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Scene75 Entertainment is Available for Holiday Parties


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


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


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

EMPOWER! Women's Business Mastery Program


EMPOWER is designed to assist women in all stages of business. From the idea phase through planning the exit strategy. Join us for in-depth workshops that address key issues for women business owners. March 8th is our Opening Retreat. We welcome the founder of Priceline.com, Jeff Hoffman, followed by a learning session on certification.  For more information, please visit womensnetworkneohio.com/empower.

Kent State University Hotel & Conference Deal Promotion


Events that Give Back - Meetings with Benefits

Group Accommodations

Reserve a group block Sunday-Thursday at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center and enjoy the following concessions:

  • $115 Rate with Complimentary parking for Group block of 10 or more sleeping rooms
  • Complimentary hot breakfast in addition to deluxe cold continental
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary welcome appetizer for your group in Nineteen10 Restaurant & Lounge
All For One Meeting Package
  • Meeting Room Set Up to your Specifications
  • Complimentary LCD Projector, Screen, Podium, Mic and WiFi
  • Standard Meeting Room set up notepads, pens, mints, glasses, pitchers of water, and house linens
  • Package includes breakfast buffet, A.M Break, Lunch Buffet and P.M. Break
AVAILABLE through March 31, 2016.    OFFER CODE:  NY2016
Offers may be separate or combined with rooms/meeting package.
For availability and rates, contact our Sales Department: (330) 968-6914 or e-mail [email protected].

CONDITIONS: Not valid on previously booked business. Minimum of 10 rooms for 1 night. May not be combined with any other offer. Block must actualize by March 31, 2016.

Alexander Body & Fender Pastor Program


Any pastor of a local church can get a free car wash, quick interior vacuum and windshield wiper fluid fill at Alexander Body & Fender on Mondays between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   We ask that you call ahead and schedule your appointment so we can be properly prepared.  Phone us at (330) 376-8105.  We are located at 611 N. Main St., Akron OH 44310.  We will schedule up to 10 appointments for each Monday!  No strings attached!!  This is just our way of giving back.

Greater Summit Networking Event


You're invited to attend this free networking event for manufacturers and business owners, sponsored by the Summit Magazine and Black Pages Ohio. 

Meet with representatives from various corporations such as FirstEnergy, Honda, Kent State, Summa Health, Rockwell Automotive, CareSource and more, small businesses, and city departments.  Showcase your products and services.  And learn about the 2016 Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo.

Free admission • door prizes • hors d'oeuvres • business networking
For more information and to RSVP, call (800) 900-7735 or visit www.BPSpecialEvents.com.  Register today - vendor space available!

CCG Automation receives the 2016 “Business of the Year” Award from the Richfield Chamber of Commerce


CCG Automation is the proud recipient of the annual Richfield Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award, an award that was created by the Chamber of Commerce to recognize companies that provide both civic and economic contributions to the community. CCG provides building automation systems to schools, hospitals and businesses throughout Northeast Ohio. The services provided by CCG enable buildings to perform optimally while creating comfortable and energy-efficient environments.

2016 Winners of Accent on Excellence Event™ Announced


The National Sales and Marketing Executives Akron/Canton, Ohio announce the top movers of the sales and marketing profession. 

The National Sales and Marketing Executives (NSME) announce its 2016 winners of the Accent on Excellence™ Event and congratulate Jay Alan Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D., and President of NEOMED as Executive of the Year.

26th Anniversary Mature Workers' Job and Career Fair


Mature workers have the highest work ethic and the lowest absenteeism and turnover.

Employers: register for a booth today and take advantage of this opportunity to select from the best in every field.

Call (330) 762-8666 Ext. 174 or Ext. 178 to reserve your spot!  Register online at www.matureservices.org.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Akron Canton Airport Offering Pre-Opening Meeting Package Special


Grand Opening Meeting Planner Special! Experience the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Akron Canton Airport. $25 ALL DAY MEETING PACKAGE. Includes Continental breakfast, beverage refresh, lunch and afternoon break. AV screen & cart, extension cord, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Hilton HHonors Meeting Planner points. Offer valid through 2/16/16. Call now to speak to one of our experienced Sales Managers - (330) 305-0500.

Metisentry Launches BackupLegend


As Metisentry continues to grow, we are excited to announce the launch of our newest product, BackupLegend! Before BackupLegend, backup monitoring—when done correctly—was a heavily manual process. Companies would have to read through notification emails that listed all backup statuses, or review various software packages. If an issue occurred, each problem needed to be looked at one by one. This was a time consuming process, and it was nearly impossible to be sure backups were occurring when they were supposed to, if at all.

National Sales & Marketing Executives of Akron/Canton Announces New Professional Association


52-year-old professional ground reorganizes to provide valuable programs and professional development for regional sales and marketing leaders

National Sales & Marketing Executives (NSME), a new professional association, provides high-caliber educational and valuable networking opportunities for sales and marketing leaders in the greater Akron/Canton region.

Event: The Merriman Hosts a SUPERbowl Event


The Merriman, located at 209 Merriman Rd., Akron, OH 44314, hopes you take time out of your day and stop by on January 27, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. for a one-of-a-kind superbowl party.  There will be six locations within the facility to stop and taste soup, while pairing it with a great beer or wine.  Take home a bottle of wine and get a chance to win a door prize.

The Karcher Group Acquires Vertex CrossMedia


The Karcher Group recently announced it has acquired Vertex CrossMedia, a video and motion graphics agency based in Canton, Ohio.  The merger has been completed and all former Vertex clients are currently in the process of being transitioned to TKG. The acquisition brings video, motion graphics, 3D and brand strategy all under one roof at TKG.

Akron Racers Extend Contract of Pitcher Alison Owen


The Akron Racers recently announced that they have extended the contract of pitcher Alison Owen through the 2016 season. This marks Owen’s third season of play with the Racers.  “Alison has gained a lot of experience over the past two seasons about just what it takes to compete at this level,” noted Joey Arrietta, GM of the Racers. “There is no substitute for experience and I believe Alison has a better mindset to take on that challenge this coming summer.”

Check out akronracers.org for ticket information or call (330) 376-8188.

Akron Racers Extend Contract of Pitcher Aimee Creger


The Akron Racers recently announced that they have extended pitcher Aimee Creger contract through the 2016 season.  “Aimee has recommitted herself to a rigorous training program to return to the circle as a starter for the Racers this summer,” commented GM, Joey Arrietta.
The Akron Racers Opening Weekend Celebration begins June 8-10 against the Rebellion. For further information call (330) 376-8188. The complete schedule is available online at akronracers.org.

Event: 39th Annual WITAN French Market at New Location


WITAN’S French Market arts & crafts shopping extravaganza will be held on March 4th & 5th at a NEW LOCATION at St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, 44333. French Market is a juried arts & crafts show featuring 67 artisans & craftsmen from Ohio and surrounding states. Exhibits include jewelry, pottery, clothing, outdoor décor & more. French Market will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door. Please visit www.witaninfo.org for more info.

TRIAD Announces Internal Organizational Changes


To position the agency for future growth and better serve our clients, TRIAD recently made some organizational changes to the staff.  Joe Nemeth and John Moulagiannis have been named Vice Presidents within the agency. Additional staff changes include Lia Fleming to Art Director, Marsha Griswold to Senior Account Executive and Michael Carlson to Senior Designer.

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