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Scene75 Entertainment is Available for Holiday Parties

11/15/2017

Scene75 Cleveland's 80,000 square-foot venue features a full-service restaurant, two bars, an indoor electric go-kart track, a two-story laser tag arena, 18 holes of black-light miniature golf, more than 110 video and prize redemption arcade games, six mini-bowling lanes within a boutique lounge, bumper cars, a 4-D theater complete with motion seating and special effects, a bouncing inflatable arena, a laser maze, several private party and banquet rooms for birthday parties and corporate events, a concession stand, and more. Scene75 is known for having the best parties and private events and we look forward to earning that title in Cleveland as well! We are the best place to host your event because we help you to customize your party exactly the way YOU want it! We offer a variety of different packages for each occasion and then you have the option to pick which of our awesome attractions that you want in your party!

2nd Annual Merry Mingle on Nov. 30

10/31/2017

A  collaborative social event with AAF-Akron, AMA, NEO, NSME, NEOCC, and PRSA, this second annual holiday charity networking event benefits YEPAW (Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop).  $10 cover charge. There will be a cash bar, food stations, themed basket silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.  6:00 p.m. YEPAW performance; 7:30 p.m. Raffle winners announced.  YEPAW uses the arts to engage middle and high school urban youth in activities that provide positive options for developing their talents, skills, and self-esteem.

Buckeye Baskets - Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy

9/20/2017

Customize your gifts with your company logo items, a gift tag with your logo and a personal message to the recipient. Conveniently ship gifts anywhere in the world. Support the employment of people with disabilities. When you send a beautifully wrapped gift basket, you also provide creative work for people at United Disability Services. It's a gift that give twice!

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

Enter Advanced Insurance Designs' Raffle for a Chance to Win Cavs Tickets on February 1

12/14/2016

Enter to win Raffle for a Chance to Win Two 4th Row Seats to the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. The Timberwolves game on February 1, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Includes free food and beverages and a chance to meet the players. $5 per Entry (Cash Only) Estimated Value $900. All proceeds benefit Blue Coats Foundation for fallen police officers and firefighters. Drawing to be held on January 16, 2017.

Audio Concepts -- Made In Akron | Heard Worldwide

12/14/2016

2016 has been an exciting year at Audio Concepts with great digital and broadcast productions, radio commercials, innovative soundtracks, web videos and creative scripts. So what does a mite sound like?

Hard Rock Rocksino’s Club Velvet Announces Comedy Act Darren "DS" Sanders featuring Mike Paramore on February 3

12/12/2016


Hard Rock Rocksino announced upcoming comedians performing in its intimate Club Velvet, where any seat is a best seat to laugh the night away:

Comedian Darren “DS” Sanders, featuring, Mike Paramore – Feb. 3 – 4, 2017, 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

Darren “DS” Sanders’s credits include five seasons of BET'S Comic View, Comedy Central's Laugh Riots. DS is known as "THE MAN OF MANY FACES." His facial expressions are as descriptive as his words.  Mike Paramore, originally from Cleveland, was runner up in the Columbus FunnyBone ‘Funniest Person” in 2007, a finalist in the “Go Bananas” competition and named Mountain Dew comedian of the week in 2008. Tickets are $15/$10.

Club Velvet partners with The Comedy Zone, one of the largest comedy club chains in the country, to book the best comedic talent in the nation, another step toward making Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Ohio’s premier gaming, entertainment and dining destinations.

Tickets are available at the Rocksino box office, daily 1:00pm – 9:00pm or at Ticket Master.

Hard Rock Rocksino’s Club Velvet Announces Comedy Act Mike Polk featuring Zachariah Durr on January 27

12/12/2016


Hard Rock Rocksino announced upcoming comedians performing in its intimate Club Velvet, where any seat is a best seat to laugh the night away:

Comedian Mike Polk Jr. featuring Zachariah Durr – Jan. 27 – 28, 2017, 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

Cleveland Comedian Mike Polk Jr. has garnered over 50 million combined views on YouTube with his viral web videos, including "The Factory of Sadness", "The Cleveland Tourism Video" and "The One Semester of Spanish Love Song.”   Additionally, Polk authored "Damn Right I'm From Cleveland: Your Guide To Making It In America's 47th Largest City".   Zachariah Durr has opened for numerous comics, including Tig Notaro, Matt Braunger, and Reggie Watts.  He currently co-hosts the popular storytelling show "Keep Talking”.  Tickets are $20/$15.

Club Velvet partners with The Comedy Zone, one of the largest comedy club chains in the country, to book the best comedic talent in the nation, another step toward making Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Ohio’s premier gaming, entertainment and dining destinations.

Tickets are available at the Rocksino box office, daily 1:00pm – 9:00pm or at Ticket Master.

Charene Creative's Holiday Promotion

12/12/2016

Give To Your Favorite Charity! At Charene Creative, they feel it’s important to give back and help make the world a better place. Together, we can make this a season of giving instead of getting. Whether you need a brand overhaul or assistance with a single project for print marketing, web design or social media, sign a contract with Charene Creative, and they will donate $50 to your favorite charity!

Santa Claus is Coming to Stautzenberger on December 8

12/8/2016


Bring your pets and/or kids to our open house to get photos taken with Santa! Milk.  Enjoy cookies & raffle baskets to win.  This event is benefitting our student chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America & Operation Bulletproof. (Purchasing bulletproof vests for K-9 officers in NE Ohio.) Also chat with program directors to learn about the college's programs and what makes us stand out. See you then!  (440) 838-1999

Ring in 2017 at Jilly's Music room's 4th Annual New Year's Eve Bash with Roxxymoro on December 31

12/8/2016

NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH:  $60/Person includes a kick-up-your-heels great time with ROXXYMORON, special all-night buffet, champagne toast & complimentary JMR logo flute to take home, and more! Seating is limited - so reserve early!

Click here to buy tickets online now.

SPECIAL OVERNIGHT PACKAGE: We've partnered with the new Courtyard Akron Downtown (conveniently located right across the street) to offer an overnight package.
$269 includes: Two Tickets to Jilly's New Year's Eve Bash, overnight accommodations in a room with a king or 2 queen beds, breakfast for 2 on New Year's Day, and Valet Parking.  Call the Courtyard at (800) 321-2211 to take advantage of this offer.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Neil Sedaka at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park on February 14

12/8/2016


Sedaka’s chart toppers include “The Diary,” “Oh! Carol,” ” Stairway to Heaven,” “Calendar Girl,” “Little Devil,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” “Next Door To An Angel,” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” --  songs that have become a part of peoples’ lives and can instantly take listeners back to special moments. His music became distinguished for a unique recording style involving multi-tracking his own voice.

http://neilsedaka.com/
Tickets are $88, $68, and $58 at the Hard Rock Rocksino box office, daily 1:00pm – 9:00pm or at Ticket Master.

Sikich Presents "What's New with Skype for Business 2016?" Webinar on December 15

12/8/2016


It wasn’t all that long ago that Microsoft Lync had become Skype for Business. Now, that’s all a blur and updates keep on coming. For those not familiar with Skype for Business, it is Microsoft’s technology that brings instant messaging, voice calling, video conferencing, and screen sharing and collaboration all rolled into one package. Join us for a short one hour educational webinar to hear all the latest improvements coming our way.

Join us on Thursday, December 15th at 1pm EST for our next IT Straight Talk Series Webinar: "What's New with Skype for Business 2016?"   To learn more or to register, go to http://bit.ly/2gta3es or call (800) 968-6661.

Bistro Flights & Bites on January 10 and February 7

12/8/2016


Tuesday, January 10th, 5:45PM or 6:45PM Session
Tuesday, February 7th 5:45PM or 6:45PM Session

3 wines paired with 3 appetizer bites. One of our wine experts will lead guests through each wine and food pairing in a fun and interactive experience in our casual and cozy Balconatta. Make it an evening and join us for dinner in the Bistro! $16 PP Gratuity not included. Tickets Non-Refundable http://www.gervasivineyard.com/GV-Online-Store/Tasting-Events

Crush House Flights & Bites on January 24 & February 21

12/8/2016


Tuesday, January 24th, 5:45PM or 6:45PM Session
Tuesday, February 21st 5:45PM or 6:45PM Session

3 wines paired with 3 appetizer bites. One of our WSET Trained staff members will lead guests through each wine and food pairing in a fun and interactive experience in one of our private rooms at the Crush House. Make it an evening and join us for dinner afterwards! $16 PP Gratuity not included. Tickets Non-Refundable. http://www.gervasivineyard.com/GV-Online-Store/Tasting-Events

Bistro Art Night on January 17

12/8/2016


Join us for a painting class with 'Wine & Canvas' in the Vetrina Room at The Bistro. Registration includes a Buffet of Salad, Pizza, Pasta and Dessert at 6PM as well as everything you need for class from 7-9PM. We will provide the wine glasses, paints, brushes and instruction to show you how to create your own pair of snowmen glasses! Sign up with your friends for a great time! $65 pp Tickets are non-refundable, Taxes additional.

Bob Pacanovsky Black Tie Dining Experience Workshop

12/8/2016

Ask your employees, "How many of you are nervous when attending a client dinner or gala?" You would likely be amazed at the number of hands that go up. That is why we have created The Black Tie Dining Experience! This seminar will help your employees become more confident in a dining or social setting. And we have added a special "twist" which is guaranteed to make it an unforgettable event involving members of your company!

Avatar Rocks the Holidays for a Great Cause

12/7/2016

Avatar Management Services recently held its tenth annual Santa Fest on December 3, at their corporate headquarters in Macedonia, Ohio. More than 104 truly caring people gathered in Avatar’s studios to raise awareness for Summit County Family Services, all while enjoying some holiday fun. “It’s the time of year when we have the opportunity to give back for our many blessings and enjoy each other’s company as well,” remarked President, Linda Gardner.

Avatar Vlog - Diagnose Before We Prescribe

12/7/2016

Avatar CEO, Mark G. Gardner, explains their proprietary, safety-focused organizational analysis protocol known as Compass™. This process defines where you are as a company and helps chart a course for achieving world-class safety in your organization.

SeibertKeck Insurance Presents "Be the Change" on December 7

12/7/2016


Join SeibertKeck for a morning of non-profit inspiration and community engagement as they spotlight two growing, vibrant, and inspiring local organizations.  Guest speakers are Erin Victor, of Akron Snow Angels, and Blake Babcock, of Mobile Meals.  Considering the holiday season is upon us, it will be a relief to simply enjoy a morning of uplifting stories from our community with two organizations that are absolutely making a difference. Register now: http://bit.ly/2fck69g Brochure: http://bit.ly/2g3fcsO

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