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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.

More Member News & Events

Event: The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Business & the Workforce of the Future


Summit County Community Partnership is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. on the impact of marijuana legalization on businesses and future workforce. It will address common questions currently asked by both employers and their employees about marijuana and its possible legalization. It will also explore marijuana's current impact in the workplace and available workforce. For more information, go to www.cpsummit.org.

Event: OPEN M Fire & Ice Celebration Fundraiser


To support programs and the overall mission of OPEN M, they are having a fundraiser on Friday, August 28, 2015, at Todaro’s Party Center from 6:00 -10:00 p.m. This exciting evening includes appetizers, dinner, cash bar and entertainment. The ticket price is $75 a person or a double date ticket (4 tickets) for $270. This event will have an auction that will raffle Akron area attractions and experiences as well as a 5 item live auction. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Event: Building Brighter Futures Community Celebration


Play. Eat. Win. Fun for the whole family! Join Peoples Bank on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as we celebrate our community with a day of fun, games, give-aways, and a free lunch! All they ask is that you bring one non-perishable food item per person to to redeem your lunch. Collected food will be donated to a local foodbank. Get a photo taken with the Akron RubberDucks mascots, Webster and Orbit! Participating offices in Norton, Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls, & North Hill Akron.

Event: PACK THE PARK - National Televised Game on July 23


This Thursday, July 23, 2015, the RubberDucks will be hosting a nationally-televised game from Canal Park for the first time in team history for the 7:05 p.m. game against the Altoona Curve.  This is our opportunity to show the nation and all of baseball what "#QuAkron Pride" means!

Easter Seals Northern Ohio Tickets "FORE" Charity


Buy a ticket to the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone County Club through August 3-9, and support Easter Seals Northern Ohio to support local individuals with disabilities.  Enter TAPIN15 when purchasing tickets.

National Hamburger Festival Rewards NEO Employees


Akron Festival Offers Companies a Way to Give Back

Greater Akron—Civic pride.  Those are the common words people use when talking about the National Hamburger Festival, which will be held in Akron’s Lock 3 Park August 8-9, 2015.   But organizers of the festival, who are celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, are taking that civic pride to a new level by offering the National Hamburger Festival Employee Appreciation Program for Northeast Ohio businesses.   As part of this unique package deal, companies can purchase bulk quantities of admission tickets for their employees, while seamlessly making a charitable donation. Specifically, $1 of every ticket sold through this program goes back to Akron Children’s Hospital, which is the largest pediatric healthcare provider in Northeast Ohio.   To order tickets, companies can visit www.HamburgerFestival.com, call 716.565.4141 or email [email protected].
More than 20 eateries serve up to 50 different styles of burgers along with other favorite summertime foods at the 10th Annual National Hamburger Festival presented by the City of Akron at Lock 3 Park on Aug. 8-9, 2015. Activities include live music, children’s activities, best hamburger competition, bobbing for burgers, Hamburger Festival Queen Pageant and amateur hamburger eating contests. To learn more, visit www.hamburgerfestival.com. Or, follow along at @HamburgerFest and www.facebook.com/NationalHamburgerFestival.  

Event: Crain's [M]Power Manufacturing Assembly


Co-presented by Crain's and MAGNET, this year's event will provide attendees with an in-depth, street-level view for growing their business. Educational sessions will address ways to increase your competitive advantage in the new face of manufacturing and today's economically challenging times. The 2014 event was a sell-out, and we encourage you to purchase your tickets early.

Join us on September 30th and POWER UP for Manufacturing Month!

Where & When
John S. Knight Center
77 E. Mill St.
Akron, OH  44308
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

For more information, click here.

Metisentry Launches Proposerly.com


Greater Akron—Metisentry announced today that their new service, Proposerly, has officially launched. Proposerly is a free online service that allows individuals to upload files and create shareable proposal URLs that can be approved or declined. This free service creates on-the-fly proposals with digital signatures, providing quick and easy review and feedback.

Stan Hywet Hosts Free Community Day on August 16 - A Festive Day on the Estate to Celebrate 100 years


Greater Akron—Stan Hywet hosts its official 100th anniversary celebration, a free COMMUNITY DAY, on Sunday, August 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Last entry is at 4:00 p.m.
The day highlights the history Stan Hywet, showcases the Estate's many seasonal events and activities and celebrates the volunteers of Stan Hywet. Guests may enjoy vintage "base ball," music, lawn games geo-caching and more. Complimentary self-guided tours of the Manor House feature "History First Hand" historic characters. The 100th anniversary celebration includes a commemorative program with local dignitaries from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Event: 2015 Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's


Alzheimer's disease - the nation's sixth leading cause of death - is destroying our families, our finances, and our futures. But you can do something to stop it. Register for the Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's taking place Sunday, October 4, 2015, at The University of Akron Stile Athletics Fieldhouse. Visit act.alz.org/akron2015 for more information.

Event: PAK Computers Inc. Celebrates 3rd Anniversary


Please come and celebrate three years of business with PAK Computers, Inc. on August 20, 2015, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., located at 891 A Graham Road. Fun, food, and Music....Cuyahoga Falls' Chamber After 5 sponsored with Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber and Greater Akron Chamber! Bring business cards and NETWORK! Please RSVP to Beverly Martin by August 15, at [email protected].

Event: Go Over the Edge for Hattie Larlham


On Saturday, August 29, 2015, 100 daring fundraisers will rappel 22 stories down the PNC building in downtown Akron. The event raises funds for Hattie Larlham, a nonprofit that provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. To participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event, register at overtheedge.hattielarlham.org. Register as an individual or form a company team. Akron Chamber members save $20 with discount code: AKRONCH. Corporate partnerships and sponsorships are available.

Event: American Elite Kids Grand Re-Opening & Renovation Reveal


American Elite Kids Open House and Renovation Reveal! Wednesday August 26th 5-8pm FREE EVENT Featuring: Miss Katie's Preschool Playgroup Fresh Body Rock Victory Defense Systems More than just a simple coat of paint, AEK is undergoing a major renovation, and we want YOU to come and help us celebrate our new look!!! Bounce House Face painting Games & Prizes Featured Food Trucks: The Spread Southern Thangs Food Truck Popsmith Retro DogAmerican Elite Kids Grand Re-Opening & Renovation Reveal

Event: Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting at Teriyaki Madness


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Greater Akron Chamber
July 15, 2015, 3-5pm
1 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron, OH  44313
(234) 231-1653
Teriyaki Madness - West Akron, Ohio is a new franchise based out of Las Vegas and Denver. It combines 2 hot trends - fast casual and Asian. The menu is based on West Coast Teriyaki style stir fry cooking.  The focus is on fresh ingredients with custom sauces made in house. With the West Akron location locally owned and operated, the owners are pleased to offer a taste and concept that is both new to the area as well as this part of the country. Please join us as we welcome this new restaurant to the community!

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.

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