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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.

Member Marketplace

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More Member News & Events

Arthritis Foundation is Now Seeking Red & White on Thursday Night Committee Members!

6/12/2019

Help plan Akron's premier food & wine event! We are seeking volunteers to join the planning committee for the 2020 Red & White on Thursday Night, home of Akron Life magazine's 330 Flavor Awards. Grow your network, connect with corporate and healthcare leaders and support the Arthritis Foundation by helping plan one of the area's finest food & wine events! Contact Allison Harris at (216) 352-6152.

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Open House on Jun. 13

5/28/2019

Come explore Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium & Entertainment Complex.  This event will provide business leaders with the chance to discover unique entertainment opportunities for clients and employees while aligning your brand with the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Our events are designed to deliver the impact and return on investment you're looking for. From club seating to luxury suites, don't miss this exclusive opportunity to view all that Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium has to offer!

Learn More and Register at https://www.profootballhof.com/OpenHouse/.
 

WKSU Awarded General Excellence OAPME Prize for Fifth Year

5/10/2019

WKSU staff was honored with ten awards from Ohio Associated Press Media Editors (OAPME) in a Columbus ceremony on May 4. Top honors went to WKSU for General Excellence-Radio, the fifth consecutive year the newsroom earned the acknowledgement. The OAPME Awards reflect stand-out work created in 2018.

Revitalize Open House on May 30

5/7/2019

Revitalize Medical Group is so thankful for all of their loyal patients who trust them enough to refer their family and friends to them. They are celebrating another successful year, so they would like to thank YOU with another open house/ party!  This event is also for patients who have been curious about what they do, and to check them out with no committment.

Revitalize will have free chair massage, an opportunity to try acupuncture, an essential oil station and more.  They will also have a tincture-making station, free evaluation of your stress with Heart Math, and mini lectures like last year -- topics to be posted later. Brittany from Alternative Therapuetics will demonstrate neurofeedback and tell us who could benefit.  Hear from Bonnie Hayhurst about music therapy.  Dr. Candace Geisiki of Birthfit, will speak about acupuncture, and you will have the opportunity to try it if you would like! sign up.

Profile by Sanford now in Medina and Stow!

4/26/2019

Profile by Sanford is now in Medina and Stow! Contact us for a free consultation and see what we're all about! Meet our certified coaches, sample our delicious food, and learn about the plans we offer to get you back on track to reach your wellness goals. Call today at (330) 461-9651 and don't forget to mention you are a Chamber member!

Hale Farm & Village Car Meet on Jul 21

4/25/2019

Come explore cars from car clubs, car enthusiasts, private collectors and the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum - parked in the historic landscape of Hale Farm & Village! Come explore the old, the new and everything in between in this open registration car meet. The entire 19th century living history museum is also open to enjoy. Explore historic homes, see craft and trade demonstrations and visit the gardens and farm animals at Hale Farm & Village. Tickets/Contact: Car Owner/Club Registration is $10 to register a vehicle. Please visit https://www.wrhs.org/events/hfv-car-meet/ or call 330-666-3711 x 1713 to register. 

Heart to Heart Communications Presents "26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast" on Apr. 29

4/3/2019

The 26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast Everything that Matters…Cannot be Measured

Join Heart to Heart Communications for the 26th Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast with speaker Billy Taylor, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The theme of the 26th Annual Breakfast is Everything that Matters...Cannot be Measured. Billy will bring his passion for people and their development to his talk as he focuses on the importance of investing on the inside. Be sure to get your ticket today! 
 

AAF-Akron Presents "Double Tap" on Apr. 25

4/1/2019

Bring your friends and join AAF-Akron for a night out of classic arcade games, camaraderie and suds. Start out at Quarter Up Bar Arcade (5 - 7pm) and finish at R.Shea Brewing (7 - 9 pm). Free to attend and open to all. 5 - 7pm at Quarter Up Bar Arcade Get $3 in quarters on us for arcade games! 1452 N Portage Path Akron, OH 44313 7 - 9 pm at R. Shea Brewing 1662 Merriman Rd. Akron, OH 44313.

Pyramid Consulting International Honored as One of the 2019 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

4/1/2019

Pyramid Consulting International has been recognized as one of the 2019 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.  The program received nearly 600 award nominations in 2019, which surpassed the last year’s record of 425 nominations. Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities. The selected companies also go through a rigorous due diligence process.   Pyramid Consulting International will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fifteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 8, 2019 in Lansing, Mich.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival on Jul. 13 & 14

3/28/2019

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. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Sow & Grow Farm Festival and Plant Sale on Jun. 8 & 9

3/28/2019

Experience the past and present farming lifestyle of draft horse demonstrations, oxen talks, wheel plowing gardens, beekeeping and exploring the gardens on property maintained by the Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Bath Gamma Garden Club. The festival also features chicken keeping talks, sheep shearing, fiber dyeing and much more! June 8 and 9, 10 am – 5 pm.  The Citizen’s of Hale auxiliary group will be holding their annual Plant Sale. Special historic and heirloom annuals, perennials and herbs will be offered  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 – 12 years of age, and free for members.  

Hale Farm and Village Presents Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival Aug. 30 - Sep. 1

3/28/2019

Hale Farm will host the Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival. This juried festival features over 160 Ohio artisans, local food, entertainment and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer. Vendors include jewelry artists, potters, woodworkers, glass artists, soap and lotion makers, quilters and a variety of unique artisans. Celebrate Ohio! Enjoy history, shopping and eating while celebrating our great state! 

ALIGN 2019

3/26/2019

ConxusNEO is holding its annual workforce summit bringing together community leaders, ecosystem partners and resource providers. ConxusNEO is focused on driving strategy to better meet the talent needs of Greater Akron's employers. Your participation as a leader within the business community is really important to their work. We would really like to make sure all of the region's key employers are represented in this important event. We'd like to ask that either you or your top talent leader attend the event. Lt. Governor Husted will attend the event and talk about the state's focus on workforce and economic development support for employers as a part of the agenda. 

Ken Hoyt named VP of Human Resources at Akron Area YMCA

3/22/2019

Ken Hoyt has been named Vice President of Human Resources of the Akron Area YMCA, serving Summit, Portage and Medina Counties. Hoyt, who has spanned a career with the Y beginning with Camping Services and most recently, as the Director of IT, will be responsible for all HR functions, including Training and Development of staff

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.  

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