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Greater Akron Inclusion Summit

09/12/2019
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Quaker Station
135 S. Broadway St.
Akron, OH  44308

The inaugural Greater Akron Inclusion Summit presented by the Greater Akron Chamber is a half-day event where local and national business, civic and community leaders will learn more about the economic impact of inclusion, the opportunities ahead of us and the next steps we must initiate to create an inclusive economy in Greater Akron.

Akron must grow in order to thrive. To grow, we must be inclusive. Creating an inclusive economy is not just the right thing to do – there is a strong business case for it. This is an urgent imperative for businesses, communities and regions.

Amy Liu, Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institute will moderate a panel of local leaders including Billy Taylor, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Goodyear; Para M. Jones, Ph.D., President of Stark State College; Judi Hill, President of the Akron NAACP; and, Dr. Brian Harte, President of Cleveland Clinic Akron General. These panelists will share their perspective on the inclusion narrative and their own experience with inclusion.

Keynote Speaker, Luke Visconti, Chairman and Founder of Diversity, Inc. has spent more than twenty years shaping strategy and action with the country’s top companies and has seen how the very best are transforming their organization’s performance by leveraging diversity and inclusion. He will share his experience helping Fortune 500 companies and provide insight on ways we can leverage their experience to drive change in our own businesses and community.

The Greater Akron Inclusion Summit is on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Akron Quaker Station, located at 135 South Broadway St., Akron, Ohio 44308. Registration, business networking, and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The program will be held from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.  The cost is $45 to attend. 

 

—Thanks to our Sponsors—

 
Premier:

 

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Silver:

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Supporting:

ASW Global, LLC
Dominion Energy
Fifth Third Bank Northeastern Ohio
G. Stephens, Inc.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Kastner Westman & Wilkins LLC
Kent State University
Metis Construction Services LLC
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Roetzel & Andress
Signet Jewelers Ltd.
Stark State College
State and Federal Communications, Inc.
The University of Akron
United Way of Summit County
Westfield Bank

For sponsorship information contact Robert DeJournett at [email protected].

 

Sponsorship and Ticket Options

 
 $5,000 Premier Sponsor
  • Premier recognition at the event, on promotional materials, and at the table as a producing partner of the event
  • Opportunity to include materials and/or a giveaway at the table
  • Content included in Chamber communications about your organization’s perspective on inclusion (a short video plus a blog for the newsletter/website)
  • A speaking part in a video about the importance of inclusion that will be played at the event and shared on social media platforms following the event
  • Up to 3 reserved tables (6 seats per table) with preferred table placement for your organization’s key decision makers and/or clients, customers, partners and other invited leaders
 
$2,500 Silver Sponsor
  • Logo recognition at the event, on promotional materials, and at the table
  • A blog or video featured on the website and in the newsletter about your organization’s perspective on inclusion
  • 2 reserved tables (6 seats per table) with preferred table placement for your organization’s key decision makers and/or clients, customers, partners and other invited leaders
 
$1,000 Supporting Table Sponsor
  • Name listed at the event, on promotional materials, and at the table
  • 1 reserved table (6 seats) with preferred table placement for your organization’s key decision makers and/or clients, customers, partners and other invited leaders
 
Individual Tickets
  • Available for $45/each
  • Open seating at the event

Click here to register

Greater Akron Inclusion Summit