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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.

Arthur J Gallagher Releases 2017 National Benefits Survey Results

10/4/2017

Staying on top of benefits and human resource changes takes endurance. When climbing an ever steeper competitive slope, employers need the latest information on how to negotiate unsteady terrain such as new regulations, demographic shifts, and technology disruptions in revenue and profit models. Gallagher’s 2017 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey provides data and insights that help steadily guide you along the path to peak performance.

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More Member News & Events

#GivingBACKTuesday on Nov. 28

11/17/2017

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!

11/16/2017

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

11/15/2017

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

United Disability Services Offers Buckeye Baskets Holiday Selections Corporate Discounts

11/15/2017

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

11/10/2017

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

11/6/2017

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

11/3/2017

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.

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

10/30/2017

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

10/30/2017

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

10/30/2017

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"

10/30/2017

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

10/26/2017

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.

Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 9

10/26/2017

Guest speaker will be Kevin Lacz, former Navy SEAL, New York Times best-selling author, and co-star of American Sniper.  Flags raised by ROTC at 10:30 a.m.  All are invited to come and pay tribute to America’s veterans.  A special invitation is extended to Kent State faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members who are veterans, active service members or have family members in the armed forces. Refreshments to follow in the Kiva lobby.  Free parking available in the Kent Student Center parking lot.

Skye Forney Scholarship Foundation Presents Beyond Vision Conference on Feb. 10

10/26/2017

Our Beyond Vision Program allocates visual aid equipment to blind and low vision individuals. Raising Public Awareness to the daily achievements of people whom are visually impaired. We work to create a base of support for community groups forming an alliance to provide and dramatically accelerate development in visually impaired awareness. The foundation will be introducing the Beyond Vision Performing Arts Academy.
 
Our Beyond Vision Conference features speaker Pastor Donald N. Mayes, Jr., and guest gospel recording artist, J-West, Texas.
 
Call (234) 738-0797 or e-mail [email protected].

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Holiday Market on the Farm" on Dec. 1

10/26/2017

Join us for our Holiday Market on the Farm. We will be celebrating the holidays with local artist! Fifteen local artists will be at Hale Farm offering their on-of-a-kind hand-crafted items. The Hale Café will be taken over by Bomba Tacos and Rum from Fairlawn, Peace, Love and Little Donuts will be here and Native Hill Coffee will be serving up hot cups of coffee. We will also have Ohio beers and wines available to enjoy while you shop!  Admission is FREE.  

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Holiday Lantern Tours" Throughout December

10/26/2017

Take a charming lantern-lit tour of the Village and visit the historic houses, delightfully decorated for the season. Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season as celebrated in the 19th century Western Reserve. Dates: December 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 19-23 from 5:40 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (330) 666-3711 ext.1720. $20 nonmembers; $15 members; $12 children (ages 3-12); group rates available.

Froggerjobs.com a National Jobs Board has a Special Announcement!

10/26/2017

On November 1, 2017, you will be able to find Froggerjobs.com on the SHRM Human Resource Vendor Directory: http://vendordirectory.shrm.org/. Froggerjobs.com is actively reaching out to all 48 Million US and Canadian Employers. The SHRM Human Resource Vendor Directory will allow access to our website to 50,000 Human Resources Personnel every month. We are seeking to develop working relationships with all HR Managers and Decision Makers.

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