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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


Current highlights include:

TEDxAkron 2018 on Apr. 21


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 2018 event on April 21, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 

Froggerjobs.com Presents April Job & Career Exp on Apr. 20 & 21


We had Great Plans for our Mega March Job Fair; however, due to an unforeseen maintenance issue with the heating system at the former Macy’s Department Store – Akron Chapel Hill Mall, we have been asked to reschedule our job fair to April 20th & 21st. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to not only meet with potential candidates, but it also provides you with the ability to promote your business. Networking is what this EVENT is all about! This event is being held at the former Macy's Department Store - Akron Chapel Hill Mall - Akron, Ohio from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Over 500 booths are available for exhibiting.

Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo on Apr. 25


This unique event is free and brings together small businesses, minority business enterprises and corporations from across the state of Ohio in order to promote diversity, cooperation and innovation by connecting business of all sizes and industries with the opportunities needed to build success through business partnerships while contributing to the economic growth of the community at large. For more information, visit www.bpospecialevents.com or call (216) 391-7735.

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: Wellness & Wealth by Choice - An Evening of Wellness


Join us Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the Holiday Inn West from 7:00 - 830 p.m. for An Evening of Wellness (natural solutions for maintaining or regaining your health) presented by health care professionals. It's a fun night filled with great information. Guests are free!

Event: 3rd Annual Northeast Ohio State & Local Tax Conference


The 3rd Annual Northeast Ohio State & Local Tax Conference, presented by The University of Akron’s George W. Daverio School of Accountancy and The Ohio Society of CPAs, is the place to get the latest information you need to navigate Ohio, multi-state and local tax issues. Visit the OSCPA store at store.ohiocpa.com for more information and to register. When: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. 8:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. Where: DoubleTree Hotel Cleveland South 6200 Quarry Lane Independence, OH 44131.

Event: Summit Mall’s 50th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Celebration


You are invited to Summit Mall’s 50th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Monday, November 16, 2015, at 3:00p.m. Bring a friend and come out to celebrate Summit Mall’s 50th Anniversary. We will be joined by City Council members from Fairlawn as well as representatives from the following Chambers of Commerce: • Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce • Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce • Greater Akron Chamber

Event: 9th Annual Black Male Summit


The University of Akron invites the public to the 9th Annual Black Male Summit, a national platform for best practices and innovative strategies focusing on cradle-to-career success for African-American males. The event takes place April 8-9, 2016 at The John S. Knight Center and The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. 

Event: Happy Trails Compassionate Thanksgiving Buffet


Happy Trails is having a Compassionate Thanksgiving Buffet on Saturday, November 14, 2015.  Tickets are $55 per person.  Doors open at 5:00pm.  Enjoy an incredible vegan Thanksgiving buffet and shop our holiday gifts from a wide selection of holiday gift ideas.  Enjoy music, door prizes, raffles, Happy Trails updates.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.....Be sure you get your tickets early......Contact us at (330) 296-5914 or happytrailsfarm.org.  All proceeds go directly to the rescued animals at Happy Trails.

Event: Eileen Burg Invites Community to Attend APS Fundraising Event


Greater Akron—Honorary Chair Eileen Burg invites the community to attend “An Evening with Our Family” fundraising event to benefit Akron Public Schools (APS) Family Engagement Program, to be held Sunday, December 13, 2015, at Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Event: Rockynol Retirement Community Open House


Come see the future of rehabilitation! You are invited to tour Rockynol's newly remodeled first floor rehabilitation center and addition. Rockynol is Akron's premier and most experienced senior living community offering a full continuum of care from independent and assisted living, to memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Open House to the public is Sunday, November 8, 2015, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (330) 867-2150.

Event: Westfield Bank Symposium - Do You Want to Make Your Business More Valuable?


Westfield Bank presents this symposium on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 12:45 - 5:00 p.m. at the Blair Conference Center, 9079 S. Leroy Rd.,Westfield Center. Featured speakers are Jon Park, Westfield Bank Chairman and CEO; Mike Dorman, President of Dorman Legacy Advisors, LLC and TAB Western Reserve; and Brent Sapp, CEO of Inc. Navigator.  Click here to register.

Kleidon Paintings On Exhibit at Greater Akron Chamber Gallery


The Greater Akron Chamber is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Dennis Kleidon, October 13th through December 31st. The exhibit will be in the gallery area of the Chamber office on the 17th floor of 1 Cascade Plaza in downtown Akron. Make sure you take some time the next time you're at the Chamber offices and view the paintings in the lobby.

Event: MC Hair Offers Skin Care Event


Facial cosmetic enhancements can be an intimidating topic.  Here at MC we want to help you debunk the myth!  Have you ever considered beauty treatments such as Botox or Dysport?  If so, stop by on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 1-7 at MC hair & studio mc, (940 Portage Trail) where you’ll receive a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Torok from Trillium Creek Dermatology.  We will help educate you on what to expect when receiving injectable treatments!   

We are also offering our guest 15% off injectable services during this event!  Turn heads this holiday season!  Ask your coordinator to schedule you a consultation or treatment appointment today!  Call (330) 929-2210 to book your appointment. 

Caregivers Support Group Meetings


Catholic Charities Summit Adult Day Services facilitates a monthly Caregiver Support Group for those who face the challenges of ongoing care of older adults. The group offers education and support to care-givers in managing their own health and wellness while meeting the needs of their loved ones. Free care is provided for seniors while caregivers attend group meetings. Join us from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. Form more information, call (330) 762-2000.

Event: TEMA Ribbon Cutting


Since 1980, the TEMA Services group of companies has been working to assist building owners maintain the value of their real estate assets through proper maintenance, repair, or replacement of their roofs.

TEMA Roofing Services, TEMA Soft Wash Cleaning, and TEMA digital invite you to attend their open house at their new location on 1596 Motor Inn Drive, Girard, OH on Friday, October 16, 2015, from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Their ribbon cutting will occur at 11:30 a.m., and local vendors will provide refreshments. 

Event: WE Empowerment Speaker's Series


Hear eight women speakers as they share their message of faith, motivation and inspiration on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  This complimentary day will include a light breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception. Western Reserve Hospital is located at 1900 23rd Street in Cuyahoga Falls. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling Kathy Romito at (330) 971-7408 or e-mail at [email protected].


Event: Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com's Jolt Digital Solutions Launch Party


Is your website mobile friendly?  Keynote speaker, Matthew Targett, Strategic Manager for Google, will give you tips to prepare your business.

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, the ABJ/Ohio,com presents Jolt Digital Solutions Launch Party from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio 44326.  Limited seating.  RSVP by Monday, October 26 to [email protected].

Attend this event, and you will be entered in a rafflee to win a tablet!

For more information, contact Shawn Blain, digital advertising manager at [email protected] or call (330) 006-3046.

Event: Entrepreneurs Unite! At KnowYourCustomers.com Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, October 15


KnowYourCustomers.com is inviting all entrepreneurs to be a guest at their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the 2.0 version of their website. The event will take place Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the Akron Global Accelerator located at 526 S. Main St. in Akron, Ohio. There will be city and federal officials, investors, and many more at the event that can help your company grow. E-mail John Covender at [email protected] if you would like to attend. Bring a stand-up banner to be displayed.

Event: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Fights Breast Cancer Through Pinktober® Campaign


Every day in October, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will host charity events in honor of its 2nd annual PINKTOBER® Campaign. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio.  Charity Events and Concerts for October:

  • 8 pm, Friday, Oct 9th Brett Michaels to Auction Autographed Guitar
  • 7 pm, Thursday, Oct 15th Live Country Music, Country Line Dancing & DJ
  • 7:30 pm, Thursday, Oct 22nd EnVogue to Auction Autographed Microphone
  • 7:30 pm, Thursday, Oct 29th “Dance for the Cause"

Playhouse Square discounts - Two great deals for October performances


This October, Corporate Exclusive Online (CEO) members can save $15 off select seating locations for Friday and Saturday evening performances of POTTED POTTER. CEO members can also save $20 off the regular price of tickets to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. PLUS, any company that purchases more than 15 tickets to Bullets over Broadway will receive 2 free loge tickets to the show. Questions about the CEO Program? Please contact your Group Services Account Representative directly or call (216) 640-8600.

Event: 3D Manufacturing Printing Workshop with Dr. Brett Cooper


Dr. Brett Conner, one of the country’s foremost authorities on 3D Printing in manufacturing, will be our guest speaker on Saturday, October 10th at 11:30 a.m. until about 2 p.m.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon!  We will have food, beverages, cigars, and the opportunity to meet the speaker and others. The event will be at our Family Farm in Medina (directions below).  

Dr. Brett Conner is Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Director of Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Initiatives.  Dr. Conner studies additive manufacturing as well as 3-D printing pertaining to multi-material frameworks, functional graded materials for shock and power absorption applications and economic versions for additive manufacturing. Prior to his current role, he worked for the Air Force and the Mine Resistant Ambush Defense (MRAP), where he improved the survivability and  efficiency of armored motor vehicles used to shield soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Conner received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in physics as well as masters and doctorate from MIT in materials science and design.

The address for the Farm is 4545 Erhart Road, Medina! Take Route 18 West into and through the City of Medina. Approximately 2 miles west of the city square look for the Medina County Career Center; across the street from the Center is Stone Road; take a left on Stone Road approximately 4 miles until it dead ends into Erhart Rd; turn left and 4545 Erhart Rd. is on your left side of the road.  A sign will be at the front entrance.  www.medinafarm.com  Dress is casual, this is an opportunity to break bread, have a beverage & cigar and meet Brett Conner!

Hope you can come. Let us know if you can attend, RSVP to [email protected].

Event: Resnik Luncheon with a Notable Woman


Join Women's Network of Northeast Ohio on October 16, 2015, at the Fairlawn Country Club from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for the Luncheon with a Notable Woman.  This month's notable woman is Dr. Ruth Friedman, Chief Administrative Officer at Our Lady Of the Elms. This lunch/dialogue series will now be open to all Women's Network members for the remainder of 2015. Guests other non-members may attend to consider joining. Reservations are a must.  Register online by October 13.

Event: Medina Lunch witha Notable Woman


Join Women's Network of Northeast Ohio on October 13, 2015, at the Weymouth Country club from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  This month's notable woman is Laurie Price, CPA and owner of HHL Group Inc. This lunch is open to all Women's Network members.  Guests are welcome to attend once to consider membership in the Women's Network.  Reservations are a must. Register online by October 9.

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