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Valley Industrial Trucks Are Hiring

3/10/2020

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WAITRESS The Musical & The Candle Studio at Summit Mall on Apr. 7

3/3/2020

The Candle Studio has teamed up with Broadway In Akron, the Greater Akron Chamber, Summit Mall, Sweet Mary's Bakery, and Starbucks for a special WAITRESS-themed Candle Party and a night at Waitress The Musical at EJ Thomas Hall. Join us for a WAITRESS Candle Making Party on Tuesday, April 7 at Summit Mall from 6-8 pm.

Nationally Recognized Minority-Focused Startup Accelerator Coming to Akron

2/4/2020

Greater Akron—Bounce Innovation Hub, GAR Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the City of Akron and the Greater Akron Chamber announced today their partnership with MORTAR, an accelerator and business development service for historically marginalized entrepreneurs.  MORTAR was founded in 2014 in Cincinnati and is a 15-week program that helps both existing and aspiring entrepreneurs learn the fundamental elements of business ownership and build a comprehensive business canvas. A primary goal of the program is to launch businesses that contribute to local economic development and establish a path to generational sustainability and wealth. It has been credited by Essence Magazine with helping Cincinnati become the fastest-growing economic power in the Midwest for minority small business owners.

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Akron, Canton Working Together Helps Both

10/5/2019

Individually, the Greater Akron and Greater Canton regions are wonderful places to live and work. We’re home to great companies, hardworking, smart people and a diverse economy that has industrial roots and 21st century possibilities. In recent months, we have been talking about how much better the stories of both communities could be if we took more opportunities to tell them together. With more than 1.2 million people in our combined Metropolitan Statistical Areas, we share a number of related and connected assets, like the Akron-Canton Airport, the I-77 Corridor, plastics and petrochemical opportunities, a national park and trail system and several unique visitor attractions. We also share unique institutions that serve the region seamlessly, like the Pro Football Hall of Fame, NEOMED, Stark State College’s Akron, Canton and Jackson Township locations, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron and North Canton.

Benefits of Inclusion and Diversity Topic of Akron Summit

9/12/2019

Inclusion and diversity make for good business and a strong economy, says the Elevate Greater Akron initiative. A summit Thursday morning at Quaker Station in downtown Akron will make the case to local leaders that, among other things, employers of all sizes need to be more inclusive in their hiring and sourcing. A top goal is to strengthen and tap the talents of the region’s largely economically excluded black population. And that means a lot of people, and businesses, will need to get out of their comfort zones, organizers say.

Smithers Group Moving Headquarters to Downtown Akron

8/30/2019

The former home of a struggling nonprofit medical research and development center is slated to become the new multimillion-dollar world headquarters of an Akron company.  Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro made the announcement during her third State of the County address at the John S. Knight Center on Thursday, during which she also discussed improvements at the Summit County Jail.  Shapiro said legislation will be introduced at the first Summit County Council meeting in September to redevelop the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron campus at 47 N. Main St. into a new $16.9 million world headquarters and research and development facility for The Smithers Group.  

Summit, Stark Leaders Adopt ‘Metroplex’ Label to Market Region

8/19/2019

When it comes to attracting the businesses, investment dollars and opportunities leading to the economic development that can reshape a city or entire county, the path to success often boils down to one key number.  As state Sen. Kirk Schuring succinctly put it Friday, “Population is power.” With that in mind, Schuring and a group of prominent government and business leaders from Stark and Summit counties have been meeting for several months to craft ways to market the region more effectively and with more frequent positive results. Looking to capitalize on the assets this area can offer to prospective partners, the group agreed formally Friday to adopt and use a new moniker: Akron-Canton Metroplex.  

Akron Developer Builds on Downtown Arts & Entertainment

8/14/2019

A local developer is looking to attract businesses and tenants with a new deli, bakery and health foods store, a medical marijuana dispensary (which will open later than scheduled due to construction-related water damage), a rooftop bar and up to 30 more loft apartments in Akron’s downtown arts and entertainment district.

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Kim’s College of Martial Arts to Host 40th Annual Peacemakers Charity Exhibition on Nov. 9

11/1/2019

This year, the exhibition features a board-breaking “Break-a-thon,” which will support Life Is Good No Matter What™ (LIGNMW), a charity serving cancer patients throughout Northeast Ohio. Over the past eight years, this event has raised nearly $100,000 for Northeast Ohio and Medina charities. Open to the public, this event will also include raffle prizes and a bake sale. Business sponsorships and charitable donations are still being accepted.  Contact Nichole Grambo at [email protected] with any questions.

Akron Zoo to host Ghost Tours on Oct. 31

10/21/2019

The Akron Zoo is hosting the second annual Ghost Tours featuring guided tours of the zoo, led in partnership with Team Spectre, a leading paranormal group in northeast Ohio. The guided ghost tours, which begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., will include legendary ghost stories filled with historical facts about the zoo and its ghostly residents. The event also includes up-close animal encounters. Tickets are on sale now at akronzoo.org for $15 per person. This event is for guests 10 years or older.  For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.

AAF-Akron Presents Fourth Annual Holiday "Merry Mingle" Charity Networking Event on 

10/21/2019

Visit Santa before he gets too busy! Join AAF-Akron, AMA NEO, NSME and PRSA Akron for our annual holiday networking event to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve. There will be food stations, cash bar, 50/50 raffle and a gallery  of kid club art for sale.  $10 cover charge.  Event is open to all.  You do not have to be a member of any of the hosting organizations to participate.  Registration deadline is November 15.

2019 ATHENA Leadership Awards Dinner

10/16/2019

ATHENA Akron, Inc. will honor the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients and Finalists at a dinner and awards program. The event recognizes exemplary women leaders for their professional achievement, community involvement, and for actively assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential.

This year’s Leadership Award recipients will join more than 60 local women leaders who have been honored as recipients or finalists of this important award. Recipients to be honored with the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award include Traci Buckner, Executive Director, Akron Children’s Museum; and Grace Wakulchik, President and CEO, Akron Children’s Hospital.  Award finalists to be honored include Tina Boyes, Executive Director, Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance; Pamela Kiltau, Vice President of Private Wealth Management, Baird; and Pamela Wright, Partner, Sikich LLP.

The recipient to be honored with the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Award is Erin Victor, Director of Engagement and Events, Focal Point, and Founder, Akron Snow Angels.  Award finalists to be honored include Kimberly Huff, Community Relations Representative, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; and Antha Poleondakis, Investment Associate, Merrill Lynch.

Registration and networking begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:45 p.m. The evening’s program will be led by Retired Judge Carla Moore, and the Keynote Speaker will be 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Sherry Neubert.  For more information, please contact Jana McClish at [email protected].

Spectrum Reach Presents a Networking Event at Market Garden Brewery on Oct. 24

10/14/2019

Join us for an exclusive event, with marketing keynote speaker and author Gerry O’Brion. At the event, you’ll also have a chance explore the new Spectrum Reach Ad Portal and enter to win a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Noise-Cancelling Headphones.  We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate Northeast Ohio businesses. Enjoy complimentary food and cocktails while mingling with other Cleveland-area professionals. Space is limited, so be sure to grab your spot today. RSVP here: https://go2.spectrumreach.com/NEOhio_AdPortal
 

Akron Urban League Presents Procurement Corridor Event on Oct. 24

10/4/2019

If you are a business owner and need information on how to find opportunities and contracts for your business, this event is for you!

Key Goals:

  • Business owners will meet face-to-face with local companies and learn how to bid on their contracting opportunities.
  • Business owners will be provided details on how to do business in the Greater Akron Region.
  • Business owners will receive coaching on how to navigate a vendor registration process in order to register and bid on opportunities.
  • Business owners will connect with agencies that have resources and services that can help with managing and growing a business.
Lunch and beverages will be provided for this event.  For more information, contact Carla Matthews:  Phone: (234) 542-4142 | Email: [email protected]
 

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