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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


Current highlights include:

Tenacity Client Retention Webinar on Jun. 14 or 15


We are offering two one-hour webinars (pick one convenient to you) June 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST or June 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST. We’ll demonstrate the tools and take you through several simulations. Just send an email to Dr. Gary Selden, Director of the Tenacity Center at KSU ([email protected]) or give him a call at (470) 578-3191 in order to register. It might or might not be your finest hour, but it very well could be your most profitable one.

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].

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

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. 

Copper Creek Apartments Host Halloween Costume Party


There will be FREE food and drinks, along with music, FREE RAFFLE PRIZES, Costume Contests for best costume and best couples costume. Winners will all receive a $100.00 Visa Gift Card.  We will be doing the costume contest winners around 8:45 p.m. and the raffle winners around 9:30 p.m. Do not miss out and come join the FUN!!

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve Hosts the 2017 Aspire! Signature Event on March 25


To raise money for programs that reach more than 900 children each year, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve (BGCWR) is holding its signature Aspire! Auction and Dinner.  Guests will enjoy a festive evening including dinner, live and silent auctions, the famous “Dessert Dash” and “Mission Possible,” with all proceeds from the event to support BGCWR.   The cost for the event is $100 per ticket or $250 for a Patron reservation, which includes entry to the VIP Pre-Party and listing in the event program.   This year’s live auction includes several exciting items, including a 7-day stay at Chautauqua Lake Cabin in the Woods, plus other extraordinary experiences.

Jim Sikich named accounting industry legend by LEA Global


— Professional services firm Sikich LLP recognized with two awards from international association — NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Oct. 24, 2016 — Jim Sikich, CEO and managing partner of professional services firm Sikich LLP, was recently named an accounting industry legend by LEA Global at its annual conference. LEA Global is an international association of 220 firms across 106 countries that focus on accounting, financial and business advisory services. The Legends award recognizes a leader who has driven growth and innovation and served as a model for others in the industry.

6th Annual Mixed Paper Drive is Underway in Akron schools for America Recycles Day!


To help celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15, 2016, Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB), in conjunction with the River Valley Paper Company, is hosting the 6th annual mixed paper drive competition in 23 Akron Public Schools and 6 private schools in the Akron area. During this month-long competition from October 17– November 11, 2016, community residents and local businesses can help make one of these schools a local and national winner by taking their magazines, phone books, paperboard, catalogs, junk mail, office paper, newspaper and cardboard to a recycle bin.

Huntington Bank is Nation's Second Largest SBA Lender


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


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.
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


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


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


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.

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