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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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BCS Invites You to a Breakfast & Learn at the Metropolitan at the 9 on Mar. 1

1/27/2018

Are you considering replacing your phone system with a robust VoIP solution? If so, this event is for you. Please join the BCS Team as they discuss options for a winning game plan by implementing an Onsite, Cloud or Hybrid VoIP system in 2018.  The BCS Team will share strategies and features of a leading VoIP solution...a must see demo included and plenty of Q & A time.

Greenleaf Family Center's 10th Annual Night at the Races on Feb. 24

1/25/2018

Join us as we celebrate our 10th Annual Night at the Races fundraising event. Bring your family and friends for a night of casual fun, win big with our raffles and horse racing, and support the many great programs Greenleaf offers. Chicken and Beef Taco Bar dinner and soft drinks included. B.Y.O.B. Tickets just $30.00

Karcher Group Presents SEO for Your Business on Mar. 14

1/25/2018

The concept of search engine optimization has been around for a long time, but the details are always evolving. SEO's many contributing factors are hard to keep track of if you don't stay on top of them. Join usfor an interactive session geared towards learning the basics of SEO and trying it yourself through exercises led by our team. 

NSME's 46th Annual Accent on Excellence Event on Feb. 27

1/25/2018

The annual National Sales & Marketing Executives (NSME) “Accent on Excellence” awards program in the greater Akron/Canton region recognizes the Executive of the Year, the Outstanding Community Leader, multiple “Achievements in Excellence” awards recipients and the Exceptional Sales and Marketing Collegiate Recipient.  Click here to see the recipients.
 
These honorees have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism during their careers in diverse sales and marketing roles. Winners are selected by NSME leaders, based on nominations from local professionals, questionnaire responses provided by the nominees and publicly available information. Criteria include community and civic involvement, professional experience and demonstrated performance.

Hale Farm & Village Hosts "Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Brakfast" on Mar. 10, 11, 17 & 19

1/25/2018

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast and learn about tree tapping, the maple sugar process and experience oxen demonstrations. View period arts and crafts demonstrations such as glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving. Adults: $15, Youth (3-12): $10, Members: $5, Breakfast only $5. Breakfast served 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice. *Presale tickets are good for any One day. Reservations not necessary. Hale Farm s located at 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH 44210.

American Legion and NEOVETs Scholarship Night on Feb. 8

1/23/2018

Learn About Scholarships for Your Students
 
High school parents, military spouses, and high school guidance counselors are invited to attend this informational seminar regarding some little known scholarships. Not all of the scholarships presented require a military affiliation or service obligation. This is an excellent opportunity for this group to learn and network. If you come from a military family, please complete the basic information in the registration section. Our host, American Legion Clifton Post 421, will GIVE AWAY one annual membership to a potential, *qualified and **verified veteran, son, or auxiliary member for Clifton Post 421 who attends. The announcement will be made at the end of the presentations.

Karcher Group Presents Digital Marketing Strategy on Feb. 14

1/23/2018

You have tons of options for marketing your business online. SEO, digital ads, email, social media...the list goes on. But how do you know which ones will actually help you achieve your goals? If you don't have a plan, you can end up wasting time, energy and money.  Join us for this hands-on session, where we'll run you through the basics of building a digital marketing strategy that gets results.

Jackie Renee Salon DYOD

1/22/2018

Do you wait as long as humanly possible to shampoo your hair after a visit to the hairdresser? You're not alone, many of us struggle figuring out how to hold the dryer, which way to clamp the iron... and twist what? where? for a flat iron curl.. Wait, you can curl with a flat iron? That's a thing? Our trained staff will coach you through all of these and help you to channel your inner hairdresser. Call the salon to reserve your spot (234) 208-8226.

21st Annual Red & White on Thursday Night Seeking Volunteers on Jan. 25

1/17/2018

Support the Arthritis Foundation by volunteering at the 21st Annual Red & White on Thursday Night, presented by Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Red & White on Thursday Night is Akron’s premier wine and food event. Nearly 800 attendees will enjoy delicious dishes from Akron’s top chefs, craft beer tastings, a variety of domestic and international wines, silent and live auctions and more! The event is 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Quaker Station, University of Akron, 135 S Broadway St. Volunteer times vary.

Network After Work! at 91.3 The Summit on Jan. 18

1/8/2018

Network After Work! at 91.3 The Summit. Listen to live music in the Summit's Studio C, tour the studios, and network with fellow Akron business professionals. Enjoy live music from the Vindy's in Studio C and Marc Lee Shannon in the Summit Atrium. Food provided by Totally Cooked Catering, and beverages provided by NORKA Beverage. Both food and drink provided courtesy of Totally Cooked Catering. This is a free event, but you must register to attend. Doors open at 4:30 pm, with program and networking from 5 to 7 pm.

Corporate Exclusive: The Phantom Returns on Jan. 9-28

1/8/2018

Discover what happens when LOVE NEVER DIES The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has escaped to a new life in Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.

Dominion Energy Recruiting Event for 15 Positions in our Field Metering Services Department on Jan. 9

1/3/2018

Dominion Energy Ohio is recruiting individuals for Field Metering Services Helper positions. These positions are full-time opportunities and start at $21.10 an hour. These positions require the following:
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Desire to learn and perform advanced tasks
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Willingness to work overtime, shifts and call-outs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to pass a physical assessment and mechanical aptitude test
Interested applicants should consider attending one of the recruitment sessions to meet with supervisors and hiring managers to discuss qualifications. Sessions will be held on the following dates at two separate locations:
 
Date: January 9, 2018
 
Session One: 2:00PM-4:00PM
 
Session Two: 6:00PM-8:00PM
 
Location: Holiday Inn Akron-West Fairlawn
 
4073 Medina Road, Akron, Ohio 44333
 
For additional questions please contact Ruth Rachel Przybojewski at [email protected] or at (216) 386-0381.

Empower! for Women-Owned Businesses on Jan. 8

1/3/2018

ECDI/WBC and the Women’s Network bring entrepreneurs in the Greater Akron region a new series of entrepreneurial training: EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses
 
Building a successful business takes a team. The EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses collaborative is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to expand their existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas; business concept, organization, customer relations, and operations using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90 day action plan.
  • Building a sustainable enterprise
  • 1:1 Coaching for individual business owners
  • Building an action plan for success
  • Networking with other entrepreneurs
**EMPOWER for Business is supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation**

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