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

9/10/2018

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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Soap Box Derby Partners with Cleveland Clinic Akron General to Present Senior Day at Derby Downs on Aug. 30

5/16/2018

Senior Day is an opportunity for active adults to enjoy lunch, entertainment, health information booths, health screenings and one trip down the Derby Downs track in an adult Soap Box Derby car. Senior Day is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch being served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 each and can be purchased at Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Akron-area AAA branch offices, at Derby Downs Headquarters office, and online.

Soap Box Derby Partners with GPD Employees' Foundation to Present Inclusion Day on Aug. 11

5/16/2018

The Soap Box Derby announces its partnership with GPD Employees’ Foundation for the third year in a row for a special event called GPD Employees’ Foundation presents Inclusion Day. Inclusion Day, which will be held Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is an event for youth with all different abilities and their siblings or friends, giving them the opportunity to ride down the 989-foot Derby Downs Track in a dual-operated Soap Box Derby Car. Offered at the event is a place where families can enjoy lunch, entertainment, and other activities that encourage involvement and inclusion.

Soap Box Derby STEM Summer Camp at Derby Downs in June

5/16/2018

The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) will be hosting the sixth annual Soap Box Derby STEM Summer Camp at Derby Downs during June 11-15 and June 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This five-day program is designed for youth ages 9-12 and will give them the opportunity to participate in STEM-driven activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Youth will design, build, and race daily Soap Box Derby Cars down the Derby Downs track. Youth will also construct, test, and compete in a Mini Soap Box Derby race. There will be a variety of other fun, hands-on activities throughout the week as well as Friday’s Soap Box Derby and Mini Soap Box Derby Car races. Family and friends are invited to attend and cheer for their racers during the competition and awards presentations. As well as tour the Soap Box Derby’s Hall of Fame and Museum.

WAKR Speaker Series with Terry Pluto on Jun. 28

5/11/2018

Hey Sports Fans!  Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 28, as 1590 WAKR invites you to a special benefit luncheon for the Salvation Army.  Our featured guest speaker is Terry Pluto, sportswriter, newspaper columnist and author. The event will include a lunch, an auction, and raffles with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Salvation Army.  Table sponsorships are available.  Contact Dominic Rizzo at [email protected].

Strive to Feed Kids Summer Kick-Off Event on May 18

5/11/2018

Schools almost out, come out and celebrate!!!  Looking to enjoy your summer, yet still would like some $$ coming in? Join us. It’s your summer you should be able to enjoy it -- and “work on your time, around your pool schedule!!” Join us at Tony Ks in Berea at 3:30 p.m. to kick off Summer!  Light appetizers will be provided. 

Akron Safety Town Seeking Volunteers in June

5/11/2018

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions. Most specifically needed are folks willing and able to help the children engage the activities within the small groups. Volunteers act simultaneously as mentor, chaperone, and teacher to support the adult team leaders/teachers. Volunteers can choose which day/days and how much time they want to serve. The first week is June 18-22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Forest Hill CLC, 850 Damon St. The second week is June 25-29, 8:30 a.m. to noon, King CLC, 805 Memorial Pkwy. Volunteers can call Fairlawn West United Church of Christ's school secretary, Susan Kolarik at (330) 864-2179 to schedule dates and times.

Strive To Feed Kids Helps you Handle Credit Card

5/8/2018

Do you accept Credit Cards? Whether from a mobile device, terminal or website - if you accept credit cards, I can help you decrease your processing fees, guaranteed! Most recently, I helped an accounting firm save over 70% annually! All while helping feed a local child - when someone swipes a debit/credit card!

KOMJATI Presents "How to Find Your Brand Spanking New ™ Marketing Hook!” Workshop on Jun. 6

5/4/2018

To stand out in today’s cluttered market you must be unforgettable. Descriptions like -- “We care”, “I specialize in...”, “20 years of experience” -- these may have worked in the past, but not today. Join Diana Komjati, Brand Spanking Super Star, in a three-hour, interactive workshop. We will search for the “hook” or angle that can be used in your marketing to differentiate your brand from your many competitors. $97. Registration is limited to 10.

Ahola Human Capital Management Presents Succession Planning Webinar on May 16

5/4/2018

Intimidated by Succession Planning? Learn three ways to get started in our free webinar! Succession Planning... it's important for all businesses, but it's even more so for family businesses because personal relationships are at stake. Learn how to get started on your Succession Plan from the experts. Register now!

Spectrum Reach is Redefining TV Advertising

5/3/2018

You're invited to attend.  The television advertising landscape is changing, and we want to keep your business ahead of the curve.  That's why we're inviting you to experience what the future holds with our exclusive TV planning tool, AudienceApp, designed to optimize your television schedule like  never before. Attendees will be entered for a chance to win a Hometown Baseball Team Pizza Package, including two dugout suite tickets to a 2018 home game.*  Lunch will be provided.  RSVP by May 7 to Kara Riccardi at [email protected].  

Hale Farm and Village Summer Camps for Kids

4/30/2018

InHale Day Camps for Kids Explore Hale Farm & Village and take an active part in history! Each day-long experience (10am to 4 pm) includes a snack and materials; please provide a sack lunch. Ages 7-12; registration required $50 members/$60 non-members (per camp).

An Evening in the Company of Women on May 10

4/25/2018

Please join us for the 1st Annual Fundraiser benefiting the Ben Curtis Family Foundation
The event will be held inside the warehouse where aircrafts were constructed during WW2 by Rosie the Riveters!  There will be food, drinks, shopping, raffles, and prizes!  You won't want to miss this fantastic evening...in the company of women!  We will be celebrating local women-owned businesses, women who work in nontraditional roles, and young women who represent our future!  The highlight of the evening will be a Summer fashion show featuring styles from local boutiques with local models.  Participating local boutiques:

  • Carnaby Street Style - Kent, Ohio
  • Celia's Boutique - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Girl's Outside the Box - Ravenna, Ohio
  • Urban Lace - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Cost is $30 - General seating, 1 drink ticket

Medical Professionals, Families to Benefit from Living With Grief® Program Seminar on May 3

4/24/2018

The Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) Living With Grief® program, “Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth” will be presented locally at Kent State University at Stark.  Once again sponsored by the Canton Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the 25th annual program will be moderated by Frank Sesno, former CNN anchor and current director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The program will feature a panel of experts, who will explore the most current theoretical perspectives on loss and grief, emphasizing that loss engenders not only grief, but also growth.  The presentation addresses the phenomena of post-traumatic growth, and includes self-help tips for individuals grieving a loss and strategies professionals can use to assist individuals. This educational program combines presentations by experts with video, discussion and additional complimentary learning materials. The program is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Registration begins at noon. Two (2.0) continuing education (CE) credits are available for a wide range of professions. To register for this program, arrange for continuing education credits or to receive more information, contact Sally Lavery, director, Canton Regional AHEC, at (330) 244-3293 or [email protected].        

Western Reserve Hospital Presents Community Business Breakfast on May 22

4/24/2018

Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO, Western Reserve Hospital, will give a hospital update.  Keynote Speaker, Nicole Davis, Director of Business Development at BI Worldwide, will present "It’s Never Just About the Money: The Science behind Our Motivation at Work and in Life."

FMD Architects is Hiring!

4/24/2018

Local architectural firm hiring for Senior Project Architect and Architectural Draftsperson.

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