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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

Rubber City Theatre (2207 Romig Road) presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Dec. 1-23.

12/8/2017

Thursday-Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinee performances are at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, 16 and 23. Tickets begin at $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Purchase by calling (234) 252-0272, at the door within one hour of show time, or online at rubbercitytheatre.com/tickets. Students with a valid school or university ID may take advantage of $5 student rush tickets (at the door only), and audience members ages 18 and under may attend Youth Rush on Thursday or Sunday performances for free (at the door only). Flex Passes and group pricing are also available.

Beat the Winter Weather and Holiday Rush with Help from FedEx

12/8/2017

Your shipping needs to go smoothly while you juggle countless other tasks during the holiday rush. To make sure GACC members can focus on what’s important, FedEx is here to help with your packing and shipping needs. See the ways we can help keep you merry and bright and your packages on their way so you can get through the holidays with less worry and with plenty of joy. No additional holiday residential surcharges on packages.

Community Legal Aid Presents "Pancakes for Pro Bono" on Oct. 3

12/7/2017

Join us for a fun event recognizing our amazing pro bono volunteers!  Enjoy some pancakes, served to you by special celebrity chefs - our local judges!  We also will host a volunteer HelpLine for those interested in participating.  Not a current pro bono volunteer?  Not a problem!  This is a fun event to meet other volunteers, network with our local judges, and see if getting involved is right for you.
 

Levin Swedler Kennedy Merges with Pease & Associates, CPAs

12/7/2017

Better Together. Levin Swedler Kennedy Merges with Pease & Associates, CPAs. Effective December 1, 2017, Levin Swedler Kennedy has merged their practice with Pease & Associates, LLC. This combination of accounting firms means growing their talent to 80 certified public accountants and professional staff. The combined firm will be operating under the name of Pease & Associates, CPAs.

Financial Planning for Real Estate Agents Lunch & Learn on Dec. 14

12/5/2017

Hosted by Union Home Mortgage and WestPoint Wealth Management

Guest speaker is Curt W. Lindsay, Managing Director, WestPoint Wealth Management

Learn about calculating retirement income needed;projections/budget planning; traditional vs. Roth IRAs; Solo 401K plans; tax ramifications; and important asset allocation.

To register, e-mail [email protected].

Celebrate the Season - Holiday Lunch on Dec. 14

11/30/2017

Treat your staff, department, company, family or friends to a sumptuous luncheon in a festive, elegant atmosphere. Price is $18 per person, plus tax. For reservations (required) or more information, please call (330) 244-3300.  Our sales team will also be available for tours and to help you plan your next meeting or event with us. 

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Announces Upcoming 2018 Concerts

11/30/2017

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park announced upcoming concerts in 2018, featuring rock, comedy, R&B: • Grand Funk Railroad – Jan. 20 • Sinbad – Jan. 26 • Candlebox – Jan. 27 • Stayin’ Alive – Feb. 3 • Bob Saget- Feb. 10 • Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds – Feb. 16 • Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy – Mar. 10

National insurance industry publication Rough Notes Names The O’Neill Group as its November “Agency of the Month”

11/30/2017

As indicated in the publication, The O’Neill Group, an independent insurance agency in Wadsworth, sees its high-performing culture as its most significant differentiator. With culture at the core, all aspects of the agency model flourish. Featured in its cover story, Rough Notes states “Rough Notes is proud to recognize The O’Neill Group not just for its success and commitment to clients, but for showing us a direction that could help the independent agency system reach the next generation of clients.”

Charene Creative Will Donate $50 to Your Favorite Charity

11/30/2017

Charene Creative feels it’s important to give back and help make the world a better place. Together, we can make this a season of giving instead of getting. Whether you need a brand overhaul or assistance with a single project for print marketing, web design or social media, sign a contract with Charene Creative and we will donate $50 to your favorite charity! Valid until January 5, 2018.

Entertainment Announced for Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo Event Dates

11/30/2017

Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo continues Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23 and 26-30 from 5 – 9 p.m. Thousands and thousands of holiday lights, displays and synchronized lights are located throughout the zoo. Treats and beverages can be purchased at three different locations: Mrs. C’s Sweet Shop, Komodo Kingdom and Grasslands Café. Children can visit with Santa Claus, and starting this weekend on Dec., 1 there will be a variety of live entertainment.

Froggerjobs.com Has a Special Holiday Offer to Post Unlimited Jobs for FREE on Website

11/30/2017

Exclusive Limited Time Holiday Offer: Free Unlimited Trial ends on March 1st, 2018 Signing up: Select “add to order” then fill out your company address and contact info below. Review and check the box of our Terms toward the bottom, then select “complete order”. That’s it! Start by going to your dashboard under the “EMPLOYERS” tab, and start posting your jobs now! After March 1st, if you would like to continue with Froggerjobs, this will require a separate purchase. Instructions will be emailed out prior to March how to continue. We will offer everyone bulk pricing ads at $25.00 a piece! An industry first, Bulk Pricing for All!

Business Communication Specialists Invite You to Extremely Simple VoIP Strategies Lunch & Learn on Dec. 13

11/21/2017

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 willshare strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must-see demo included!

#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

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!

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