2017 Smart Culture Award Recognizes Main Street Gourmet


Smart Business Magazine has selected Main Street Gourmet as an honoree for the 2017 Smart Culture Awards. Smart Business Magazine and its Smart Culture Conference will recognize Main Street Gourmet on April 6, 2017, for having developed a culture that bolsters productivity, enhances job satisfaction and provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This new conference event will explore how corporate culture can become an asset to drive performance, transform your organization into an employer-of-choice and ultimately impact the bottom line.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Presents Happiness and The Bottom Line on April 12


This Wellbeing and Engagement Seminar will focus on the Five Essential Areas of Wellbeing. This year’s program will feature Peter Dunn, a.k.a. Pete the Planner presenting “Improving Engagement Through Financial Wellness”.
Pete the Planner Pete is an award-winning comedian, a USA Today columnist and has appeared regularly on CNN Headline News, Fox News, and Good Morning America. Pete is regularly considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world! 

Rubber City Radio Group 3rd Annual FREE Small Business Summit March 28-30


Join Rubber City Radio Group for an educational marketing and social media seminar specialized for small- to medium-sized businesses looking to grow. Come to our seminar to learn about the spending habits of today's consumer and how to grab their attention. We will also be talking about how to get ROI from social media marketing with great tips on how to conquer your business's goals on social media. To register, contact T.J. Shark at tshark@rcrg.net.

Sikich Presents Office 365 Workshop at the Cleveland Microsoft Office on March 29


Have you been considering a cloud solution? Now is the perfect time to take a closer look. Register today for a two-hour interactive, hands-on session where attendees take Office 365 for a live test drive! Forget slides and sales pitches. You will get your own device with Office 365 and a persona to take on for the session.

The Hyde Park Lent Specials Every Friday


Fridays in Lent Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is offering Twin Lobster Tails 9oz. each for $47 every Friday in Lent through April 14th. Fresh Fish and Seafood Items are Available Nightly. Call us for details: 330-670-6303

Summit County Astronomy Club (SCAC) Observatory in Bath


The Observatory Bulding 24' x 16' observatory with a slide-off roof. The Summit Club will be caretaker, not sole operator. Schools and other qualifield groups are welcome to use the observatory. The SCAC wants to have someone using the observatory every clear night. The bulding cost is $16,800

Mature Services 2017 SOAR Awards


The Inaugural 2017 Summit Oscars for Aging Resources (SOAR) Awards provide the Summit County community an opportunity to nominate outstanding individuals, communities, and organizations who deserve public acknowledgment for outstanding service to the aging population. The deadline to nominate is March 24, 2017.

9th Annual Wellness 360 Conference on April 27


The Wellness 360 Conference is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization. Our vision is to help employers create a culture of health for their employees while focusing on gaining control over health care costs and improving productivity in the workplace.  The Wellness 360 Conference is your source for the latest trends, practices and innovations in employee wellness and population health management.
We’ve put together a diverse group of speakers and sessions for this year’s Wellness 360 Conference, Wellness: Redefined, and we’re sure they will give you new insights on the ever-changing worksite wellness program landscape. Our keynote speaker this year is Laura Putnam, MA, author of Workplace Wellness That Works, is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, and whose work has been covered by MSNBC. The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, and many others.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference at the NEW Center at NEOMED on Thursday, April 27, 2017!

Greater Akron Chamber members receive a $15 discount. Visit http://wellness360conference.com and enter the code AKChamber at checkout.

Brew at the Zoo - 80's Night on June 17


Come enjoy a beer or glass of wine while exploring the zoo after hours! Adults 21 & older only (including DD tickets) Akron Zoo Members: $27 AZM Designated driver: $16 Non-members: $33 Non-member Designated driver: $22 NEW VIP TICKETS: $50 Designated driver: $40

Brew at the Zoo - Christmas in July on July 15


Come enjoy a beer or glass of wine while exploring the zoo after hours! Akron Zoo Members: $27 AZM Designated driver: $16 Non-members: $33 Non-member Designated driver: $22 Limited VIP tickets $50 Designated driver: $40.

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