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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.


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Huntington Bank is Nation's Second Largest SBA Lender

10/20/2016

Small business lending to expand across all markets in 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio - Huntington Bank is the nation’s second largest lender of Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans during SBA fiscal year 2016, maintaining its ranking for total 7(a) loans nationwide, and ranking as the top 7(a) lender for total loans and dollars lent within its six-state core footprint. Huntington has ranked as a top three national SBA 7(a) lender since 2011 and the premier 7(a) lender in its core footprint since 2008.

The Salvation Army of Summit County Presents New York Staff Bank on October 14

10/11/2016


The performances of this 30-piece all-amateur ensemble, recently back from a tour of Cuba, have “panache and stylistic swagger” (4barsrest.com), and have earned them a reputation as one of the world’s best brass bands.  The Salvation Army is privileged to have Akron as a stop on their current U.S.
Tour.
 
Free parking is provided in the attached City deck, 40 S. High St. for this event.  Doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m.  The performance is free of charge with no assigned seating, but you must have a ticket to enter.
 
Online tickets are available at http://bit.ly/2aztiRf or at www.salvationarmyakron.org and on their Facebook site.  Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until gone.

Eat, Drink and Party with Child Guidance & Family Solutions on November 5

10/11/2016


Succumb to your vices while virtuously supporting Child Guidance & Family Solutions.

Join Honorary Chair Susan (Poe) Flowers and Beat the odds in the casino, lose yourself in the live performances at the lounge, indulge in shamefully delicious delicacies & spirits, place your best bet on enticing auction items – there is temptation for everyone!

RSVP by October 30, 2016 online at cgfsevents.org or by phone at (330) 384-2882.


Love Akron Connect After Hours on October 13

10/11/2016


Enjoy light appetizers and beverages while connecting with other Christians in the marketplace.  There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcome at the door.  The venue is conveniently located just off the Massillon Road exit of I-77.  RSVP to Marissa Dove at [email protected].  We'd love to see you there.  Please consider inviting a friend and sharing this link on Facebook.

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Presents "ALL IN for State & Local Tax" on November 10

10/7/2016


Join us at the region's most comprehensive state and local tax conference where you'll witness SALT greatness and learn from some of the best in the "league," all in a day's work.  The Ohio Society of CPAs teams up with The University of Akron's George W. Daverio School of Accountancy to bring you this full-day event.  Sessions will be geared towards both multistate corporations, and privately-held businesses and their owners.

Contact Jennifer Carro at (216) 615-7306 for more information.

Earn Fall Hiking Spree Credit with District Director

10/7/2016


This year, hikers can earn spree credit alongside the park district’s top executive.  Lisa King, executive director for Summit Metro Parks, will lead spree-credit hikes on the following Tuesdays remaining this fall:

Tuesday, October 11, 6 p.m.
Alder Trail – 1.4 miles / Easy
Goodyear Heights Metro Park (550 Frazier Ave., Akron)

Tuesday, October 18, 6 p.m.
Ledges Trail – 1.1 miles / Moderate
Liberty Park (9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg)

Tuesday, October 25, 6 p.m.
Oxbow Trail – 1.2 miles / Moderate
Cascade Valley Metro Park (1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron)

Tuesday, November 1, 4 p.m.
Downy Loop Trail – 1.2 miles / Easy
Wood Hollow Metro Park (2121 Barlow Rd., Hudson)

Tuesday, November 8, 4 p.m.
Redwing Trail – 1.1 miles / Easy
Firestone Metro Park (2620 Harrington Rd., Akron)

King said the hikes are a chance for the public to ask questions about Summit Metro Parks and keep in touch about current happenings.  “Earning Fall Hiking Spree credit is a bonus!” she added.  The 53rd annual Fall Hiking Spree, the largest and longest-running event of its kind in the nation, began September 1 and continues through November 30. To earn hiking rewards, hikers must complete at least eight designated trails. First-year hikers earn a hiking staff and shield. Veteran hikers earn the hiking shield. Rewards are free to Summit County residents. Out-of-county residents pay to receive their rewards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for veteran hikers).

Hiking forms are available online at hikingspree.summitmetroparks.org, the visitors center at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, the nature center at Liberty Park (9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg), the park district's administrative offices (975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron) and all Acme Fresh Market stores.  Call (330) 865-8065 for more information.

Totally Cooked Invites you to Meet and Greet with our new Friends at Strawberry Hill Farm

10/5/2016

You are cordially Invited to a Fall Open House Introducing Strawberry Hill Farm, rain or shine! Hors d'oeuvres and Light Refreshment's provided.

This event marks the beginning of an exciting new collaboration between the historic Strawberry Hill Farm venue (previously Lawson’s Family Farm) and the award-winning Totally Cooked Catering company. This rustic, yet elegantly detailed venue will now be catered exclusively by Totally Cooked Catering, an award-winning company from Cuyahoga Falls. The partnership brings new meaning to farm-to-table catering, with weddings ceremonies, receptions and other indoor/outdoor events being held and catered right on the family-owned farm.

Molon Labe CrossFit in Search of Makeovers for Survivors

10/4/2016


In search of breast cancer survivors who would like a makeover.  Submit your request in 250 words or less.  Also looking for sponsors: salons, photographers, makeup artists, clothing boutiques, jewelers willing to assist.  Monetary donations also accepted.

TRIAD Announces Call for 2017 Design4Good Applications

10/3/2016


TRIAD is accepting applications for Design4Good, the agency’s pro bono design program that provides free design and interactive services to 501c3 organizations — helping them stretch their marketing budgets and make a difference in the Northeast Ohio communities they serve. Over the last two decades, TRIAD has provided over $500,000 in these services to over 70 different not-for-profit organizations

American Cancer Society Presents Akron Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 15

9/30/2016


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting communities with a shared passion to help free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.  Registration is at 8:00 a.m., opening ceremony is a 9:00 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.  Visit makingstrideswalk.org/akron or contact Kelley Gifford at [email protected] or (330) 517-2067 for more information.

Akron Blind Center Presents Annual White Cane Walk on October 8

9/27/2016


The non-profit Akron Blind Center provides services, classes and resources for the visually impaired.  There will be free admission, food, entertainment, prizes, challenges, giveaways, demonstrations, raffles, auctions and ceremonies to celebrate the challenges these champions overcome. Attendees can be blindfolded to temporarily experience challenges without sight.

Enter FedEx Advantage® $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes

9/26/2016


Get winning! Enter the FedEx Advantage $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes!
Get ready for a chance to win! FedEx is giving Greater Akron Chamber members a chance to win up to $10,000, or over 100 other prizes, in the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes. Simply enroll in the Greater Akron Chamber Shipping Program and you’ll be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. Then you’ll have a chance to earn up to 51 additional entries.

Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 2

9/23/2016


Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth leading cause of death, destroying our families, our finances and our future. Join us to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Check-in/Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. Walk starts at 10:15 a.m.  For more information, contact Stephanie Mueller at [email protected] or (330) 650-0552, or visit www.alz.org/walk.

AtNetPlus presents Customer Immersion Experience on October 19 & 20

9/22/2016


Take Windows 10 & Office 365 for a Test Drive

Technology is all around us. The question is, how can we use it to enhance our work and empower our business?  What if you could dive in and explore two of those exciting technologies - Office 365 and Windows 10?  Well, the opportunity is knocking. Join us either Wednesday, October 19 or Thursday, October 20!  RSVP: http://atnetpl.us/cieoctwed. Want to register for Thursday instead? http://atnetpl.us/cieoctthurs.

AtNetPlus presents How to Protect Your Business in 2017 on October 12

9/22/2016


Did you know 60% of small businesses fail within 6 months of a cyber attack?  Join AtNetPlus and F&E Payment Pros to find out how to protect your business.

AtNetPlus and F&E Payment Pros are teaming up to arm you with how to protect your business in 2017.  The new year will be here before you know it and with the ever-present threats of cyber security and theft, it's never been more crucial to make sure you know how to keep your business safe.  There will be two presentations regarding security and document management, and lunch will be provided.

Portage-Summit Diaper Bank is Seeking Board Members

9/15/2016


Portage-Summit Diaper Bank is seeking volunteers to serve on its board of directors. The board generally meets once a month and board member terms are for two years. We do not have a required donation amount, we do request that board members make a contribution that is significant to the board member, be that of time or money. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Ginger Swanson at [email protected] to request an application.

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