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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.

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AAF-Akron Presents "Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines on Sep. 19

8/5/2019

Presented by Jacinda Walker Founder of designExplorr and author of Design Journeys.  The lack of diversity in design is not a new problem. Although scholars, employers, organizations, and design professionals have been investigating it for more than 50 years, the problem still exists. Come listen as Jacinda Walker explains the problems causing the lack of diversity in design, shares the need for more resources and outlines strategic solutions to close the diversity gap in design disciplines. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Business Analytics Innovation Summit on Sep. 27

7/30/2019

This year’s Business Analytics Innovation Summit will tackle the critical question of how to produce benefits from Business Analytics initiatives. The six speakers scheduled to present at the Innovation Summit this year will tell their stories of deriving business benefits by using Business Analytics in their organizations. Free parking, breakfast and boxed lunch are included in the program. Click here to learn more and to register.

Battered Women's Shelter and The Rape Crisis Center presents "No Harm Awards" on Jul. 25

7/17/2019

The Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties will host the presentation of its first NO HARM Awards, as well a building dedication at the agency, located at 974 E. Market St. Agency officials stated the award was established to recognize community partners who have made a difference in how victims and survivors of domestic violence rebuild their lives one day at a time. For more information, contact Melissa Hamlin at (330) 860-5624 or email [email protected].

Akron Area YMCA Presents "P.S. I Love You 5K" on Sep. 14

7/8/2019

These races benef the Kohl Family YMCA and our Middlebury neighbors.  The 5K and 1M event begins and ends at the Kohl Family YMCA/Summa Health campus in East Akron and travels through the Middlebury neighborhood, where they will meet and experience the people and businesses committed to the revitalization of this historic community . Participants will have the opportunity to “leave a lasting impression” at the end of their journey by contributing to a public art piece by Mac Love. For more Info: www.akronymca.org/psiloveyou

Hale Farm & Village Presents Pottery Workshop in July and August

7/1/2019

When was the last time you learned a historic craft? In 19th-century-style pottery, slab construction allows the potter to easily repeat forms. This then offers the chance for creative surface design on pottery pieces, such as adding texture and details with rubber stamps, found objects, and more. After you hand-build your very own piece, it will later be salt fired, which is a beautiful and functional reflection of historical earthenware. Finished pieces will be available for pick-up after scheduled firing, approximately 4 weeks after the workshop date. Adults and youth age 11 and up Cost: $72 for members, $82 for non-members

Akron Zoo Carnival of Tails on Jul. 28

6/24/2019

Visit the Akron Zoo for a day of carnival themed fun! There will be bounce houses, games, crafts, music, and prizes to win! Don't forget fair food galore! Even the animals will be joining the festivities with carnival themed enrichment. 
 

Hale Farm & Village Adult Trick Or Treating on Oct. 25

6/24/2019

Trick or Treat for cocktails and sweets at our first, adults-only Halloween Party!  You’ll visit six Wine/Beer/Crafted Cocktail and Treat Pairing Stations as you weave and wind your way throughout the spooky grounds of Hale Farm & Village at dusk. We’ve hand selected the best locally-made goodies to pair with a variety of seasonal drinks for an experience like no other. Enjoy live, local music by Abraham James, beer tasting from Mucky Duck Brewery, and delicious food from our very own Cafe 1810. Come dressed to scare if you dare! Tickets must be purchased in advance for The Adult Trick Or Treat (general music night is free)

Akron Zoo is Hosting Five Brews at the Zoo this Year!

6/24/2019

The Akron Zoo is hosing five Brews this year! June 22, July 20, September 7, October 5, and Wild Lights Brew on December 12. Adults 21 and over can sample beers and enjoy local food trucks while traversing the zoo after hours!

Akron Zoo's Pride of Africa Grand Opening on Jul. 29

6/24/2019

The Akron Zoo is welcoming African lions, Speke's gazelles, and white storks in the new Pride of Africa habitat opening on July 29! The expanded area also includes a spray pad play station, Boma feeding area for goats, and extended train ride giving guests an exclusive look into the lion habitat. 

Goodwill Presents Employee of Distinction Luncheon on Sep. 4

6/24/2019

Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 18th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. At no cost, area businesses can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker at this year’s event is County of Summit Executive Ilene Shapiro.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Monthly Thursday Night Music Club

6/24/2019

Unwind and relax during our monthly Thursday Night Music Club! These social events feature local live music, MarketPlace shopping, cash bar, food by our own Café 1810, and a featured winery or brewery. 5pm – 9pm Thursdays – Music begins at 6pm Thursday, July 18 – Dick Cooper with featured winery It’s Your Winery Thursday, August 15 – Gretchen Pleuss with featured winery Nauti Vine Winery Thursday, September 19 – Katie Robinson with featured meadery Fiesty Brood Meadery Free Admission (museum sites are not open) and Free Parking For more information, please call (330) 666-3711.

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