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Current highlights include:

Early Learning is No Small Matter Special Screening on Apr. 17

3/12/2019

Kevin Thompson, Regional President of PNC, and Joe Kanfer, Venturer and Chairman of GOJO Industries, invite you to a special screening of No Small Matter, the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education.  

AtNetPlus Presents "Business Technology Forecast" on Apr. 30

3/11/2019

Could Your Business Survive a Cyber Attack? 

60% of small businesses close their doors within 6 months of a data breach. Preparation and action can make all the difference in the aftermath of an attack. Our content experts will help lead your business down a proactive path and educate you on today's cyber threats. Through the lens of Technology, Law, and Finance, we will share a unique perspective that prepares you to protect and grow your business. 

Click here to RSVP for free (Breakfast included).

Predicting the Fate of Your Business

As we cover data protection & cyber security, the future of the workforce with more flexibility, and getting the best ROI from your technology, you can start to see where your business stacks up in these areas. The industry is changing and being able to adapt makes the difference between success or failure. 

Join the Forecast on April 30th and start planning the future of your company.

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.


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Certified Nerds Named Business of the Month by City of Munroe Falls

2/18/2015


Greater AkronCertified Nerds has been selected as the Business of the Month by the City of Munroe Falls. Mayor Frank Larson presented Certified Nerds with a certificate and plaque at the Town Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at City Hall in Munroe Falls.

Event: BCG Systems, Inc. to Host Educational Event Focused on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

2/16/2015


BCG Systems, Inc., an award-winning, total IT solutions provider headquartered in Akron, Ohio, today announced the addition of a new webinar to their 2015 educational event schedule. The webinar is focused on providing an informative look at Microsoft’s newest ERP solution, Dynamics GP 2015, and how the intuitive business management software is benefiting businesses. The company will host the webinar, titled “What’s New in GP 2015”, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Event: OPEN M Announces 1st Annual Walk & 5K Run On the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath

2/13/2015


OPEN M, an Akron-based, inner-city, faith based mission; will hold its first annual Walk & 5K Run fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th on the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath behind the Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant located at 510 S. Main Street, Akron, 44311. About 300 walkers and runners will convene at the starting point behind Spaghetti Warehouse ending at the OPEN M Neighborhood Center located at 941 Princeton St., Akron, 44311.  The goal is to raise $25,000 to support the overall OPEN M mission.  Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with the walkers starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. and runners beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Event: DSMA Ceremony

2/11/2015


The Akron/Canton Affiliate of Sales & Marketing Executives International requests the honor of your presence. We will celebrate Executive of The Year, Joe Kanfer, and honor Outstanding Community Leader Coleman Professional Services. We will also honor 27 DSMA® recipients and the Jim Butler Collegiate Award winner. The DSMA® is the most prestigious annual award event for the Sales and Marketing profession. HURRY and RSVP by February 20th!  To register, contact Sharon Reed, Ex. Dir. at  330-495-8111.

Event: NTMA Akron Chapter Meeting

2/11/2015


Make sure to attend the next (NTMA) National Tooling & Machining Association Akron Chapter meeting. Tuesday Feb. 17th Akron - Fairlawn Hilton, 3180 W. Market St. 5:30 PM. Please reserve your seat now to [email protected].

BCG Systems, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Windward Data LLC

2/2/2015

 
Akron, OH – BCG Systems, Inc., an award-winning, total IT solutions provider  headquartered in Akron, Ohio, announced the completed acquisition of Windward Data LLC., a Microsoft partner and managed service provider (MSP) located in Alpharetta, Georgia. The strategic decision was part of a growth plan to expand their Atlanta office as well as their Microsoft Office 365 practice, a core solution and area of expertise of BCG Systems, Inc.

Event: Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) Grand Re-Opening

1/29/2015


Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport will open its doors on February 12, 2015, sporting a new look. A renovation to all 121 guestrooms, 3,000 square feet of meeting space, public area, restaurant and lobby including furnishings, carpet, tile, wall covering, lighting and window treatments will be complete. HGI offers 24 hour airport shuttle service, Garden Grill restaurant and Bar, room service, RealTime Flight Tracker and indoor pool. You can count on us to be your home away from home.

Event: Akron General Presents 18th Annual Red & White Event

1/22/2015


Join us for the 18th annual Red & White On Thursday Night (January 29, 2015) event – presented by Akron General – Akron’s signature social and culinary evening!  Enjoy delicious signature samplings from the area’s finest restaurants and tastings from international wineries.  Along with the chef-inspired food, highlights of the event include the VIP Lounge, silent and live auctions, raffles and more!  Event proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio.  Click here for more information.

Certified Nerds Named 2015 NEO Success Winner

1/20/2015


Akron, OH - Certified Nerds announced today that they have been named as a 2015 NEO Success Award winner.  This is Certified Nerds’ second, consecutive win.  Click here for more information.

Akron Racers Announce 2015 Five-Team NPF Schedule

1/16/2015


Akron, OH - The Akron Racers kick off their 14th season of play with a two-game set on the road beginning May 30, in Washington, PA, home of the Rebellion. The 48-game Racers schedule sends Akron on the road for their second series against Chicago, June 4-6.

Dustin Miller Joins BCG Systems, Inc. as Manager of Network Solutions

1/16/2015


Akron, OH – January 12, 2015 – BCG Systems, Inc., a total solutions technology provider headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is pleased to announce the addition of Dustin Miller to the Network Solutions team.  Dustin will serve as a Manager for the firm, bringing with him sixteen years of IT experience.

Event: Dinner with a White House Chef

1/16/2015


The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce would like you to join them for an evening of culinary delight with Chef Sam Morgante on February 28. Click here for more information.

Event: AAF-Akron Presents Beers with Peers

1/13/2015


Join AAF-Akron on January 29, 2015, for this FREE social event! Like all of our Beers with Peers, it's a fun night with free food, great people, awesome prizes and featured drinks. This event is open to everyone and guests need not be part of the advertising community. It's also a great way to network with other professionals in the area, so bring along a friend or colleague and some business cards.  For more information, click here.

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