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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

BCG Systems, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Windward Data LLC

2/2/2015

 
Akron, OH – BCG Systems, Inc., an award-winning, total IT solutions provider  headquartered in Akron, Ohio, announced the completed acquisition of Windward Data LLC., a Microsoft partner and managed service provider (MSP) located in Alpharetta, Georgia. The strategic decision was part of a growth plan to expand their Atlanta office as well as their Microsoft Office 365 practice, a core solution and area of expertise of BCG Systems, Inc.

Event: Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) Grand Re-Opening

1/29/2015


Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport will open its doors on February 12, 2015, sporting a new look. A renovation to all 121 guestrooms, 3,000 square feet of meeting space, public area, restaurant and lobby including furnishings, carpet, tile, wall covering, lighting and window treatments will be complete. HGI offers 24 hour airport shuttle service, Garden Grill restaurant and Bar, room service, RealTime Flight Tracker and indoor pool. You can count on us to be your home away from home.

Event: Akron General Presents 18th Annual Red & White Event

1/22/2015


Join us for the 18th annual Red & White On Thursday Night (January 29, 2015) event – presented by Akron General – Akron’s signature social and culinary evening!  Enjoy delicious signature samplings from the area’s finest restaurants and tastings from international wineries.  Along with the chef-inspired food, highlights of the event include the VIP Lounge, silent and live auctions, raffles and more!  Event proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio.  Click here for more information.

Certified Nerds Named 2015 NEO Success Winner

1/20/2015


Akron, OH - Certified Nerds announced today that they have been named as a 2015 NEO Success Award winner.  This is Certified Nerds’ second, consecutive win.  Click here for more information.

Akron Racers Announce 2015 Five-Team NPF Schedule

1/16/2015


Akron, OH - The Akron Racers kick off their 14th season of play with a two-game set on the road beginning May 30, in Washington, PA, home of the Rebellion. The 48-game Racers schedule sends Akron on the road for their second series against Chicago, June 4-6.

Dustin Miller Joins BCG Systems, Inc. as Manager of Network Solutions

1/16/2015


Akron, OH – January 12, 2015 – BCG Systems, Inc., a total solutions technology provider headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is pleased to announce the addition of Dustin Miller to the Network Solutions team.  Dustin will serve as a Manager for the firm, bringing with him sixteen years of IT experience.

Event: Dinner with a White House Chef

1/16/2015


The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce would like you to join them for an evening of culinary delight with Chef Sam Morgante on February 28. Click here for more information.

Event: AAF-Akron Presents Beers with Peers

1/13/2015


Join AAF-Akron on January 29, 2015, for this FREE social event! Like all of our Beers with Peers, it's a fun night with free food, great people, awesome prizes and featured drinks. This event is open to everyone and guests need not be part of the advertising community. It's also a great way to network with other professionals in the area, so bring along a friend or colleague and some business cards.  For more information, click here.

DriveIT presents MYOB Monthly Community Workshop "Driving IoT: Digitally Transform...or Die"

DriveIT presents MYOB Monthly Community Workshop "Driving IoT: Digitally Transform...or Die" featuring Bill Paolillo (President of Infrastructure & Smarter Technologies, Welty Building Company) **FREE** Tuesday June 26th - Doors Open at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6:00pm. Refreshments compliments of Main Street Gourmet

This MYOB session focuses on the need to digitally transform a workforce in order to take advantage of the many advances and opportunities data literacy and visualization make possible in modern times. Northeast Ohio needs 700 Data Scientists and 700 Cyber Security leads by 2020, and currently we have less than 70 of each. As a region, we cannot "buy" this talent, we have to "build" it...and the time is NOW.

Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law to Hold Free Intellectual Property Law Seminar on May 5


Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law, LLC is holding a free seminar entitled, “Strengthening Your Competitive Advantage Through Intellectual Property: The Who? What? When? How? & Why? of Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, & Copyrights,” on May 5, 2016, at The Galaxy Banquet Center in Wadsworth, OH. This seminar is open to the public and free; however, registration is required. You can register by visiting: http://strengtheningyourcompetitiveadvantage.eventbrite.com.

Electric Impulse Presents Camp NEXT


Accelerate SUCCESS for your NEXT generation.

Camp NEXT is a one-day experience for anyone between the ages of 13 and 35. What if you knew at 18 what you know now?  Can you imagine the boost you and your life would have if you were a 20- or 30-year-old person with the expertise of someone twice your age?  With the idea of "camp for adults," we developed a new event for our NEXT generation of leaders.

This camp will focus on several topics This camp will focus on several topics that fit under the communication umbrella. Identify Your Value as a teenager or a college student interviewing for a specific major or internship or a new graduate entering the work place or a young adult moving up the organizational chart:

  • Challenges of Next Generation Leadership
  • How To Tell Your Story
  • Dress for Your Success
  • Positive Social Media
  • The Interview
  • The Ask - for promotion, bonus or better job
  • Pretty Woman: Learn Table Etiquette
Our infamous lunch selections, snacks and take-home info will be provided.
Guest speakers will enhance the value and take-aways!   Reserve your seat by calling us at (330) 668-6569 or e-mailing [email protected].

$200 until April 1.  $360 for two siblings.  $525 for three siblings.

Exporting and Foreign-Trade Zone Toolbox Seminar: Opening Global Markets

Get the tools you need to grow your export business!  This full-day seminar will provide your company with resources available for export development, where and how to get export financing, how to overcome the challenges of international documentation and logistics requirements, and how to use the Foreign-Trade Zone Program as an export tool.
 
Click here for details and to register. Questions?  Call NEOTEC at (330) 672-4080.

Fairfield Inn & Suites South/Networking After 5

Join Chamber member, Fairfield Inn & Suites, for their Networking After 5 on Thursday, April 28.  They will be raffling off one free night stay!  Don't miss out!  Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while building relationships and touring our facilities.

FranNet of Northeast Ohio Presents Small Business BIG Potential Expo

This free, “must-attend” event is for anyone who wants to: 

  • Enjoy Career Independence
  • Hear About Financing Options
  • Be Your Own Boss
  • Launch a Recession-Resistant Business
Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to meet face to face with franchisors, funding specialists, and other resources to help determine if franchising is right for you.

For more information, click here.

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