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Akron Zoo volunteers to create masks for local community 

5/4/2020

Akron Zoo volunteers and staff have stepped up to sew masks from kits developed by the zoo’s veterinary team. Using a medical mask pattern from the University of Florida, volunteers are making masks with up to N99 level filtration using Halyard H600 surgical sterilization wrap material. These masks can be sterilized for reuse. 

Emerge Counseling Adds More Statewide Tele-Counseling Options

4/15/2020

Amidst the current challenges of Covid-19, many people are experiencing anxieties and concerns due to the resultant economic and stay-at-home restrictions impact. In response to this need, Emerge Counseling has significantly increased its tele-counseling services. Currently, anyone in the state of Ohio could receive counseling support from one of Emerge Counseling’s 35+ licensed clinicians and, in many cases, that assistance would be covered by their insurance

April 2020 CareWorks Comp Workers' Comp and Unemployment COVID-19 Update

4/7/2020

CareWorks Comp is acutely aware that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an escalating global health concern. In light of this, clients will need their support more than ever in meeting the needs of their employees. CareWorks Comp also recognizes that a widespread outbreak could place increased demands on their capacity to meet those needs. They are fully committed to maintaining all services critical to the welfare of their clients and their employees. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to provide the most timely and thorough information to all of their clients, they have included both public and private employer updates in one newsletter linked below . Please note that some of this information will not apply to you if you are a public employer.

Professional, Reliable Operator Training by Valley Industrial Trucks

4/2/2020

OSHA requires forklift operator training for anyone that might operate a forklift. This extends beyond your normal operators to include anyone that might simply have to start a forklift for any reason. This could include managers, truck drivers etc... OSHA also requires: "All operator training and evaluation shall be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence."

METRO RTA Announces Free Fares Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020

3/16/2020

*UPDATE AS OF 4/5/2020 - Metro RTA Cutting Some Service in Akron; Pandemic Affecting Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown Transit* METRO Regional Transit Authority is offering free fares for all services, including line-service, SCAT, Call-A-Bus, and Northcoast Express, beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. “These are challenging times for everyone,” said METRO Executive Director Dawn Distler. “By offering free fares, we hope to alleviate the financial burden so many folks are unexpectedly faced with in the communities we proudly serve. We also hope this assists with the distancing challenges our bur operators face when interacting with passengers during their trips.” METRO will continue providing service, but passengers are being encouraged to stay home if their trip is not medically or otherwise necessary. All passengers are encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of germs, including washing hands often and avoiding close physical contact.

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Hattie Larlham's I Am Able campaign Creates Awareness to Employ Persons With Disabilities

9/27/2018

Hattie Larlham’s I Am Able campaign celebrates the abilities of employees with disabilities.  In October, they encourage you to visit their I Am Able website to learn how you can get involved. Share their posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using #IAmAble. The awareness you create could help find a job for a person with disabilities. 

OPEN M Multi-Chamber Networking Event on Oct. 10

9/19/2018

Join OPEN M for a multi-chamber networking event where guests will enjoy local food and beverage samples from 12+ local restaurants, such as TOM + CHEE, Wolf Creek and Aladdin's. Partner chambers include: Akron, Fairlawn, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Tallmadge, South Summit, Peninsula, and BBB of Akron. RSVP to [email protected].

Celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5

9/13/2018

At CLA, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to manufacturers and distributors like you. You keep our economy humming, supply us with things we need and want, and hire millions of people from coast to coast. In honor of what you do, let’s celebrate Manufacturing Day together. You are invited to join CLA in Akron, Ohio for a complimentary breakfast followed by a presentation. Hear about how four local companies are using innovative technology to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Click here for more information.

Volunteer Guardian Program Needs Volunteers

9/13/2018

The Volunteer Guardian Program is a program of Summit County Probate Court, administered by Summit County Public Health.  Our goal is to match compassionate volunteers to serve as court-appointed Guardian of the Person to individuals in nursing homes and group homes in Summit County who are no longer able to make their own health care and placement decisions. Volunteer guardians serve as a voice and provide advocacy and decision-making to those in need.

Window World Akron Announces Grand Re-Opening on Oct. 5 & 6 and Ribbon Cutting on Oct. 4

9/11/2018

Window World of Akron will kick off the Grand Re-opening of their expanded showroom and warehouse with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at 2424 Gilchrist Road, Akron, OH.  A Grand Re-Opening Open House for the general public will take place  Friday, October 5, 2018, and Saturday, October 6, 2018, with refreshments, prizes and a chance to win a $5,000 Home Makeover from Window World. 

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.

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Holiday Market on the Farm" on Nov. 30

8/30/2018

Visit our own store, The MarketPlace at Hale Farm & Village, for handcrafted at Hale products along with other Ohio and holiday brands!  Enjoy Ohio-themed wine and beer tastings or relax by the fire with a glass of mulled wine. We  also welcome a Kitchen Takeover TBD.  Join us and explore our updated Holiday Market on the Farm shopping experience! (No Admission fee, the museum is not open this day.)  Click here for more information.

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Hale Harvest 5K" on Oct. 6

8/30/2018

The 5K loop course invites runners and walkers to experience the natural beauty of Hale Farm & Village as they run along nature trails, in the sugar bush, past historic houses, through farmyards, rural pastures and creek crossings.  The top three finishers overall and the top male and female finishers per category receive hand-crafted pieces from Hale Farm & Village’s Early American Craft and Trade artisans. Click here for more information.

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Harvest Festival" on Oct. 6, 7, 13 & 14

8/30/2018

Celebrate the fall bounty amid the sights, smells and tastes of the Cuyahoga Valley. Activities and attractions include kettle corn, farmyard animals, apple cider press demonstrations, Johnny Appleseed talks, pumpkin patch picking & pumpkin painting, apple butter making, food preservation and more!  Click here for more information.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Presents 20th Desert Gala on Oct. 20

8/27/2018

The 20th Dessert First Gala, benefiting Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, will feature regional chefs competing in a dessert contest where the only rule is Girl Scout cookies must be an ingredient! Tickets include: dessert tasting, drink tickets, appetizers, a filet mignon and salmon dinner, auctions and more!  Click here for ticket and sponsorship information.  

Entrepreneurship Series: Tech Trends for Business on Oct. 17

8/27/2018

Yasir Drabu, CEO of Taazaa, and Sam Foster, President of CMIT Solutions, Inc., will discuss the top trends that today’s businesses need to know in order to survive and thrive. Technology for business, cybersecurity and how to better utilize technology for business efficiency will be discussed. This program is offered in partnership with the Hudson Chamber of Commerce.
 

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