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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


Current highlights include:

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].

Akron Safety Town Seeking Volunteers in June


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


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

Bob Pacanovsky Black Tie Dining Experience Workshop


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


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


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


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

Adopt a Grandparent Program by Mary Kay


Show Some Love This Holiday Season It's that wonderful time of year when we all have the opportunity to do something to help make the holiday season special for someone. For only $21, this is your chance to bring joy to our local, elderly residents. Your gift will provide them with, what could be, the only gift they receive this season. Offer pampering to the elderly with our Satin Hands Hand Cream and our Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for Feet & Legs. You may choose a specific individual or let me pick someone at a local nursing/assisted living home. Your gift will be joyfully received. Contact Corina Kuhn at (330) 362-4858 or [email protected] or visit www.marykay.com/ckuhn697.

Historical Homes Holiday Tour


The Akron Woman’s City Club (AWCC) and The Summit County Historical Society present a holiday tour of their three decorated mansions (Gray Lodge, the Perkins Mansion, and the John Brown Home).  Admission is by timed-ticket only.  Tickets must be purchased in November, in person at the Akron Woman’s City Club, 732 W. Exchange St. or online at www.summithistory.org. Ticket numbers are limited.  The cost is $35 which includes a buffet lunch at AWCC, tours of the mansions, and trolley rides between locations. Parking is at AWCC.  For additional information, contact Kendal Taylor at (330) 678-9986 or [email protected].

Copper Creek Apartments' Wine & Cheese Tasting


Come and join us and our host Tim Sahr from the Kent Cheesemonger for a fun night complete with a wine and cheese tasting!  It is a free event, and all who are 21 and over are welcome to come and enjoy an evening in our beautiful lodge.  Please call (330) 474-6220 to RSVP by November 26, 2016.

The Karcher Group Grows Sales and Operations Team


The Karcher Group, a digital marketing agency, announced today the addition of two new members to its growing sales and operations team. Patrick French joins the agency as a Sales Strategist and Mark Turkeltaub as Relationship Manager.

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Job Fair


Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will hold a job fair, 10am – 6pm, Tuesday, Nov. 29, to recruit  new talented rock stars to fill a variety of positions at the Rocksino.

Jobs will be offered to candidates on the spot.  Hiring managers from each department will be on hand to conduct candidate screenings and interviews, as well as to make immediate hiring decisions.  Job offers are contingent on the applicant passing required drug tests, background and reference checks, and obtaining gaming licenses.  Job candidates should dress for success.
Hard Rock Rocksino expects to fill positions, including:

  • Assistant Beverage Manager
  • Restaurant Chef
  • Tour & Travel Manager
  • Sales and VIP Hosts
  • Database Marketing
  • Bartenders
  • Security Officers
  • Maintenance Workers
All career opportunities are listed on line at www.hrrnp.comApplicants must apply on-line prior to attending the job fair and be at least 18 years of age.

Bridgestone Invitational August 2-6, 2017 Presents 3 Ticket Offers


Weekly Grounds Ticket - $115* ($155 Value) Free weekly public parking for every two tickets purchased ($25 Value) Weekly 16th Hole Championship Club Ticket - $170* ($205 Value) Free weekly public parking for every two tickets purchased ($25 Value) Weekly 18th Green Reserved Bleacher Seat & 16th Hole Championship Club Access - $425* ($455 Value) Free weekly parking (Lot 10) with every two tickets purchased ($205 Value) Click here to buy tickets Hurry! Purchase by Dec. 15 to receive by Dec. 24 Offers good through Jan. 3

$1 Million Renovation Set for Window World


Window World of Akron local owners, Fred Moran, Pat Moran and Patrick Moran announce the $1 Million renovation of their showroom and warehouse located at 2424 Gilchrist Road, Akron, Ohio. The family-owned replacement window company is anticipating double digit growth in the coming years, advancing the need for additional office staff, sales professionals and installation crews of windows, entry doors and vinyl siding. Groundbreaking is set for Tuesday, December 6th at 10:00 AM at the Gilchrist Road location. Expected completion is May, 2017.

Black Tie Experience/Bob Pacanovsky Offers 25% Savings on Seminar


Make sure your team feels more confident before they go out to the corporate holiday parties by contacting us to set up your Black Tie Dining Experience workshop! Bob Pacanovsky, Speaker and Trainer will lead your staff through the dining experience which includes a meal of your choice, great tips to put into practice and a "twist" to the event that will make it fun! Schedule before December 10th to receive 25% off the seminar fee! Minimum savings is $250! Contact Bob Pacanovsky at [email protected] Offer Expires 12/10/2016

91.3 FM The Summit Fall Membership Campaign


The Summit is a non-profit, public radio station supported by listeners who become members of the station. The Summit membership campaign is from November 14-18, 2016. Considering become a member! Call (330) 761-3099 or www.thesummit.fm.

Open Arms Adoptions 1st Annual Wine Pull


Join Open Arms Adoptions for an evening of fun that includes dinner, drinks, silent auctions and the "Main Event"- a wine pull where each participant is guaranteed to receive a bottle of wine! Other raffles and prizes will be present as well!  For tickets, call (330) 697-4751 or e-mail [email protected].

Avatar Management Services Avatar Vlogs


Sharing a few of our recent Avatar Vlogs. We discuss our approach to Safety & Risk, our analysis process and the difference between Knowledge and Skills and their respective learning domains. What is Safety and Risk - https://vimeo.com/182753252 Education and Training - https://vimeo.com/189649862 Our analysis process - https://vimeo.com/185393558 Sharing as an opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas between like-minded professionals.

Advance Your Career with UA Solutions


Do you feel prepared for the upcoming year? At The University of Akron's University Solitions (UA Solutions/UAS), your challenges become our goals. UAS provides instructors that are highly accomplished in their respective fields such as Project Management, Lean Mastery, Six Sigma, and Leadership Essentials. If you’re ready to improve your productivity, customer satisfaction and employee morale contact UA Solutions at (330) 972-7577 or visit us online at www.uakron.edu/uas!

No Muffin Left Behind Sale


The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Main Street Gourmet have teamed up again and will holding this year's No Muffin Left Behind Sale this Saturday, November 5!  Main Street Muffin  gets the chance to clean out its freezer and No Muffin Left Behind shoppers can stock up their freezer and the Foodbank gets all the leftovers and a portion of the proceeds.

All of Main Street Gourmet’s slightly off-spec and frozen bakery products will be sold at $1.25 per pound with a portion of the proceeds and all unsold products going directly to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.  Items available could include cookie dough, muffin batter, granola, brownies.  The sale is first-come, first-served.  Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted (but not debit cards).

For more information, check out "No Muffin Left Behind" under the "About Us" tab at: www.mainstreetgourmet.com.

Cleveland Clinic Speaking of Women's Health Ladies Night Out


Do you wonder what your body might be lacking? Are you longing to fall asleep and stay asleep?  Does your mood and energy level need a boost?  Knowledge is power!  Join us for an exciting women-only event with complementary health screenings and wellness information.  Enjoy a sit-down dinner and informal Q&A session with our panel of experts from Cleveland Clinic.  Bring your questions.  Bring a friend.  Enjoy pamering, giveaways and prizes.  Visit our retail boutique specializng in health and wellness products.

Reservations are required. 

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