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Save the Date (Aug. 1) for Stewart's Caring Place's 17th Annual Butterfly Gala


The Butterfly Gala is the most attended and largest annual fundraiser for Stewart's Caring Place (SCP). Held each year at a different home in Northeast Ohio, this unique event brings close to 500 supporters of the agency together for an outdoor, relaxed, and memorable evening complete with valet service, VIP cocktail reception, plated dinner, silent and live auction, dancing, and more. This year, the Gala will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 at the Wadsworth home of Dr. & Mrs. Michael & Brandi Gangel and will honor Spirit Award winners Mr. & Mrs. David & Lisa Craine.

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Effort to Increase City’s Economic Inclusion Needs Your Help


Mayor Dan Horrigan’s State of the City address underlined the need for all of us to recognize the value of driving shared prosperity in our region. At the Greater Akron Chamber we have been working closely with Mayor Horrigan, County Executive Ilene Shapiro and dozens of leaders within the philanthropic, business and non-profit ecosystem through our shared Elevate Greater Akron economic development strategy that includes driving action and measurable progress on economic inclusion.

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Sinbad, Englebert, and Steve Miller Band Coming to Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park


Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park announced the following upcoming concerts:

Sinbad – Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00pm
Sinbad, David Adkins, is an actor and writer, known for Jingle All the Way (1996), First Kid (1996) and Good Burger (1997).  One of his favorite quotes, “Who the heck is Donald Trump to fire me? I regret I didn't tell Donald Trump, 'You need to fire your barber. I'm sorry. I ain't feeling you, man. You're fired! I fire you, Donald Trump.'”  Prices:  $25, $48, $63.   For More Information:  http://imdb.to/1kp4b3e
Engelbert Humperdinck– Sunday, May 8 “Mother’s Day”
Engelbert has been a legend in the international music industry for the last forty plus years, with over 150 million records sold.  Some of the evergreen hits that belong to him include: “(Please) Release Me”, “ After The Lovin’,” “Spanish Eyes,” “The Last Waltz,” “Am I that Easy to Forget,” “There Goes My Everything,” and more.  Few people realize that several of the major forces in the world of rock ‘n’ roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Humperdinck in the late 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.  Prices:  $28, 48, $78.  For more information: https://www.engelbert.com/
Steve Miller Band, June 17, 2016 at 8pm
Steve Miller has been voted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The multifaceted songwriter, singer, guitarist, producer will be inducted after being nominated for the first time this year. Miller will join fellow inductees at the 2016 induction ceremony, scheduled for April 8th, 2016.  Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and, indeed, society - could be in the years to come.  Prices:  $138, $108, $98, $78.  For More Information:  https://www.stevemillerband.com


Paintnite Fundraiser to Benefit EMERGE's Little Hearts Fund


Our 1st Paintnite Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 27 from 6-8pm in the EMERGE Learning Center, 900 Mull Ave. in Akron. The cost is $45 with a portion of the proceeds supporting mental health care services for children. Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the evening. No prior artistic talent needed. Each participant will produce a keepsake canvas painting. Register online at https://paintnite.com/events/1059182.html or contact Tanya Keaton at [email protected] for more info.

Save the Date: Employer Summit


In partnership with Paycor and NEO Administration, AUI is proud to present its first Employer Summit.  Registration begins at 8:30 with presentations beginning at 9:00.  Breakfast is included with admission.

The speaking schedule includes:

  • Alternative Benefit Options for Traditional Health Insurance presented by AUI
  • Plan Documents & Compliance for ERISA, ACA, FSA, HRA, & HSA presented by NEO Administration
  • DOL Proposed Overtime presented by Paycor
The summit is free to attendees.  You can register by clicking here.  If you have additional questions about the Summit, please contact Karen Nist at:  [email protected].

August Mack Environmental Presents Free Webinar: Mergers & Acquisitions


Free Webinar: Mergers & Acquisitions: An Environmental Compliance Perspective

August Mack's award-winning outsourcing program has assisted hundreds of facilities with EHS compliance requirements. This webinar will provide a case study of a mid-sized manufacturing facility that was purchased by one of our clients, and they now utilize our eCAP program. Click here to read the full description or to register.

Greenleaf Family Center's 8th Annual Night at the Races 2016


Please join us for Greenleaf Family Center's 8th Annual Night at the Races! Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and dinner is served by 5:45 p.m.  Old Carolina Barbecue Company will be back again this year with wonderful food!  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Metisentry 10-Year Anniversary Open House


Come spend a Friday afternoon with Metrisentry as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary.  Join them at noon on Friday, March 18, 2016, at The Nantucket Building, 17 S. Main St., Ste. 201, Akron, OH  44308.  Networking, prizes and more!  Light refreshments will be served.  Be sure to arrive early as the first 25 guests will receive a gift bag!

Please RSVP here or e-mail to [email protected]

EMPOWER! Women's Business Mastery Program


EMPOWER is designed to assist women in all stages of business. From the idea phase through planning the exit strategy. Join us for in-depth workshops that address key issues for women business owners. March 8th is our Opening Retreat. We welcome the founder of Priceline.com, Jeff Hoffman, followed by a learning session on certification.  For more information, please visit womensnetworkneohio.com/empower.

Greater Summit Networking Event


You're invited to attend this free networking event for manufacturers and business owners, sponsored by the Summit Magazine and Black Pages Ohio. 

Meet with representatives from various corporations such as FirstEnergy, Honda, Kent State, Summa Health, Rockwell Automotive, CareSource and more, small businesses, and city departments.  Showcase your products and services.  And learn about the 2016 Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo.

Free admission • door prizes • hors d'oeuvres • business networking
For more information and to RSVP, call (800) 900-7735 or visit www.BPSpecialEvents.com.  Register today - vendor space available!

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