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Want to connect with area business owners and decision makers? The Greater Akron Chamber is here to help! We are the areas largest network organization and provide you the opportunity to connect with peers, business decision makers and civic leaders in over 30 hosted networking events every year.

KNOW

KNOW (Knowledgeable Network of Women) is a personal and professional development program for businesswomen in the Greater Akron Region. Established in 2004, and open only to Greater Akron Chamber members, KNOW provides a niche networking opportunity in a supportive environment for women to discuss emerging issues affecting women in business for a $35 per person annual fee. Apply now!

KNOW’s mission is to cultivate talent by reaching out to today’s women executives and tomorrow’s leaders. Events include quarterly luncheons, New Member Orientations, Members-Only Workshops, Annual Holiday Party, and KNOW on the GO, a monthly luncheon for KNOW members only.

Great for: Businesswomen seeking professional development programming looking to become successful business women. Female specific program. All ages.

Resources:

  • KNOW on the Go Calendar 2017

YPN

Young Professionals Network (YPN) members have a voice in our community and the future of the region. Join YPN to connect to other young professionals, enhance your skills, contribute to Akron's future and make a name for yourself among the area's talented young professional workforce. How does YPN accomplish this? By connecting smart, innovative, creative individuals to one another, to resources, to leaders and to information. Business and individual memberships provide networking opportunities like Leadership Luncheons, biennial YP Summit, and 30 for the Future.

Great for: Young professionals in the region. General ages range from 20s - 40s, though all are welcome.

Morning Buzz

The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series which aims to connect small and medium size businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. 

Great for: All business professionals looking to make new connections. All ages.

Chamber Travel

The Greater Akron Chamber facilitates affordable trips abroad, giving community members the opportunity to develop professional relationships and personal friendships.  These cultural immersion trips have included trips to Costa Rica, Athens and the Greek islands, Panama, Cuba, China, Ireland, Tuscany, the Riveria and Italy. 

The Chamber is excited to offer new travel destinations for 2018:

Spain's Costa del Sol & The Portuguese Riviera -- November 1-13, 2018 -- Click here to view a brochure!

Make your travel plans for 2018 now!