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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


Current highlights include:

21st Annual Red & White on Thursday Night Seeking Volunteers on Jan. 25


Support the Arthritis Foundation by volunteering at the 21st Annual Red & White on Thursday Night, presented by Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Red & White on Thursday Night is Akron’s premier wine and food event. Nearly 800 attendees will enjoy delicious dishes from Akron’s top chefs, craft beer tastings, a variety of domestic and international wines, silent and live auctions and more! The event is 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Quaker Station, University of Akron, 135 S Broadway St. Volunteer times vary.

Network After Work! at 91.3 The Summit on Jan. 18


Network After Work! at 91.3 The Summit. Listen to live music in the Summit's Studio C, tour the studios, and network with fellow Akron business professionals. Enjoy live music from the Vindy's in Studio C and Marc Lee Shannon in the Summit Atrium. Food provided by Totally Cooked Catering, and beverages provided by NORKA Beverage. Both food and drink provided courtesy of Totally Cooked Catering. This is a free event, but you must register to attend. Doors open at 4:30 pm, with program and networking from 5 to 7 pm.

Froggerjobs.com Presents Mega March Job Fair on March 2 & 3


Largest job fair in Northeast Ohio will be held at the Former Macy's Store at Chapel Hill Mall in Akron, Ohio. Opportunities to register for Friday, Saturday or full event. Attending employers will get 30 days of free job postings from Froggerjobs.com for the month of March.

Skye Forney Scholarship Foundation Presents Beyond Vision Conference on Feb. 10


Our Beyond Vision Program allocates visual aid equipment to blind and low vision individuals. Raising Public Awareness to the daily achievements of people whom are visually impaired. We work to create a base of support for community groups forming an alliance to provide and dramatically accelerate development in visually impaired awareness. The foundation will be introducing the Beyond Vision Performing Arts Academy.
Our Beyond Vision Conference features speaker Pastor Donald N. Mayes, Jr., and guest gospel recording artist, J-West, Texas.
Call (234) 738-0797 or e-mail [email protected].

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

Event: Sandlot League Championship Tournament


The first annual Stark Summit Sandlot Baseball League 2015 Championship Tournament is July 6-12, 2015. Seventy-five to 125 teams of six age groups will enter the tournament.

Event: Nation's Baseball 2015 Akron-Canton, Ohio Championship Tournament


The annual Nation’s Baseball 2015 Ohio State Championship Tournament will be held on the weekend of June 18-21, 2015, in the Akron/Canton, Ohio area.  Every year over 70 teams of all age groups enter the tournament causing it to be one of the most coveted and popular tournaments in Ohio.

Event: Akron RubberDucks Networking After Hours


On Thursday, June 11, 2015, network in fowl territory in left field at Akron RubberDucks Networking After Hours with professionals of the Greater Akron area.  Only $10 including your game ticket, two draft beers and hot dog.  Gates open at 4:00 p.m.; game starts at 5:00 p.m.  Contact Dee Shilling at (330) 253-5151 Ext. 286, [email protected]; www.akronrubberducks.com.  Use offer code:  DEE (case sensitive).

Event: The EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program Workshops


The EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program will offer two workshops in May and June. On Thurs., May 28, "Show Me the Money" will discuss a variety of funding options such as microloans, crowdfunding, venture and angel funds. On Thurs., June 4, community partners and other entrepreneurs will offer guidance on “Establishing Initial Business Systems” such as proper legal structure, marketing, financial systems and more. For more info, visit womensnetworkneohio.com or call (330) 256-1122.

Event: Next Level Leadership: Driving People and Performance to New Heights


Presented by: Ryan Estis and PrideStaff-Akron
When: May 6, 2015, 1:00pm ET
Learn how to move from traditional leadership principles to progressive techniques and technologies that are more suited for today’s business environment. This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) through the HRCI. Click here to register.

Event: 20th Annual Golf Outing


Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County's 20th annual golf outing will be Friday, June 12, at Chippewa Golf Club in Doylestown. All Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities programs for people with developmental disabilities in Summit County. Come join us for a great day of golf, fantastic giveaways and prizes and a professionally prepared steak dinner courtesy of U.S. Foods. Contact 330-762-2961, ext. 220 or ccsummitcounty.org for more information.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Asks for Your Vote!


The Pro Football Hall of Fame has advanced in the Cleveland.com contest for Ohio’s Top Tourist Attraction. Voting began yesterday to determine which of the 10 final attractions will win!   So, please rally to earn the Pro Football Hall of Fame the distinction as Ohio’s  best tourist attraction that we know we are!   Here is the link for the voting:
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/04/what_is_ohios_top_tourist_attr_3.html - incart_river

Event: Women's Network Offering Women's Entrepreneurship Program


The Women’s Network of NE Ohio has developed the “EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program” to help women achieve their dreams of becoming successful business owners. The 3-part program will cover the following topics: starting a business, growing a business, and managing operations and risk. Sessions will be led by experienced women entrepreneurs and other community business experts. Deadline for Series One is Thursday, April 30, 2015. For more info, visit womensnetworkneohio.com or call (330) 256-1122.

Event: County Councilwoman Paula Prentice to Host 2nd Annual Let's Move Summit County Health Walk in Downtown Akron


On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Summit County Council Member Paula Prentice (District 8) will host the 2nd Annual “Let’s Move Summit County!” Health Walk in downtown Akron.  Open to the public, walkers will follow a 2.7 mile route that begins and ends at Canal Park, home of the Akron RubberDucks.  There is an $8 registration fee ($10 after April 13th) for this event which includes a ticket to the RubberDucks baseball game at 2 p.m. vs. the Bowie Baysox.  In addition, the first 500 registered walkers will receive a drawstring sportpack “Goodie Bag” for the walk, a route map card that can be validated for a prize drawing and a wristband that will give them FREE admission to the Akron Art Museum.  The first 1,000 fans in attendance at the game will also receive Webster mascot “bobbleheads” from the Akron RubberDucks.  Summit County employees can earn 350 Vitality points for participating.  Registration/Check-in begins at 10 a.m. and the walk will start at 11 a.m.

Event: GreenTown at Kent—Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities


GreenTown at Kent brings together the public and private sectors from around Ohio to connect the dots and work toward creating healthy, sustainable communities. Experience the reborn downtown Kent, learn how to create walkable, bikeable communities, and delve into topics including clean water, local food, outdoor space, and creating socially responsible businesses. Join us for pre-conference workshops and activities on April 13, and the main event on April 14, in downtown Kent.

Click here for more information.

Event: Corner Cup Coffeehouse Grand Opening


Corner Cup Coffeehouse is celebrating its grand opening on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m.  Come in all day for $1 drinks.  Stop by thoughout the following weekend for special events and give-aways.

Event: Appreciation Marketing Workshop


Appreciation Marketing Workshop March 19th, 2015 11:30 to 1 PM ACME Marketplace in Montrose Community Room Cost $10 Lunch Included RSVP required Contact Loretta Bright 330-526-3461

Event: 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Gala


The Victim Assistance Program's Mardi Gras Gala will take place at the Tangier on March 7, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $95 per person and include open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a sit down dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment by Get On Up!

To purchase tickets, check out our website at http://www.victimassistanceprogram.org/events/mardi-gras-gala.aspx. To donate an auction item or get information about sponsorship opportunities, call (330) 376-0040.

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