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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


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BCS Invites You to a Breakfast & Learn at the Metropolitan at the 9 on Mar. 1


Are you considering replacing your phone system with a robust VoIP solution? If so, this event is for you. Please join the BCS Team as they discuss options for a winning game plan by implementing an Onsite, Cloud or Hybrid VoIP system in 2018.  The BCS Team will share strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must see demo included and plenty of Q & A time.

NSME's 46th Annual Accent on Excellence Event on Feb. 27


The annual National Sales & Marketing Executives (NSME) “Accent on Excellence” awards program in the greater Akron/Canton region recognizes the Executive of the Year, the Outstanding Community Leader, multiple “Achievements in Excellence” awards recipients and the Exceptional Sales and Marketing Collegiate Recipient.  Click here to see the recipients.
These honorees have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism during their careers in diverse sales and marketing roles. Winners are selected by NSME leaders, based on nominations from local professionals, questionnaire responses provided by the nominees and publicly available information. Criteria include community and civic involvement, professional experience and demonstrated 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.

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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.

Event: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & International Due Diligence Workshop


NEOTEC presents a practical workshop to help select and quality international partners on March 10, 2016, at 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Corporate College East, Room 203, 4400 Richmond Rd., Warrensville Heights 44128.

This seminar will feature experts in international law and investigative practices who will provide an overview of the FCPA, the international due diligence processes, and how to manage the bribery/corruption and information risks involved in doing business with foreign companies.  The program wil include several real-life case studies to illustrate potential issues and the tools and strategies availab le to avoid similar consequences.

For more information, click here.

Event: MCL Resources, LLC Presents NE Ohio Owners and Leaders Forum


Technology is Only Part of the Solution... Join us for an enlightening look at the “people side” of the technology equation. Changing Behaviors is the Real Key to Success. Thursday, 25 Feb 2016 7:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:00 to 9:30am – Presentations DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Independence, OH.  Click here to register.

Event: 21st Annual Friday @ 5 Silent & Oral Auction


The University Park YMCA, with support from dedicated local sponsors and volunteers, will host the 21st Annual [email protected] Silent & Oral Auction event at Portage Country Club in Akron on Friday, February 5, 2016, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
[email protected] seating at Portage Country Club is limited, so make your reservations early. For event details or reservations, contact the University Park YMCA at (330) 434-9622 or visit http://akronymca.org/UniversityPark/[email protected]/

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.

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