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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


Current highlights include:

Tenacity Client Retention Webinar on Jun. 14 or 15


We are offering two one-hour webinars (pick one convenient to you) June 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST or June 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST. We’ll demonstrate the tools and take you through several simulations. Just send an email to Dr. Gary Selden, Director of the Tenacity Center at KSU ([email protected]) or give him a call at (470) 578-3191 in order to register. It might or might not be your finest hour, but it very well could be your most profitable one.

Art After Five at Western Reserve Hospital on Jun. 21


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


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].

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


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

Karcher Group Presents SEO for Your Business on Mar. 14


The concept of search engine optimization has been around for a long time, but the details are always evolving. SEO's many contributing factors are hard to keep track of if you don't stay on top of them. Join usfor an interactive session geared towards learning the basics of SEO and trying it yourself through exercises led by our team. 

NSME's 46th Annual Accent on Excellence Event on Feb. 27


The annual National Sales & Marketing Executives (NSME) “Accent on Excellence” awards program in the greater Akron/Canton region recognizes the Executive of the Year, the Outstanding Community Leader, multiple “Achievements in Excellence” awards recipients and the Exceptional Sales and Marketing Collegiate Recipient.  Click here to see the recipients.
These honorees have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism during their careers in diverse sales and marketing roles. Winners are selected by NSME leaders, based on nominations from local professionals, questionnaire responses provided by the nominees and publicly available information. Criteria include community and civic involvement, professional experience and demonstrated performance.

Hale Farm & Village Hosts "Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Brakfast" on Mar. 10, 11, 17 & 19


From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast and learn about tree tapping, the maple sugar process and experience oxen demonstrations. View period arts and crafts demonstrations such as glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving. Adults: $15, Youth (3-12): $10, Members: $5, Breakfast only $5. Breakfast served 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice. *Presale tickets are good for any One day. Reservations not necessary. Hale Farm s located at 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH 44210.

American Legion and NEOVETs Scholarship Night on Feb. 8


Learn About Scholarships for Your Students
High school parents, military spouses, and high school guidance counselors are invited to attend this informational seminar regarding some little known scholarships. Not all of the scholarships presented require a military affiliation or service obligation. This is an excellent opportunity for this group to learn and network. If you come from a military family, please complete the basic information in the registration section. Our host, American Legion Clifton Post 421, will GIVE AWAY one annual membership to a potential, *qualified and **verified veteran, son, or auxiliary member for Clifton Post 421 who attends. The announcement will be made at the end of the presentations.

Karcher Group Presents Digital Marketing Strategy on Feb. 14


You have tons of options for marketing your business online. SEO, digital ads, email, social media...the list goes on. But how do you know which ones will actually help you achieve your goals? If you don't have a plan, you can end up wasting time, energy and money.  Join us for this hands-on session, where we'll run you through the basics of building a digital marketing strategy that gets results.

Jackie Renee Salon DYOD


Do you wait as long as humanly possible to shampoo your hair after a visit to the hairdresser? You're not alone, many of us struggle figuring out how to hold the dryer, which way to clamp the iron... and twist what? where? for a flat iron curl.. Wait, you can curl with a flat iron? That's a thing? Our trained staff will coach you through all of these and help you to channel your inner hairdresser. Call the salon to reserve your spot (234) 208-8226.

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.

Corporate Exclusive: The Phantom Returns on Jan. 9-28


Discover what happens when LOVE NEVER DIES The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has escaped to a new life in Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.

Dominion Energy Recruiting Event for 15 Positions in our Field Metering Services Department on Jan. 9


Dominion Energy Ohio is recruiting individuals for Field Metering Services Helper positions. These positions are full-time opportunities and start at $21.10 an hour. These positions require the following:
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Desire to learn and perform advanced tasks
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Willingness to work overtime, shifts and call-outs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to pass a physical assessment and mechanical aptitude test
Interested applicants should consider attending one of the recruitment sessions to meet with supervisors and hiring managers to discuss qualifications. Sessions will be held on the following dates at two separate locations:
Date: January 9, 2018
Session One: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Session Two: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Holiday Inn Akron-West Fairlawn
4073 Medina Road, Akron, Ohio 44333
For additional questions please contact Ruth Rachel Przybojewski at [email protected] or at (216) 386-0381.

Empower! for Women-Owned Businesses on Jan. 8


ECDI/WBC and the Women’s Network bring entrepreneurs in the Greater Akron region a new series of entrepreneurial training: EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses
Building a successful business takes a team. The EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses collaborative is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to expand their existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas; business concept, organization, customer relations, and operations using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90 day action plan.
  • Building a sustainable enterprise
  • 1:1 Coaching for individual business owners
  • Building an action plan for success
  • Networking with other entrepreneurs
**EMPOWER for Business is supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation**

Doing Business Around the Globe on Jan. 31


With global warming, it’s hard to make plans without expecting the weather to change, and the global economic forecast isn’t much different. Dynamic in nature, the geopolitical climate of 2018 may be unpredictable to some, but Michael Weidokal, an internationally renowned geopolitical, economic forecaster and founder of International Strategic Analysis (ISA) has the strategies for you. Join Sikich as we invite Mr. Weidokal to speak on forecasting the geopolitical climate of 2018. 
Weidokal has directly advised many of the world's largest companies on the issues and trends impacting their businesses in international markets. Additionally, he has supported the efforts of many national, regional and local governments in their effort to promote international trade and investments.
Join us to learn about and discuss international economic and political risks around the world.

Holiday Inn Akron-West Presents New Years Eve 2017 on Dec. 31


The Holiday Inn Akron-West invites guests out for a night of food, drinks, fun and entertainment on New Year’s Eve. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Hors d’oeuvres and a prime rib buffet followed by an open bar and music and dancing. At midnight, there will be a special toast. The cost of the event starts at $299 per couple, which includes a deluxe sleeping room, late checkout and a breakfast buffet. Returning guest receive $10 off. Single prices are $179.99 The hotel is located at 4073 Medina Road on State Route 18 in Fairlawn. For reservations or questions, call (330) 666-4131. Reservations Must Be Paid in Full By December 27, 2017

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