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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]
 

Warwick 2019 Technology Expo on Oct. 10

9/26/2019

Enjoy an afternoon lunch on the Cavs new practice court, tour the facility, speak with technology industry experts, and have the opportunity to go home with the grand prize of a night on the town in Cleveland, on us!

The Technology Expo will bring together business owners, C-level executives and senior IT professionals across all industries to discuss today’s current business and technology landscape. The event will feature demonstrations from some of today’s top business technology, along with a Cybersecurity keynote address from Warwick Chief Information Security Officer - Dan Banick.

Visit Warwickinc.com/technology-expo-2019 to learn more and register for the event or call us at (800) 860-0300

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Arthritis Foundation Presents the 22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night on Jan. 24

1/14/2019

You are invited to the 22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night to benefit the Arthritis Foundation on January 24, 2019 at Quaker Station. Over 750 guests are expected to attend to sample tastings from the 330's best restaurants, enjoy international wine tastings and craft beer samples. All restaurants are Akron Life magazine 330 Flavor Awards winners and finalists. Additional event features include exciting auctions, raffles and more. Tickets can be purchased at www.arthritis.org/redandwhite.

AAF-Akron Presents "ADDY Cadabra! 2019 American Advertising Awards on Feb. 22

1/14/2019

Brace yourself for oddities, mysteries and astounding acts of advertising illusion! AAF-Akron holds its annual American Advertising Awards (locally known as the Akron-Canton ADDYs) at The Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, February 22, 2019. The prestigious American Advertising Awards event is a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by AAF. It honors creative excellence and cultivates the highest standards in the industry. With entries from Akron, Canton and surrounding areas, it is the largest advertising and marketing event in the area.

This year’s theme is ADDY Cadabra and is hosted by Eric Mansfield. The reception, beginning at 5:00 pm, includes restaurant tasting stations, a gallery of creative and cash bar. The award ceremony begins at 7:30 pm. Immediately following the awards, the official ADDYs After Party will kick off right on stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate and network with 400 area advertising and marketing communications professionals, industry suppliers and students! Greater Akron Chamber members receive $30 off non-member tickets by using this code: GACADDY19 

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! 

QualityIP Has Been Selected as One of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Ohio for the 2nd Consecutive Year

12/10/2018

QualityIP, a leader in Managed IT Services, has been selected as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio for the second consecutive year.  The Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management started the Weatherhead 100 thirty-one years ago to celebrate entrepreneurship and the success of the region’s rapidly growing business environment. The annual gala and awards ceremony highlight the impact of these companies on the local economy, their respective communities, and all Northeast Ohio. 

22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night on Jan. 24

12/4/2018

The Arthritis Foundation is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night, Akron's premier food & wine event. Join us and indulge dishes from Akron’s best chefs, craft beers and local and international wines. Now home of Akron Life magazine's 330 Flavor Awards, the evening will celebrate the top food and beverage talent of the 330 area. Additional highlights of the event include exciting raffles, a unique auction and an exclusive VIP Lounge featuring specialty cocktails. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to conquer and cure arthritis.

Summit Metro Parks Announces January 2019 Programs and Events

12/4/2018

There’s something for everyone in the Metro Parks this January, including the following programs and events: Tuesday, January 1, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW YEAR'S DAY SNOWSHOE HIKE Wetmore Conservation Area Trailhead 4653 Wetmore Road, Peninsula Join a naturalist for a New Year's Day snowshoe hike. A limited number of snowshoes will be available to use free of charge, or you may bring your own. Hot chocolate will be waiting for us afterward. We'll still hike if there isn't snow. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 12/18. For information, call 330-865-8065.

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.
 

Naturalawn of American Offers a Natural Alternative to Ice Melt

11/27/2018

Winter is right around the corner, and we have a fantastic product to help you keep your walkways free from ice and snow without damages to the concrete, interior floors or pets paws:  4 way blend of de-icing components with a green tint and uniform size makes a little product go a long way!  Non- toxic & biodegradable!

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.
 

Volunteers Needed!

11/16/2018

Portage Path Behavioral Health SUPPORT Hotline Volunteers needed

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.
 

AAF-Akron Presents Merry Mingle: A Holiday Social with Heart on Nov. 29

11/6/2018

Join us for holiday fun, meet new people and do something good for the community! Co-hosted by AAF-Akron, AMA NEO, Greater Akron Chamber, NSME and PRSA. $10 Cover Charge. Event is open to all. All event proceeds benefit World Relief Akron. For more information and to register, click here. Registration deadline: Nov. 26.

 

VoIP Playbook for 2019 and Beyond Breakfast-N-Learn on Dec. 5

11/2/2018

Please join the BCS Team as we discuss a winning game plan for implementing VoIP in 2019. Also, the BCS Team will share strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must see demo included!  Be sure to budget in extra time for your free tour of the The Pro Football Hall of Fame after this event. 

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