COVID-19 Employer Leadership Update

5/1/2020

The Greater Akron Chamber will host an employer community video conference call for members, business and community leaders on Tuesday, May 5 from 8-9am. Our agenda will include a brief update on the status of our community’s health system response to COVID-19 and include Donna Skoda, Summit County Health Commissioner and key leaders from our major health systems.

Reopening Your Business Safely Virtual Event May 1

4/28/2020

Greater Akron—On Friday, May 1, 2020, join us as one of our community and Chamber members, Sarah B. Gregg, PE, from Partners, walks us throuh these issues.  Her presentation is "Reopening Your Business Safely."  As the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Partners, a nationally and globally capable consulting firm that, among other services, specializes in providing safety services for its Clients, Ms. Gregg is working on the front line with her clients to help then navigate the new normal.

Greater Akron Chamber Seeks Nominations for Women of Achievement Awards

3/10/2020

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber is accepting nominations for our Women of Achievement Awards for 2020.  The Women of Achievement Awards honors professional women in the public and private sectors who have made an impact in their careers and their communities while encouraging the success of other women. Finalists and nominees are recognized at the annual Women of Achievement Awards luncheon. Recipients are nominated by their peers – individuals, businesses and organizations. The deadline for nominations of the 2020 Women of Achievement Awards is Monday, March 23.  Nominate online at https://www.gacawards.com/women-achievement-nominations/.     The categories for the Women of Achievement Awards are:  •    Dorothy O. Jackson Award — Honors an area business or organization that has demonstrated excellence and leadership in their commitment to the empowerment of women and promotion of diversity in the workplace. •    Emerging Leader Award — Honors a young professional woman, age 25-39, whose contributions have impacted her industry and her community, who is a trendsetter and who encourages success among women. •    Woman of Achievement Award — Honors an exceptional woman professional selected for her history of going beyond her own personal and career accomplishments to encourage success among women, breaking down barriers, mentoring others, taking risks to overcome obstacles and support the progress of women. The Chamber will present the 2020 awards program on Friday, June 19.  If you should have any questions, contact Anna Richards, Manager of Events, at (330) 237-1214.

Nominate a Business or Person for the Chamber’s 2020 Grit Awards

2/10/2020

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber is accepting nominations for our 2020 Grit 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 2020 Grit Awards in Thursday, February 27.

Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz Featuring Ryan Macfarlane of FBI Cleveland National Security Cyber Squad

1/31/2020

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz, sponsored by SummaCare, SACS, Miller's Party Rental, and WKSU, 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, February 14, 2020, join us to hear Ryan Macfarlane, FBI Supervisory Special Agent from the FBI Cleveland National Security Cyber Squad, present, "The Economics of Cyber Crime and How that Drives Cyber Criminal Behavior."

Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz Featuring Ron Shea of R. Shea Brewing on January 17

1/7/2020

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 17, 2020, join us to hear Ron Shea, Owner of R. Shea Brewing, present “The Science and Art of Growing a Brewery Business.”  Shea has been brewing since his 21st birthday after receiving a present of an “ale pale” from his wife and an ‘extract’ recipe.  Over 19 years later, along with receiving a BS in Biology, a BA in Chemistry and “almost-an-MS” in Polymer Chemistry, Shea has developed some great recipes with a focus on process and efficiency.