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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

Event: TEMA Ribbon Cutting


Since 1980, the TEMA Services group of companies has been working to assist building owners maintain the value of their real estate assets through proper maintenance, repair, or replacement of their roofs.

TEMA Roofing Services, TEMA Soft Wash Cleaning, and TEMA digital invite you to attend their open house at their new location on 1596 Motor Inn Drive, Girard, OH on Friday, October 16, 2015, from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Their ribbon cutting will occur at 11:30 a.m., and local vendors will provide refreshments. 

Event: WE Empowerment Speaker's Series


Hear eight women speakers as they share their message of faith, motivation and inspiration on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  This complimentary day will include a light breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception. Western Reserve Hospital is located at 1900 23rd Street in Cuyahoga Falls. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling Kathy Romito at (330) 971-7408 or e-mail at [email protected].


Event: Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com's Jolt Digital Solutions Launch Party


Is your website mobile friendly?  Keynote speaker, Matthew Targett, Strategic Manager for Google, will give you tips to prepare your business.

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, the ABJ/Ohio,com presents Jolt Digital Solutions Launch Party from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio 44326.  Limited seating.  RSVP by Monday, October 26 to [email protected].

Attend this event, and you will be entered in a rafflee to win a tablet!

For more information, contact Shawn Blain, digital advertising manager at [email protected] or call (330) 006-3046.

Event: Entrepreneurs Unite! At KnowYourCustomers.com Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, October 15


KnowYourCustomers.com is inviting all entrepreneurs to be a guest at their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the 2.0 version of their website. The event will take place Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the Akron Global Accelerator located at 526 S. Main St. in Akron, Ohio. There will be city and federal officials, investors, and many more at the event that can help your company grow. E-mail John Covender at [email protected] if you would like to attend. Bring a stand-up banner to be displayed.

Event: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Fights Breast Cancer Through PinktoberĀ® Campaign


Every day in October, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will host charity events in honor of its 2nd annual PINKTOBER® Campaign. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio.  Charity Events and Concerts for October:

  • 8 pm, Friday, Oct 9th Brett Michaels to Auction Autographed Guitar
  • 7 pm, Thursday, Oct 15th Live Country Music, Country Line Dancing & DJ
  • 7:30 pm, Thursday, Oct 22nd EnVogue to Auction Autographed Microphone
  • 7:30 pm, Thursday, Oct 29th “Dance for the Cause"

Playhouse Square discounts - Two great deals for October performances


This October, Corporate Exclusive Online (CEO) members can save $15 off select seating locations for Friday and Saturday evening performances of POTTED POTTER. CEO members can also save $20 off the regular price of tickets to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. PLUS, any company that purchases more than 15 tickets to Bullets over Broadway will receive 2 free loge tickets to the show. Questions about the CEO Program? Please contact your Group Services Account Representative directly or call (216) 640-8600.

Event: 3D Manufacturing Printing Workshop with Dr. Brett Cooper


Dr. Brett Conner, one of the country’s foremost authorities on 3D Printing in manufacturing, will be our guest speaker on Saturday, October 10th at 11:30 a.m. until about 2 p.m.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon!  We will have food, beverages, cigars, and the opportunity to meet the speaker and others. The event will be at our Family Farm in Medina (directions below).  

Dr. Brett Conner is Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Director of Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Initiatives.  Dr. Conner studies additive manufacturing as well as 3-D printing pertaining to multi-material frameworks, functional graded materials for shock and power absorption applications and economic versions for additive manufacturing. Prior to his current role, he worked for the Air Force and the Mine Resistant Ambush Defense (MRAP), where he improved the survivability and  efficiency of armored motor vehicles used to shield soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Conner received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in physics as well as masters and doctorate from MIT in materials science and design.

The address for the Farm is 4545 Erhart Road, Medina! Take Route 18 West into and through the City of Medina. Approximately 2 miles west of the city square look for the Medina County Career Center; across the street from the Center is Stone Road; take a left on Stone Road approximately 4 miles until it dead ends into Erhart Rd; turn left and 4545 Erhart Rd. is on your left side of the road.  A sign will be at the front entrance.  www.medinafarm.com  Dress is casual, this is an opportunity to break bread, have a beverage & cigar and meet Brett Conner!

Hope you can come. Let us know if you can attend, RSVP to [email protected].

Event: Resnik Luncheon with a Notable Woman


Join Women's Network of Northeast Ohio on October 16, 2015, at the Fairlawn Country Club from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for the Luncheon with a Notable Woman.  This month's notable woman is Dr. Ruth Friedman, Chief Administrative Officer at Our Lady Of the Elms. This lunch/dialogue series will now be open to all Women's Network members for the remainder of 2015. Guests other non-members may attend to consider joining. Reservations are a must.  Register online by October 13.

Event: Medina Lunch witha Notable Woman


Join Women's Network of Northeast Ohio on October 13, 2015, at the Weymouth Country club from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  This month's notable woman is Laurie Price, CPA and owner of HHL Group Inc. This lunch is open to all Women's Network members.  Guests are welcome to attend once to consider membership in the Women's Network.  Reservations are a must. Register online by October 9.

Event: Summit Metro Parks Presents "Dig Up Fun On Archaeology Day" October 17


From hands-on children’s activities to artifact consultation, learning is fun for all ages at Archaeology Day.

Hosted by Summit Metro Parks on Saturday, October 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park (40 Axline Ave., Akron), the event features several local archaeology experts and groups including The University of Akron, Sugar Creek Archaeology Society and the Cuyahoga Valley and Chippewa Valley Archaeology societies.

From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., visitors can get their hands dirty and dig up some exciting finds during an “Earthing” program led by a Summit Metro Parks naturalist.

Naturalist Pat Rydquist said visitors will have the chance to view artifacts, including a large arrowhead that was originally purchased by the Seiberling family of Akron for their personal collection. The Summit County Historical Society now keeps the arrowhead. Visitors can also bring their own artifacts for consultation by the archaeologists.

Call (330) 865-8065 for more information.

Event: All Brides Beautiful Jenny Yoo Bridal Trunk Show


Join us September 11-13 for a Bridal Trunk Show! Designer Jenny Yoo incorporates rich and luxurious silks, chiffons, and cottons to create an elegant, feminine, and refined look. Her attention to detail, cut, proportion, and workmanship ensures each dress the most feminine and flattering fit. Call (330) 655-1339 to schedule your appointment for your private room for you and up to 3 guests!

Charene Creative Presents New Website for CO-AX Technology


Charene Creative launched a new website for CO-AX Technology, a leading electronic contract manufacturer that provides quality custom design and engineering, prototyping and manufacturing of printed circuit boards, cable assembly, and integrated electronic systems. The new website at http://coaxinc.com/ automatically adapts to personal computers, tablets or smartphones. For more information, please visit www.ChareneCreative.com or call (330) 524-5001.

Event: Veterans Career and Community Job Fair


Calling All Employers! 

Meet the Greater Akron area's top quality military personnel with your career opportunities!

Where & When
The University of Akron - Quaker Station
135 S. Broadway St.
Akron, OH  44308
Thursday, November 12, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Veterans Only
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Veterans and All Job Seekers

Booth spaces are available.  For more information and to register, click here

Event: Secure Your ID Day


Join the BBB of Akron on Saturday, October 17, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at NeoShred, 895 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron, and bring up to TEN bags/boxes of paper, cardboard, and electronic material (CDs, DVDs, and even expired credit cards). Everything is shred onsite for maximum security! This is a free community event, and we even unload your vehicle for you. Brought to you by your BBB of Akron and NeoShred and sponsored by Huntington.

Event: Bath Manor Presents Oktober Fest


Join Bath Manor as they present Oktober Fest on October 8, 2015, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at 2330 Smith Rd., Akron, Ohio 44313.  Come network and enjoy a live musical performance.  No RSVPs are needed. 

Event: Judith Resnik Lunch with a Notable Woman


Join Women's Network of Northeast Ohio on September 18, 2015, 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 Carla Davis, Marketing Director for the Akron-Summit County Public Library. This lunch/dialogues is a series for Resnik VIP, Business, and Lifetime members of Women's Network only. Guests and individual members may attend to consider joining. Reservations are a must. Register online by September 15th.

Event: All Brides Beautiful Nicole Miller Trunk Show


Join us October 16-18 for our Nicole Miller Trunk Show! Nicole Miller designs are sophisticated, modern, and effortlessly chic. Perfect for the classic bride or destination bride. Please join us to experience her newest collection of stretch silk, corded lace, and gorgeous back details. Call (330) 655-1339 to schedule an appointment for your private room for you and up to 3 guests!

Event: Leagues of Akron, Hudson, Kent and Tallmadge Invite Young Voters to Give Yourself a Voice...Vote


Join The League of Women Voters chapters of Akron, Hudson, Kent and Tallmadge for a casual event at The Barley House in downtown Akron. We invite young voters throughout Northeast Ohio to give yourself a voice, and learn why you should vote. We will also register voters at the event.  The event is timed to celebrate Constitution Day, and will feature Mary Margaret Rowlands, Judge, Court of Common Pleas; Turner Anderson, a graduate student from The University of Akron; and a speaker from The Bliss Institute.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be held at The Barley House, 222 South Main Street, Akron, Ohio on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Refreshments and pizza will be provided, and free parking is available in the adjacent deck.


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