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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.

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Current highlights include:

Art After Five at Western Reserve Hospital on Jun. 21

5/24/2018

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

5/11/2018

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].

Akron Safety Town Seeking Volunteers in June

5/11/2018

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions. Most specifically needed are folks willing and able to help the children engage the activities within the small groups. Volunteers act simultaneously as mentor, chaperone, and teacher to support the adult team leaders/teachers. Volunteers can choose which day/days and how much time they want to serve. The first week is June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Forest Hill CLC, 850 Damon St. The second week is June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. to noon, King CLC, 805 Memorial Pkwy. Volunteers can call Fairlawn West United Church of Christ's school secretary, Susan Kolarik at (330) 864-2179 to schedule dates and times.

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

5/4/2018

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

Costco Wholesale Offers Free Shopping Pass February 10-12, 2017

1/10/2017

This pass allows you to shop for one day at the BOSTON HEIGHTS location without having a Costco Membership. Valid 02/10/17-02/12/17. The forms of payment are cash, debit/ATM, or Visa. Please print out this offer and present at the door. This offer is only valid at the Boston Heights location. For questions, contact Avis McCormick at [email protected]

Jackie Renee Salon DYOD: Do Your Own 'Do on January 27

1/6/2017


A premier styling class tailored just for you! Tickets get you a one on one with a trained stylist to answer all your questions about your styling challenges and coach you on in your technique. Spaces are limited, call for tickets (234) 208-8226. Bring your blowdryer, your styling products and any tools you use to style - oh yeah, and come ready to learn how to DYOD!

Move for Martin on January 16

1/5/2017


Join Summa Health and Akron Area YMCA staff as they reflect on their favorite quotes by Dr. King before taking part -- with you -- in a FREE and FUN recreational activity for the whole family. Everyone is welcome. No membership necessary. Come to one or more Y locations, but please let us know so we have the space -- and the necessary amount of refreshments. See the full schedule at http://moveformartin.eventbrite.com

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.

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