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Ken Hoyt named VP of Human Resources at Akron Area YMCA

3/22/2019

Ken Hoyt has been named Vice President of Human Resources of the Akron Area YMCA, serving Summit, Portage and Medina Counties. Hoyt, who has spanned a career with the Y beginning with Camping Services and most recently, as the Director of IT, will be responsible for all HR functions, including Training and Development of staff

KIKO Company and Young's Auction Service Join Forces

3/4/2019

KIKO Company, Ohio’s leading auctioneers, realtors and asset advisors, have teamed up with Akron-based Young’s Auction Service to deliver the most professional real estate and auction services in all of northeast Ohio. Founded in 2007 by Bob Young and his wife Tina, Young’s Auction Service is the Akron area’s prominent full-service auction company specializing in real estate, antiques/collectibles, firearms and weekly consignment auctions.   Young will be a licensed auctioneer and realtor with KIKO serving the Akron Metro area, including west to Medina/Wadsworth, south to Green/Barberton and north to Hudson/Cuyahoga Falls. He will focus on residential real estate, farms & land, commercial properties and quality collectibles. Young is also a Federal Firearms Licensee, helping clients liquidate firearms safely, legally and effectively.   Young and his team will continue to operate Young’s Auction Center, a facility located in Akron, Ohio that hosts quality consignment auctions every Friday at 6:00 p.m.

Kalahari Resorts Has Available Meeting Space and Resort Rooms

2/28/2019

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, a member of the Greater Akron Chamber, has over 215,000 square feet of meeting and event space and 890 resort rooms!  They currently have some great incentives if you are looking to host a meeting, conference, event, retreat, employee getaway, etc.

The Karcher Group Wins Awards for Work with Local Nonprofits

2/28/2019

The Karcher Group (TKG), a full-service marketing agency, received two awards in the 2019 American Advertising Awards, a competition conducted by the American Advertising Federation – Akron (AAF – Akron). Commonly known as the ADDYs, the event recognizes the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. TKG received awards at the district level, which included entries from Akron, Canton and surrounding areas, and are now eligible to compete at the national level. TKG received a gold award in the category of Public Service Online/ Interactive Website for its work on StarkHelpCentral.com. Working alongside Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR), the team created a brand identity and a responsive, user-friendly web experience to resonate with Stark County teens, teachers, parents and caseworkers. TKG also won a silver award in the same category for its work on the United Way of Greater Stark County website. The Karcher Group crafted new messaging to help tell the United Way story, developed a multi-channel marketing strategy to get them noticed online and built their new website to roll out their updated digital identity.

Akron Basketball Final Five

1/30/2019

Akron Men’s Basketball is making their final push in the Mid-American Conference! The final five home games at The JAR are loaded with premier opponents: - This includes a prime time matchup against arch-rival Kent State on ESPN U. - It also includes a marquee game against #18 Buffalo. - As well as MAC opponents - Bowling Green, Ohio University and Miami. Limited opportunities remain for onsite displays, videoboard and media advertising. There has never been a better time to market your brand in front of university alumni, donors and students! Please reach out with any questions for what is still available in our “Final Five Promotion!” Thanks for the consideration and Go Zips!! 

The Karcher Group Acquires Pole Position Marketing Agencies combine to create digital marketing powerhouse

1/29/2019

The Karcher Group (TKG), a full-service marketing and web design agency, today announced the acquisition of Pole Position Marketing (PPM), a digital marketing agency headquartered in Uniontown, Ohio. The merger, effective Jan. 1, 2019, allows TKG to offer an unparalleled digital marketing experience, strengthening its expertise in search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising and content marketing.

QualityIP Has Been Selected as One of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Ohio for the 2nd Consecutive Year

12/10/2018

QualityIP, a leader in Managed IT Services, has been selected as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio for the second consecutive year.  The Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management started the Weatherhead 100 thirty-one years ago to celebrate entrepreneurship and the success of the region’s rapidly growing business environment. The annual gala and awards ceremony highlight the impact of these companies on the local economy, their respective communities, and all Northeast Ohio. 

22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night on Jan. 24

12/4/2018

The Arthritis Foundation is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night, Akron's premier food & wine event. Join us and indulge dishes from Akron’s best chefs, craft beers and local and international wines. Now home of Akron Life magazine's 330 Flavor Awards, the evening will celebrate the top food and beverage talent of the 330 area. Additional highlights of the event include exciting raffles, a unique auction and an exclusive VIP Lounge featuring specialty cocktails. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to conquer and cure arthritis.

Summit Metro Parks Announces January 2019 Programs and Events

12/4/2018

There’s something for everyone in the Metro Parks this January, including the following programs and events: Tuesday, January 1, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW YEAR'S DAY SNOWSHOE HIKE Wetmore Conservation Area Trailhead 4653 Wetmore Road, Peninsula Join a naturalist for a New Year's Day snowshoe hike. A limited number of snowshoes will be available to use free of charge, or you may bring your own. Hot chocolate will be waiting for us afterward. We'll still hike if there isn't snow. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 12/18. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Naturalawn of American Offers a Natural Alternative to Ice Melt

11/27/2018

Winter is right around the corner, and we have a fantastic product to help you keep your walkways free from ice and snow without damages to the concrete, interior floors or pets paws:  4 way blend of de-icing components with a green tint and uniform size makes a little product go a long way!  Non- toxic & biodegradable!

Volunteers Needed!

11/16/2018

Portage Path Behavioral Health SUPPORT Hotline Volunteers needed

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! 

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. 

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. 

Volunteer Guardian Program Needs Volunteers

9/13/2018

The Volunteer Guardian Program is a program of Summit County Probate Court, administered by Summit County Public Health.  Our goal is to match compassionate volunteers to serve as court-appointed Guardian of the Person to individuals in nursing homes and group homes in Summit County who are no longer able to make their own health care and placement decisions. Volunteer guardians serve as a voice and provide advocacy and decision-making to those in need.

Window World Akron Announces Grand Re-Opening on Oct. 5 & 6 and Ribbon Cutting on Oct. 4

9/11/2018

Window World of Akron will kick off the Grand Re-opening of their expanded showroom and warehouse with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at 2424 Gilchrist Road, Akron, OH.  A Grand Re-Opening Open House for the general public will take place  Friday, October 5, 2018, and Saturday, October 6, 2018, with refreshments, prizes and a chance to win a $5,000 Home Makeover from Window World. 

On the Table Greater Akron to Dig Into Akron's Issues on Oct. 3

9/10/2018

Akron Beacon Journal On the Table Greater Akron returns next month with more public mealtime conversations designed to improve the community. “On the Table is an opportunity for everyone in the community to have their voice heard,” Akron Community Foundation Vice President of Community Investment John Garofalo said in a prepared statement. “We want to ensure all residents have the opportunity to participate, even if they don’t know someone hosting a conversation or are not comfortable hosting themselves. We’re excited that this will also give attendees the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different backgrounds and neighborhoods.” The conversations, headed by the foundation, are open to Summit and Medina County residents.  They will be held Oct. 3 at various locations.

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