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Current highlights include:

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.

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

Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center - Best of Business & Pleasure

6/10/2015


Meeting Enhancement Special - Book a 10 or more Overnight Room Block - Guests Receive Coplimentary Hot Breakfast - Book a Meeting of 25 or more (with catering) - Choose complimentary Meeting Room Rental or A.M. or P.M. Break (chef's choice).  Meetings must actualize May 1, 2015-August 31, 2015.  New Bookings Only (based on availability) Offer Code: CHMBR.  Questions: Contact Teresa Kirkland at [email protected].

Rossie Machinery Services Offers New Safety Products

6/5/2015


In our effort to supply you, our valued customers all the products & services that keep your OSHA requirements in check, we NOW offer safety products & machine guarding.  We can drop ship right to your door. Special pricing for our Akron customers.  Contact Chris Rossi at [email protected] for more information.

Event: Akron RubberDucks Networking After Hours

6/3/2015


On Thursday, June 11, 2015, network in fowl territory in left field at Akron RubberDucks Networking After Hours with professionals of the Greater Akron area.  Only $10 including your game ticket, two draft beers and hot dog.  Gates open at 4:00 p.m.; game starts at 5:00 p.m.  Contact Dee Shilling at (330) 253-5151 Ext. 286, [email protected]; www.akronrubberducks.com.  Use offer code:  DEE (case sensitive).

Event: Nation's Baseball 2015 Akron-Canton, Ohio Championship Tournament

6/3/2015


The annual Nation’s Baseball 2015 Ohio State Championship Tournament will be held on the weekend of June 18-21, 2015, in the Akron/Canton, Ohio area.  Every year over 70 teams of all age groups enter the tournament causing it to be one of the most coveted and popular tournaments in Ohio.

Event: Sandlot League Championship Tournament

6/3/2015


The first annual Stark Summit Sandlot Baseball League 2015 Championship Tournament is July 6-12, 2015. Seventy-five to 125 teams of six age groups will enter the tournament.

Event: The EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program Workshops

5/26/2015


The EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program will offer two workshops in May and June. On Thurs., May 28, "Show Me the Money" will discuss a variety of funding options such as microloans, crowdfunding, venture and angel funds. On Thurs., June 4, community partners and other entrepreneurs will offer guidance on “Establishing Initial Business Systems” such as proper legal structure, marketing, financial systems and more. For more info, visit womensnetworkneohio.com or call (330) 256-1122.

Event: Next Level Leadership: Driving People and Performance to New Heights

5/6/2015


Presented by: Ryan Estis and PrideStaff-Akron
When: May 6, 2015, 1:00pm ET
Learn how to move from traditional leadership principles to progressive techniques and technologies that are more suited for today’s business environment. This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) through the HRCI. Click here to register.

Event: 20th Annual Golf Outing

5/4/2015


Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County's 20th annual golf outing will be Friday, June 12, at Chippewa Golf Club in Doylestown. All Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities programs for people with developmental disabilities in Summit County. Come join us for a great day of golf, fantastic giveaways and prizes and a professionally prepared steak dinner courtesy of U.S. Foods. Contact 330-762-2961, ext. 220 or ccsummitcounty.org for more information.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Asks for Your Vote!

5/1/2015


The Pro Football Hall of Fame has advanced in the Cleveland.com contest for Ohio’s Top Tourist Attraction. Voting began yesterday to determine which of the 10 final attractions will win!   So, please rally to earn the Pro Football Hall of Fame the distinction as Ohio’s  best tourist attraction that we know we are!   Here is the link for the voting:
 
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/04/what_is_ohios_top_tourist_attr_3.html - incart_river

Event: Women's Network Offering Women's Entrepreneurship Program

4/16/2015


The Women’s Network of NE Ohio has developed the “EMPOWER! Women’s Entrepreneurship Mastery Program” to help women achieve their dreams of becoming successful business owners. The 3-part program will cover the following topics: starting a business, growing a business, and managing operations and risk. Sessions will be led by experienced women entrepreneurs and other community business experts. Deadline for Series One is Thursday, April 30, 2015. For more info, visit womensnetworkneohio.com or call (330) 256-1122.

Event: County Councilwoman Paula Prentice to Host 2nd Annual Let's Move Summit County Health Walk in Downtown Akron

4/7/2015


On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Summit County Council Member Paula Prentice (District 8) will host the 2nd Annual “Let’s Move Summit County!” Health Walk in downtown Akron.  Open to the public, walkers will follow a 2.7 mile route that begins and ends at Canal Park, home of the Akron RubberDucks.  There is an $8 registration fee ($10 after April 13th) for this event which includes a ticket to the RubberDucks baseball game at 2 p.m. vs. the Bowie Baysox.  In addition, the first 500 registered walkers will receive a drawstring sportpack “Goodie Bag” for the walk, a route map card that can be validated for a prize drawing and a wristband that will give them FREE admission to the Akron Art Museum.  The first 1,000 fans in attendance at the game will also receive Webster mascot “bobbleheads” from the Akron RubberDucks.  Summit County employees can earn 350 Vitality points for participating.  Registration/Check-in begins at 10 a.m. and the walk will start at 11 a.m.

Event: GreenTown at Kent—Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities

3/16/2015


GreenTown at Kent brings together the public and private sectors from around Ohio to connect the dots and work toward creating healthy, sustainable communities. Experience the reborn downtown Kent, learn how to create walkable, bikeable communities, and delve into topics including clean water, local food, outdoor space, and creating socially responsible businesses. Join us for pre-conference workshops and activities on April 13, and the main event on April 14, in downtown Kent.

Click here for more information.

Event: Corner Cup Coffeehouse Grand Opening

3/2/2015


Corner Cup Coffeehouse is celebrating its grand opening on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m.  Come in all day for $1 drinks.  Stop by thoughout the following weekend for special events and give-aways.

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