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News and Events by and for Greater Akron Chamber members.


Current highlights include:

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


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


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.

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

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.

Bath Manor Special Care Centre New Program Update


Bath Manor is now specializing in both short-term and long-term respiratory care and ventilator management. Our respiratory therapy team is staffed 24/7 to provide the best care for our patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders. Please contact us at (330) 836-1006 for more information.

H&R Block Offers Income Tax Course


Each year, H&R Block teaches thousands of people to prepare taxes. Take the H&R Block Income Tax Course to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro. Class times and locations are flexible to fit your current job, school, and family schedules. Successful completion of this course could mean extra income as a tax professional for you. For class times and locations, call (330) 322-9045 to register now.

Henry B. Ball West Presents Hello, Summer Sale!


Now through July, Henry B. Ball West is having a SUPER Summer Sale! Save up to 70% on your favorite fine jewelry and gifts! Help us make room for new arrivals by taking advantage of HUGE savings on in-stock merchandise today! Call us at (330) 867-9800 or check us out on social media for more information.

Audio Concepts - Made in Akron/Heard Worldwide 2017


What does "Made In Akron" sound like? As we near the mid point, 2017 has been to be an exciting year as we create outstanding and innovative productions in Akron that are heard worldwide. Broadcast and digital continue to provide opportunities for us to flex our sound design muscles and expand our international voiceover talent. Currently our productions can be heard on four continents; and for the first time ever, they've been cast and produced with native voices from Poland, The Czech Republic and Turkey. See and hear what we do.

Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Chapter Presents Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's Kick-off Party on July 19


You're invited to the Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's Kick-off! (Appetizers & cash bar.) Join us to end Alzheimer’s & learn about the Akron Walk on Sunday, October 1 at The University of Akron. Register a team, meet other teams, and have fun while you prepare to lead the way in the fight against Alzheimer’s! Questions/RSVP, contact Stephanie Mueller at [email protected] or (330) 650-0552.

Coleman Professional Services is Seeking LISW Therapists for Summit County


Seeking outpatient therapists to work with individuals with psychiatric disorders to provide counseling services and diagnostic assessments. Must be licensed as a LISW, have excellent skills in diagnostic assessments, have an NPI number, be enrolled as a provider to bill Ohio Medicaid, and 1 year of experience providing therapy to people with severe and persistent mental illness.

hChoices.com to Host Leadership Roundtable on July 12


LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE Hosted by Representative Tavia Galonski - District 35
Learn how medical reform will impact your business and how to secure your piece of the remaining $2 million in OH BWC grant funding to start/support existing employee wellness programs. No company or industry is to large or small to participate. Topics and speakers are:

Medical Reform Impact on Your Business - Paul Gallese - BDO; Building Corporate Engagement in Wellness - Steve Pelton - President of hChoices, LLC; Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Wellness Grant - Mark Clendenin - NE Regional Business Development Manager

BCS Invites You to a Breakfast & Learn at Gervasi on July 19


This event is for any company with as few as 10 and as many as 5,000 phone users who is looking to replace their phone system within the next 24 months. If your project is on the horizon and you want to take the steps to learn and understand VoIP at a very high level, gather your team and join us. Whether your current system is nearing end of life, no longer supported or does not integrate with you current business processes, this event is for you!

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