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Peoples Services Promotes Manager

1/21/2020

Peoples Services, Inc., a public warehousing, transportation logistics company, headquartered in Canton, announces the promotion of Adam Herman. Adam was named Director of Financial Operations in April 2019 and became a member of the Board of Directors as Treasurer effective December 19, 2019. Prior to joining Peoples Services in May 2017, Adam was employed at Koch Knight, LLC for eleven years as an accountant. He is a 2002 graduate of Kent State University with a BA in Accounting.

Valley Industrial Trucks now offering Aerial Lift Operator Training - Meet our Instructor

1/21/2020

Valley Industrial Trucks provides professional Boom Lift and Scissor lift training by a JLG Certified Trainer in the Youngstown, Akron and Canton Ohio area as well as Western Pennsylvania. Our aerial lift training is designed to teach your operators safe aerial lift operation as well as the abilities and limitations of aerial lifts.  Mandy Forlina is our JLG Certified Instructor. She is certified to train scissor lift operators and boom lift operators on all makes and model aerial lifts.

Apply for the Fourth Cohort of the Scalerator® NEO Program

1/16/2020

Northeast Ohio companies with roughly $5 million - $15 million in sales and a desire to grow are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the fourth cohort of the Scalerator® NEO program, as spaces are limited. This intensive, six-month program is a proven classroom and peer-to-peer learning experience that has helped over 200 companies in the United States and around the world achieve significant, top-line growth including 40 in Northeast Ohio. The 2020 program will run April - October in Akron at Bounce Innovation Hub.   The online application and program information are available at www.ScaleratorNEO.org.  Apply by March 1.

Save the Date (Aug. 1) for Stewart's Caring Place's 17th Annual Butterfly Gala

1/3/2020

The Butterfly Gala is the most attended and largest annual fundraiser for Stewart's Caring Place (SCP). Held each year at a different home in Northeast Ohio, this unique event brings close to 500 supporters of the agency together for an outdoor, relaxed, and memorable evening complete with valet service, VIP cocktail reception, plated dinner, silent and live auction, dancing, and more. This year, the Gala will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 at the Wadsworth home of Dr. & Mrs. Michael & Brandi Gangel and will honor Spirit Award winners Mr. & Mrs. David & Lisa Craine.

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Area Business News

Collaborate and Elevate

1/7/2019

The Bowery is proof real progress is being made toward regionalism.  There has long been talk of the need for a regional approach to economic development in Northeast Ohio. However, in most cases over the years, regionalism has been easier said than done.

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Member Marketplace

The Member MarketPlace is a member-to-member discount program that allows you to promote discounts to members. Connect to exclusive savings on services provided by Greater Akron Chamber Members for Chamber Members here!  To participate in the Member MarketPlace, contact the Chamber at (330) 237-1234.

Member Events

Corporate Technologies Group, Inc. presents Webinar on CRM & Cloud Telephony Integration on Jan. 24

1/8/2019

Corporate Technologies Group is hosting a webinar, CRM & Cloud Telephony Integration.  You've heard about integrating your Cloud telephony system with your CRM, but do you have the full picture on why you should? How does CRM and Cloud telephony integration help businesses? Why do businesses choose to connect the two? How does it work? What should you look for in a Cloud telephony system? We'll answer these questions and more at our free online event. Register today to save your seat! Click here to register.

Simplex-IT Presents Microsoft: What's Coming and Going in 2019 on Jan. 23

1/8/2019

Learn what Microsoft has in store for small-to-medium (SMB) businesses in 2019. Learn what products are losing support from Microsoft in 2019 and 2020. Face it, when it comes to introducing new technology to assist business with their IT and business needs, nobody outpaces Microsoft. When it comes to confusing people with confounding product names, versioning and product options that makes tax law a light read…well, nobody outpaces Microsoft. That’s why we’re putting on this special event. We’ll be pouring over what updates and upgrades Microsoft has in store for their major product lines in 2019. So come on over to our Stow offices, have lunch on us, settle back and hear what’s coming from Microsoft…and what’s going away. It's free to register.

Open Arms Adoption Presents Painting for a Purpose on Jan. 27

1/8/2019

Join us for a night of painting and fun. Feel free to bring in your favorite beverage and snacks to enjoy during the evening!  cups, wine openers & napkins will be provided for you. Up to 50% of the proceeds goes to Open Arm Adoptions! THIS CLASS OPEN TO: Ages 13 & up! 

The Holiday Inn Akron West/Fairlawn Presents New Years Eve Celebration Featuring DJ Smoov on Dec. 31

11/28/2018

DJ Smoov is one of America’s most in-demand DJ talents, performing all over the country as one of the most sought after DJ’s for private events and hottest nightclubs. Smoov has spun private events for some of the most prominent celebrities, brands, and companies including LeBron James (NBA), Jimmy Fallon (late night host), 50 Cent(artist), Nicki Minaj (artist), James Harrison (NFL), Rockmond Dunbar (actor), Audio Technica (usa) NBC Network, 5/3 Bank, Victoria’s Secret, Next Clothing, Macys, just to name a few. His talents have also earned him the opportunity perform on Grammy award winning Bruno Mars 24k Magic World Tour on select tour dates. Working with many other artist as the opening DJ for their shows at concert venues all over the country.

Order of Events:
7:00pm - 1:00am: Dinner Package Access | Open Bar 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Hors D'oeuvres 8:00pm - 9:30pm: Dinner 10:00pm - 1:00am: Bar Only Package 12:00am: Champagne Toast Packages Available: Dinner Package Couple $325 Dinner Package Single Guest $250 Bar Only Couple $200 Bar Only Single Guest $150 All packages include overnight room, breakfast buffet the following morning and late checkout.

All packages must be purchased directly through the hotel sales office.  Call today to reserve your spot! (330) 666-4131.
 

Earth Fare Grand Re-Opening Event on Dec. 8

11/26/2018

What is happening on December 8?

  • The first 100 people in line at 7 a.m. will receive an Earth Fare mystery gift card valued at up to $500.
  • Grand Re-Opening celebration at 6:45 a.m. with dignitaries, the Greater Akron Chamber and a $1,000 give back to Let's Grow Akron.
  • Unique Grand Re-Opening specials all weekend.
  • Product demonstrations and samples.
  • Fun day for the entire family with music.
  • Gift basket giveaways and raffles. 
How can I get more deals?
Sign up for Earth Fare’s Healthy Rewards.  You can download the mobile app or sign up for a card in store. Visit https://www.earthfare.com/healthyrewards to learn more.
 

Contracting Opportunities at The James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center on Dec. 4

11/15/2018

Learn about upcoming contracting opportunities at the James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center (previously known as Camp Ravenna and the Ravenna Arsenal). The installation is undergoing $37 million in upgrades to become a training destination for military and law enforcement. Additional upgrades to the facility may be announced soon. Join the contracting staff of the Ohio National Guard to learn about the variety of opportunities that will be available to small businesses in the area of Camp Garfield and how to position your business to compete for these projects.

United Disability Services/Buckeye Baskets Presents Holiday Basket Preview Event on Nov. 15

11/6/2018

Join us at Akron's most exciting local shopping experience as we preview our holiday basket designs and show you how they can be customized for all of your corporate gift-giving needs. We'll ring in the holiday season with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments from other Marketplace vendors. As a special gift, attendees who place a corporate order by Wed., Nov. 21 will receive 15% off any holiday order. RSVP by Fri., Nov. 9 to Anna Adelman via email at [email protected] or call (330) 379-3341.
 

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