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Save the Date (Aug. 1) for Stewart's Caring Place's 17th Annual Butterfly Gala

1/3/2020

The Butterfly Gala is the most attended and largest annual fundraiser for Stewart's Caring Place (SCP). Held each year at a different home in Northeast Ohio, this unique event brings close to 500 supporters of the agency together for an outdoor, relaxed, and memorable evening complete with valet service, VIP cocktail reception, plated dinner, silent and live auction, dancing, and more. This year, the Gala will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 at the Wadsworth home of Dr. & Mrs. Michael & Brandi Gangel and will honor Spirit Award winners Mr. & Mrs. David & Lisa Craine.

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Area Business News

Collaborate and Elevate

1/7/2019

The Bowery is proof real progress is being made toward regionalism.  There has long been talk of the need for a regional approach to economic development in Northeast Ohio. However, in most cases over the years, regionalism has been easier said than done.

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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.

Member Events

Consumers National Bank Open House on Nov. 8

10/19/2018

Please join us for an introduction to a different style banking.  Meet our Akron Metro community bank team:  Mike Benson, Vice President, Akron Metro Manager; Laura Horowitz, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer; and Bev Newell, Assistant Vice President, Personal Banker.

Experience our refreshing approach to banking.  Win one of three $100 gift certificates from The Winery at Wolf Creek.

Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy refreshments, food, live music, gift certificate drawing, and prizes.

Kent State Accounting Department to Host Tax Update Workshop for Small Business Owners on Nov. 8

10/16/2018

The Accounting Department at Kent State University’s College of Business Administration invites business owners and accountants to the Tax Update for Small Business Owners.  The workshop will begin with breakfast and registration at 7:15 am. The program will start at 7:55 a.m. and will end at noon.

An outreach activity of the Accounting Department, the workshop is sponsored by Bober Markey and Fedorovich; CBIZ; and Bodine Perry. It is designed to help the small business owner navigate and plan for the effects from the 2017 tax reform. Workshop speakers are tax experts and will cover some of the most vital topics of 2017 tax reform as they relate to the small business owner, including choice of business entity, new Section 199A deduction for qualified business income, and changes to business deductions, exclusions, and credits.

“This workshop is timed so that the business owner has still has time to do year-end tax planning in view of the 2017 tax reform,” said Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., professor of accounting at Kent State’s College of Business Administration. “The speakers for this workshop are dynamic and possess a great deal of tax knowledge. We are excited to offer this workshop and help small business owners navigate these topics.” 

The workshop qualifies for 4.3 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for CPAs in Ohio.  The registration fee is $50 per attendee. The fee covers all conference materials as well as breakfast, refreshments and parking. Register and pay online before November 1.  For additional information, contact Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., professor of accounting, at [email protected].

Women's Network Presents Women's Leadership Summit on Nov. 9

10/15/2018

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit is a full-day conference that will focus on leadership development, unconscious bias, and creating equitable workplaces. The day features keynote speakers, Rabbi Jonah Pesner and Kathrine Switzer, workshops, lectures and panels on leadership development, strategic negotiation, organizational change, building inclusive workplaces, and more. HRCI accreditation available. Tickets are on sale now.

AAF-Akron Presents "Emmy-Nominated PEG Hosts Agency Tour" on Oct. 5

10/1/2018

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of PEG’s new downtown digs and hear how these Emmy-nominated creative story-tellers continue to make an impact with their work. Free event! No need to RSVP. Light fare provided by The Culinary Chameleon Catering & Cafe Street and surface lot parking available: Main/Bartges parking lot South Stadium parking lot.

3rd Annual Diversity Mixer on Oct. 17

10/1/2018

The County of Summit and the City of Akron, in partnership with Black Pages Ohio and the Summit Magazine, would like to invite you to partner with us in this special event.  This mixer provides the opportunity for small business owners and corporations to meet, network and promote their services.  The wide array of businesses and industries provides unique business-to-business collaborations and connections.

  • Opportunities to network to a successful partnership
  • Connect small businesses to corporations
  • Exchange business cards with dozens of potential clients and exercise your expertise
  • Showcase your product or service to an audience of corporations and small businesses
  • Get information on corporate contracts and projects
  • Meet new clients
There will be light refreshments, a cash bar and door prizes.  This event is free and open to the business community.  Vendor spaces are available.  For more information, call (216) 391-7736.  

OPEN M Multi-Chamber Networking Event on Oct. 10

9/19/2018

Join OPEN M for a multi-chamber networking event where guests will enjoy local food and beverage samples from 12+ local restaurants, such as TOM + CHEE, Wolf Creek and Aladdin's. Partner chambers include: Akron, Fairlawn, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Tallmadge, South Summit, Peninsula, and BBB of Akron. RSVP to [email protected].

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