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Earth Fare Grand Re-Opening Event on Dec. 8

11/26/2018

What is happening on December 8?

  • The first 100 people in line at 7 a.m. will receive an Earth Fare mystery gift card valued at up to $500.
  • Grand Re-Opening celebration at 6:45 a.m. with dignitaries, the Greater Akron Chamber and a $1,000 give back to Let's Grow Akron.
  • Unique Grand Re-Opening specials all weekend.
  • Product demonstrations and samples.
  • Fun day for the entire family with music.
  • Gift basket giveaways and raffles. 
How can I get more deals?
Sign up for Earth Fare’s Healthy Rewards.  You can download the mobile app or sign up for a card in store. Visit https://www.earthfare.com/healthyrewards to learn more.
 

Contracting Opportunities at The James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center on Dec. 4

11/15/2018

Learn about upcoming contracting opportunities at the James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center (previously known as Camp Ravenna and the Ravenna Arsenal). The installation is undergoing $37 million in upgrades to become a training destination for military and law enforcement. Additional upgrades to the facility may be announced soon. Join the contracting staff of the Ohio National Guard to learn about the variety of opportunities that will be available to small businesses in the area of Camp Garfield and how to position your business to compete for these projects.

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

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Harvest Festival" on Oct. 6, 7, 13 & 14

8/30/2018

Celebrate the fall bounty amid the sights, smells and tastes of the Cuyahoga Valley. Activities and attractions include kettle corn, farmyard animals, apple cider press demonstrations, Johnny Appleseed talks, pumpkin patch picking & pumpkin painting, apple butter making, food preservation and more!  Click here for more information.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Presents 20th Desert Gala on Oct. 20

8/27/2018

The 20th Dessert First Gala, benefiting Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, will feature regional chefs competing in a dessert contest where the only rule is Girl Scout cookies must be an ingredient! Tickets include: dessert tasting, drink tickets, appetizers, a filet mignon and salmon dinner, auctions and more!  Click here for ticket and sponsorship information.  

Entrepreneurship Series: Tech Trends for Business on Oct. 17

8/27/2018

Yasir Drabu, CEO of Taazaa, and Sam Foster, President of CMIT Solutions, Inc., will discuss the top trends that today’s businesses need to know in order to survive and thrive. Technology for business, cybersecurity and how to better utilize technology for business efficiency will be discussed. This program is offered in partnership with the Hudson Chamber of Commerce.
 

Cascade Capital Corporation's Business Growth Awards on Oct. 2

8/27/2018

Cascade Capital Corporation's Business Growth Awards Program honors companies in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark, Wayne Ashland and Holmes Counties that have achieved outstanding levels of sales and/or employee growth over the past five years.  Please contact Bob Filipiak at (330) 379-3160 for further details.

University of Akron Interim President John Green to Kick Off DriveIT's New Speaker Series on Aug. 30

8/24/2018

Akron-based DriveIT — the information technology skills training company founded by former Software Guild leader Eric Wise — is teaming up with the Greater Akron Chamber to help teach leadership skills.  The two are launching a monthly series of events called [email protected] that will feature area civic and business leaders talking to live audiences. The events will also be archived online for the public. The series will kick off Thursday, Aug. 30, with a presentation by The University of Akron Interim President Dr. John Green: "SurrealPolitik: Leading a Medieval Institution in the Modern World."

Akron Pre-Pride LGBT & Ally Professional Network Night

8/23/2018

Join us for an evening of fun and professional networking in celebration of Akron Pride with 
other LGBTQ and Allied professionals. Bring your business cards and get ready to make new connections. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited - RSVP today!

SeibertKeck Insurance Presents "What CEOs Need to Know About Wellness" on Aug. 21

8/15/2018

The business risk advisors of SeibertKeck invite you to a morning of education all about wellness:

  • Justifying the long-term investment of transforming to a culture of wellness
  • Achieving unprecedented program participation rates
  • Lowering your premiums with a healthier workforce and less overall claims for preventable health issues
  • Incorporating biometric testing, individualized health coaching, and a personal wellness profile 

Franchise Ownership Workshop on Sep. 5

8/13/2018

Huntington National Bank, along with FRANNet, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber, and Benetrends are hosting this workshop, aimed at finding the right franchise and alternative funding sources and is targeted to anyone who is interested in starting their own business and/or acquiring a franchise.
 

SYLC Consulting Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Aug. 20

8/8/2018

Please join us as we cut the ribbon and introduce to you the offices of SYLC® Consulting! See first hand the serene space that we have created just for you. We can't wait to show you where we will meet all of your emotional wellness needs.
 

Akron Chamber Day at JACK Thistledown on Aug. 18

8/8/2018

All Greater Akron Chamber members will receive $10 in free VLT Play. No play requirement just call and register and get $10. If they are a new member, they will also get our play $10 get $10 promotion.  Should it be their birthday in August they will also receive a complimentary gift.  We will have activities for the kids including face painters, balloon artists, lawn games and activities, and a giant inflatable castle bounce house.  We also will offer to the first ten Greater Akron Chamber members a complimentary vendor location on the apron. Call (216) 662-8600 for reservations for Free Play.
 

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Presents Camp Ledgewood Open House on Sept. 6

8/3/2018

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s Camp Ledgewood Open House: Family, Friends and S’More!


Activities include: crafts, campfire, s’mores, camp tour and raffles!  Food and beverages will be provided in the Low Lodge Dining Hall. Also, stop by Low Lodge to meet our CEO, Jane Christyson, and learn more about the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio! 

See all Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s Camp Ledgewood has to offer! Camp Ledgewood is in Peninsula, Ohio within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This 400-acre camp features Low Lodge dining hall and activity center, a swimming pool, health center, trading post, and more! Housing units include cabins, platform tents, and troop house units. Ledgewood also hosts high ropes, zip line, and low ropes courses, an archery range, sports field, amphitheater, observatory, and Lake Loomis for boating and nature studies. Owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Camp Ledgewood is enjoyed by more than 30,000 Girl Scout members throughout Ohio and is available for outside group rentals.

RSVP for food count to Candace at [email protected] or (330) 983-0368.  RSVP not required but appreciated.

Simplex-IT Arcade Party on Aug. 7

8/2/2018

Join Simplex-IT for an Arcade Party!  Get your game face on and join the fun for a fun-filled evening of classic video games and networking!  This event is open to everyone, so that means YOU!  All are welcome to attend!

Business Communication Specialists Breakfast & Learn 2018: Are You Ready to Embrace World Class VoIP on Aug. 22

8/2/2018

This event is for any company with as few as 10 and as many as 5,000 phone users who is looking to replace their phone system within the next 24 months. If your want to take the steps to learn and understand VoIP at a very high level, gather your team and join us. Whether your current system is nearing end of life, no longer supported or does not integrate with your current business processes, this event is for you!

VANTAGE Aging Grand Opening & Open House on Aug. 21

8/2/2018

VANTAGE Aging invites the community to our Grand Opening.  Join us in celebrating the power of positive aging as we open our NEW location in Akron. Hear from our special guests Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then, enjoy building tours, an ice cream social, and gift card giveaways. Please RSVP by August 14 to [email protected] or call (330) 253-4597.

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