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Emerge Counseling Adds More Statewide Tele-Counseling Options


Amidst the current challenges of Covid-19, many people are experiencing anxieties and concerns due to the resultant economic and stay-at-home restrictions impact. In response to this need, Emerge Counseling has significantly increased its tele-counseling services. Currently, anyone in the state of Ohio could receive counseling support from one of Emerge Counseling’s 35+ licensed clinicians and, in many cases, that assistance would be covered by their insurance

April 2020 CareWorks Comp Workers' Comp and Unemployment COVID-19 Update


CareWorks Comp is acutely aware that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an escalating global health concern. In light of this, clients will need their support more than ever in meeting the needs of their employees. CareWorks Comp also recognizes that a widespread outbreak could place increased demands on their capacity to meet those needs. They are fully committed to maintaining all services critical to the welfare of their clients and their employees. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to provide the most timely and thorough information to all of their clients, they have included both public and private employer updates in one newsletter linked below . Please note that some of this information will not apply to you if you are a public employer.

Professional, Reliable Operator Training by Valley Industrial Trucks


OSHA requires forklift operator training for anyone that might operate a forklift. This extends beyond your normal operators to include anyone that might simply have to start a forklift for any reason. This could include managers, truck drivers etc... OSHA also requires: "All operator training and evaluation shall be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence."

METRO RTA Announces Free Fares Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020


*UPDATE AS OF 4/5/2020 - Metro RTA Cutting Some Service in Akron; Pandemic Affecting Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown Transit* METRO Regional Transit Authority is offering free fares for all services, including line-service, SCAT, Call-A-Bus, and Northcoast Express, beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. “These are challenging times for everyone,” said METRO Executive Director Dawn Distler. “By offering free fares, we hope to alleviate the financial burden so many folks are unexpectedly faced with in the communities we proudly serve. We also hope this assists with the distancing challenges our bur operators face when interacting with passengers during their trips.” METRO will continue providing service, but passengers are being encouraged to stay home if their trip is not medically or otherwise necessary. All passengers are encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of germs, including washing hands often and avoiding close physical contact.

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Pro Football Hall of Fame Primary Contacts Name: Rachel Gutting Primary Contacts Email: [email protected] News/Event Subject:: Volunteer Opportunities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame News/Event Post:: The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce are looking for motivated volunteers to assist with Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls and Enshrinement Festival events from July 23 – August 7. There are 30 committees which assist with 17 major events, including the Balloon Classic, the Hall of Fame Game and the Enshrinement Ceremony.

Shows at Playhouse Square


Get discounted tickets to shows, concerts, comedians, and much more at Playhouse Square. Visit www.playhousesquare.org/ceo and use promo code FUNTIX.

Wellness Solutions as Nature Intended


Discover wellness solutions as nature intended. Greater Akron Chamber members will receive a 10% discount off retail prices of all products from Wellness & Wealth by Choice. Contact Sue Gruber at (330) 714-7181 or e-mail to [email protected]

UDS is Ready to WORK for YOU


Contact Anna Adelman at (330) 762-9755 Ext. 297 about using United Disability Services' highly motivated workforce to outsource work to one of their production sites in Akron, Kent, or Twinsburg. Greater Akron Chamber members receive a 10% discount.

Chamber Members Receive a 10% Discount from UA Solutions


The University of Akron’s UA Solutions provides instructors that are highly accomplished in their respective fields such as Project Management, Lean Mastery, Six Sigma, Strength Finder and Leadership Essentials. If you are looking to improve you productivity, customer satisfaction and employee morale, contact UA Solutions at (330) 972-7577 or visit us online at www.uakron.edu/uas!

Summit County 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program Registration Is Underway


Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro announced today that registration is underway for the Summit County 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program. Youths between the ages of 14–24 as of June 1, 2017, may qualify for summer jobs offered by the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services. Interested youths (or their parent, guardian, or designee) must register online for a first-come, first-served chance to participate.

2017 Smart Culture Award Recognizes Main Street Gourmet


Smart Business Magazine has selected Main Street Gourmet as an honoree for the 2017 Smart Culture Awards. Smart Business Magazine and its Smart Culture Conference will recognize Main Street Gourmet on April 6, 2017, for having developed a culture that bolsters productivity, enhances job satisfaction and provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This new conference event will explore how corporate culture can become an asset to drive performance, transform your organization into an employer-of-choice and ultimately impact the bottom line.

Avatar Management Services Wins Eight Telly Awards in the 38th Annual Ceremony


Avatar Management Services, Inc. (Avatar), a professional services organization dedicated to making the world a safer place through education and training for the transportation industry, has been named a multiple campaign winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for videos used in client and educational training, as well as Avatar-branded marketing and promotional content.

Sikich Presents Office 365 Workshop at the Cleveland Microsoft Office on March 29


Have you been considering a cloud solution? Now is the perfect time to take a closer look. Register today for a two-hour interactive, hands-on session where attendees take Office 365 for a live test drive! Forget slides and sales pitches. You will get your own device with Office 365 and a persona to take on for the session.

Summit County Astronomy Club (SCAC) Observatory in Bath


The Observatory Bulding 24' x 16' observatory with a slide-off roof. The Summit Club will be caretaker, not sole operator. Schools and other qualifield groups are welcome to use the observatory. The SCAC wants to have someone using the observatory every clear night. The bulding cost is $16,800

The Hyde Park Lent Specials Every Friday


Fridays in Lent Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is offering Twin Lobster Tails 9oz. each for $47 every Friday in Lent through April 14th. Fresh Fish and Seafood Items are Available Nightly. Call us for details: 330-670-6303

Mature Services 2017 SOAR Awards


The Inaugural 2017 Summit Oscars for Aging Resources (SOAR) Awards provide the Summit County community an opportunity to nominate outstanding individuals, communities, and organizations who deserve public acknowledgment for outstanding service to the aging population. The deadline to nominate is March 24, 2017.

Akron Zoo Snack with Santa in December


Mark your calendars for December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17! This holiday tradition includes animal encounters, visits with Santa and more! Enjoy a variety of snacks, entertainment, crafts to get into the holiday spirit! Admission to Wild Lights is included. Akron Zoo Member – Adult $18, Child $25; Non-member – Adult $24, Child $31. Contact: (330) 375-2550.

Akron Zoo Wild Lights in November and December


Mark your calendars for November 24, 25 @ 26 and December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30! Day-Of Tickets Adults – $15 Children – $10 Parking – $3 Presale admission Adults – $12 Children – $9 Parking – $3 Members Day-Of Tickets Adults – $12 Children – $9 Parking – FREE Presale for Members Adults $9 Children $8 Parking – FREE. Contact: (330) 375-2550.

Akron Zoo Egg Zooprise on April 16


The first 100 people to arrive at the zoo on Easter can pick one colorful egg with a FREE surprise inside. Some eggs will contain an EGGxtra special prize! Sunday, April 16 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Akron Zoo Breakfast with the Bunny in April


Mark your calendars for April 1, 2, 8, 9 & 15! Join us for a breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, visits with the bunny and an egg hunt! Admission is included to the zoo after the event. Akron Zoo Member – Adult $16, Child $23 Non-member – Adult $24, Child $29 Contact: (330) 375-2550.

Flex-Team CEO Rick Pollock Earns CSP Designation from American Staffing Association


Flex-Team Inc., a staffing solutions provider serving Summit, Stark, Portage & Medina counties with temporary workers, announces that CEO Rick Pollock has earned his Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association. ASA promotes industry-wide competency through a uniform national process. Credentialed individuals must successfully complete an exam on labor & employment law principles and ethical practices related to staffing, including the Affordable Care Act.

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