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AAF-Akron Presents Merry Mingle: A Holiday Social with Heart on Nov. 29

11/6/2018

Join us for holiday fun, meet new people and do something good for the community! Co-hosted by AAF-Akron, AMA NEO, Greater Akron Chamber, NSME and PRSA. $10 Cover Charge. Event is open to all. All event proceeds benefit World Relief Akron. For more information and to register, click here. Registration deadline: Nov. 26.

 

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

Volunteers Needed!

11/16/2018

Portage Path Behavioral Health SUPPORT Hotline Volunteers needed

Contracting Opportunities at The James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center on Dec. 4

11/15/2018

Learn about upcoming contracting opportunities at the James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center (previously known as Camp Ravenna and the Ravenna Arsenal). The installation is undergoing $37 million in upgrades to become a training destination for military and law enforcement. Additional upgrades to the facility may be announced soon. Join the contracting staff of the Ohio National Guard to learn about the variety of opportunities that will be available to small businesses in the area of Camp Garfield and how to position your business to compete for these projects.

United Disability Services/Buckeye Baskets Presents Holiday Basket Preview Event on Nov. 15

11/6/2018

Join us at Akron's most exciting local shopping experience as we preview our holiday basket designs and show you how they can be customized for all of your corporate gift-giving needs. We'll ring in the holiday season with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments from other Marketplace vendors. As a special gift, attendees who place a corporate order by Wed., Nov. 21 will receive 15% off any holiday order. RSVP by Fri., Nov. 9 to Anna Adelman via email at [email protected] or call (330) 379-3341.
 

VoIP Playbook for 2019 and Beyond Breakfast-N-Learn on Dec. 5

11/2/2018

Please join the BCS Team as we discuss a winning game plan for implementing VoIP in 2019. Also, the BCS Team will share strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must see demo included!  Be sure to budget in extra time for your free tour of the The Pro Football Hall of Fame after this event. 

WITAN's French Market on Feb. 22 & 23

10/29/2018

The French Market is an annual arts and crafts show featuring over 60 carefully selected artists.  This year marks the 42nd year of this unque show.   The French Market features over 60 phenomenal juriued artists and craftsmen, delicious food for lunch, scrumptious home-baked goods with fresh-brewed coffee at the Cafe, and exceptionable rafflie items.  For more information, click here.
 

Kent State University Veteran's Day Activities on Nov. 8

10/29/2018

Each November Kent State hosts a Veterans Day Program to express appreciation for student, faculty, staff and community men and women who are veterans or current members of the U.S. military.  Members of Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs, staff from the Center for Adult and Veterans Services and students from Undergraduate Student Government help plan and participate in the commemoration.

Click here for more information.

Consumers National Bank Open House on Nov. 8

10/19/2018

Please join us for an introduction to a different style banking.  Meet our Akron Metro community bank team:  Mike Benson, Vice President, Akron Metro Manager; Laura Horowitz, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer; and Bev Newell, Assistant Vice President, Personal Banker.

Experience our refreshing approach to banking.  Win one of three $100 gift certificates from The Winery at Wolf Creek.

Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy refreshments, food, live music, gift certificate drawing, and prizes.

Kent State Accounting Department to Host Tax Update Workshop for Small Business Owners on Nov. 8

10/16/2018

The Accounting Department at Kent State University’s College of Business Administration invites business owners and accountants to the Tax Update for Small Business Owners.  The workshop will begin with breakfast and registration at 7:15 am. The program will start at 7:55 a.m. and will end at noon.

An outreach activity of the Accounting Department, the workshop is sponsored by Bober Markey and Fedorovich; CBIZ; and Bodine Perry. It is designed to help the small business owner navigate and plan for the effects from the 2017 tax reform. Workshop speakers are tax experts and will cover some of the most vital topics of 2017 tax reform as they relate to the small business owner, including choice of business entity, new Section 199A deduction for qualified business income, and changes to business deductions, exclusions, and credits.

“This workshop is timed so that the business owner has still has time to do year-end tax planning in view of the 2017 tax reform,” said Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., professor of accounting at Kent State’s College of Business Administration. “The speakers for this workshop are dynamic and possess a great deal of tax knowledge. We are excited to offer this workshop and help small business owners navigate these topics.” 

The workshop qualifies for 4.3 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for CPAs in Ohio.  The registration fee is $50 per attendee. The fee covers all conference materials as well as breakfast, refreshments and parking. Register and pay online before November 1.  For additional information, contact Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., professor of accounting, at [email protected].

Divas With a Dream Networking on Oct. 18 & Oct. 25

10/16/2018

Join us for lunch or dinner to connect with other divas in business for networking, business coaching, and for lunch or dinner!  Our topic is:  Do you have a love/hate relationship with money?  Fnd out how to eliminate limiting beliefs that keep money AWAY from you! 

Women's Network Presents Women's Leadership Summit on Nov. 9

10/15/2018

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit is a full-day conference that will focus on leadership development, unconscious bias, and creating equitable workplaces. The day features keynote speakers, Rabbi Jonah Pesner and Kathrine Switzer, workshops, lectures and panels on leadership development, strategic negotiation, organizational change, building inclusive workplaces, and more. HRCI accreditation available. Tickets are on sale now.

The University of Akron, Stark State College Announce New Dual Enrollment Partnership

10/12/2018

Stark State College and The University of Akron today announced a new pioneering agreement facilitating streamlined dual admission and enrollment. “Direct Connect” is an expanded partnership between the two institutions providing opportunity for students to be dually enrolled at both Stark State College (SSC) and The University of Akron (UA) as they complete an associate degree while preparing for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree. The partnership also allows students the opportunity to take advantage of amenities at both institutions, allowing students to become fully immersed at each.

Arthritis Foundation  Red & White on Thursday Night: Committee Recruitment

10/9/2018

Are you interested in helping plan Akron’s favorite food & wine event? The Arthritis Foundation is now seeking 2019 Red & White on Thursday Night committee members! As a committee member, you will have outstanding networking opportunities with corporate and healthcare leaders while having a lot of fun and supporting a great cause. The committee meets for one hour, once per month. Please contact Allison Harris at (216) 352-6152 if interested and for more information. 

AAF-Akron Presents "Emmy-Nominated PEG Hosts Agency Tour" on Oct. 5

10/1/2018

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of PEG’s new downtown digs and hear how these Emmy-nominated creative story-tellers continue to make an impact with their work. Free event! No need to RSVP. Light fare provided by The Culinary Chameleon Catering & Cafe Street and surface lot parking available: Main/Bartges parking lot South Stadium parking lot.

3rd Annual Diversity Mixer on Oct. 17

10/1/2018

The County of Summit and the City of Akron, in partnership with Black Pages Ohio and the Summit Magazine, would like to invite you to partner with us in this special event.  This mixer provides the opportunity for small business owners and corporations to meet, network and promote their services.  The wide array of businesses and industries provides unique business-to-business collaborations and connections.

  • Opportunities to network to a successful partnership
  • Connect small businesses to corporations
  • Exchange business cards with dozens of potential clients and exercise your expertise
  • Showcase your product or service to an audience of corporations and small businesses
  • Get information on corporate contracts and projects
  • Meet new clients
There will be light refreshments, a cash bar and door prizes.  This event is free and open to the business community.  Vendor spaces are available.  For more information, call (216) 391-7736.  

Hattie Larlham's I Am Able campaign Creates Awareness to Employ Persons With Disabilities

9/27/2018

Hattie Larlham’s I Am Able campaign celebrates the abilities of employees with disabilities.  In October, they encourage you to visit their I Am Able website to learn how you can get involved. Share their posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using #IAmAble. The awareness you create could help find a job for a person with disabilities. 

OPEN M Multi-Chamber Networking Event on Oct. 10

9/19/2018

Join OPEN M for a multi-chamber networking event where guests will enjoy local food and beverage samples from 12+ local restaurants, such as TOM + CHEE, Wolf Creek and Aladdin's. Partner chambers include: Akron, Fairlawn, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Tallmadge, South Summit, Peninsula, and BBB of Akron. RSVP to [email protected].

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