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5th Annual Greater Akron Summit Business Conference & Expo on May 20 & 22

3/10/2019

The Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo is a shared initiative by the County of Summit and City of Akron, and many others.  The event brings together small business, minority business enterprises, and corporations from across the State of Ohio to engage with corporations for the purpose of growth and development.

Attendees will be able to capitalize on numerous benefits from attending this event including workshops, the business-to-business trade show, and networking. Certified small businesses may also be eligible for contract opportunities provided by corporations as well as city and state agencies.

The Pitch Competition provides entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of successful corporate leaders and business owners. The panelists will evaluate the participants business plan, ideas, and goals. The panelists will then make recommendations and assist where can.

Member Marketplace

The Member MarketPlace is a member-to-member discount program that allows you to promote discounts to members. Connect to exclusive savings on services provided by Greater Akron Chamber Members for Chamber Members here!  To participate in the Member MarketPlace, contact the Chamber at (330) 237-1234.


More Member News & Events

WKSU Awarded General Excellence OAPME Prize for Fifth Year

5/10/2019

WKSU staff was honored with ten awards from Ohio Associated Press Media Editors (OAPME) in a Columbus ceremony on May 4. Top honors went to WKSU for General Excellence-Radio, the fifth consecutive year the newsroom earned the acknowledgement. The OAPME Awards reflect stand-out work created in 2018.

Revitalize Open House on May 30

5/7/2019

Revitalize Medical Group is so thankful for all of their loyal patients who trust them enough to refer their family and friends to them. They are celebrating another successful year, so they would like to thank YOU with another open house/ party!  This event is also for patients who have been curious about what they do, and to check them out with no committment.

Revitalize will have free chair massage, an opportunity to try acupuncture, an essential oil station and more.  They will also have a tincture-making station, free evaluation of your stress with Heart Math, and mini lectures like last year -- topics to be posted later. Brittany from Alternative Therapuetics will demonstrate neurofeedback and tell us who could benefit.  Hear from Bonnie Hayhurst about music therapy.  Dr. Candace Geisiki of Birthfit, will speak about acupuncture, and you will have the opportunity to try it if you would like! sign up.

Heart to Heart Communications Presents "26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast" on Apr. 29

4/3/2019

The 26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast Everything that Matters…Cannot be Measured

Join Heart to Heart Communications for the 26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast with speaker Billy Taylor, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The theme of the 26th Annual Breakfast is Everything that Matters...Cannot be Measured. Billy will bring his passion for people and their development to his talk as he focuses on the importance of investing on the inside. Be sure to get your ticket today! 
 

AAF-Akron Presents "Double Tap" on Apr. 25

4/1/2019

Bring your friends and join AAF-Akron for a night out of classic arcade games, camaraderie and suds. Start out at Quarter Up Bar Arcade (5 - 7pm) and finish at R.Shea Brewing (7 - 9 pm). Free to attend and open to all. 5 - 7pm at Quarter Up Bar Arcade Get $3 in quarters on us for arcade games! 1452 N Portage Path Akron, OH 44313 7 - 9 pm at R. Shea Brewing 1662 Merriman Rd. Akron, OH 44313.

Pyramid Consulting International Honored as One of the 2019 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

4/1/2019

Pyramid Consulting International has been recognized as one of the 2019 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.  The program received nearly 600 award nominations in 2019, which surpassed the last year’s record of 425 nominations. Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities. The selected companies also go through a rigorous due diligence process.   Pyramid Consulting International will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fifteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 8, 2019 in Lansing, Mich.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival on Jul. 13 & 14

3/28/2019

Presented in partnership with Folknet, Music in the Valley is an opportunity to enjoy local musicians playing their banjos, guitars, and fiddles. Guests are welcome to stop and listen to the musicians as they tour the grounds, and can enjoy tasting wines from select Ohio based wineries. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Sow & Grow Farm Festival and Plant Sale on Jun. 8 & 9

3/28/2019

Experience the past and present farming lifestyle of draft horse demonstrations, oxen talks, wheel plowing gardens, beekeeping and exploring the gardens on property maintained by the Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Bath Gamma Garden Club. The festival also features chicken keeping talks, sheep shearing, fiber dyeing and much more! June 8 and 9, 10 am – 5 pm.  The Citizen’s of Hale auxiliary group will be holding their annual Plant Sale. Special historic and heirloom annuals, perennials and herbs will be offered  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 – 12 years of age, and free for members.  

Hale Farm and Village Presents Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival Aug. 30 - Sep. 1

3/28/2019

Hale Farm will host the Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival. This juried festival features over 160 Ohio artisans, local food, entertainment and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer. Vendors include jewelry artists, potters, woodworkers, glass artists, soap and lotion makers, quilters and a variety of unique artisans. Celebrate Ohio! Enjoy history, shopping and eating while celebrating our great state! 

ALIGN 2019

3/26/2019

ConxusNEO is holding its annual workforce summit bringing together community leaders, ecosystem partners and resource providers. ConxusNEO is focused on driving strategy to better meet the talent needs of Greater Akron's employers. Your participation as a leader within the business community is really important to their work. We would really like to make sure all of the region's key employers are represented in this important event. We'd like to ask that either you or your top talent leader attend the event. Lt. Governor Husted will attend the event and talk about the state's focus on workforce and economic development support for employers as a part of the agenda. 

Ken Hoyt named VP of Human Resources at Akron Area YMCA

3/22/2019

Ken Hoyt has been named Vice President of Human Resources of the Akron Area YMCA, serving Summit, Portage and Medina Counties. Hoyt, who has spanned a career with the Y beginning with Camping Services and most recently, as the Director of IT, will be responsible for all HR functions, including Training and Development of staff

Early Learning is No Small Matter Special Screening on Apr. 17

3/12/2019

Kevin Thompson, Regional President of PNC, and Joe Kanfer, Venturer and Chairman of GOJO Industries, invite you to a special screening of No Small Matter, the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education.  

AtNetPlus Presents "Business Technology Forecast" on Apr. 30

3/11/2019

Could Your Business Survive a Cyber Attack? 

60% of small businesses close their doors within 6 months of a data breach. Preparation and action can make all the difference in the aftermath of an attack. Our content experts will help lead your business down a proactive path and educate you on today's cyber threats. Through the lens of Technology, Law, and Finance, we will share a unique perspective that prepares you to protect and grow your business. 

Click here to RSVP for free (Breakfast included).

Predicting the Fate of Your Business

As we cover data protection & cyber security, the future of the workforce with more flexibility, and getting the best ROI from your technology, you can start to see where your business stacks up in these areas. The industry is changing and being able to adapt makes the difference between success or failure. 

Join the Forecast on April 30th and start planning the future of your company.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Preservation Workshop: Wood Windows 101 on Mar. 30

3/7/2019

Replacement windows aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, a historic wood window will last many times longer than its modern replacement if maintained properly over time. Robert Brookover, craftsman and owner of the Cohee Preservation Company, will demonstrate and discuss the many facets of keeping your historic wood windows in working order for decades to come. Please remember to bring your lunch pail. Participants will learn: • A brief overview of the history, science, and philosophy of historic wood windows • Assessment of conditions and planning the restoration • All steps of restoration from removal to reinstallation • Historic preservation standards • Safety equipment and procedures • Weatherization methods Date: 

Open Arms Adoptions Hosts KST by Adoption on Mar. 30

3/5/2019

Join us for a hilarious yet realistic picture of caring for sibling groups!  Help us KEEP SIBLINGS TOGETHER (KST) in forever homes.  We will watch the film Instant Family and then have a time to learn about adopting sibling groups from the foster care system.

KIKO Company and Young's Auction Service Join Forces

3/4/2019

KIKO Company, Ohio’s leading auctioneers, realtors and asset advisors, have teamed up with Akron-based Young’s Auction Service to deliver the most professional real estate and auction services in all of northeast Ohio. Founded in 2007 by Bob Young and his wife Tina, Young’s Auction Service is the Akron area’s prominent full-service auction company specializing in real estate, antiques/collectibles, firearms and weekly consignment auctions.   Young will be a licensed auctioneer and realtor with KIKO serving the Akron Metro area, including west to Medina/Wadsworth, south to Green/Barberton and north to Hudson/Cuyahoga Falls. He will focus on residential real estate, farms & land, commercial properties and quality collectibles. Young is also a Federal Firearms Licensee, helping clients liquidate firearms safely, legally and effectively.   Young and his team will continue to operate Young’s Auction Center, a facility located in Akron, Ohio that hosts quality consignment auctions every Friday at 6:00 p.m.

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