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Use this section to stay abreast of the latest happenings at the Chamber in the areas of economic development, government advocacy, regional collaboration, and workforce as well as information on our networking events and programs.

Check out the latest edition of our weekly chamber news & updates; read our press releases and recently published articles celebrating the Chamber’s accomplishments and the Greater Akron region; or read press releases submitted by our members.

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Chamber Announces First Recipient of its Arts & Culture Award


Greater Akron—On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Greater Akron Chamber announced the recipient of its inaugural Arts and Culture Award. The award was presented in collaboration with Summit County’s new arts organization, “ArtsNow” and was given to Braun & Steidl Architects.

Greater Akron Chamber Announces New Arts & Culture Award Program


Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber has announced an awards program to recognize member businesses in Summit County for their support of arts and culture. The award will be presented in collaboration with Summit County’s new collective of arts organizations and artists, “ArtsNow.”

Greater Akron Chamber Announces Positions on State Issues


Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber announces its support of State Issue 1, State Legislative Redistricting Amendment; support of State Issue 2, Anti-Monopoly Amendment; and opposition to State Issue 3, Marijuana Legalization Amendment which are on the November 3, 2015, ballot.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents Economic Outlook 2016


Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber invites you to Economic Outlook 2016 on Friday, November 6, 2015. Representing Westfield Bank, Jon Park, Chairman & CEO, and Rich Nash, Investment Portfolio Manager, will provide insight and commentary on key U.S. economic trends including employment, industrial, housing and construction activity, interest rates and expansion versus recessionary indicators.

Travel with the Greater Akron Chamber to Imperial Cities October 10-20, 2016


Greater AkronThe Greater Akron Chamber is excited to offer our members and the entire community a new travel destination at an affordable price for 2016.

There will be an informational pre-tour briefing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Room 2AB, Akron, Ohio 44326.  RSVP your attendance to (330) 376-5550.

For more information on trip specifics, visit www.greaterakronchamber.org or type http://bit.ly/1N3SQma in your browser.  Contact Maria Edwards, AAA Travel Agency, at (330) 762-0631 or [email protected].

Chamber Announces 30 for the Future Recipients for 2015


Greater Akron—Thirty Greater Akron Region young professionals have been named the recipients of the ninth annual “30 for the Future” award. Part of the Greater Akron Chamber’s strategy to attract and retain talent in the region, the “30 for the Future” award honors young professionals (ages 25-39) whose stellar contributions impact their industries and the Greater Akron Region. A list of the award winners follows.

Greater Akron Chamber's KNOW Luncheon Presentation


Greater Akron—Join KNOW on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, for the next Quarterly Luncheon to hear Candace Curtis present "Tees, Greens and Birdie Bags.”  Candace will discuss how she successfully juggles her life as a wife to PGA Tour Golfer, Ben Curtis, mom and co-founder of the Ben Curtis Family Foundation, which was founded to help alleviate childhood hunger.

Chamber Seeks Nominations for 30 for the Future Awards for 2015


Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber proudly presents the 9th Annual 30 for the Future recognition program. 30 for the Future recognizes 30 young professionals (ages 25-39) who live and/or work in the Greater Akron region, who are trendsetters in their industries and who make an impact on the region through dynamic leadership and community service.

Chamber Seeks Nominations for 2015 Excellence in Business Awards


Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber is accepting nominations for our 2015 Excellence in Business Awards.  We all know or do business with companies who deserve recognition for the exceptional work they do in the business community.  You can pay tribute by nominating a deserving company for the Small Business Council’s Excellence in Business Awards.

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