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Scene75 Entertainment is Available for Holiday Parties

11/15/2017

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

10/31/2017

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

9/20/2017

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: NTMA Akron Chapter Meeting

2/11/2015


Make sure to attend the next (NTMA) National Tooling & Machining Association Akron Chapter meeting. Tuesday Feb. 17th Akron - Fairlawn Hilton, 3180 W. Market St. 5:30 PM. Please reserve your seat now to [email protected].

Event: DSMA Ceremony

2/11/2015


The Akron/Canton Affiliate of Sales & Marketing Executives International requests the honor of your presence. We will celebrate Executive of The Year, Joe Kanfer, and honor Outstanding Community Leader Coleman Professional Services. We will also honor 27 DSMA® recipients and the Jim Butler Collegiate Award winner. The DSMA® is the most prestigious annual award event for the Sales and Marketing profession. HURRY and RSVP by February 20th!  To register, contact Sharon Reed, Ex. Dir. at  330-495-8111.

BCG Systems, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Windward Data LLC

2/2/2015

 
Akron, OH – BCG Systems, Inc., an award-winning, total IT solutions provider  headquartered in Akron, Ohio, announced the completed acquisition of Windward Data LLC., a Microsoft partner and managed service provider (MSP) located in Alpharetta, Georgia. The strategic decision was part of a growth plan to expand their Atlanta office as well as their Microsoft Office 365 practice, a core solution and area of expertise of BCG Systems, Inc.

Event: Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) Grand Re-Opening

1/29/2015


Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport will open its doors on February 12, 2015, sporting a new look. A renovation to all 121 guestrooms, 3,000 square feet of meeting space, public area, restaurant and lobby including furnishings, carpet, tile, wall covering, lighting and window treatments will be complete. HGI offers 24 hour airport shuttle service, Garden Grill restaurant and Bar, room service, RealTime Flight Tracker and indoor pool. You can count on us to be your home away from home.

Event: Akron General Presents 18th Annual Red & White Event

1/22/2015


Join us for the 18th annual Red & White On Thursday Night (January 29, 2015) event – presented by Akron General – Akron’s signature social and culinary evening!  Enjoy delicious signature samplings from the area’s finest restaurants and tastings from international wineries.  Along with the chef-inspired food, highlights of the event include the VIP Lounge, silent and live auctions, raffles and more!  Event proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio.  Click here for more information.

Certified Nerds Named 2015 NEO Success Winner

1/20/2015


Akron, OH - Certified Nerds announced today that they have been named as a 2015 NEO Success Award winner.  This is Certified Nerds’ second, consecutive win.  Click here for more information.

Event: Dinner with a White House Chef

1/16/2015


The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce would like you to join them for an evening of culinary delight with Chef Sam Morgante on February 28. Click here for more information.

Akron Racers Announce 2015 Five-Team NPF Schedule

1/16/2015


Akron, OH - The Akron Racers kick off their 14th season of play with a two-game set on the road beginning May 30, in Washington, PA, home of the Rebellion. The 48-game Racers schedule sends Akron on the road for their second series against Chicago, June 4-6.

Dustin Miller Joins BCG Systems, Inc. as Manager of Network Solutions

1/16/2015


Akron, OH – January 12, 2015 – BCG Systems, Inc., a total solutions technology provider headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is pleased to announce the addition of Dustin Miller to the Network Solutions team.  Dustin will serve as a Manager for the firm, bringing with him sixteen years of IT experience.

Event: AAF-Akron Presents Beers with Peers

1/13/2015


Join AAF-Akron on January 29, 2015, for this FREE social event! Like all of our Beers with Peers, it's a fun night with free food, great people, awesome prizes and featured drinks. This event is open to everyone and guests need not be part of the advertising community. It's also a great way to network with other professionals in the area, so bring along a friend or colleague and some business cards.  For more information, click here.

Electric Impulse Presents Camp NEXT


Accelerate SUCCESS for your NEXT generation.

Camp NEXT is a one-day experience for anyone between the ages of 13 and 35. What if you knew at 18 what you know now?  Can you imagine the boost you and your life would have if you were a 20- or 30-year-old person with the expertise of someone twice your age?  With the idea of "camp for adults," we developed a new event for our NEXT generation of leaders.

This camp will focus on several topics This camp will focus on several topics that fit under the communication umbrella. Identify Your Value as a teenager or a college student interviewing for a specific major or internship or a new graduate entering the work place or a young adult moving up the organizational chart:

  • Challenges of Next Generation Leadership
  • How To Tell Your Story
  • Dress for Your Success
  • Positive Social Media
  • The Interview
  • The Ask - for promotion, bonus or better job
  • Pretty Woman: Learn Table Etiquette
Our infamous lunch selections, snacks and take-home info will be provided.
Guest speakers will enhance the value and take-aways!   Reserve your seat by calling us at (330) 668-6569 or e-mailing [email protected].

$200 until April 1.  $360 for two siblings.  $525 for three siblings.

Fairfield Inn & Suites South/Networking After 5

Join Chamber member, Fairfield Inn & Suites, for their Networking After 5 on Thursday, April 28.  They will be raffling off one free night stay!  Don't miss out!  Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while building relationships and touring our facilities.

Exporting and Foreign-Trade Zone Toolbox Seminar: Opening Global Markets

Get the tools you need to grow your export business!  This full-day seminar will provide your company with resources available for export development, where and how to get export financing, how to overcome the challenges of international documentation and logistics requirements, and how to use the Foreign-Trade Zone Program as an export tool.
 
Click here for details and to register. Questions?  Call NEOTEC at (330) 672-4080.

PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron Bark in the Park

All donations will directly benefit the thousands of animals rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed by PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron (PHSCGA) every year!  

PHSGA takes in the toughest cases - the abused, abandoned, sick, and injured.  These forgotten and discarded animals are provided with the best care and attention by a dedicated staff and hundreds of generous volunteers.  Animals stay at PHSGA until they find their new family!  PHSGA is a "no time limit" facility.  Animals are never euthanized for space.

Make your pledge today in support of PHSGA!  For more information, click here.

Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law to Hold Free Intellectual Property Law Seminar on May 5


Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law, LLC is holding a free seminar entitled, “Strengthening Your Competitive Advantage Through Intellectual Property: The Who? What? When? How? & Why? of Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, & Copyrights,” on May 5, 2016, at The Galaxy Banquet Center in Wadsworth, OH. This seminar is open to the public and free; however, registration is required. You can register by visiting: http://strengtheningyourcompetitiveadvantage.eventbrite.com.

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