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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.

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Current highlights include:

Tenacity Client Retention Webinar on Jun. 14 or 15

6/6/2018

We are offering two one-hour webinars (pick one convenient to you) June 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST or June 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST. We’ll demonstrate the tools and take you through several simulations. Just send an email to Dr. Gary Selden, Director of the Tenacity Center at KSU ([email protected]) or give him a call at (470) 578-3191 in order to register. It might or might not be your finest hour, but it very well could be your most profitable one.

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].

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

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

Made in Ohio Preview Party on September 1

8/28/2017

Chamber Members receive 50% off tickets with the code CHAMBER. New this year we are kicking off the Made in Ohio Festival weekend with a Preview Night!  Join us at Hale Farm at dusk - Tickets Include: Local beer and wine, appetizers, an exclusive opportunity to shop prior to the show opening and Hale Craft demonstrations. Tickets $50 per person, Use code CHAMBER and receive a 50% discount. Purchase advance tickets at www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 x 1708. 
 

Geek to Chic Ribbon Cutting on September 1 and Grand Opening on September 2

8/28/2017

Geek to Chic and One of a Kind Pets both support second chances, so we're teaming up! 
Bring in an item from One of A Kind Pets 'wishlist' and receive an additional 15% off our already fantastic grand opening specials!  See the OOAK wishlist here.

The ribbon cutting will be this Friday, Sept 1st at 4:00 p.m. Then join us for our Grand Opening Party on Saturday, September 2 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.! This event will include: -merchandise discounts -door prizes -open auction -complimentary appetizers, beverages and wine.

Summa Health Volunteer Opportunities

8/28/2017

There are many volunteer opportunities at Summa Health to gain exposure to many different department from Emergency Department to HR and everything in between. We offer shadowing and internship opportunities as well. If you are interested in gaining more information in becoming a volunteer with Summa Health, please call (330) 375-3790.

Sleep Number Labor Day sale

8/22/2017

The best time to get a better night's sleep is now through Labor Day! Sleep Number is offering their Labor Day limited edition bed at 50% off!! Stop by their Montrose location (Across from Jared, 3891G Medina Rd., Akron, OH 44333) or call (330) 668-9132 for more information.

Playhouse Square Corporate Exclusive Online CEO Season Starts Now!

8/22/2017

Get Ready to Experience. Every. Moment. The biggest pre-sale of the year has begun! Enjoy exclusive access and special discounts to Playhouse Square's most in-demand shows-- including our 2017-2018 KeyBank Broadway Series and Huntington Featured Performances! Now is the time to secure your tickets to Wicked, Rent, STOMP and more!

NEOVETS, Inc.- Free to Attend Veterans Ideation Session on August 25

8/18/2017

This is a NEOVETS College Collaboration program. Attracting veterans, military spouses, and current employees to explore education programs leading to work in industrial safety, environmental health and safety technology, and microelectronic mechanical systems. 

The NEW Center Hosts Sales Academy on September 21 & October 19

8/18/2017

You're invited to attend the SALES ACADEMY from sales representative to trusted advisor!
 
Proven sales trainers Hal Becker and Marvin Montgomery have designed two hands-on workshops for sales professionals and sales managers. Using years of experience as salespeople, sales team leaders, and sales coaches, they have designed full-day experiences that will give you the strategies and tools you need to excel.  Each session is jam packed with the most current sales techniques, age old proven methodologies that work no matter what business you are in, and naturally intense common-sense sales concepts that anyone can put into action.  These sessions are designed for all levels of sales professionals from the novice to the very experienced.  Sales managers and leaders are also encouraged to attend.
 
Session One Follow-Up Session
September 21, 2017 October 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The NEW Center The NEW Center

$259 for Members of COSE/GCP or a Collaborating Chamber of Commerce 
$359 for Nonmembers
The price of registration includes both sessions.

Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 1

8/9/2017

Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth leading cause of death, destroying our families, our finances, and our future.  Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  For more information, visit als.org/walk or call Stephanie Mueller at [email protected] or (330) 650-0552.

Skye Forney Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Presents Beyond Vision Conference on September 9

8/7/2017

Our Beyond Vision Program allocates visual aid equipment to blind and low vision individuals. Our Beyond Vision Conference held annually in the month of September recognizes the outstanding achievement of adults and youth within the state of Ohio. Awards are also allocated to the most selfless social worker within seven community agencies.
 
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].

NEOVETS Holds Golf Outing and Steak Dinner on August 18

8/7/2017

Looking for golf foursomes and corporate sponsors! Register here:  For more sponsorship information, contact [email protected] today!  Contact Gunnery Sergeant Bryan A. McGown, [email protected], U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, and Chairman of the Board for NEOVETS, for more information about how NEOVETS supports area businesses and the military community simultaneously as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization!

Understanding Federal Certifications Seminar on August 17

8/7/2017

SBA and ODOT representatives will introduce certifications and programs for small, women and disadvantaged businesses to assist you in finding opportunities with federal government agencies and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • HUBZone Contracting Program
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • Veteran and Service-Disabled Business
  • Women-Owned Small Business
Seating is limited, please register below.  For further information, contact Lisa Washington at [email protected] or (419) 373-4461.
 

Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities Announces Applications for Joseph L. Ruby Scholarship are Now Open

8/7/2017

Each year, Direction Home Akron Canton offers at least one scholarship stipend of $5,000 or more to one college student studying in the field of gerontology, social work, health and human services, nursing, or a related social services field to assist students in covering the costs of academic expenses. The Joseph L. Ruby Student Scholarship recognizes students with a vested interest in the long-term care of older adults and persons with disabilities.

Experimac Hosts Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on August 9

7/31/2017

To celebrate its grand opening, Experimac, is hosting a grand opening. The store, designed to be your local alternative to the Apple Store®, will serve the refurbished and refreshed consumer technology needs for Summit County and surrounding communities.

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