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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.

Arthur J Gallagher Releases 2017 National Benefits Survey Results


Staying on top of benefits and human resource changes takes endurance. When climbing an ever steeper competitive slope, employers need the latest information on how to negotiate unsteady terrain such as new regulations, demographic shifts, and technology disruptions in revenue and profit models. Gallagher’s 2017 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey provides data and insights that help steadily guide you along the path to peak performance.

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

Event: Tubbs Chiropractic is Offering Greater Akron Chamber members free first visits


START YOUR NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT! Seeing your chiropractor on a regular basis, whether you're in pain or not, will help you maintain your balance and your range of motion. That's why Tubbs Chiropractic is offering a FREE ($200 Value ) for chamber members. Don't Delay good health, call today and schedule your free appointment (330) 945-4700. OFFER INCLUDES: Free office visit, Free Consultation, Free set of x-rays, Free 15-minute table massage. Offer valid until 1/31/16.

Event: Red & White on Thursday Night


Join more than 750 guests at the 19th Annual Red & White On Thursday Night on January 28, 2016.  This wine and food event presented by Cleveland Clinic Akron General benefits the Arthritis Foundation.  The evening takes place from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Quaker Square at The University of Akron, 135 S. Broadway St., Akron, OH  44308.

The event is expected to raise more than $83,000.  All proceeds support critical local Arthritis Foundation initiatives including advocacy and access, help and support, and research.  General admission tickets are $85 in advance, $95 at the door.  VIP Lounge tickets are $125 in advance, $135 at the door.  Purchase tickets online at www.akronredandwhite.com or call (216) 285-2822.

Event: 2016 U.S. Youth Futsal Great Lakes Regional Futsal Championships


Come see the region's best Futsal at Rubber City Sports in Akron's historic Goodyear Hall, 1201 E. Market St., Akron, OH  44305.
Semi-finals and Finals Games all day!

  • Friday, January 15, 2016, 6:00  - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 17, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Championship - Monday, January 18, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Click here for schedules and standings.
$10 for a 4-day weekend bracelet; $5 daily passes also available; children 6 years old and young are free.

Food band beverages provided by Bam Bam's Mobile Caterers, Pizza Hut, and Pepsi.

Repros Color Moving to New Location in North Canton


Repros Inc., Northeast Ohio's leader in large format color printing services will be relocating its North Canton office to a more convenient location on South Main Street near the old Hoover plant. Repros will be sharing space with its business partners, Document Concepts (a small run printing company) and Office Furniture Solutions (an office supply company).

Event: First Federal of Lakewood and Keller Williams Hosts Free Home Buyers Seminars


First Federal of Lakewood & Keller Williams is hosting four FREE Home Buyer Seminars. RESERVATIONS REQUESTED (330-620-0219) for any one of the following Dates/Locations & Times: Saturday, January 16 @ 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ Buehlers Medina; Saturday, January 23 @ 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ Buehlers Brunswick; Wednesday, January [email protected]  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Buehlers Medina; and Saturday, January 30 @ 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Buehlers Brunswick.  If unable to attend, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one consultation. See you soon!

Event: Painting With a Twist Grand Opening & Open House


Join Painting With a Twist for their Grand Opening & Open House on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  They are located at 3875 Massillon Rd., Ste. 110, Green, Ohio.  There will be networking, food & drink, as well as a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.  RSVP your plans to attend to [email protected] or leave a message at (330) 899-0163.

Event: Judith Resnick Lunch with a Notable Woman


Join Women's Network of Northeast Ohio on January 15, 2016, at the Fairlawn Country club from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for their Luncheon with a Notable Woman. This month's notable woman is Jane Christyson Chief Executive Officer Girl Scouts of North East Ohio.  Register online by January 12th.

Event: Women's Network of Northeast Ohio Networking Event


Come have coffee with friends and members of the community. Our AM Coffee/PM Wine networking events are open to all members and guests. These events are held on rotating days, times, and locations to accommodate and engage a larger audience. All are welcome to attend. This month, we will be meeting at the Einstein Bros. Bagels. All participants will be responsible for their own food and drink. We hope to see you there! Tuesday, January, 19, 2016, Einstein Bros. Bagels 1751 W. Exchange St.

Metisentry Celebrates 10 Years!


The New Year is bringing much excitement to the Metisentry office! We are thrilled to announce that 2016 marks Metisentry’s 10-year anniversary!

Starting as a one-man operation in 2006, Metisentry has grown tremendously, with most of our growth occurring in the last few years. Within the past year alone, Metisentry has been honored for our sales and employment growth, been named one of the coolest tech companies in Northeast Ohio, and relocated to a new office space in Downtown Akron. Metisentry is experiencing change almost as quickly as the ever-changing technology industry we are a part of.

In honor of Metisentry’s 10-year milestone, and the excitement the New Year is bringing, we will be hosting an open house in March. The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This milestone will be celebrated all year long, and we don’t want you to miss out on the fun!

Event: Rocksino Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Hard Rock Style


Rocksino Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Hard Rock Style;
New Michael Stanley Game Showcases Evolution of Celebrity-Themed Machines with a Local Flair;
Village of Northfield Awarded $250,000

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park celebrates its 2nd Anniversary, at 2:00pm, Friday, December 18, 2015, with the induction of Michael Stanley’s Video Lottery Terminal (slot-like device) into its exclusive “VLT Hall of Fame,” signaling an unwavering commitment to provide gaming content unique to Northeast Ohio, along with showcasing the evolution of today’s celebrity-themed gaming machines and enhancing them with a local flair.

TRIAD Adds Ryan Rimmele to the Team


Greater Akron—Ryan Rimmele has joined the TRIAD team in the role of Digital Marketing Specialist.  “We have seen such a big swing in the industry just in the last few years from print advertising to digital mediums,” said Rick Krochka, president of TRIAD. “By adding a full-time digital marketing specialist to our team, we are able to meet the demands of our clients and provide an even broader range of services, helping them to reach their audiences at every media touchpoint.”

PEG at the Weatherhead 100 Awards


Pritt Entertainment Group was named the 5th fastest-growing Upstart company in the region at the Weatherhead 100 Awards. The Upstart category includes companies with up to 15 employees and net sales of up to $5 million in the previous year. PEG has shown growth of over 300% in the last five years and has tripled the size of their full-time staff. PEG offers high-end video production, animation, graphic design and branding services for a wide variety of clients locally and throughout the country.

Event: Connect After Work Northside Night Out


Join the Greater Akron Chamber as we celebrate the holidays in the Northside Neighborhood on Wednesday, December 16th from 5-7pm. The event starts out at Jilly’s Music Room at 5:00 pm, with free appetizers and a cash bar, along with networking and shopping from local area merchants and crafts people, allowing you to network and shop at the same time! This is a free holiday event from your Greater Akron Chamber.

Event: Hard Rock Rocksino Ring in the New Year Hard Rock Style


New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball Featuring "Final Say" - The Hottest Act Out of Chicago! 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Ring in the New Year “Hard Rock” style at the only party in town! All tickets include champagne toast, party favors, live band, LED dance floor, video DJ, video screen countdown, confetti cannons and midnight balloon drop!  Upgrade to VIP and receive lounge seating, private bar, light appetizers and $10 Free Play.  Click here for more information.

Event: 19th Annual Red & White on Thursday Night


Join the Arthritis Foundation for the 19th annual Red & White on Thursday Night presented by Akron General, a Cleveland Clinic affiliate, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Enjoy dishes from Akron’s top chefs, a variety of wines and more! A VIP Lounge featuring Chef Dante Boccuzzi is also available. The event takes place on Thursday, January 28th at Quaker Station at the University of Akron from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $85 GA/$125 VIP when purchased in advance. Purchase tickets at www.akronredandwhite.com.

Event: NSME Monthly Meeting on December 8, 2015


Begin the Holiday Season with a fun evening of networking.  Please join the National Sales & Marketing Executives for their next monthly meeting December 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Thirsty Dog Brewery located at 529 Grant Street in Akron. Admission to this event is $35 and an unwrapped new toy that will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Note: Thirsty Dog only accepts cash at their bar.

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