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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


Current highlights include:

Art After Five at Western Reserve Hospital on Jun. 21


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


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


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


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

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

Entertainment Announced for Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo Event Dates


Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo continues Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23 and 26-30 from 5 – 9 p.m. Thousands and thousands of holiday lights, displays and synchronized lights are located throughout the zoo. Treats and beverages can be purchased at three different locations: Mrs. C’s Sweet Shop, Komodo Kingdom and Grasslands Café. Children can visit with Santa Claus, and starting this weekend on Dec., 1 there will be a variety of live entertainment.

Froggerjobs.com Has a Special Holiday Offer to Post Unlimited Jobs for FREE on Website


Exclusive Limited Time Holiday Offer: Free Unlimited Trial ends on March 1st, 2018 Signing up: Select “add to order” then fill out your company address and contact info below. Review and check the box of our Terms toward the bottom, then select “complete order”. That’s it! Start by going to your dashboard under the “EMPLOYERS” tab, and start posting your jobs now! After March 1st, if you would like to continue with Froggerjobs, this will require a separate purchase. Instructions will be emailed out prior to March how to continue. We will offer everyone bulk pricing ads at $25.00 a piece! An industry first, Bulk Pricing for All!

Business Communication Specialists Invite You to Extremely Simple VoIP Strategies Lunch & Learn on Dec. 13


Replacing your phone system or upgrading your network soon?  If so, this event is for you.  Please join the BCS team and Extreme Networks as we discuss a winning game plan for implementing VoIP in 2018. You'll learn about the newest Extreme Networks solutions and how these can complement your next VoIP phone system. Also, the BCS team willshare strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must-see demo included!

#GivingBACKTuesday on Nov. 28


To celebrate #GivingBACKTuesday, the Akron Art Museum is offering visitors the opportunity to become New Members at the Art Enthusiast individual ($50) level for Free. This offer is good on #GivingBACKTuesday, November 28, 2017, only, so don’t miss out!

Playhouse Square Corporate Exclusive: CEO HoliDeals Start Now!


It's the moment you've been waiting for- CEO HoliDeals are available for purchase! Enjoy a few extra-special savings and get started on your holiday shopping; Tickets to these shows make wonderful gifts! What are you waiting for? These savings are for a limited-time only, CEO HoliDeals end on November 19!

SeibertKeck Presents Preparing for a Man-Made Disaster on Dec. 14


This seminar will present a comprehensive program to maximize the odds of survival should your organization suffer an active shooter event.  An effective screening process is meant to address areas of risk, including the risk of hiring an applicant whose sexual motives are inappropriate.  Why attend? 

  • Preparation
  • Tactics
  • Safety
  • Survival

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!

United Disability Services Offers Buckeye Baskets Holiday Selections Corporate Discounts


We specialize in all-Ohio baskets with local companies producing small-batch specialty foods. We'll ship your corporate orders, offer same day pick-up and corporate discounts. Customize baskets with company items and a gift tag featuring your logo. Every order benefits our non-profit and provides creative employment to people with disabilities. Our motivated work force is ready to work! Buckeye Baskets is the gift that gives twice!

Extremely Simple VoIP Strategies Lunch-n-Learn at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton on Dec. 13


Replacing your phone system or upgrading your network soon? If so, this event is for you. Please join the BCS Team and Extreme Networks as we discuss a winning game plan for implementing VoIP in 2018. You'll learn about the newest Extreme Networks solutions and how these can complement your next VoIP phone system. Also, the BCS Team will share strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must see demo included!  

Jilly's Music Room's 5th Annual New Year's Eve Bash on Dec. 31


WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR'S EVE?  Ring in 2018 at  Jilly's Music Room's 5th Annual New Year's Eve Bash!  $75 per person includes a kick-up-your-heels great time with the Swizzle Stick Band, special all-night buffet, champagne toast and complimentary JMR logo flute to take home, giveaways, party favors, and more!  Click here to buy your tickets online now!  Seating is limited; reserve yours early!
SPECIAL OVERNIGHT PACKAGE: We've partnered with the Courtyard Akron Downtown (conveniently located right across the street) to offer an overnight package.  $295 includes: Two Tickets to Jilly's New Year's Eve Bash, overnight accommodations in a room with a king or two queen beds, and breakfast for two on New Year's Day. Call the Courtyard at (800) 321-2211 to take advantage of this offer.

Historic Tax Credit Coffee on Nov. 6


Have you been wondering about historic tax credit programs here in Ohio?
Wondering about the application and review process? Here is an easy introduction to the 20% federal historic tax credit and 25% Ohio historic preservation tax credit which you can use to rehabilitate your historic building.
Come chat at a quick informal get together to learn about how the historic tax credit programs work and meet the people who manage them.

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.

Summit County Animal Control to Hold Adopt-A-Thon on Nov. 4


The County of Summit will host an Adopt-a-Thon on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Summit County Animal Control Facility, located at 250 Opportunity Parkway in downtown Akron. The event is sponsored by Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise.
Dogs and cats will be made available for adoption from the Division of Animal Control for the low price of $10 per animal (regularly $94 per dog, $60 per cat). The animals will be fully vetted (blood work, flea treatments, intestinal de-worming, spay/neuter and vaccinations) and ready to be taken home that day. Citizens who adopt a dog will also be required to purchase a 2018 Summit County Dog License for $18.
“Summit County’s Adopt-A-Thons have been hugely successful, and are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees at the Animal Control facility to find these animals good homes,” said County Executive Ilene Shapiro. “I encourage families of Summit County to come to the Adopt-a-Thon and help us find these wonderful animals their forever homes.”
“The Division of Animal Control does a wonderful job hosting the annual Adopt-a-Thon,” said Fiscal Officer Scalise. “My office will be there again this year to ensure dogs and puppies are registered with the County before they go to their new homes. A County dog tag is their ticket home if they are ever lost, stolen or run away.”
Residents are also encouraged to donate dog or cat food for the animals housed at the shelter during the Adopt-a-Thon. For more information contact the Summit County Division of Animal Control at 330-643-2845. To view photos of adoptable animals visit https://co.summitoh.net/index.php/departments/administrative-services/animal-control, click on ADOPT-A-PET in the left column.

Flowering Financial Presents Finance Fundamentals 101 on Nov. 7 & 8


Please join us for a two-hour educational workshop led by an experienced instructor covering the financial basics you need to understand today for a brighter tomorrow. Two Course Dates: Tuesday November 7th Courtyard by Marriott Stow OR Wednesday November 8th Doubletree by Hilton Fairlawn.  Course Fee: $20 for you and one guest.  Call (330) 529-7016 to reserve your spot today!

Navigate Power: The Time for Solar is Now! Event on Nov. 14


Join the Verde Solutions team to learn how renewable energy technologies can save your business money and help you gain independence from your utilities.  Our innovative financing solutions often make projects CASH FLOW POSITIVE IN ONE YEAR!  

The event is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and lunch is provided.  RSVP to [email protected] or call (330) 388-6850.

Consumers National Bank Receives Second Consecutive SBA "Top Community Bank Lender Award"


Consumers National Bank has received the Top Community Bank Lender Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Cleveland District Office for the second consecutive time. The award recognizes the bank’s outstanding performance making SBA 7(a) and SBA Express loans during SBA fiscal year 2017, ranking first among community banks in the 28 northern Ohio counties served by the Cleveland SBA Office.

Hard Rock Rocksino Hosts a Job Fair on Nov. 9 and Buffet on Nov. 11


To honor and give thanks to all veterans, active duty military personnel, and their spouses, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will hold a job fair.  The event is open to the public.  However, veterans, activity duty military personnel, and their spouses will receive special consideration for available positions.
Hiring managers from each department will be on hand to conduct candidate screenings and interviews. Potential job offers are contingent on the applicant passing required drug tests, background checks, and obtaining non-gaming or gaming licenses from the Ohio Lottery Commission.  Job candidates should dress in business attire.
Hard Rock Rocksino expects to fill a variety of positions, including chefs, security officers, Players Club representatives, cashiers, servers, valet attendants, and more.  All available career opportunities are listed on line at www.hrrnp.com.  Applicants must apply on-line prior to attending the job fair and be at least 18 years of age. 
Also, on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, the Rocksino will salute our country’s brave men and women for their sacrifice and dedication to protect our freedom. All veterans and active duty military personnel who present their military identification will receive:
One free buffet from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (must be in line by 2:00 p.m.) 
15% Discount at the Rock Shop (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.) 

For more information, visit www.hrrnp.com.

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