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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


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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].

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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 [email protected]

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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