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Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Presents Camp Ledgewood Open House on Sept. 6


Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s Camp Ledgewood Open House: Family, Friends and S’More!

Activities include: crafts, campfire, s’mores, camp tour and raffles!  Food and beverages will be provided in the Low Lodge Dining Hall. Also, stop by Low Lodge to meet our CEO, Jane Christyson, and learn more about the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio! 

See all Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s Camp Ledgewood has to offer! Camp Ledgewood is in Peninsula, Ohio within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This 400-acre camp features Low Lodge dining hall and activity center, a swimming pool, health center, trading post, and more! Housing units include cabins, platform tents, and troop house units. Ledgewood also hosts high ropes, zip line, and low ropes courses, an archery range, sports field, amphitheater, observatory, and Lake Loomis for boating and nature studies. Owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Camp Ledgewood is enjoyed by more than 30,000 Girl Scout members throughout Ohio and is available for outside group rentals.

RSVP for food count to Candace at [email protected] or (330) 983-0368.  RSVP not required but appreciated.

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Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Presents "ALL IN for State & Local Tax" on November 10


Join us at the region's most comprehensive state and local tax conference where you'll witness SALT greatness and learn from some of the best in the "league," all in a day's work.  The Ohio Society of CPAs teams up with The University of Akron's George W. Daverio School of Accountancy to bring you this full-day event.  Sessions will be geared towards both multistate corporations, and privately-held businesses and their owners.

Contact Jennifer Carro at (216) 615-7306 for more information.

Earn Fall Hiking Spree Credit with District Director


This year, hikers can earn spree credit alongside the park district’s top executive.  Lisa King, executive director for Summit Metro Parks, will lead spree-credit hikes on the following Tuesdays remaining this fall:

Tuesday, October 11, 6 p.m.
Alder Trail – 1.4 miles / Easy
Goodyear Heights Metro Park (550 Frazier Ave., Akron)

Tuesday, October 18, 6 p.m.
Ledges Trail – 1.1 miles / Moderate
Liberty Park (9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg)

Tuesday, October 25, 6 p.m.
Oxbow Trail – 1.2 miles / Moderate
Cascade Valley Metro Park (1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron)

Tuesday, November 1, 4 p.m.
Downy Loop Trail – 1.2 miles / Easy
Wood Hollow Metro Park (2121 Barlow Rd., Hudson)

Tuesday, November 8, 4 p.m.
Redwing Trail – 1.1 miles / Easy
Firestone Metro Park (2620 Harrington Rd., Akron)

King said the hikes are a chance for the public to ask questions about Summit Metro Parks and keep in touch about current happenings.  “Earning Fall Hiking Spree credit is a bonus!” she added.  The 53rd annual Fall Hiking Spree, the largest and longest-running event of its kind in the nation, began September 1 and continues through November 30. To earn hiking rewards, hikers must complete at least eight designated trails. First-year hikers earn a hiking staff and shield. Veteran hikers earn the hiking shield. Rewards are free to Summit County residents. Out-of-county residents pay to receive their rewards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for veteran hikers).

Hiking forms are available online at hikingspree.summitmetroparks.org, the visitors center at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, the nature center at Liberty Park (9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg), the park district's administrative offices (975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron) and all Acme Fresh Market stores.  Call (330) 865-8065 for more information.

Totally Cooked Invites you to Meet and Greet with our new Friends at Strawberry Hill Farm


You are cordially Invited to a Fall Open House Introducing Strawberry Hill Farm, rain or shine! Hors d'oeuvres and Light Refreshment's provided.

This event marks the beginning of an exciting new collaboration between the historic Strawberry Hill Farm venue (previously Lawson’s Family Farm) and the award-winning Totally Cooked Catering company. This rustic, yet elegantly detailed venue will now be catered exclusively by Totally Cooked Catering, an award-winning company from Cuyahoga Falls. The partnership brings new meaning to farm-to-table catering, with weddings ceremonies, receptions and other indoor/outdoor events being held and catered right on the family-owned farm.

Molon Labe CrossFit in Search of Makeovers for Survivors


In search of breast cancer survivors who would like a makeover.  Submit your request in 250 words or less.  Also looking for sponsors: salons, photographers, makeup artists, clothing boutiques, jewelers willing to assist.  Monetary donations also accepted.

TRIAD Announces Call for 2017 Design4Good Applications


TRIAD is accepting applications for Design4Good, the agency’s pro bono design program that provides free design and interactive services to 501c3 organizations — helping them stretch their marketing budgets and make a difference in the Northeast Ohio communities they serve. Over the last two decades, TRIAD has provided over $500,000 in these services to over 70 different not-for-profit organizations

American Cancer Society Presents Akron Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 15


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting communities with a shared passion to help free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.  Registration is at 8:00 a.m., opening ceremony is a 9:00 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.  Visit makingstrideswalk.org/akron or contact Kelley Gifford at [email protected] or (330) 517-2067 for more information.

Akron Blind Center Presents Annual White Cane Walk on October 8


The non-profit Akron Blind Center provides services, classes and resources for the visually impaired.  There will be free admission, food, entertainment, prizes, challenges, giveaways, demonstrations, raffles, auctions and ceremonies to celebrate the challenges these champions overcome. Attendees can be blindfolded to temporarily experience challenges without sight.

Enter FedEx Advantage® $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes


Get winning! Enter the FedEx Advantage $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes!
Get ready for a chance to win! FedEx is giving Greater Akron Chamber members a chance to win up to $10,000, or over 100 other prizes, in the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes. Simply enroll in the Greater Akron Chamber Shipping Program and you’ll be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. Then you’ll have a chance to earn up to 51 additional entries.

Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 2


Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth leading cause of death, destroying our families, our finances and our future. Join us to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Check-in/Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. Walk starts at 10:15 a.m.  For more information, contact Stephanie Mueller at [email protected] or (330) 650-0552, or visit www.alz.org/walk.

AtNetPlus presents Customer Immersion Experience on October 19 & 20


Take Windows 10 & Office 365 for a Test Drive

Technology is all around us. The question is, how can we use it to enhance our work and empower our business?  What if you could dive in and explore two of those exciting technologies - Office 365 and Windows 10?  Well, the opportunity is knocking. Join us either Wednesday, October 19 or Thursday, October 20!  RSVP: http://atnetpl.us/cieoctwed. Want to register for Thursday instead? http://atnetpl.us/cieoctthurs.

AtNetPlus presents How to Protect Your Business in 2017 on October 12


Did you know 60% of small businesses fail within 6 months of a cyber attack?  Join AtNetPlus and F&E Payment Pros to find out how to protect your business.

AtNetPlus and F&E Payment Pros are teaming up to arm you with how to protect your business in 2017.  The new year will be here before you know it and with the ever-present threats of cyber security and theft, it's never been more crucial to make sure you know how to keep your business safe.  There will be two presentations regarding security and document management, and lunch will be provided.

Portage-Summit Diaper Bank is Seeking Board Members


Portage-Summit Diaper Bank is seeking volunteers to serve on its board of directors. The board generally meets once a month and board member terms are for two years. We do not have a required donation amount, we do request that board members make a contribution that is significant to the board member, be that of time or money. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Ginger Swanson at [email protected] to request an application.

Kovatch Castings Celebrates 40th Anniversary


Green Company marks 40 years of service to aerospace, military, firearms, medical, and general industries.

Kovatch Castings is celebrating its 40th anniversary as an industry leader Kovatch Castings is celebrating its 40th anniversary as an industry leader in ferrous and non-ferrous investment castings.  The family owned and operated company was founded in 1976 by Frank Kovatch with humble beginnings. 

Click here to read more.

How to Stay Out of Legal Trouble with Social Media & Content Marketing on September 15


Part of the AAF-Akron Professional Development Series

Join AAF-Akron as they host Sharon Toerek, a national marketing lawyer, for a review of the common legal implications of social media and content marketing strategies. Learn about intellectual property issues (like brand management and plagiarism) and FTC truth in advertising and testimonial requirements.  Enjoy lunch and a discussion of best practices in designing social media and content marketing policies and guidelines for agency teams, blogger networks or a company’s internal marketers.

During this event, AAF-Akron will also be distributing District 5 ADDY awards to several winners at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, click here.

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