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Akron Zoo is Hosting Five Brews at the Zoo this Year!

6/24/2019

The Akron Zoo is hosing five Brews this year! June 22, July 20, September 7, October 5, and Wild Lights Brew on December 12. Adults 21 and over can sample beers and enjoy local food trucks while traversing the zoo after hours!

Akron Zoo's Pride of Africa Grand Opening on Jul. 29

6/24/2019

The Akron Zoo is welcoming African lions, Speke's gazelles, and white storks in the new Pride of Africa habitat opening on July 29! The expanded area also includes a spray pad play station, Boma feeding area for goats, and extended train ride giving guests an exclusive look into the lion habitat. 

Goodwill Presents Employee of Distinction Luncheon on Sep. 4

6/24/2019

Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 18th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. At no cost, area businesses can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker at this year’s event is County of Summit Executive Ilene Shapiro.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Monthly Thursday Night Music Club

6/24/2019

Unwind and relax during our monthly Thursday Night Music Club! These social events feature local live music, MarketPlace shopping, cash bar, food by our own Café 1810, and a featured winery or brewery. 5pm – 9pm Thursdays – Music begins at 6pm Thursday, July 18 – Dick Cooper with featured winery It’s Your Winery Thursday, August 15 – Gretchen Pleuss with featured winery Nauti Vine Winery Thursday, September 19 – Katie Robinson with featured meadery Fiesty Brood Meadery Free Admission (museum sites are not open) and Free Parking For more information, please call (330) 666-3711.

Arthritis Foundation is Now Seeking Red & White on Thursday Night Committee Members!

6/12/2019

Help plan Akron's premier food & wine event! We are seeking volunteers to join the planning committee for the 2020 Red & White on Thursday Night, home of Akron Life magazine's 330 Flavor Awards. Grow your network, connect with corporate and healthcare leaders and support the Arthritis Foundation by helping plan one of the area's finest food & wine events! Contact Allison Harris at (216) 352-6152.

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.

Profile by Sanford now in Medina and Stow!

4/26/2019

Profile by Sanford is now in Medina and Stow! Contact us for a free consultation and see what we're all about! Meet our certified coaches, sample our delicious food, and learn about the plans we offer to get you back on track to reach your wellness goals. Call today at (330) 461-9651 and don't forget to mention you are a Chamber member!

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 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! 

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

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.

Kalahari Resorts Has Available Meeting Space and Resort Rooms

2/28/2019

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, a member of the Greater Akron Chamber, has over 215,000 square feet of meeting and event space and 890 resort rooms!  They currently have some great incentives if you are looking to host a meeting, conference, event, retreat, employee getaway, etc.

The Karcher Group Wins Awards for Work with Local Nonprofits

2/28/2019

The Karcher Group (TKG), a full-service marketing agency, received two awards in the 2019 American Advertising Awards, a competition conducted by the American Advertising Federation – Akron (AAF – Akron). Commonly known as the ADDYs, the event recognizes the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. TKG received awards at the district level, which included entries from Akron, Canton and surrounding areas, and are now eligible to compete at the national level. TKG received a gold award in the category of Public Service Online/ Interactive Website for its work on StarkHelpCentral.com. Working alongside Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR), the team created a brand identity and a responsive, user-friendly web experience to resonate with Stark County teens, teachers, parents and caseworkers. TKG also won a silver award in the same category for its work on the United Way of Greater Stark County website. The Karcher Group crafted new messaging to help tell the United Way story, developed a multi-channel marketing strategy to get them noticed online and built their new website to roll out their updated digital identity.

Akron Basketball Final Five

1/30/2019

Akron Men’s Basketball is making their final push in the Mid-American Conference! The final five home games at The JAR are loaded with premier opponents: - This includes a prime time matchup against arch-rival Kent State on ESPN U. - It also includes a marquee game against #18 Buffalo. - As well as MAC opponents - Bowling Green, Ohio University and Miami. Limited opportunities remain for onsite displays, videoboard and media advertising. There has never been a better time to market your brand in front of university alumni, donors and students! Please reach out with any questions for what is still available in our “Final Five Promotion!” Thanks for the consideration and Go Zips!! 

The Karcher Group Acquires Pole Position Marketing Agencies combine to create digital marketing powerhouse

1/29/2019

The Karcher Group (TKG), a full-service marketing and web design agency, today announced the acquisition of Pole Position Marketing (PPM), a digital marketing agency headquartered in Uniontown, Ohio. The merger, effective Jan. 1, 2019, allows TKG to offer an unparalleled digital marketing experience, strengthening its expertise in search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising and content marketing.

QualityIP Has Been Selected as One of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Ohio for the 2nd Consecutive Year

12/10/2018

QualityIP, a leader in Managed IT Services, has been selected as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio for the second consecutive year.  The Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management started the Weatherhead 100 thirty-one years ago to celebrate entrepreneurship and the success of the region’s rapidly growing business environment. The annual gala and awards ceremony highlight the impact of these companies on the local economy, their respective communities, and all Northeast Ohio. 

22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night on Jan. 24

12/4/2018

The Arthritis Foundation is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night, Akron's premier food & wine event. Join us and indulge dishes from Akron’s best chefs, craft beers and local and international wines. Now home of Akron Life magazine's 330 Flavor Awards, the evening will celebrate the top food and beverage talent of the 330 area. Additional highlights of the event include exciting raffles, a unique auction and an exclusive VIP Lounge featuring specialty cocktails. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to conquer and cure arthritis.

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