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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.

More Member News & Events

Event: Women's Network Offering Women's Entrepreneurship Program


The Women’s Network of NE Ohio has developed the “EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program” to help women achieve their dreams of becoming successful business owners. The 3-part program will cover the following topics: starting a business, growing a business, and managing operations and risk. Sessions will be led by experienced women entrepreneurs and other community business experts. Deadline for Series One is Thursday, April 30, 2015. For more info, visit womensnetworkneohio.com or call (330) 256-1122.

Event: County Councilwoman Paula Prentice to Host 2nd Annual Let's Move Summit County Health Walk in Downtown Akron


On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Summit County Council Member Paula Prentice (District 8) will host the 2nd Annual “Let’s Move Summit County!” Health Walk in downtown Akron.  Open to the public, walkers will follow a 2.7 mile route that begins and ends at Canal Park, home of the Akron RubberDucks.  There is an $8 registration fee ($10 after April 13th) for this event which includes a ticket to the RubberDucks baseball game at 2 p.m. vs. the Bowie Baysox.  In addition, the first 500 registered walkers will receive a drawstring sportpack “Goodie Bag” for the walk, a route map card that can be validated for a prize drawing and a wristband that will give them FREE admission to the Akron Art Museum.  The first 1,000 fans in attendance at the game will also receive Webster mascot “bobbleheads” from the Akron RubberDucks.  Summit County employees can earn 350 Vitality points for participating.  Registration/Check-in begins at 10 a.m. and the walk will start at 11 a.m.

Event: GreenTown at Kent—Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities


GreenTown at Kent brings together the public and private sectors from around Ohio to connect the dots and work toward creating healthy, sustainable communities. Experience the reborn downtown Kent, learn how to create walkable, bikeable communities, and delve into topics including clean water, local food, outdoor space, and creating socially responsible businesses. Join us for pre-conference workshops and activities on April 13, and the main event on April 14, in downtown Kent.

Click here for more information.

Event: Corner Cup Coffeehouse Grand Opening


Corner Cup Coffeehouse is celebrating its grand opening on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m.  Come in all day for $1 drinks.  Stop by thoughout the following weekend for special events and give-aways.

Event: Appreciation Marketing Workshop


Appreciation Marketing Workshop March 19th, 2015 11:30 to 1 PM ACME Marketplace in Montrose Community Room Cost $10 Lunch Included RSVP required Contact Loretta Bright 330-526-3461

Event: 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Gala


The Victim Assistance Program's Mardi Gras Gala will take place at the Tangier on March 7, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $95 per person and include open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a sit down dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment by Get On Up!

To purchase tickets, check out our website at http://www.victimassistanceprogram.org/events/mardi-gras-gala.aspx. To donate an auction item or get information about sponsorship opportunities, call (330) 376-0040.

Event: Annual Monte Carlo Night Fundraiser


Catholic Charities Monte Carlo Night Fundraiser to benefit Community Hot Meals, Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance programs will take place on Saturday, March 14th from 6 to 11 p.m. at St. George Family Center in Fairlawn. Tickets are $85 per person and include open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, Vegas style games, mini reverse raffle, live entertainment, silent and oral auctions. To purchase tickets, donate an auction item or find out about corporate sponsorships, call (330) 762-2961.

Certified Nerds Named Business of the Month by City of Munroe Falls


Greater AkronCertified Nerds has been selected as the Business of the Month by the City of Munroe Falls. Mayor Frank Larson presented Certified Nerds with a certificate and plaque at the Town Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at City Hall in Munroe Falls.

Event: BCG Systems, Inc. to Host Educational Event Focused on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015


BCG Systems, Inc., an award-winning, total IT solutions provider headquartered in Akron, Ohio, today announced the addition of a new webinar to their 2015 educational event schedule. The webinar is focused on providing an informative look at Microsoft’s newest ERP solution, Dynamics GP 2015, and how the intuitive business management software is benefiting businesses. The company will host the webinar, titled “What’s New in GP 2015”, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Event: OPEN M Announces 1st Annual Walk & 5K Run On the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath


OPEN M, an Akron-based, inner-city, faith based mission; will hold its first annual Walk & 5K Run fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th on the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath behind the Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant located at 510 S. Main Street, Akron, 44311. About 300 walkers and runners will convene at the starting point behind Spaghetti Warehouse ending at the OPEN M Neighborhood Center located at 941 Princeton St., Akron, 44311.  The goal is to raise $25,000 to support the overall OPEN M mission.  Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with the walkers starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. and runners beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Event: DSMA Ceremony


The Akron/Canton Affiliate of Sales & Marketing Executives International requests the honor of your presence. We will celebrate Executive of The Year, Joe Kanfer, and honor Outstanding Community Leader Coleman Professional Services. We will also honor 27 DSMA® recipients and the Jim Butler Collegiate Award winner. The DSMA® is the most prestigious annual award event for the Sales and Marketing profession. HURRY and RSVP by February 20th!  To register, contact Sharon Reed, Ex. Dir. at  330-495-8111.

Event: NTMA Akron Chapter Meeting


Make sure to attend the next (NTMA) National Tooling & Machining Association Akron Chapter meeting. Tuesday Feb. 17th Akron - Fairlawn Hilton, 3180 W. Market St. 5:30 PM. Please reserve your seat now to [email protected].

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