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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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Doing Business Around the Globe on Jan. 31

12/20/2017

6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR: AN INTERNATIONAL & ECONOMIC FORECAST
 
With global warming, it’s hard to make plans without expecting the weather to change, and the global economic forecast isn’t much different. Dynamic in nature, the geopolitical climate of 2018 may be unpredictable to some, but Michael Weidokal, an internationally renowned geopolitical, economic forecaster and founder of International Strategic Analysis (ISA) has the strategies for you. Join Sikich as we invite Mr. Weidokal to speak on forecasting the geopolitical climate of 2018. 
 
Weidokal has directly advised many of the world's largest companies on the issues and trends impacting their businesses in international markets. Additionally, he has supported the efforts of many national, regional and local governments in their effort to promote international trade and investments.
 
Join us to learn about and discuss international economic and political risks around the world.
 

Holiday Inn Akron-West Presents New Years Eve 2017 on Dec. 31

12/19/2017

The Holiday Inn Akron-West invites guests out for a night of food, drinks, fun and entertainment on New Year’s Eve. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Hors d’oeuvres and a prime rib buffet followed by an open bar and music and dancing. At midnight, there will be a special toast. The cost of the event starts at $299 per couple, which includes a deluxe sleeping room, late checkout and a breakfast buffet. Returning guest receive $10 off. Single prices are $179.99 The hotel is located at 4073 Medina Road on State Route 18 in Fairlawn. For reservations or questions, call (330) 666-4131. Reservations Must Be Paid in Full By December 27, 2017

Beat the Winter Weather and Holiday Rush with Help from FedEx

12/8/2017

Your shipping needs to go smoothly while you juggle countless other tasks during the holiday rush. To make sure GACC members can focus on what’s important, FedEx is here to help with your packing and shipping needs. See the ways we can help keep you merry and bright and your packages on their way so you can get through the holidays with less worry and with plenty of joy. No additional holiday residential surcharges on packages.

Rubber City Theatre (2207 Romig Road) presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Dec. 1-23.

12/8/2017

Thursday-Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinee performances are at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, 16 and 23. Tickets begin at $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Purchase by calling (234) 252-0272, at the door within one hour of show time, or online at rubbercitytheatre.com/tickets. Students with a valid school or university ID may take advantage of $5 student rush tickets (at the door only), and audience members ages 18 and under may attend Youth Rush on Thursday or Sunday performances for free (at the door only). Flex Passes and group pricing are also available.

Community Legal Aid Presents "Pancakes for Pro Bono" on Oct. 3

12/7/2017

Join us for a fun event recognizing our amazing pro bono volunteers!  Enjoy some pancakes, served to you by special celebrity chefs - our local judges!  We also will host a volunteer HelpLine for those interested in participating.  Not a current pro bono volunteer?  Not a problem!  This is a fun event to meet other volunteers, network with our local judges, and see if getting involved is right for you.
 

Levin Swedler Kennedy Merges with Pease & Associates, CPAs

12/7/2017

Better Together. Levin Swedler Kennedy Merges with Pease & Associates, CPAs. Effective December 1, 2017, Levin Swedler Kennedy has merged their practice with Pease & Associates, LLC. This combination of accounting firms means growing their talent to 80 certified public accountants and professional staff. The combined firm will be operating under the name of Pease & Associates, CPAs.

Financial Planning for Real Estate Agents Lunch & Learn on Dec. 14

12/5/2017

Hosted by Union Home Mortgage and WestPoint Wealth Management

Guest speaker is Curt W. Lindsay, Managing Director, WestPoint Wealth Management

Learn about calculating retirement income needed;projections/budget planning; traditional vs. Roth IRAs; Solo 401K plans; tax ramifications; and important asset allocation.

To register, e-mail [email protected].

Celebrate the Season - Holiday Lunch on Dec. 14

11/30/2017

Treat your staff, department, company, family or friends to a sumptuous luncheon in a festive, elegant atmosphere. Price is $18 per person, plus tax. For reservations (required) or more information, please call (330) 244-3300.  Our sales team will also be available for tours and to help you plan your next meeting or event with us. 

Charene Creative Will Donate $50 to Your Favorite Charity

11/30/2017

Charene Creative feels it’s important to give back and help make the world a better place. Together, we can make this a season of giving instead of getting. Whether you need a brand overhaul or assistance with a single project for print marketing, web design or social media, sign a contract with Charene Creative and we will donate $50 to your favorite charity! Valid until January 5, 2018.

Entertainment Announced for Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo Event Dates

11/30/2017

Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo continues Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23 and 26-30 from 5 – 9 p.m. Thousands and thousands of holiday lights, displays and synchronized lights are located throughout the zoo. Treats and beverages can be purchased at three different locations: Mrs. C’s Sweet Shop, Komodo Kingdom and Grasslands Café. Children can visit with Santa Claus, and starting this weekend on Dec., 1 there will be a variety of live entertainment.

Froggerjobs.com Has a Special Holiday Offer to Post Unlimited Jobs for FREE on Website

11/30/2017

Exclusive Limited Time Holiday Offer: Free Unlimited Trial ends on March 1st, 2018 Signing up: Select “add to order” then fill out your company address and contact info below. Review and check the box of our Terms toward the bottom, then select “complete order”. That’s it! Start by going to your dashboard under the “EMPLOYERS” tab, and start posting your jobs now! After March 1st, if you would like to continue with Froggerjobs, this will require a separate purchase. Instructions will be emailed out prior to March how to continue. We will offer everyone bulk pricing ads at $25.00 a piece! An industry first, Bulk Pricing for All!

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Announces Upcoming 2018 Concerts

11/30/2017

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park announced upcoming concerts in 2018, featuring rock, comedy, R&B: • Grand Funk Railroad – Jan. 20 • Sinbad – Jan. 26 • Candlebox – Jan. 27 • Stayin’ Alive – Feb. 3 • Bob Saget- Feb. 10 • Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds – Feb. 16 • Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy – Mar. 10

National insurance industry publication Rough Notes Names The O’Neill Group as its November “Agency of the Month”

11/30/2017

As indicated in the publication, The O’Neill Group, an independent insurance agency in Wadsworth, sees its high-performing culture as its most significant differentiator. With culture at the core, all aspects of the agency model flourish. Featured in its cover story, Rough Notes states “Rough Notes is proud to recognize The O’Neill Group not just for its success and commitment to clients, but for showing us a direction that could help the independent agency system reach the next generation of clients.”

Business Communication Specialists Invite You to Extremely Simple VoIP Strategies Lunch & Learn on Dec. 13

11/21/2017

Replacing your phone system or upgrading your network soon?  If so, this event is for you.  Please join the BCS team and Extreme Networks as we discuss a winning game plan for implementing VoIP in 2018. You'll learn about the newest Extreme Networks solutions and how these can complement your next VoIP phone system. Also, the BCS team willshare strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must-see demo included!

#GivingBACKTuesday on Nov. 28

11/17/2017

To celebrate #GivingBACKTuesday, the Akron Art Museum is offering visitors the opportunity to become New Members at the Art Enthusiast individual ($50) level for Free. This offer is good on #GivingBACKTuesday, November 28, 2017, only, so don’t miss out!

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