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Nominate a Driven YP Today! The Greater Akron Chamber is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 30 the Future Awards Program

5/15/2019

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber proudly presents the 13th Annual 30 for the Future recognition program. 30 for the Future recognizes 30 young professionals (ages 25-39) who live and/or work in the Greater Akron Region, who are trendsetters in their industries and who make an impact on the region through dynamic leadership and community service. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, May 22, 2019. 

Greater Akron Chamber Announces 2019 Business Award Recipients

5/15/2019

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber will present the 2019 Business Awards program on Thursday, June 6, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bounce Innovation Hub, 526 S. Main St., in Akron.  Join us as we honor the accomplishments of local companies, businesses, organizations and people that are elevating our community.  This year, awards will be presented in eight categories. 

Robert DeJournett Named Vice President of Opportunity and Inclusion for the Greater Akron Chamber

5/3/2019

DeJournett Will Spearhead Economic Inclusion Strategy and Initiatives Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber is pleased to announce that Robert DeJournett will be joining the leadership team of the Chamber as its Vice President, Opportunity and Inclusion.  DeJournett brings to the position twenty-four years of experience in diversity and inclusion, a history of committed civic leadership engagement and deep ties within the Akron community.

Greater Akron Chamber is Seeking Nominations for 2019 Business Awards

4/12/2019

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber is accepting nominations for our 2019 Business Awards.  Each year, the Greater Akron Chamber celebrates the accomplishments of the local community by celebrating the companies, businesses, organizations, and people who are elevating our region.  We all know or do business with companies who deserve recognition for the exceptional work they do in the business community.  You can pay tribute by nominating a deserving company or person.  The deadline for nominations of the 2019 Business Awards is Friday, April 19.

Lead Greater - 112th Annual Meeting

3/19/2019

The Greater Akron Chamber celebrates its 112th Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the John S. Knight Center. The Greater Akron Chamber will honor S. Theresa Carter, President of OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, with the H. Peter Burg Award.  This award will recognize Carter's leadership for her advancement of Greater Akron's economic and community development.  The Chamber will also elect its Board of Directors, celebrate its accomplishments, and share exciting new initiatives that will create opportunities for all to Lead Greater. During the meeting, the members will also be asked to consider and approve recommended changes to the organizations regulations and to elect members nominated to serve on the chamber's Board of Directors. A summary of those recommended regulation changes, the red-lined code and the Nominating Committee Report are available for your review. The program includes a reception with hors d'oeuvres, open bar, dinner, and silent auction. The silent auction offers guests a chance to bid on items that will benefit the Chamber's educational programs. The online silent auction is already available. 

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on Friday, February 8, 2019

1/15/2019

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday, January 11, 2019, join us to hear Ned Parks, Owner of Aegis 360™ Consulting, present “Culture is Built on Values and Delivered by Leaders.”

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on Friday, January 11, 2019

12/20/2018

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday, January 11, 2019, join us to hear Steve Millard, President & CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on December 14 Featuring Matthew Whitson

11/26/2018

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday, December 14, 2018, join us to hear Matthew Whitson, Managing Principal, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., present “Human Capital Investment Management & the Organizational Fingerprint.”  

Greater Akron Chamber Announces a New Health Plan in Partnership with SummaCare

11/12/2018

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber recently announced receipt of a certificate of authority from the state of Ohio to begin offering a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) to provide health benefits for companies of 50 or fewer employees. The Chamber is partnering with SummaCare to offer the Chamber Health Benefits Plan to businesses in a 16-county service area.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents Economic Outlook on November 16 Featuring Dr. Ned Hill

10/30/2018

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber invites you to Economic Outlook on Friday, November 16, 2018, featuring Dr. Edward W. (Ned) Hill, current professor of Economic Development Policy, Public Policy and Public Finance at The Ohio State University and former Dean and Professor in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.  He will present on what public policy can do to ensure the economic vitality of America’s heartland. In addition to Dr. Hill’s presentation, Dr. John C. Green, Interim President of The University of Akron as well as the Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron, will give us his comments on the economy.

Akron Roundtable Presents a Roundtable Xtra on Oct. 29

10/16/2018

Greater Akron—The Akron Roundtable presents a panel discussion with leaders from the County of Summit, Ohio, the City of Akron and the Greater Akron Chamber to unveil the new Economic Development Initiative, “Elevate Akron.”  As an additional event which falls outside the regular Roundtable monthly luncheon schedule, this special presentation will be a Roundtable Xtra and will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 12:00 NOON at the Quaker Station on the campus of The University of Akron. The topic will be, “’Elevate Akron’ - Embracing the New Economic Development Fundamentals.”

Greater Akron Chamber Takes Position on November Ballot Issues

10/2/2018

Greater Akron—This November, the Greater Akron Region will have multiple issues on the ballot that will affect our communities. The Greater Akron Chamber has reviewed a number of these issues on behalf of the business community and is taking positions on Ohio Issue 1 – the Summit County Children Services Proposed Tax Levy and the local proposed charter amendment to move Akron’s Primary Elections from September to May.  Each of these issues has been brought to and reviewed by the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, and a position has been taken by the Board of Directors on behalf of the organization.

S. Theresa Carter to Receive the H. Peter Burg Award at the Greater Akron Chamber's 112th Annual Meeting

10/1/2018

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber has announced that S. Theresa Carter, President of OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, will be the fifteenth recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award.  Carter will be honored on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Greater Akron Chamber’s 112th Annual Meeting to be held at the John S. Knight Center.  This award recognizes Carter as someone who has displayed paramount leadership for the advancement of Greater Akron’s economic and community development.

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on October 12 Featuring Damon Hacker

9/28/2018

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday, October 12, 2018, join us to hear Damon Hacker, President, CEO and a Founder of Vestige Digital Investigations, present “Investigation of Employee Misconduct in a Digital World.”  In addition to the speaker presentation, there will be On the Table* discussions.

Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on September 14 Featuring Mark Birtha

8/27/2018

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday, September 14, 2018, join us to hear Mark Birtha, President of the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, present “Success and Challenges: Hard Rock Rocksino.”

Greater Akron Chamber's KNOW Empowering Women Luncheon to Feature Panel Discussion on Sep. 7

8/15/2018

Greater Akron—Join KNOW on Wednesday, September 7, 2018, for the next Empowering Women Luncheon to hear Grace Wakulchik, President of Akron Children’s Hospital, lead a panel discussion with several of her female colleagues. Panelists include: Lisa Aurilio, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Operating Officer at Akron Children’s Hospital. Kinshasha “Shai” Hawkins, MA, Director of Access Solutions at Akron Children’s Hospital. Teresa Volsko, MBA, MHHS, RRT, CMTE, FAARC, Director for Respiratory Care, Transport, The Communication Center and Interim Director for the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital. Grace Wakulchik, President at Akron Children’s Hospital,

Chamber Announces 30 for the Future Recipients for 2018

7/27/2018

Greater Akron—Thirty Greater Akron Region young professionals have been named the recipients of the twelfth annual “30 for the Future” award. Part of the Greater Akron Chamber’s strategy to attract and retain talent in the region, the “30 for the Future” award honors young professionals (ages 25-39) whose stellar contributions impact their industries and the Greater Akron Region.

Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on August 10 Featuring Craig Freeman

7/23/2018

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday, August 10, 2018, join us to hear Craig Freeman, LegalShield, present “Cybercrime and Identity Theft Prevention…Don’t be the Next Victim.” Come learn how to protect your company from becoming a victim of Identity theft, including the dangers of public Wi-Fi use, twin tower attacks, hacking techniques and the “don’t click” rule that is violated daily.  You will also learn about the five major types of ID theft, and participants will better understand how the Eastern European Bloc and China make a strong living defrauding Americans daily.

Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on July 13 Featuring Pete Fierle

6/29/2018

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday, July 13, 2018, join us to hear Pete Fierle, Chief of Staff & Vice President of Communications at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, present “A Vision for the Future.”

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