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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: Life Center Plus 2nd Annual Summer Blast


You are invited to this Summer's pool party on July 18 from 10a.m.- 7p.m.
Schedule of Events:

  • 10a.m.-12:00p.m. Gather up a team of friends, family or co-workers for a morning of adult-friendly activities! Get your game face on! * Make sure to register your teams!
  • Lunch 12:30-1:30p.m. Enjoy a Mexican-inspired lunch poolside at the Tiki Bar catered by Moe's!
  • Pool Party 1:30-7:00p.m.
Register here.   For questions, contact Tracy Cook at [email protected].

Voters Name Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Tops in Gaming, Dining, and Entertainment


Northfield—Since Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park opened its doors on December 2013, the venue’s vision has been to become Ohio’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination.  Recently, Hard Rock Rocksino’s achievements in these areas have been recognized by local residents, media publications and professional organizations.

Event: The EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program Workshops


Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio invites women business owners to its next series of workshops, Series Two: Ultimate Strategic Planning, in its EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program.  Anita Murphy, an experienced business strategist, will lead each session.  The five-week course will be held every Thursday in July, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Akron Global Business Accelerator at 526 S. Main St.  To register or learn more, visit www.womensnetworkneohio.com/events or call (330) 256-1122.

Welcome to Daisy!


Get your kindergartener or first grader started in Girl Scouts to help her sparkle shine through! As a Daisy, she’ll learn about herself and the world around her with friends by her side. Start her adventure by completing the Welcome to Daisy Program this summer. She’ll get to do a variety of fun activities that can be done right at home. It’s the season for your girl to blossom as a Daisy! Visit gsneo.org/daisy to get started today!

Event: Career Alternative Exploration Seminar


Have you dreamed about owning your own business? Or maybe you’re in transition and looking for a career you will love while giving you financial and personal freedom and stability? You may not know where to begin, but we can start you on the path to achieving your goals. This free, informative seminar will answer your questions about franchise business ownership and help you decide if it is right for you. Join us July 7th at 6:30 pm! 6100 Oak Tree Blvd., Ste. 200, Independence, OH 44131.  For more information, contact Terese McGroarty of FranNet of Northeast Ohio at [email protected].

Event: Akron Marathon Corporate Cup Challenge


We've teamed up with Sterling Jewelers to present the Corporate Cup Challenge, which will give local companies the opportunity to compete against one another for the title of Corporate Cup Champion. Companies will earn points based upon the number of runners and volunteers, amount of money raised for local charities, and top finishers in the marathon, half marathon and team relay.

Event: Akron RubberDucks Features 12:05 p.m. Game


On Monday, June 22, 2015, Akron RubberDucks will feature a 12:05 p.m. game.  All reserved tickets are only $5!  Come down for lunch and catch a couple of innings of baseball.  Gates open at 11:00 a.m.; game starts at 12:05 p.m.  Contact the Akron Rubber Ducks at (330) 253-5151 for tickets.  Box office is open Monday through Saturday at 10:00 a.m.  www.akronrubberducks.com

Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center - Best of Business & Pleasure


Meeting Enhancement Special - Book a 10 or more Overnight Room Block - Guests Receive Coplimentary Hot Breakfast - Book a Meeting of 25 or more (with catering) - Choose complimentary Meeting Room Rental or A.M. or P.M. Break (chef's choice).  Meetings must actualize May 1, 2015-August 31, 2015.  New Bookings Only (based on availability) Offer Code: CHMBR.  Questions: Contact Teresa Kirkland at [email protected].

Rossie Machinery Services Offers New Safety Products


In our effort to supply you, our valued customers all the products & services that keep your OSHA requirements in check, we NOW offer safety products & machine guarding.  We can drop ship right to your door. Special pricing for our Akron customers.  Contact Chris Rossi at [email protected] for more information.

Event: Sandlot League Championship Tournament


The first annual Stark Summit Sandlot Baseball League 2015 Championship Tournament is July 6-12, 2015. Seventy-five to 125 teams of six age groups will enter the tournament.

Event: Nation's Baseball 2015 Akron-Canton, Ohio Championship Tournament


The annual Nation’s Baseball 2015 Ohio State Championship Tournament will be held on the weekend of June 18-21, 2015, in the Akron/Canton, Ohio area.  Every year over 70 teams of all age groups enter the tournament causing it to be one of the most coveted and popular tournaments in Ohio.

Event: Akron RubberDucks Networking After Hours


On Thursday, June 11, 2015, network in fowl territory in left field at Akron RubberDucks Networking After Hours with professionals of the Greater Akron area.  Only $10 including your game ticket, two draft beers and hot dog.  Gates open at 4:00 p.m.; game starts at 5:00 p.m.  Contact Dee Shilling at (330) 253-5151 Ext. 286, [email protected]; www.akronrubberducks.com.  Use offer code:  DEE (case sensitive).

Event: The EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program Workshops


The EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program will offer two workshops in May and June. On Thurs., May 28, "Show Me the Money" will discuss a variety of funding options such as microloans, crowdfunding, venture and angel funds. On Thurs., June 4, community partners and other entrepreneurs will offer guidance on “Establishing Initial Business Systems” such as proper legal structure, marketing, financial systems and more. For more info, visit womensnetworkneohio.com or call (330) 256-1122.

Event: Next Level Leadership: Driving People and Performance to New Heights


Presented by: Ryan Estis and PrideStaff-Akron
When: May 6, 2015, 1:00pm ET
Learn how to move from traditional leadership principles to progressive techniques and technologies that are more suited for today’s business environment. This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) through the HRCI. Click here to register.

Event: 20th Annual Golf Outing


Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County's 20th annual golf outing will be Friday, June 12, at Chippewa Golf Club in Doylestown. All Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities programs for people with developmental disabilities in Summit County. Come join us for a great day of golf, fantastic giveaways and prizes and a professionally prepared steak dinner courtesy of U.S. Foods. Contact 330-762-2961, ext. 220 or ccsummitcounty.org for more information.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Asks for Your Vote!


The Pro Football Hall of Fame has advanced in the Cleveland.com contest for Ohio’s Top Tourist Attraction. Voting began yesterday to determine which of the 10 final attractions will win!   So, please rally to earn the Pro Football Hall of Fame the distinction as Ohio’s  best tourist attraction that we know we are!   Here is the link for the voting:
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/04/what_is_ohios_top_tourist_attr_3.html - incart_river

Event: Women's Network Offering Women's Entrepreneurship Program


The Women’s Network of NE Ohio has developed the “EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program” to help women achieve their dreams of becoming successful business owners. The 3-part program will cover the following topics: starting a business, growing a business, and managing operations and risk. Sessions will be led by experienced women entrepreneurs and other community business experts. Deadline for Series One is Thursday, April 30, 2015. For more info, visit womensnetworkneohio.com or call (330) 256-1122.

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