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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

Women's Network Announces New Executive Director

7/23/2018

The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio welcomes Jan Conrad as its new Executive Director. Ms. Conrad brings extensive experience in business startups, expansion strategy and an in-depth understanding of the unique issues faced by women in the workplace. As Executive Director, Ms. Conrad’s focus will be on building community impact, organizational capacity, growth momentum, and program development. This includes the upcoming Women’s Leadership Summit: Flux, a full day conference to focus on empowering women and creating equitable workplaces in our community.

The Karcher Group August 1 Lunch & Learn: Marketing in a Mobile World on Aug. 1

7/19/2018

We're living in a mobile world and your customers expect a seamless experience between their desktop and smartphone when they need to access your product or service. During our Marketing in a Mobile World session, we'll cover the various conversion points of the customer experience and how to meet them from a marketing and website development perspective. This event is free, and we’ll provide lunch.

SCORE Presents Social Media Workshop on Aug. 1, 8 & 15

7/19/2018

Join SCORE for a seminar that will show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, how it can lead to new customers and how it drives repeat business from your current customers. We’ll take a look at the most popular social media networks and help you decide what is right for your business. We’ll also look at what to post on social media. There is a $15 non-refundable registration fee for this course. 

Business Analytics Innovation Summit 2018 on Sep. 13

7/19/2018

Hosted by the Center for Information Techonologies & eBusiness at The University of Akron

This Summit will explore the real-world applications of data analytics and the tools you can leverage to grow your business and gain a competitive edge. Hear stories of seasoned practitioners discussing how to take products to market, develop knowledge that contributes to the success of the analytics ecosystem, and drive enhanced performance by harnessing the power of data analytics.

DriveIT Presents July MYOB Community Workshop "Designing an Effective Technical Interview Process" on Jul. 24

7/11/2018

Designing and implementing an effective technical interview process is critical in attracting/ evaluating technical talent. This free workshop highlights the necessary steps behind crafting a process that evaluates skill sets, actual accomplishments, culture fit and leadership potential. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and presentation begins promptly at 6 p.m. This MYOB installment is designed and led by DriveIT CEO Eric Wise. 

Seating is limited -- Attendance is at 50% so reserve your spot today.

MAGNET Announces the Grand Opening of the Rubber City MAGNET office in MAGNET South!

7/11/2018

MAGNET’s new office is designed to better serve the manufacturing businesses of Summit and Stark Counties through hands-on consulting, workforce development, new product development, and more. Grand opening to be held on August 8th with Formal Comments and Ribbon Cutting to begin at 4 p.m.  For over 30 years, MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, has served the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio from its headquarters in Cleveland.  As of August 8th, MAGNET will “double down” on serving the manufacturing companies of Summit, Stark, Wayne, Medina, Portage, Mahoning, Columbiana, Tuscarawas and Homes counties through opening a new office at 9 North Main Street in Akron.  The core of this critical area contains over 1,300 manufacturing businesses, according to the Ohio Manufacturers Association.  MAGNET will focus on serving the manufacturing community from this new centrally-located satellite office.

Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Presents Akron Race for the Cure on Oct. 13

7/10/2018

The Race for the Cure® is celebrating its 8th year in the City of Akron on October 13 at Canal Park. Thanks to events such as the Race, Komen NEO has invested more than $15 million in local programs that assist low-income, disadvantaged women from accessing the life-saving services they need to diagnose & treat the disease. The Komen Race Series welcomes people of all ages & fitness levels, from walkers to elite runners.

AtNetPlus Experience the Solutions to Your Business Problems on Jul. 11 & Jul. 12

7/5/2018

Experience powerful solutions for whatever challenge your business is facing. The Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) is hands-on introduction to productivity tools. A true-to-life experience takes you through everyday business situations (working remotely, collaborating with coworkers) to let you see how you can make it all easy, convenient and secure. 

Naturalawn of America Offers All Natural Tick Flea Program

7/2/2018

ATTN:  Anyone in the greater Akron Area with a lawn.We can control and kill ticks, fleas & mosquitoes for an event or daily peace of mind for your pets & family!  Free quotes and guaranteed results!  Call (330) 920-9182.

The Ben Curtis Family Foundation Presents An Evening on the Links on Jul. 23

6/27/2018

The Ben Curtis Family Foundation was founded by 2003 British Open Champion, Ben Curtis and his wife, Candace in 2013. The mission of the Foundation is to help alleviate childhood hunger. Join us on Saturday, July 21st for a very special evening with a strolling dinner, full bar, dancing, and a charity auction at the Country Club of Hudson. Register early- seating is limited. 

4th Annual Ben Curtis Family Foundation Golf Classic on Aug. 21

6/27/2018

The Ben Curtis Family Foundation will host our 4th Annual Golf Classic on the North Course at Firestone Country Club. We hope you will join us for this exclusive event. We have a limited amount of golfers and company sponsorships, so please register early.  Schedule: 11:00 a.m. - Registration and Lunch 12:15 p.m. - 30 minute Clinic with Ben 1:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start 5:30 p.m. - Awards and Live Auction with heavy Hors D’oeuvres

Hyre Insurance Professionals' Luau on Jul. 10

6/27/2018

The annual Professionals' Luau will be on RAIN or SHINE!  There will be enclosed building (with walls that open for a great cross breeze).  There will also be a Hawaiian burger bar, boating (we'll have a few boats giving rides), pizza, sides, drinks, desserts and leis for everyone!  We'll even have a professional DJ spinning Hawaiian/Luau music!  (Look for the Farmers Flag by the road so you don't miss the entrance.)  Bring plenty of business cards... we are expecting over 200 attendees all from our local business community!


We have an exciting line-up of sponsors this year:
  • Our main co-sponsor this year is SMOKE The Burger Joint, located in North Canton. They are providing a build-your-own burger bar, with their special Hawaiian Burger recipe, along with a traditional burger. They will be providing some of their delicious side dishes as well.
  • Teresa's Pizza will be providing Hawaiian and cheese pizzas!
  • Rita's Ice will be providing fruity frozen refreshment/desserts!
  • Gianna's Roofing will be sponsoring the frozen drinks at the BAR!
  • Melton Entertainment will be our DJ again this year, providing some good tunes for us to relax to!
  • One T Entertainment is a new addition, with a special custom photo booth and uplighting!
  • Motor Tech is once again helping us by sponsoring the event, and providing a GREAT LOCATION -- on the LAKE!
  • We will have a few boat's again taking folks out for a spin on the lake, cornhole and MORE!!!

Accenture Partners with Soap Box Derby as Presenting Sponsor of the Mayor's Cup Race and VIP Area at the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on July 21

6/27/2018

Accenture is partnering with International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) as the presenting sponsor of the Mayor’s Cup Race and the VIP Area at the 81st FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs on Saturday, July 21. Civic leaders and program sponsors compete in adult-size Derby cars in the Mayor’s Cup, and the VIP Area is a trackside hospitality center for Soap Box Derby supporters. “The Soap Box Derby is very grateful that Accenture has partnered with us for the Mayor’s Cup Race and VIP Area, which provide opportunities for community partners to share in the excitement of race day festivities," said Mark Gerberich, president and chief executive officer of the Soap Box Derby organization. “This is a great opportunity for us to entertain our partners during the finals and give Accenture the credit they deserve with other corporate partners,” added Gerberich. “Accenture is proud to sponsor the Soap Box Derby in support of their great work with STEM education with children across the country,” said Jack Azagury, senior managing director of the North America Resources Lead.

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