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April 2020 CareWorks Comp Workers' Comp and Unemployment COVID-19 Update

4/7/2020

CareWorks Comp is acutely aware that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an escalating global health concern. In light of this, clients will need their support more than ever in meeting the needs of their employees. CareWorks Comp also recognizes that a widespread outbreak could place increased demands on their capacity to meet those needs. They are fully committed to maintaining all services critical to the welfare of their clients and their employees. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to provide the most timely and thorough information to all of their clients, they have included both public and private employer updates in one newsletter linked below . Please note that some of this information will not apply to you if you are a public employer.

Professional, Reliable Operator Training by Valley Industrial Trucks

4/2/2020

OSHA requires forklift operator training for anyone that might operate a forklift. This extends beyond your normal operators to include anyone that might simply have to start a forklift for any reason. This could include managers, truck drivers etc... OSHA also requires: "All operator training and evaluation shall be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence."

METRO RTA Announces Free Fares Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020

3/16/2020

METRO Regional Transit Authority is offering free fares for all services, including line-service, SCAT, Call-A-Bus, and Northcoast Express, beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. “These are challenging times for everyone,” said METRO Executive Director Dawn Distler. “By offering free fares, we hope to alleviate the financial burden so many folks are unexpectedly faced with in the communities we proudly serve. We also hope this assists with the distancing challenges our bur operators face when interacting with passengers during their trips.” METRO will continue providing service, but passengers are being encouraged to stay home if their trip is not medically or otherwise necessary. All passengers are encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of germs, including washing hands often and avoiding close physical contact.

Member Marketplace

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More Member News & Events

AAF-Akron Presents Marketing Communications Showcase on Oct. 24

10/1/2019

Meet Your Local Experts and Resources. Make connections and learn about valuable resources to help build your organization! Discover new ways to market your organization. This trade-show-style event will give you the opportunity to meet these unique exhibitors:

1. Baker Media Group
2. Better Business Bureau of Akron
3. Excelsior Marking
4. Fisher Institute for Professional Selling / The University of Akron
5. Graffitti Print Shop
6. JMC Brands
7. Kleidon & Associates
8. Lamar Advertising
9. Lodestone True North
10. Mohawk Paper
11. New Territory
12. Northern Ohio Printing
13. Sappi
14. Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing/The University of Akron
15. TechStyleLab – the Fashion School at Kent State University
16. United States Postal Service
17. WAKR / WONE / WQMX / WNWV
18. WRL Advertising
19. West Side Publishing Co.

TICKETS $10 Members of AAF, PRSA, NSME $20 Non-Members $5 Students
Hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes and cash bar available throughout the event. 

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

Ohio Launches “TechCred” to Give Businesses Access to Top Tech Talent

9/26/2019

Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the launch of TechCred, a program that connects businesses with the talent they need and gives employees the ability to earn industry-recognized, technology-focused credentials, better preparing them for a job in today’s advanced, technology-infused economy.

Summit Metro Parks Announces October 2019 Programs & Events

9/16/2019

Summit Metro Parks offers something for everyone, including the following programs and events: Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 - 8 p.m. HIKE & FIRE: FLIGHT AT NIGHT Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows Area 2620 Harrington Rd., Akron Take a hike in search of creatures that take flight at night: owls, flying squirrels, moths and bats. Then, cozy up to a fire and listen to stories about our mysterious neighbors. Program will be moved to the shelter if it rains. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065. Click here to read more.

Aerospace Perspectives: Past, Present and the Future on Sep. 24

9/9/2019

Co-Sponsored by Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the 30th anniversary of Ohio Aerospace Institute by joining us for thoughtful perspectives on the past, present and future of commercial and defense aviation and cyber security. This full day program offers:

  • Connections to aerospace opportunities
  • Networking with industry leaders including retired NASA astronauts, legal and cyber security experts
  • Best practices and compliance requirements for government contracts, as well as control requirements for aerospace, including industry, academia and research organizations
  • Information on how your company can fi ll the growing maintenance, repair and overhaul need in the aerospace industry
We hope you will join us for the first in a series of programs covering various topics relevant to aerospace in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing, as well as the 30th anniversary of Ohio Aerospace Institute. Join us along with various aerospace industry leaders to hear thoughtful perspectives on the past, present; and future of our industry. Examine current trends, and best practices affecting advanced technology and component manufacturers in the aerospace and research arena.

OPEN M 2019 Networking Extravaganza on Oct. 30

8/30/2019

Join us for a multi-chamber event dedicated to expanding your own network. Enjoy free samples from local food and beverage vendors and mingle with other young professionals along with seasoned veterans. Tour the OPEN M facility to learn more about our exciting strides in Akron.

CliftonLarsonAllen's 2nd Annual Celebrate Manufacturing Day Breakfast on Oct. 3

8/28/2019

Join us for our 2nd Annual Celebrate Manufacturing Day Breakfast. This year a panel of local high school students and representatives from manufacturing companies will discuss a range of topics from entering the workforce to the issues growing the workforce. Following the panel, our event will flow into a student and professional networking session. 

If your company is interested in purchasing a table for the networking portion of the event, please e-mail Kelly Unger ([email protected]) for more information. 

Schedule 
7:45 – 8:15 a.m. — Registration and Breakfast 
8:15 – 8:25 a.m. — Welcome 
8:25 – 9:35 a.m. — Panel Discussion 
9:35 – 11:00 a.m. — Student and Professional Networking 

This event is free and open to the public.

Barberton Business/Employer Breakfast on Aug. 21

8/15/2019

Join Barberton Mayor Judge for a breakfast and networking event for the business community as the topics of talent recruitment, workforce retention and supply chain hardships will be discussed. Resources will be available to help you address your workforce issues and allow you to walk away with initiatives you can take action on immediately.

CAK Travel Forum on Sep. 24

8/13/2019

For travelers looking for smarter, healthier travel and insight into the airline industry, the Akron-Canton Airport is hosting an interactive travel forum. Join us for coffee and refreshments as we discuss how to optimize your business travel experience. Our agenda includes exciting experts in fields ranging from travel programs to travel health and beyond. This event is free, but you must RSVP here: https://www.akroncantonairport.com/business-travel/travel-forum-sign-up

The Love Akron Network's 8th Annual Awards Breakfast Sep. 24

8/13/2019

Doors open at 6:45 for networking and breakfast buffet.  Program starts at 7:30 a.m.  Featured speaker- Ken Blanchard, best-selling author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus Individual seats are $75, with a variety of sponsorship opportunities available.

RFP – Development Services City Owned Property at South Munroe Road Industrial Park

8/13/2019

The City of Akron and Summit County are soliciting proposals from qualified developers for the purchase and development of city-owned property located at the South Munroe Road Industrial Park . The project envisioned is a SPEC manufacturing facility(ies) to serve an underserved sector in the City and County real estate market. 

Summit Metro Parks Announces September 2019 Programs & Events

8/13/2019

Summit Metro Parks offers something for everyone, including the following programs and events: Sunday, September 1, 9:30 - 11 a.m. WHAT'S A WATERSHED? O'Neil Woods Metro Park / Trail Lot 2550 Martin Rd., Bath Hike to discover how water flows across the land and what you can do to help our local waterways thrive. Good for spree credit. For information, call (330) 865-8065.

Holiday Inn Akron-West/Fairlawn Presents "Murder by Magic Mystery Dinner" on Oct. 25

8/9/2019

Merchant Entertainment is offering an evening of spooky thrills and ghostly apparitions on the anniversary of a long-ago tragedy. In 1929 the Vaudeville magician, “Morgo the Magnificient” was performing with his beautiful wife, Clarissa – when something went tragically wrong and Clarissa wound up REALLY sawed in half. Click here for more information and to register.

Hope Changes Everything Gala on Sep. 13

8/6/2019

50 years is a milestone in any field. But 50 years spent serving others and improving the overall health of our community is even more impressive. It has taken huge efforts from so many people throughout the years to make that happen, so come out to this Cocktail-Chic Event to benefit Open M.  The Hope Changes Everything Gala is an evening of fine dining and spirited bidding in support of OPEN M's mission in being a community leader in breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming lives, one person and one family at a time. Tickets are $100 or $750 for a table of 8. If interested, contact Jess Rist at [email protected] or (330) 434-0110.

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