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Current highlights include:

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].

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]
 

AAF-Akron Presents Marketing Communications Showcase on Oct. 24

10/1/2019

Meet Your Local Experts and Resources. Make connections and learn about valuable resources to help build your organization! Discover new ways to market your organization. This trade-show-style event will give you the opportunity to meet these unique exhibitors:

1. Baker Media Group
2. Better Business Bureau of Akron
3. Excelsior Marking
4. Fisher Institute for Professional Selling / The University of Akron
5. Graffitti Print Shop
6. JMC Brands
7. Kleidon & Associates
8. Lamar Advertising
9. Lodestone True North
10. Mohawk Paper
11. New Territory
12. Northern Ohio Printing
13. Sappi
14. Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing/The University of Akron
15. TechStyleLab – the Fashion School at Kent State University
16. United States Postal Service
17. WAKR / WONE / WQMX / WNWV
18. WRL Advertising
19. West Side Publishing Co.

TICKETS $10 Members of AAF, PRSA, NSME $20 Non-Members $5 Students
Hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes and cash bar available throughout the event. 

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.


More Member News & Events

Goodwill Presents Employee of Distinction Luncheon on Sep. 4

6/24/2019

Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 18th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. At no cost, area businesses can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker at this year’s event is County of Summit Executive Ilene Shapiro.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Monthly Thursday Night Music Club

6/24/2019

Unwind and relax during our monthly Thursday Night Music Club! These social events feature local live music, MarketPlace shopping, cash bar, food by our own Café 1810, and a featured winery or brewery. 5pm – 9pm Thursdays – Music begins at 6pm Thursday, July 18 – Dick Cooper with featured winery It’s Your Winery Thursday, August 15 – Gretchen Pleuss with featured winery Nauti Vine Winery Thursday, September 19 – Katie Robinson with featured meadery Fiesty Brood Meadery Free Admission (museum sites are not open) and Free Parking For more information, please call (330) 666-3711.

Arthritis Foundation is Now Seeking Red & White on Thursday Night Committee Members!

6/12/2019

Help plan Akron's premier food & wine event! We are seeking volunteers to join the planning committee for the 2020 Red & White on Thursday Night, home of Akron Life magazine's 330 Flavor Awards. Grow your network, connect with corporate and healthcare leaders and support the Arthritis Foundation by helping plan one of the area's finest food & wine events! Contact Allison Harris at (216) 352-6152.

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Open House on Jun. 13

5/28/2019

Come explore Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium & Entertainment Complex.  This event will provide business leaders with the chance to discover unique entertainment opportunities for clients and employees while aligning your brand with the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Our events are designed to deliver the impact and return on investment you're looking for. From club seating to luxury suites, don't miss this exclusive opportunity to view all that Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium has to offer!

Learn More and Register at https://www.profootballhof.com/OpenHouse/.
 

WKSU Awarded General Excellence OAPME Prize for Fifth Year

5/10/2019

WKSU staff was honored with ten awards from Ohio Associated Press Media Editors (OAPME) in a Columbus ceremony on May 4. Top honors went to WKSU for General Excellence-Radio, the fifth consecutive year the newsroom earned the acknowledgement. The OAPME Awards reflect stand-out work created in 2018.

Revitalize Open House on May 30

5/7/2019

Revitalize Medical Group is so thankful for all of their loyal patients who trust them enough to refer their family and friends to them. They are celebrating another successful year, so they would like to thank YOU with another open house/ party!  This event is also for patients who have been curious about what they do, and to check them out with no committment.

Revitalize will have free chair massage, an opportunity to try acupuncture, an essential oil station and more.  They will also have a tincture-making station, free evaluation of your stress with Heart Math, and mini lectures like last year -- topics to be posted later. Brittany from Alternative Therapuetics will demonstrate neurofeedback and tell us who could benefit.  Hear from Bonnie Hayhurst about music therapy.  Dr. Candace Geisiki of Birthfit, will speak about acupuncture, and you will have the opportunity to try it if you would like! sign up.

Profile by Sanford now in Medina and Stow!

4/26/2019

Profile by Sanford is now in Medina and Stow! Contact us for a free consultation and see what we're all about! Meet our certified coaches, sample our delicious food, and learn about the plans we offer to get you back on track to reach your wellness goals. Call today at (330) 461-9651 and don't forget to mention you are a Chamber member!

Hale Farm & Village Car Meet on Jul 21

4/25/2019

Come explore cars from car clubs, car enthusiasts, private collectors and the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum - parked in the historic landscape of Hale Farm & Village! Come explore the old, the new and everything in between in this open registration car meet. The entire 19th century living history museum is also open to enjoy. Explore historic homes, see craft and trade demonstrations and visit the gardens and farm animals at Hale Farm & Village. Tickets/Contact: Car Owner/Club Registration is $10 to register a vehicle. Please visit https://www.wrhs.org/events/hfv-car-meet/ or call 330-666-3711 x 1713 to register. 

Heart to Heart Communications Presents "26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast" on Apr. 29

4/3/2019

The 26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast Everything that Matters…Cannot be Measured

Join Heart to Heart Communications for the 26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast with speaker Billy Taylor, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The theme of the 26th Annual Breakfast is Everything that Matters...Cannot be Measured. Billy will bring his passion for people and their development to his talk as he focuses on the importance of investing on the inside. Be sure to get your ticket today! 
 

AAF-Akron Presents "Double Tap" on Apr. 25

4/1/2019

Bring your friends and join AAF-Akron for a night out of classic arcade games, camaraderie and suds. Start out at Quarter Up Bar Arcade (5 - 7pm) and finish at R.Shea Brewing (7 - 9 pm). Free to attend and open to all. 5 - 7pm at Quarter Up Bar Arcade Get $3 in quarters on us for arcade games! 1452 N Portage Path Akron, OH 44313 7 - 9 pm at R. Shea Brewing 1662 Merriman Rd. Akron, OH 44313.

Pyramid Consulting International Honored as One of the 2019 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

4/1/2019

Pyramid Consulting International has been recognized as one of the 2019 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.  The program received nearly 600 award nominations in 2019, which surpassed the last year’s record of 425 nominations. Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities. The selected companies also go through a rigorous due diligence process.   Pyramid Consulting International will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fifteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 8, 2019 in Lansing, Mich.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival on Jul. 13 & 14

3/28/2019

Presented in partnership with Folknet, Music in the Valley is an opportunity to enjoy local musicians playing their banjos, guitars, and fiddles. Guests are welcome to stop and listen to the musicians as they tour the grounds, and can enjoy tasting wines from select Ohio based wineries. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Sow & Grow Farm Festival and Plant Sale on Jun. 8 & 9

3/28/2019

Experience the past and present farming lifestyle of draft horse demonstrations, oxen talks, wheel plowing gardens, beekeeping and exploring the gardens on property maintained by the Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Bath Gamma Garden Club. The festival also features chicken keeping talks, sheep shearing, fiber dyeing and much more! June 8 and 9, 10 am – 5 pm.  The Citizen’s of Hale auxiliary group will be holding their annual Plant Sale. Special historic and heirloom annuals, perennials and herbs will be offered  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 – 12 years of age, and free for members.  

Hale Farm and Village Presents Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival Aug. 30 - Sep. 1

3/28/2019

Hale Farm will host the Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival. This juried festival features over 160 Ohio artisans, local food, entertainment and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer. Vendors include jewelry artists, potters, woodworkers, glass artists, soap and lotion makers, quilters and a variety of unique artisans. Celebrate Ohio! Enjoy history, shopping and eating while celebrating our great state! 

ALIGN 2019

3/26/2019

ConxusNEO is holding its annual workforce summit bringing together community leaders, ecosystem partners and resource providers. ConxusNEO is focused on driving strategy to better meet the talent needs of Greater Akron's employers. Your participation as a leader within the business community is really important to their work. We would really like to make sure all of the region's key employers are represented in this important event. We'd like to ask that either you or your top talent leader attend the event. Lt. Governor Husted will attend the event and talk about the state's focus on workforce and economic development support for employers as a part of the agenda. 

Ken Hoyt named VP of Human Resources at Akron Area YMCA

3/22/2019

Ken Hoyt has been named Vice President of Human Resources of the Akron Area YMCA, serving Summit, Portage and Medina Counties. Hoyt, who has spanned a career with the Y beginning with Camping Services and most recently, as the Director of IT, will be responsible for all HR functions, including Training and Development of staff

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