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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.

DriveIT presents MYOB Monthly Community Workshop "Driving IoT: Digitally Transform...or Die"

DriveIT presents MYOB Monthly Community Workshop "Driving IoT: Digitally Transform...or Die" featuring Bill Paolillo (President of Infrastructure & Smarter Technologies, Welty Building Company) **FREE** Tuesday June 26th - Doors Open at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6:00pm. Refreshments compliments of Main Street Gourmet

This MYOB session focuses on the need to digitally transform a workforce in order to take advantage of the many advances and opportunities data literacy and visualization make possible in modern times. Northeast Ohio needs 700 Data Scientists and 700 Cyber Security leads by 2020, and currently we have less than 70 of each. As a region, we cannot "buy" this talent, we have to "build" it...and the time is NOW.

Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law to Hold Free Intellectual Property Law Seminar on May 5


Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law, LLC is holding a free seminar entitled, “Strengthening Your Competitive Advantage Through Intellectual Property: The Who? What? When? How? & Why? of Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, & Copyrights,” on May 5, 2016, at The Galaxy Banquet Center in Wadsworth, OH. This seminar is open to the public and free; however, registration is required. You can register by visiting: http://strengtheningyourcompetitiveadvantage.eventbrite.com.

Electric Impulse Presents Camp NEXT


Accelerate SUCCESS for your NEXT generation.

Camp NEXT is a one-day experience for anyone between the ages of 13 and 35. What if you knew at 18 what you know now?  Can you imagine the boost you and your life would have if you were a 20- or 30-year-old person with the expertise of someone twice your age?  With the idea of "camp for adults," we developed a new event for our NEXT generation of leaders.

This camp will focus on several topics This camp will focus on several topics that fit under the communication umbrella. Identify Your Value as a teenager or a college student interviewing for a specific major or internship or a new graduate entering the work place or a young adult moving up the organizational chart:

  • Challenges of Next Generation Leadership
  • How To Tell Your Story
  • Dress for Your Success
  • Positive Social Media
  • The Interview
  • The Ask - for promotion, bonus or better job
  • Pretty Woman: Learn Table Etiquette
Our infamous lunch selections, snacks and take-home info will be provided.
Guest speakers will enhance the value and take-aways!   Reserve your seat by calling us at (330) 668-6569 or e-mailing [email protected].

$200 until April 1.  $360 for two siblings.  $525 for three siblings.

Exporting and Foreign-Trade Zone Toolbox Seminar: Opening Global Markets

Get the tools you need to grow your export business!  This full-day seminar will provide your company with resources available for export development, where and how to get export financing, how to overcome the challenges of international documentation and logistics requirements, and how to use the Foreign-Trade Zone Program as an export tool.
 
Click here for details and to register. Questions?  Call NEOTEC at (330) 672-4080.

Fairfield Inn & Suites South/Networking After 5

Join Chamber member, Fairfield Inn & Suites, for their Networking After 5 on Thursday, April 28.  They will be raffling off one free night stay!  Don't miss out!  Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while building relationships and touring our facilities.

FranNet of Northeast Ohio Presents Small Business BIG Potential Expo

This free, “must-attend” event is for anyone who wants to: 

  • Enjoy Career Independence
  • Hear About Financing Options
  • Be Your Own Boss
  • Launch a Recession-Resistant Business
Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to meet face to face with franchisors, funding specialists, and other resources to help determine if franchising is right for you.

For more information, click here.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival on Jul. 14 & 15

Presented in partnership with Folknet, Music in the Valley is an opportunity to enjoy local musicians playing their banjos, guitars, and fiddles. Guests are welcome to stop and listen to the musicians as they tour the grounds, and can enjoy tasting wines from select Ohio based wineries. $10 adults (ages 13+); $5 youth (ages 3-12 yrs); members free Wine tastings are $10 for a glass and 5 tickets (good for one tasting each). Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Click here for more information.
 

PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron Bark in the Park

All donations will directly benefit the thousands of animals rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed by PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron (PHSCGA) every year!  

PHSGA takes in the toughest cases - the abused, abandoned, sick, and injured.  These forgotten and discarded animals are provided with the best care and attention by a dedicated staff and hundreds of generous volunteers.  Animals stay at PHSGA until they find their new family!  PHSGA is a "no time limit" facility.  Animals are never euthanized for space.

Make your pledge today in support of PHSGA!  For more information, click here.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Presents "Off the Vine: An Evening Paring of Food & Wine" on Jul. 19

Enjoy the gardens and the FUSED exhibit on a warm summer night

After starting the evening with a glass of sparkling wine, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy samples of more than 60 varieties of wine at stations throughout the historic gardens, complemented by tapas-style offerings by Acme Fresh Market Catering, Driftwood Catering, Taste of Excellence, and Todaro's; with desserts by Tiffany's Bakery. Music by Celestial Strings, The Stingers, Tuesday Musical, and Zach Friedhof will enhance the evening. The Manor House is open for self-guided tours, and OFF THE VINE is also an opportunity to see "FUSED: Garden Gallery of Art & Metal," the outdoor garden exhibit inspired by the paintings of Gertrude Seiberling.

A retail wine pop-up shop will be open during OFF THE VINE, so that guests may purchase bottles of their favorite samples to take home.

"We're excited to present Off the Vine so that guests can enjoy a beautiful summer evening on the estate. It's perfect for a date night, or an evening out with friends, and we invite all of our supporters to join us," notes Sean Joyce, President & Executive Director of Stan Hywet.

Tickets for this 21 & over event are $65 per person, and reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased at stanhywet.org.
 

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