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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.

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Current highlights include:

Art After Five at Western Reserve Hospital on Jun. 21

5/24/2018

Join Western Reserve Hospital, in partnership with ArtsNow, Collide: Cuyahoga Falls, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Akron Chamber for an inspired evening of networking at the third-annual Community Art Showcase.  Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers while you socialize and network in a creative, relaxed setting. Art will be available for purchase, and Falls boutiques will host pop-up shops.  Live music will be performed.

WAKR Speaker Series with Terry Pluto on Jun. 28

5/11/2018

Hey Sports Fans!  Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 28, as 1590 WAKR invites you to a special benefit luncheon for the Salvation Army.  Our featured guest speaker is Terry Pluto, sportswriter, newspaper columnist and author. The event will include a lunch, an auction, and raffles with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Salvation Army.  Table sponsorships are available.  Contact Dominic Rizzo at [email protected].

Akron Safety Town Seeking Volunteers in June

5/11/2018

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions. Most specifically needed are folks willing and able to help the children engage the activities within the small groups. Volunteers act simultaneously as mentor, chaperone, and teacher to support the adult team leaders/teachers. Volunteers can choose which day/days and how much time they want to serve. The first week is June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Forest Hill CLC, 850 Damon St. The second week is June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. to noon, King CLC, 805 Memorial Pkwy. Volunteers can call Fairlawn West United Church of Christ's school secretary, Susan Kolarik at (330) 864-2179 to schedule dates and times.

KOMJATI Presents "How to Find Your Brand Spanking New ™ Marketing Hook!” Workshop on Jun. 6

5/4/2018

To stand out in today’s cluttered market you must be unforgettable. Descriptions like -- “We care”, “I specialize in...”, “20 years of experience” -- these may have worked in the past, but not today. Join Diana Komjati, Brand Spanking Super Star, in a three-hour, interactive workshop. We will search for the “hook” or angle that can be used in your marketing to differentiate your brand from your many competitors. $97. Registration is limited to 10.

Member Marketplace

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More Member News & Events

Network After Work! at 91.3 The Summit on Jan. 18

1/8/2018

Network After Work! at 91.3 The Summit. Listen to live music in the Summit's Studio C, tour the studios, and network with fellow Akron business professionals. Enjoy live music from the Vindy's in Studio C and Marc Lee Shannon in the Summit Atrium. Food provided by Totally Cooked Catering, and beverages provided by NORKA Beverage. Both food and drink provided courtesy of Totally Cooked Catering. This is a free event, but you must register to attend. Doors open at 4:30 pm, with program and networking from 5 to 7 pm.

Corporate Exclusive: The Phantom Returns on Jan. 9-28

1/8/2018

Discover what happens when LOVE NEVER DIES The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has escaped to a new life in Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.

Dominion Energy Recruiting Event for 15 Positions in our Field Metering Services Department on Jan. 9

1/3/2018

Dominion Energy Ohio is recruiting individuals for Field Metering Services Helper positions. These positions are full-time opportunities and start at $21.10 an hour. These positions require the following:
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Desire to learn and perform advanced tasks
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Willingness to work overtime, shifts and call-outs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to pass a physical assessment and mechanical aptitude test
Interested applicants should consider attending one of the recruitment sessions to meet with supervisors and hiring managers to discuss qualifications. Sessions will be held on the following dates at two separate locations:
 
Date: January 9, 2018
 
Session One: 2:00PM-4:00PM
 
Session Two: 6:00PM-8:00PM
 
Location: Holiday Inn Akron-West Fairlawn
 
4073 Medina Road, Akron, Ohio 44333
 
For additional questions please contact Ruth Rachel Przybojewski at [email protected] or at (216) 386-0381.

Empower! for Women-Owned Businesses on Jan. 8

1/3/2018

ECDI/WBC and the Women’s Network bring entrepreneurs in the Greater Akron region a new series of entrepreneurial training: EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses
 
Building a successful business takes a team. The EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses collaborative is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to expand their existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas; business concept, organization, customer relations, and operations using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90 day action plan.
  • Building a sustainable enterprise
  • 1:1 Coaching for individual business owners
  • Building an action plan for success
  • Networking with other entrepreneurs
**EMPOWER for Business is supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation**

Doing Business Around the Globe on Jan. 31

12/20/2017

6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR: AN INTERNATIONAL & ECONOMIC FORECAST
 
With global warming, it’s hard to make plans without expecting the weather to change, and the global economic forecast isn’t much different. Dynamic in nature, the geopolitical climate of 2018 may be unpredictable to some, but Michael Weidokal, an internationally renowned geopolitical, economic forecaster and founder of International Strategic Analysis (ISA) has the strategies for you. Join Sikich as we invite Mr. Weidokal to speak on forecasting the geopolitical climate of 2018. 
 
Weidokal has directly advised many of the world's largest companies on the issues and trends impacting their businesses in international markets. Additionally, he has supported the efforts of many national, regional and local governments in their effort to promote international trade and investments.
 
Join us to learn about and discuss international economic and political risks around the world.
 

Holiday Inn Akron-West Presents New Years Eve 2017 on Dec. 31

12/19/2017

The Holiday Inn Akron-West invites guests out for a night of food, drinks, fun and entertainment on New Year’s Eve. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Hors d’oeuvres and a prime rib buffet followed by an open bar and music and dancing. At midnight, there will be a special toast. The cost of the event starts at $299 per couple, which includes a deluxe sleeping room, late checkout and a breakfast buffet. Returning guest receive $10 off. Single prices are $179.99 The hotel is located at 4073 Medina Road on State Route 18 in Fairlawn. For reservations or questions, call (330) 666-4131. Reservations Must Be Paid in Full By December 27, 2017

Rubber City Theatre (2207 Romig Road) presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Dec. 1-23.

12/8/2017

Thursday-Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinee performances are at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, 16 and 23. Tickets begin at $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Purchase by calling (234) 252-0272, at the door within one hour of show time, or online at rubbercitytheatre.com/tickets. Students with a valid school or university ID may take advantage of $5 student rush tickets (at the door only), and audience members ages 18 and under may attend Youth Rush on Thursday or Sunday performances for free (at the door only). Flex Passes and group pricing are also available.

Beat the Winter Weather and Holiday Rush with Help from FedEx

12/8/2017

Your shipping needs to go smoothly while you juggle countless other tasks during the holiday rush. To make sure GACC members can focus on what’s important, FedEx is here to help with your packing and shipping needs. See the ways we can help keep you merry and bright and your packages on their way so you can get through the holidays with less worry and with plenty of joy. No additional holiday residential surcharges on packages.

Community Legal Aid Presents "Pancakes for Pro Bono" on Oct. 3

12/7/2017

Join us for a fun event recognizing our amazing pro bono volunteers!  Enjoy some pancakes, served to you by special celebrity chefs - our local judges!  We also will host a volunteer HelpLine for those interested in participating.  Not a current pro bono volunteer?  Not a problem!  This is a fun event to meet other volunteers, network with our local judges, and see if getting involved is right for you.
 

Levin Swedler Kennedy Merges with Pease & Associates, CPAs

12/7/2017

Better Together. Levin Swedler Kennedy Merges with Pease & Associates, CPAs. Effective December 1, 2017, Levin Swedler Kennedy has merged their practice with Pease & Associates, LLC. This combination of accounting firms means growing their talent to 80 certified public accountants and professional staff. The combined firm will be operating under the name of Pease & Associates, CPAs.

Financial Planning for Real Estate Agents Lunch & Learn on Dec. 14

12/5/2017

Hosted by Union Home Mortgage and WestPoint Wealth Management

Guest speaker is Curt W. Lindsay, Managing Director, WestPoint Wealth Management

Learn about calculating retirement income needed;projections/budget planning; traditional vs. Roth IRAs; Solo 401K plans; tax ramifications; and important asset allocation.

To register, e-mail [email protected].

Celebrate the Season - Holiday Lunch on Dec. 14

11/30/2017

Treat your staff, department, company, family or friends to a sumptuous luncheon in a festive, elegant atmosphere. Price is $18 per person, plus tax. For reservations (required) or more information, please call (330) 244-3300.  Our sales team will also be available for tours and to help you plan your next meeting or event with us. 

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Announces Upcoming 2018 Concerts

11/30/2017

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park announced upcoming concerts in 2018, featuring rock, comedy, R&B: • Grand Funk Railroad – Jan. 20 • Sinbad – Jan. 26 • Candlebox – Jan. 27 • Stayin’ Alive – Feb. 3 • Bob Saget- Feb. 10 • Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds – Feb. 16 • Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy – Mar. 10

National insurance industry publication Rough Notes Names The O’Neill Group as its November “Agency of the Month”

11/30/2017

As indicated in the publication, The O’Neill Group, an independent insurance agency in Wadsworth, sees its high-performing culture as its most significant differentiator. With culture at the core, all aspects of the agency model flourish. Featured in its cover story, Rough Notes states “Rough Notes is proud to recognize The O’Neill Group not just for its success and commitment to clients, but for showing us a direction that could help the independent agency system reach the next generation of clients.”

Charene Creative Will Donate $50 to Your Favorite Charity

11/30/2017

Charene Creative feels it’s important to give back and help make the world a better place. Together, we can make this a season of giving instead of getting. Whether you need a brand overhaul or assistance with a single project for print marketing, web design or social media, sign a contract with Charene Creative and we will donate $50 to your favorite charity! Valid until January 5, 2018.

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