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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.

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BCS Invites You to a Breakfast & Learn at the Metropolitan at the 9 on Mar. 1

1/27/2018

Are you considering replacing your phone system with a robust VoIP solution? If so, this event is for you. Please join the BCS Team as they discuss options for a winning game plan by implementing an Onsite, Cloud or Hybrid VoIP system in 2018.  The BCS Team will share strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must see demo included and plenty of Q & A time.

NSME's 46th Annual Accent on Excellence Event on Feb. 27

1/25/2018

The annual National Sales & Marketing Executives (NSME) “Accent on Excellence” awards program in the greater Akron/Canton region recognizes the Executive of the Year, the Outstanding Community Leader, multiple “Achievements in Excellence” awards recipients and the Exceptional Sales and Marketing Collegiate Recipient.  Click here to see the recipients.
 
These honorees have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism during their careers in diverse sales and marketing roles. Winners are selected by NSME leaders, based on nominations from local professionals, questionnaire responses provided by the nominees and publicly available information. Criteria include community and civic involvement, professional experience and demonstrated performance.

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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.

Two Men and a Truck Cardboard Boat Race on September 10

7/26/2017

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

7/26/2017

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE OF TUESDAY, 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

7/21/2017

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

7/20/2017

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

7/18/2017

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

7/17/2017

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. 

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