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


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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Temp Staffing Provider Flex-Team Inc. Launches Employee Appreciation Campaign


Aware of the changeable nature of the temp employment workflow, Flex-Team, Inc. (FTI) has launched a campaign showing their workers their value while challenging them to work smarter for manu-clients. Starting in January 2017, FTI will reward two employees monthly with extra days of pay when they’re nominated by a client and drawn randomly from an auto-selection website. Staffing consultants will travel to work sites to announce the wins as Employee of the Month, presenting workers with certificates of honor.

UA Solutions Presents The Sales Accelerator on March 30, April 6, and April 13


The Sales Accelerator: HOW TO BE BOTH SUCCESSFUL AND SIGNIFICANT IN SALES Sales is about building effective and productive relationships. This is important because people buy from people they know, like and trust. Being successful in sales is not an “art,” but a process that can be learned. If you are coachable, trainable and willing to take action on what you learn, The Sales Accelerator is right for you! Dates: March 30, April 6 and 13, 2017 Class Meets: Thursday 8AM-5PM

Are You Smarter Than an Akron 5th or 7th Grader?


Keep Akron Beautiful awards cash prizes totaling $400 to four middle school students at the 2017 Akron Public Schools SMT Expo. Akron, Ohio (January 31, 2017) – On Saturday, January 28, 2017, three volunteer judges for Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) attended the 61st Annual Akron Public Schools (APS) Science, Math and Technology (SMT) Expo, with the purpose of choosing top projects that addressed environmental concerns and aligned with Smart Goals from the city’s 2009 Greenprint for Action Sustainability Plan. The event was held at North High School and open to 5th through 12th graders.

CareSource Marketplace Enrollment Fair on January 27


CareSource will host an informational Marketplace Enrollment Fair.  Call Danielle to Reserve Your Space at 216-978-7888.  Breakfast will be served. 

Enroll by January 31, 2017.  Your coverage will be effective March 1, 2017.

415 Group Expands Information Technology Team with Acquisition of Proactive IT Solutions


415 Group announced today the acquisition of Proactive IT Solutions, a technology firm located in Salem, Ohio. 415 Group is a full-service professional firm providing information technology (IT) solutions, certified public accounting and business consultation services to clients throughout Northeast Ohio. As part of the acquisition, Andrew Gangi, owner of Proactive IT Solutions, has joined 415 Group as an IT Consultant.

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Community Open House on January 20


You are Invited to come see what Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA) is all about. CVCA is a place that invests in, trains, encourages, and values every individual, and their students graduate prepared to encounter the real world. CVCA is a college preparatory, Christian, middle and high school (grades 7-12) that offers a rigorous curriculum, a multitude of co-curriculars, a strong athletic program, and so much more.  Come see what makes us different. Come see what makes us great. Come see why CVCA is worth the investment for your family. We would love to see you there!

With over $1,300,000 in financial assistance awarded to families in the 2016-2017 school year, a CVCA education is financially feasible.

Western Reserve Hospital Presents Go Red for Women Heal Your Heart Luncheon on February 10


Join Western Reserve Hospital for their FREE luncheon to learn about heart disease and help raise awareness about the #1 killer of women in the U.S.  Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Executive, will be the Emcee.  Keynote speakers will be:

  • Dr. Michael Bage, Western Reserve Hospital Physicians Cardiology
  • Para Jones, President, Stark State College
Space is limited. Register here or RSVP by February 3 to Kathy Romito at (330) 971-7408 or [email protected].

NSME Akron/Canton Accent on Excellence Event on February 28


The annual NSME “Accent on Excellence” event in the greater Akron/Canton region recognizes the Executive of the Year, the Outstanding Community Leader of the Year, multiple “Achievements in Excellence” awards recipients and the Collegiate Awards Recipient. These honorees have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism during their careers in diverse sales and marketing roles.
5 PM Cocktail Hour; 6 PM Dinner

Costco Wholesale Offers Free Shopping Pass February 10-12, 2017


This pass allows you to shop for one day at the BOSTON HEIGHTS location without having a Costco Membership. Valid 02/10/17-02/12/17. The forms of payment are cash, debit/ATM, or Visa. Please print out this offer and present at the door. This offer is only valid at the Boston Heights location. For questions, contact Avis McCormick at [email protected]

Jackie Renee Salon DYOD: Do Your Own 'Do on January 27


A premier styling class tailored just for you! Tickets get you a one on one with a trained stylist to answer all your questions about your styling challenges and coach you on in your technique. Spaces are limited, call for tickets (234) 208-8226. Bring your blowdryer, your styling products and any tools you use to style - oh yeah, and come ready to learn how to DYOD!

Move for Martin on January 16


Join Summa Health and Akron Area YMCA staff as they reflect on their favorite quotes by Dr. King before taking part -- with you -- in a FREE and FUN recreational activity for the whole family. Everyone is welcome. No membership necessary. Come to one or more Y locations, but please let us know so we have the space -- and the necessary amount of refreshments. See the full schedule at http://moveformartin.eventbrite.com

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