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The University of Akron, Stark State College Announce New Dual Enrollment Partnership

10/12/2018

Stark State College and The University of Akron today announced a new pioneering agreement facilitating streamlined dual admission and enrollment. “Direct Connect” is an expanded partnership between the two institutions providing opportunity for students to be dually enrolled at both Stark State College (SSC) and The University of Akron (UA) as they complete an associate degree while preparing for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree. The partnership also allows students the opportunity to take advantage of amenities at both institutions, allowing students to become fully immersed at each.

Arthritis Foundation  Red & White on Thursday Night: Committee Recruitment

10/9/2018

Are you interested in helping plan Akron’s favorite food & wine event? The Arthritis Foundation is now seeking 2019 Red & White on Thursday Night committee members! As a committee member, you will have outstanding networking opportunities with corporate and healthcare leaders while having a lot of fun and supporting a great cause. The committee meets for one hour, once per month. Please contact Allison Harris at (216) 352-6152 if interested and for more information. 

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.  

Hattie Larlham's I Am Able campaign Creates Awareness to Employ Persons With Disabilities

9/27/2018

Hattie Larlham’s I Am Able campaign celebrates the abilities of employees with disabilities.  In October, they encourage you to visit their I Am Able website to learn how you can get involved. Share their posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram using #IAmAble. The awareness you create could help find a job for a person with disabilities. 

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].

Celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5

9/13/2018

At CLA, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to manufacturers and distributors like you. You keep our economy humming, supply us with things we need and want, and hire millions of people from coast to coast. In honor of what you do, let’s celebrate Manufacturing Day together. You are invited to join CLA in Akron, Ohio for a complimentary breakfast followed by a presentation. Hear about how four local companies are using innovative technology to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Click here for more information.

Volunteer Guardian Program Needs Volunteers

9/13/2018

The Volunteer Guardian Program is a program of Summit County Probate Court, administered by Summit County Public Health.  Our goal is to match compassionate volunteers to serve as court-appointed Guardian of the Person to individuals in nursing homes and group homes in Summit County who are no longer able to make their own health care and placement decisions. Volunteer guardians serve as a voice and provide advocacy and decision-making to those in need.

Window World Akron Announces Grand Re-Opening on Oct. 5 & 6 and Ribbon Cutting on Oct. 4

9/11/2018

Window World of Akron will kick off the Grand Re-opening of their expanded showroom and warehouse with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at 2424 Gilchrist Road, Akron, OH.  A Grand Re-Opening Open House for the general public will take place  Friday, October 5, 2018, and Saturday, October 6, 2018, with refreshments, prizes and a chance to win a $5,000 Home Makeover from Window World. 

On the Table Greater Akron to Dig Into Akron's Issues on Oct. 3

9/10/2018

Akron Beacon Journal On the Table Greater Akron returns next month with more public mealtime conversations designed to improve the community. “On the Table is an opportunity for everyone in the community to have their voice heard,” Akron Community Foundation Vice President of Community Investment John Garofalo said in a prepared statement. “We want to ensure all residents have the opportunity to participate, even if they don’t know someone hosting a conversation or are not comfortable hosting themselves. We’re excited that this will also give attendees the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different backgrounds and neighborhoods.” The conversations, headed by the foundation, are open to Summit and Medina County residents.  They will be held Oct. 3 at various locations.

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