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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!

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.

Arthur J Gallagher Releases 2017 National Benefits Survey Results


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

Experimac Hosts Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on August 9


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.

Two Men and a Truck Cardboard Boat Race on September 10


Boat Race to benefit One of A Kind Pet Rescue
Cheer on organizations as they race their cardboard boats in Portage Lakes for a chance to win a puppy play date! There will be music from 97.5 WONE, food from Sassy Dog, a prize tent, and of course dogs onsite available for adoption! Interested in racing a boat? E-mail [email protected]

Froggerjobs.com Invites You to a Ribbon Cutting on August 8



Join the team at Froggerjobs.com, a new national jobs board, for a ribbon cutting celebrating their recent launch. 

Froggerjobs.com will be advertising 2,000,000 available positions that need to be filled across the USA. Froggerjobs.com was created by recruiters who have worked in the staffing industry for over 20 + years. Simply put, they just got tired of placing ads, spending big money, having little or no results and decided to come up with something better. Being the best recruiting tool is our goal and we need your input.

You're invited to Your Brand+Team=Revenue! Awards Lunch on September 8


Get the training, coaching and professional development you need and enjoy the Brand+Team=Revenue Awards lunch where you will network and connect with your target market!  This is the only event that will let you decide what group coaching and training you need!  You will select your training and your coach. Miracle Resources has 53 coaches who train across America! You will also receive personal branding training and win the book "Your Strategic Personal Brand". The awards luncheon will honor a brand, a team, an individual strategic personal brand leader and a revenue leader!  Please nominate a deserving company, college, team, non profit or individual by e mailing [email protected].
All Proceeds from the Silent Auction and $40 of your ticket cost will benefit The Ruth B. Lewis Scholarship at The University of Akron School of Communication. $40 of your ticket cost is tax deductible.

Ambassador of Golf Presentation & Reception Honoring Peter Jacobsen on August 2


Each year, the Ambassador of Golf Award is presented by the Bridgestone Invitational and Northern Ohio Golf Charities, Inc. to an individual who has fostered the ideals of the game on an international level and whose concern for others extends beyond the golf course. Join us for an exclusive evening with Peter Jacobsen, one of golf's all-time greats!

Staley Technologies' Grand Opening on July 27


We have a new facility to better serve you!  
Radios • Cameras • Telephones • Cell Phones & Radio Boosters • and More!
Come by our new location and join us for food and beverages while checking out all of the key features of our new building.  Meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff, and learn more about quality product lines and services we offer.

Hale Farm & Village "Hale Harvest 5k" on October 7


The 5K loop course invites runners and walkers to experience the natural beauty of Hale Farm & Village as they run along nature trails through the sugar bush, past historic houses, and across farmyards, rural pastures, and creek crossings. • Participants receive Hale Run T-shirts. • Race participants receive free admission to the Harvest Festival on the day of the race. 

Hale Farm & Village Hosts "Harvest Festival" on October 7, 8, 14 & 15


The Harvest Festival at Hale Farm & Village is a fall tradition for Northeast Ohio families and school children. • Apple Cider Press • Johnny Appleseed • Pumpkin Patch • Apple Butter Making • Pumpkin Painting • Kettle Corn • Food Preservation • Farm Implements • Farmyard Animals Admission also includes early American craft & trade demonstrations. $10 adults; $5 youth 3-12; members free. Times for October 7, 8, 14, 15 begin @ 10:00 a.m. and for October 8 @ 5:00 p.m. Hale Farm s located at 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH 44210.

Akron Temp Staffing Vets See Positive Effects of EOM Campaign with Clients, Employees


With 6 months of Akron temp agency Flex-Team’s Employee of the Month program under its belt, the temp staffing firm is seeing positive outcomes from the effort to increase worker quality. “Each month, clients are calling us/emailing us to nominate great workers before we can even reach-out for feedback," explains Flex-Team President Rick Pollock. "Several of our EOMs have been hired permanently by the companies where they were assigned. That really makes us feel proud here.”

Akron Urban League Presents Business Plan Writing Series


Many small business owners and startups lack a quality business plan. In this 3-part series, Tony Bishop, also known as The Business Doctor, will instruct on how to properly plan a viable business plan.

Dates are Tuesday, July 18, 2017; Tuesday, July 25, 2017; and Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: To register call 234 542 4178 or email [email protected].

Consumers National Bank Presents "Best HR Practices for Your Business" on July 26


One of the core responsibilities of leaders and HR managers is to maximize employee engagement.
Join us as we review three topics in this half-day seminar that will help you drive results for your organization.
Topic 1: How do you know what you don’t know?  Hillary Johnston, the VP and Director of HR at Consumers Bank, will review how leaders can leverage vendor relationship to help your business grow.
Topic 2: Five steps to drive employee engagement through 401k plans.  Dave Archer will showcase how 401k plans can recruit/retain top talent.
Topic 3: HR trends business leaders need to know.  Adriane Kerr from Paycor will review HR trends that will be important to help protect and grow your business.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. This seminar is complimentary, but seating is limited.

Greater Akron Chamber Day at the Races on August 12


This is an all-ages event.  There will be live racing at 1:40 p.m. post time; family entertainment of balloon artists, face painters, and bounce houses; live music during and after live racing; lawn games of cornhole, giant tic-tac-toe, lawn pong, and giant Connect Four; and food trucks. A Northeast Ohio Favorite, Old Skool, will be headlining. Vendors and participants 21 and older will receive $10 in free VLT play. RSVP with Rob Westfall at [email protected] or call (216) 662-8600.

Event Booth Space Available!  Outside 10’x10’ booth space is available at no cost to Greater Akron Chamber members from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Set up can begin at 1:00 p.m. Bring your own table and tent; electricity is not available. Space is limited. To register, e-mail Pam Collica at [email protected] by August 4, 2017.

Sequoia Wellness at NEOMED Hosts Free Melanoma Education Workshop


The workshop will share important information about Melanoma, what it is, how to detect it and prevention advise. The program is presented by the Melanoma Education Initiative and Ritzman Pharmacy and sponsored by Sequoia Wellness. All are welcome. Those interested in attending can call Sequoia Wellness at (330) 578-9030 for information. 

Western Reserve Hospital's Annual Blood Drive on August 16


"Rumble at the Reserve!"
All those who donate on August 16 will be entered into a drawing to win:
$500 Visa card (two winners)
$250 Gas card (four winners)
$100 Giant Eagle gift card (five winners)

Donors are encouraged to preschedule their donation by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering zip code "44223" or by calling 1-800-red-cross.  For more information, contact Lindsay Leiby at [email protected] or by calling (330) 926-3220.

Akron SCORE & Hudson Library to Host Social Media Workshops in October 2017


Akron SCORE is presenting a series of free social media workshops with Karen Leonard from IGV at the Hudson Library located at 96 Library St., in Hudson. Workshops run for four Wednesdays from October 4 through October 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Topics are "Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media" "Drive New Bsiness with Email & Social Media," and "30 Ways to Grow Your Email List and Shorten Your Sales Cyle: Automate Your Marketing."

Catholic Charities Seeks Volunteers


Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County is in need of volunteers to assist at our Tuesday Dinner at Visitation of Mary Parish in Akron. Volunteers assist with meal prep and in serving hot meals to individuals and families in need. Please consider volunteering today. Complete an application online or all (330)762-2961 ext. 209 for more information.

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