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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.

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Art After Five at Western Reserve Hospital on Jun. 21

5/24/2018

Join Western Reserve Hospital, in partnership with ArtsNow, Collide: Cuyahoga Falls, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Akron Chamber for an inspired evening of networking at the third-annual Community Art Showcase.  Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers while you socialize and network in a creative, relaxed setting. Art will be available for purchase, and Falls boutiques will host pop-up shops.  Live music will be performed.

WAKR Speaker Series with Terry Pluto on Jun. 28

5/11/2018

Hey Sports Fans!  Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 28, as 1590 WAKR invites you to a special benefit luncheon for the Salvation Army.  Our featured guest speaker is Terry Pluto, sportswriter, newspaper columnist and author. The event will include a lunch, an auction, and raffles with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Salvation Army.  Table sponsorships are available.  Contact Dominic Rizzo at [email protected].

Akron Safety Town Seeking Volunteers in June

5/11/2018

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions. Most specifically needed are folks willing and able to help the children engage the activities within the small groups. Volunteers act simultaneously as mentor, chaperone, and teacher to support the adult team leaders/teachers. Volunteers can choose which day/days and how much time they want to serve. The first week is June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Forest Hill CLC, 850 Damon St. The second week is June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. to noon, King CLC, 805 Memorial Pkwy. Volunteers can call Fairlawn West United Church of Christ's school secretary, Susan Kolarik at (330) 864-2179 to schedule dates and times.

KOMJATI Presents "How to Find Your Brand Spanking New ™ Marketing Hook!” Workshop on Jun. 6

5/4/2018

To stand out in today’s cluttered market you must be unforgettable. Descriptions like -- “We care”, “I specialize in...”, “20 years of experience” -- these may have worked in the past, but not today. Join Diana Komjati, Brand Spanking Super Star, in a three-hour, interactive workshop. We will search for the “hook” or angle that can be used in your marketing to differentiate your brand from your many competitors. $97. Registration is limited to 10.

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

Hale Farm & Village Presents Hale Harvest 5K Run/Walk on October 7

9/8/2017

The Hale Harvest 5K, part of Hale Farm & Village's Harvest Festival, benefits InHale, an educational initiative that uses historic and natural resources to offer experiences that promote sustainable agriculture, civic leadership and education. The course invites runners and walkers to experience the natural beauty of Hale Farm & Village, as you run along nature trails, past historic houses and through farmyards.
 

2017 Cascade Capital Corp. Business Growth Awards on October 3

9/8/2017

Cascade Capital Corp. and the sponsors of the 2017 Business Growth Awards program invite you to attend Akron's premier networking event!  The Business Growth Awards recognize and honor businesses from our seven-county region that have achieved superior growth in sales and/or employment over the past five years.

The Salvation Army Hires Former University of Akron Administrator

9/7/2017

The Salvation Army hired Theresa Beyerle, Ph.D., as Director of Institutional Research. Beyerle was most recently with The University of Akron where she was Associate Director, Institute for Teaching, directing the University’s service learning program.

UA 5K Homecoming Run/Walk Event 2017 on October 7

9/6/2017

ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS!!!!  Sport Science and Wellness Education, the Sport Science Academy and Student Recreation and Wellness Services present the 7th Annual University of Akron Homecoming UA 5k!  Register today!  The first 300 runners that register will receive a dry-fit long sleeve t-shirt!  If you are interested in helping out and volunteering for the event, please contact [email protected]. http://www.active.com/akron-oh/running/distance-running-races/ua-5k-homecoming-run-walk-event-2017.

Business Communication Specialists Presents “Ask the Expert” Webinar on September 20

9/1/2017

The “Ask the Expert” webinar will be facilitated by Tim Zarkovacki, Solutions Engineer at Palitto Consulting. This interactive session will discuss how API-driven VoIP phone solution integrations can improve workflow and give people the data that allows them to make informed decisions. For more information and to register, click below. 

Corporate Breakfast Event by NE Ohio Chapter of JDRF on September 12

8/31/2017

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of JDRF would like to invite Greater Akron Chamber members to attend their Corporate Breakfast Event at the offices of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs; 3800 Embassy Parkway.  Any chamber member interested in learning more about JDRF, our mission and our upcoming JDRF One Walk being held at The University of Akron Stile Athletics Field House; please RSVP to Sherry Lepley at [email protected] or call (216) 654-9318 by end of day September 7.  We look forward to meeting you!

All Chamber Business Networking Event at Infiniti of Akron on September 21

8/30/2017

Join us for an evening of networking and business connections including the Greater Akron Chamber, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and more!  Bring your business cards and your appetite!  The delicious cuisine will be provided by Akron’s own Ken Stewarts Grill, and wine tasting will be provided by Gervasi Vineyards.

Akron Area YMCA Labor of Love Race on September 4

8/28/2017

Whether you're a weekend warrior, a would-be marathon master, a 5K connoisseur or a walking wonder, we've got you covered.  1M, 5K and 10K Race on Labor Day Monday, September 4 at 8 a.m. T-shirts and Medals to finishers -- who support a great cause. Get the details: yakronruns.org
 

Made in Ohio Preview Party on September 1

8/28/2017

Chamber Members receive 50% off tickets with the code CHAMBER. New this year we are kicking off the Made in Ohio Festival weekend with a Preview Night!  Join us at Hale Farm at dusk - Tickets Include: Local beer and wine, appetizers, an exclusive opportunity to shop prior to the show opening and Hale Craft demonstrations. Tickets $50 per person, Use code CHAMBER and receive a 50% discount. Purchase advance tickets at www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 x 1708. 
 

Geek to Chic Ribbon Cutting on September 1 and Grand Opening on September 2

8/28/2017

Geek to Chic and One of a Kind Pets both support second chances, so we're teaming up! 
Bring in an item from One of A Kind Pets 'wishlist' and receive an additional 15% off our already fantastic grand opening specials!  See the OOAK wishlist here.

The ribbon cutting will be this Friday, Sept 1st at 4:00 p.m. Then join us for our Grand Opening Party on Saturday, September 2 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.! This event will include: -merchandise discounts -door prizes -open auction -complimentary appetizers, beverages and wine.

Summa Health Volunteer Opportunities

8/28/2017

There are many volunteer opportunities at Summa Health to gain exposure to many different department from Emergency Department to HR and everything in between. We offer shadowing and internship opportunities as well. If you are interested in gaining more information in becoming a volunteer with Summa Health, please call (330) 375-3790.

Sleep Number Labor Day sale

8/22/2017

The best time to get a better night's sleep is now through Labor Day! Sleep Number is offering their Labor Day limited edition bed at 50% off!! Stop by their Montrose location (Across from Jared, 3891G Medina Rd., Akron, OH 44333) or call (330) 668-9132 for more information.

Playhouse Square Corporate Exclusive Online CEO Season Starts Now!

8/22/2017

Get Ready to Experience. Every. Moment. The biggest pre-sale of the year has begun! Enjoy exclusive access and special discounts to Playhouse Square's most in-demand shows-- including our 2017-2018 KeyBank Broadway Series and Huntington Featured Performances! Now is the time to secure your tickets to Wicked, Rent, STOMP and more!

NEOVETS, Inc.- Free to Attend Veterans Ideation Session on August 25

8/18/2017

This is a NEOVETS College Collaboration program. Attracting veterans, military spouses, and current employees to explore education programs leading to work in industrial safety, environmental health and safety technology, and microelectronic mechanical systems. 

The NEW Center Hosts Sales Academy on September 21 & October 19

8/18/2017

You're invited to attend the SALES ACADEMY from sales representative to trusted advisor!
 
Proven sales trainers Hal Becker and Marvin Montgomery have designed two hands-on workshops for sales professionals and sales managers. Using years of experience as salespeople, sales team leaders, and sales coaches, they have designed full-day experiences that will give you the strategies and tools you need to excel.  Each session is jam packed with the most current sales techniques, age old proven methodologies that work no matter what business you are in, and naturally intense common-sense sales concepts that anyone can put into action.  These sessions are designed for all levels of sales professionals from the novice to the very experienced.  Sales managers and leaders are also encouraged to attend.
 
Session One Follow-Up Session
September 21, 2017 October 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The NEW Center The NEW Center

$259 for Members of COSE/GCP or a Collaborating Chamber of Commerce 
$359 for Nonmembers
The price of registration includes both sessions.

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