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Current highlights include:

Akron Urban League Presents Procurement Corridor Event on Oct. 24

10/4/2019

If you are a business owner and need information on how to find opportunities and contracts for your business, this event is for you!

Key Goals:

  • Business owners will meet face-to-face with local companies and learn how to bid on their contracting opportunities.
  • Business owners will be provided details on how to do business in the Greater Akron Region.
  • Business owners will receive coaching on how to navigate a vendor registration process in order to register and bid on opportunities.
  • Business owners will connect with agencies that have resources and services that can help with managing and growing a business.
Lunch and beverages will be provided for this event.

For more information, contact Carla Matthews:
Phone: (234) 542-4142 | Email: [email protected]
 

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

Member Marketplace

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More Member News & Events

5th Annual Greater Akron Summit Business Conference & Expo on May 20 & 22

3/10/2019

The Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo is a shared initiative by the County of Summit and City of Akron, and many others.  The event brings together small business, minority business enterprises, and corporations from across the State of Ohio to engage with corporations for the purpose of growth and development.

Attendees will be able to capitalize on numerous benefits from attending this event including workshops, the business-to-business trade show, and networking. Certified small businesses may also be eligible for contract opportunities provided by corporations as well as city and state agencies.

The Pitch Competition provides entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of successful corporate leaders and business owners. The panelists will evaluate the participants business plan, ideas, and goals. The panelists will then make recommendations and assist where can.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Preservation Workshop: Wood Windows 101 on Mar. 30

3/7/2019

Replacement windows aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, a historic wood window will last many times longer than its modern replacement if maintained properly over time. Robert Brookover, craftsman and owner of the Cohee Preservation Company, will demonstrate and discuss the many facets of keeping your historic wood windows in working order for decades to come. Please remember to bring your lunch pail. Participants will learn: • A brief overview of the history, science, and philosophy of historic wood windows • Assessment of conditions and planning the restoration • All steps of restoration from removal to reinstallation • Historic preservation standards • Safety equipment and procedures • Weatherization methods Date: 

Open Arms Adoptions Hosts KST by Adoption on Mar. 30

3/5/2019

Join us for a hilarious yet realistic picture of caring for sibling groups!  Help us KEEP SIBLINGS TOGETHER (KST) in forever homes.  We will watch the film Instant Family and then have a time to learn about adopting sibling groups from the foster care system.

KIKO Company and Young's Auction Service Join Forces

3/4/2019

KIKO Company, Ohio’s leading auctioneers, realtors and asset advisors, have teamed up with Akron-based Young’s Auction Service to deliver the most professional real estate and auction services in all of northeast Ohio. Founded in 2007 by Bob Young and his wife Tina, Young’s Auction Service is the Akron area’s prominent full-service auction company specializing in real estate, antiques/collectibles, firearms and weekly consignment auctions.   Young will be a licensed auctioneer and realtor with KIKO serving the Akron Metro area, including west to Medina/Wadsworth, south to Green/Barberton and north to Hudson/Cuyahoga Falls. He will focus on residential real estate, farms & land, commercial properties and quality collectibles. Young is also a Federal Firearms Licensee, helping clients liquidate firearms safely, legally and effectively.   Young and his team will continue to operate Young’s Auction Center, a facility located in Akron, Ohio that hosts quality consignment auctions every Friday at 6:00 p.m.

Small Business Outreach Meeting on Trade Agreements with Japan, European Union, and United Kingdom on Mar. 26

3/1/2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is interested in receiving feedback from small businesses and their representatives regarding their views on trade agreements being negotiated with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, and their experience doing business in these markets. The Office of Advocacy is tasked with producing a report to Congress evaluating the economic impacts of these trade agreements in negotiations regarding small businesses, particularly in the services, manufacturing, and agriculture sectors, as well as highlighting small business priorities, opportunities, and challenges. Advocacy is conducting outreach to small businesses across the U.S. to better understand important small business concerns regarding trade with these markets and how trade agreements would impact small businesses.

Kalahari Resorts Has Available Meeting Space and Resort Rooms

2/28/2019

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, a member of the Greater Akron Chamber, has over 215,000 square feet of meeting and event space and 890 resort rooms!  They currently have some great incentives if you are looking to host a meeting, conference, event, retreat, employee getaway, etc.

The Karcher Group Wins Awards for Work with Local Nonprofits

2/28/2019

The Karcher Group (TKG), a full-service marketing agency, received two awards in the 2019 American Advertising Awards, a competition conducted by the American Advertising Federation – Akron (AAF – Akron). Commonly known as the ADDYs, the event recognizes the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. TKG received awards at the district level, which included entries from Akron, Canton and surrounding areas, and are now eligible to compete at the national level. TKG received a gold award in the category of Public Service Online/ Interactive Website for its work on StarkHelpCentral.com. Working alongside Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR), the team created a brand identity and a responsive, user-friendly web experience to resonate with Stark County teens, teachers, parents and caseworkers. TKG also won a silver award in the same category for its work on the United Way of Greater Stark County website. The Karcher Group crafted new messaging to help tell the United Way story, developed a multi-channel marketing strategy to get them noticed online and built their new website to roll out their updated digital identity.

2nd Annual CARE Coalition NEO Conference on Mar. 14

2/26/2019

Keynote speaker will be Bill Benjamin, international expert on Emotional Intelligence and partner at the Institute for Health and Human Potential. Bill will speak on Using Emotional Intelligence in the Healthcare Professions. We will also welcome Dr. Eric Coleman of the Care Transitions Institute back to speak about caregivers using the principles of Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Ann DiFrangia will share updates on her work with the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center and how emotional intelligence can be used to improve outcomes. And...Of Course... No CARE Coalition event would be complete without a signature panel discussion. Continuing education credits for LSW/LISW, RN (via reciprocity), PC/PCC, and LNHA are available.

Simplex-IT Arcade Party on Feb. 19

1/30/2019

Join Simplex-IT and the Hiram Alumni Association for an Arcade Party! Get your game face on and join the fun for a retro evening of classic video games and networking! This event is open to everyone, so that means YOU! And it's FREE! 

Akron Basketball Final Five

1/30/2019

Akron Men’s Basketball is making their final push in the Mid-American Conference! The final five home games at The JAR are loaded with premier opponents: - This includes a prime time matchup against arch-rival Kent State on ESPN U. - It also includes a marquee game against #18 Buffalo. - As well as MAC opponents - Bowling Green, Ohio University and Miami. Limited opportunities remain for onsite displays, videoboard and media advertising. There has never been a better time to market your brand in front of university alumni, donors and students! Please reach out with any questions for what is still available in our “Final Five Promotion!” Thanks for the consideration and Go Zips!! 

ACE Products & Consulting Presents "Recession - What You Need to Know!" on Feb. 12

1/29/2019

Join us to learn more about the potential recession and how to prepare. This course will give you beneficial information to leverage and prepare yourself and your business in the upcoming years possible recession and trade wars. Is the 10-year cycle going to affect you and your family personally or professionally? Come to this course and gain the knowledge needed, ask questions, and network. Long-term investing is like a journey. Whether you’re traveling or investing, you want to prepare for the trip and avoid wasting time and money along the way.

ACE Products & Consulting Presents "Rubber for Dummies" on Feb. 19

1/29/2019

This course is perfect for Sales, Customer Service, and any other non-technical personnel. You will gain a basic understanding about the rubber industry and the processes in this course. It’s a great primer to additional courses or as a stand-alone for basic knowledge of the rubber industry. 

AAF-Akron Presents "Craft Your Message: Paper Mixer" on Feb. 7

1/29/2019

Located in Lock 15 building and parking lot. No RSVP required. Complimentary event for designers, creatives and marketers who love paper! Featuring Mactac, Millcraft, Mohawk, Neenah and Verso. See and feel the latest offerings from these industry leaders! Cool giveaways and a chance to win free tickets to the American Advertising Awards on Feb. 22 at The Akron Civic Theatre. Food catered by TLC Catering, Inc.

The Karcher Group Acquires Pole Position Marketing Agencies combine to create digital marketing powerhouse

1/29/2019

The Karcher Group (TKG), a full-service marketing and web design agency, today announced the acquisition of Pole Position Marketing (PPM), a digital marketing agency headquartered in Uniontown, Ohio. The merger, effective Jan. 1, 2019, allows TKG to offer an unparalleled digital marketing experience, strengthening its expertise in search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising and content marketing.

Arthritis Foundation Presents the 22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night on Jan. 24

1/14/2019

You are invited to the 22nd Annual Red & White on Thursday Night to benefit the Arthritis Foundation on January 24, 2019 at Quaker Station. Over 750 guests are expected to attend to sample tastings from the 330's best restaurants, enjoy international wine tastings and craft beer samples. All restaurants are Akron Life magazine 330 Flavor Awards winners and finalists. Additional event features include exciting auctions, raffles and more. Tickets can be purchased at www.arthritis.org/redandwhite.

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