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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

1/27/2018

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

1/25/2018

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.

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More Member News & Events

Metisentry Celebrates 10 Years!

1/4/2016


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

12/18/2015


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

12/18/2015


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

12/4/2015


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

12/1/2015


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

12/1/2015

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

11/25/2015


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

11/25/2015


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.

2016 Dog Licenses Go On Sale December 1st

11/23/2015


Does your holiday gift giving list include the family dog?  If so, why not buy the best gift ever?  A shiny new 2016 dog license tag to adorn your dog’s collar!  It’s a gift that may help your pet return home if they are ever lost.

2016 Summit County Dog Licenses are available for purchase beginning December 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. The cost for a single year license is $18.00, a three-year license is $54.00 and a permanent license is $180.00.  Kennel owners must also renew their licenses during the same time period; the cost is $80 per license. Licenses for dogs providing assistance to citizens with disabilities are free of charge and valid throughout the duration of the animal's life.  Proof of training must be submitted.

To apply on-line for a dog license, to find additional locations to purchase a license or for further information visit: http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/dog-licensing.  Citizens without access to the internet may call (330) 630-7226.

Rubber City Sports Group to Operate Akron’s Historic East End Gymnasium (formerly Goodyear Hall)

11/20/2015


Greater Akron—The newly formed Rubber City Sports Group will manage and operate the 20,000 sq/ft Goodyear Hall gymnasium. The facility will be open to renters and event hosts from other outside organizations. Any organization is welcome to connect with us regarding a tour of the space and rental information for tournaments, training sessions or games. For more information, visit www.RubberCitySports.com or call (330) 510-1476.

Event: Painting With a Twist Akron-Fairlawn Grand Opening

11/17/2015


On Thursday, November 19, from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m., Painting With a Twist Akron-Fairlawn will host a grand opening at 2890 Sand Run Parkway, Suite C, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333.  There will be hors d'oeuvres and refreshments from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m., and a a complimentary painting class* from  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  RVSP via e-mail to [email protected] or call (330) 867-7928 by November 16 to reserve your spot.  Seating is limited.  All guests are invited to meet the artists and view the studio.  Prizes will be given.  Must be present to win.

*The first 25 to RSVP will be guaranteed a seat in painting class.

US Bank is Having a One year Anniversary Celebration

11/16/2015


Join US Bank from December 8-10, 2015 as they celebrate one year in their new location at 2635 W. Market St., Fairlawn, Ohio 44313.  Refreshments will be served.  Stop by and register to win a Tristan Thompson photo.

Holiday Stressbuster

11/16/2015


Tubbs Chiropractic is offering a free employee holiday stressbuster to all Greater Akron Chamber members! Give your employee's a special gift this holiday. We will provide a free 5-minute chair massage, free cookie tray, and a free holiday gift bag. Don't delay, the holidays are approaching fast! E-mail: [email protected] to schedule your stressbuster today!

Event: Wellness & Wealth by Choice - An Evening of Wellness

11/11/2015


Join us Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the Holiday Inn West from 7:00 - 830 p.m. for An Evening of Wellness (natural solutions for maintaining or regaining your health) presented by health care professionals. It's a fun night filled with great information. Guests are free!

Event: 3rd Annual Northeast Ohio State & Local Tax Conference

11/5/2015


The 3rd Annual Northeast Ohio State & Local Tax Conference, presented by The University of Akron’s George W. Daverio School of Accountancy and The Ohio Society of CPAs, is the place to get the latest information you need to navigate Ohio, multi-state and local tax issues. Visit the OSCPA store at store.ohiocpa.com for more information and to register. When: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. 8:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. Where: DoubleTree Hotel Cleveland South 6200 Quarry Lane Independence, OH 44131.

Event: Summit Mall’s 50th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Celebration

11/5/2015


You are invited to Summit Mall’s 50th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Monday, November 16, 2015, at 3:00p.m. Bring a friend and come out to celebrate Summit Mall’s 50th Anniversary. We will be joined by City Council members from Fairlawn as well as representatives from the following Chambers of Commerce: • Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce • Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce • Greater Akron Chamber

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