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Akron Urban League Presents Procurement Corridor Event on Oct. 24

10/4/2019

If you are a business owner and need information on how to find opportunities and contracts for your business, this event is for you!

Key Goals:

  • Business owners will meet face-to-face with local companies and learn how to bid on their contracting opportunities.
  • Business owners will be provided details on how to do business in the Greater Akron Region.
  • Business owners will receive coaching on how to navigate a vendor registration process in order to register and bid on opportunities.
  • Business owners will connect with agencies that have resources and services that can help with managing and growing a business.
Lunch and beverages will be provided for this event.

For more information, contact Carla Matthews:
Phone: (234) 542-4142 | Email: [email protected]
 

Warwick 2019 Technology Expo on Oct. 10

9/26/2019

Enjoy an afternoon lunch on the Cavs new practice court, tour the facility, speak with technology industry experts, and have the opportunity to go home with the grand prize of a night on the town in Cleveland, on us!

The Technology Expo will bring together business owners, C-level executives and senior IT professionals across all industries to discuss today’s current business and technology landscape. The event will feature demonstrations from some of today’s top business technology, along with a Cybersecurity keynote address from Warwick Chief Information Security Officer - Dan Banick.

Visit Warwickinc.com/technology-expo-2019 to learn more and register for the event or call us at (800) 860-0300

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

Save the date for NEOMED One Shining Evening Gala on Sep. 8

6/11/2018

Save the date for NEOMED One Shining Evening Gala on Sep. 8 We invite you to join us in recognizing the many ways NEOMED advances students, advances innovation and research, and advances community health; honoring alumni award recipients; and the culmination of the University's Shine On campaign. It is sure to be a fun and memorable evening. Please hold Saturday evening, September 8, and plan to join us at this special event.

ServiceMaster Restoration by Lewis Construction Offers CE Classes on Jul. 24

6/6/2018

Extreme Cleanup - Hoarding (42211) 3 Credit Hrs & Soaked Circuits (56797) - 1 Credit Hr

ServiceMaster & ERS invite you to join them for a free class and to earn four total CE credits. Afterwards, stay for Happy Hour with appetizers and drinks from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by July 17 to [email protected], phone (440) 701-5523, or www.svmlewis.com under contact. Registration is at 2:45 p.m., Class is 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Chamber Member, CESO, Inc. Opens New Office on May 31

6/6/2018

CESO, Inc. had a ribbon cutting Thursday, May 31 at their new Akron location in the Crown Pointe Office Park (175 Montrose West Avenue, Suite 400). Their former northeast Ohio location was in Canton, but they are pleased to serve all of northeast Ohio from their new location in Akron/Montrose.

Tenacity Client Retention Webinar on Jun. 14 or 15

6/6/2018

We are offering two one-hour webinars (pick one convenient to you) June 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST or June 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST. We’ll demonstrate the tools and take you through several simulations. Just send an email to Dr. Gary Selden, Director of the Tenacity Center at KSU ([email protected]) or give him a call at (470) 578-3191 in order to register. It might or might not be your finest hour, but it very well could be your most profitable one.

Manufacturing Sector - Cyber Workshop for all Small, Medium and Large Manufacturers on May 31

5/29/2018

8:30 a.m. Breakfast 
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Interactive Workshop including Case Studies 
 
Hear from Industry experts:
Gene Whaley IT Systems
Jessica Kerrigan Hylant Risk Management 
Darlyn McDermott MAGNET...Risk Management 
Robert Schmidt, MAGNET...DOD and Tier 1 Compliance 

Cost is free.  RSVP to Jenny Stupica [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>  or (216-533-6807) by EOB May 28, 2018.  Feel free to forward this information to anyone in your HR, IT or Operations Management areas.

Gervasi Vineyard Grape Harvest Festival on Sep. 30

5/24/2018

Gervasi will be awash in fall colors and Italian flavors for the 7th Annual Grape Harvest Festival.  Gervasi is joining forces with 720 Market for an event the whole family will enjoy. Join us for a variety of family-friendly activities, live music, and great food.  

Art After Five at Western Reserve Hospital on Jun. 21

5/24/2018

Join Western Reserve Hospital, in partnership with ArtsNow, Collide: Cuyahoga Falls, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Akron Chamber for an inspired evening of networking at the third-annual Community Art Showcase.  Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers while you socialize and network in a creative, relaxed setting. Art will be available for purchase, and Falls boutiques will host pop-up shops.  Live music will be performed.

AxessPointe Chipotle Fundraiser on Jun. 19

5/22/2018

AAxessPointe is hosting its first fundraiser at Chipotle! Tell the cashier you're supporting AxessPointe so they know to add you to the fundraiser! Telling the cashier is the only way the proceeds will count.

Kent State Names One of the Healthiest Universities in the Nation

5/18/2018

Kent State University’s strategic focus on the health and well-being of students is receiving national recognition. Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, announced Kent State as a winner of the prestigious 2018 Healthy Campus Award. Active Minds worked with the nation’s leading experts in student and campus health and conducted an extensive assessment to select the winners. Kent State emerged as a leader for its creativity, teamwork, innovation and excellence. The university also stood out for championing student voices, working collaboratively and using data and metrics to guide and consistently improve efforts for students.

MAGNET mspire 2018

5/18/2018

MAGNET Are you a product-focused startup or small manufacturer ready to make your innovative idea a reality? Over $40,000 in prizes including...Cash Awards * Expert Assessments * Free MAGNET Incubation Center Memberships * Subsidized Projects and More! What is mspire? Northeast Ohio's only pitch competition exclusively for product-focused startups and small manufacturers. Why should you Apply? Winners are matched with resources to help them reach their unique goals. The deadline to apply is July 1.

Once Upon a Brand: Tell Your Story to Charene Creative

5/18/2018

Since the beginning of mankind, stories have been used to pass down ideas, traditions and knowledge. In business, telling your story is a critical part of building your brand. It helps to shape how people view you and enables them to connect with your company. So how do you craft a brand story that people will embrace and share especially in today's noisy and cluttered marketplace? Understand your audience first. Then craft your story to connect, engage, move them to tears, laughter, to anger, to sympathy, to action. Above all else, be authentic so people believe you and will want to tell others about your business. Whether you need help crafting your story or assistance with a single project for print marketing, web design or social media, we are here to help! Don't stray from the path like Little Red Riding Hood did! Let's get started. Schedule your free 30-minute brand analysis today by calling our office at (330) 524-5001.

Akron Bar Association Offers "Ask An Attorney"

5/16/2018

Call (330) 253-5038 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m .on the second and fourth Fridays of every month and receive FREE answers to legal questions from our volunteer attorneys. The Akron Bar Lawyer Referral Service also provides referrals to local, experienced, qualified attorneys.

Soap Box Derby Partners with Cleveland Clinic Akron General to Present Senior Day at Derby Downs on Aug. 30

5/16/2018

Senior Day is an opportunity for active adults to enjoy lunch, entertainment, health information booths, health screenings and one trip down the Derby Downs track in an adult Soap Box Derby car. Senior Day is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch being served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 each and can be purchased at Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Akron-area AAA branch offices, at Derby Downs Headquarters office, and online.

Soap Box Derby Partners with GPD Employees' Foundation to Present Inclusion Day on Aug. 11

5/16/2018

The Soap Box Derby announces its partnership with GPD Employees’ Foundation for the third year in a row for a special event called GPD Employees’ Foundation presents Inclusion Day. Inclusion Day, which will be held Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is an event for youth with all different abilities and their siblings or friends, giving them the opportunity to ride down the 989-foot Derby Downs Track in a dual-operated Soap Box Derby Car. Offered at the event is a place where families can enjoy lunch, entertainment, and other activities that encourage involvement and inclusion.

Soap Box Derby STEM Summer Camp at Derby Downs in June

5/16/2018

The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) will be hosting the sixth annual Soap Box Derby STEM Summer Camp at Derby Downs during June 11-15 and June 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This five-day program is designed for youth ages 9-12 and will give them the opportunity to participate in STEM-driven activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Youth will design, build, and race daily Soap Box Derby Cars down the Derby Downs track. Youth will also construct, test, and compete in a Mini Soap Box Derby race. There will be a variety of other fun, hands-on activities throughout the week as well as Friday’s Soap Box Derby and Mini Soap Box Derby Car races. Family and friends are invited to attend and cheer for their racers during the competition and awards presentations. As well as tour the Soap Box Derby’s Hall of Fame and Museum.

WAKR Speaker Series with Terry Pluto on Jun. 28

5/11/2018

Hey Sports Fans!  Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 28, as 1590 WAKR invites you to a special benefit luncheon for the Salvation Army.  Our featured guest speaker is Terry Pluto, sportswriter, newspaper columnist and author. The event will include a lunch, an auction, and raffles with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Salvation Army.  Table sponsorships are available.  Contact Dominic Rizzo at [email protected].

Strive to Feed Kids Summer Kick-Off Event on May 18

5/11/2018

Schools almost out, come out and celebrate!!!  Looking to enjoy your summer, yet still would like some $$ coming in? Join us. It’s your summer you should be able to enjoy it -- and “work on your time, around your pool schedule!!” Join us at Tony Ks in Berea at 3:30 p.m. to kick off Summer!  Light appetizers will be provided. 

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