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Earth Fare Grand Re-Opening Event on Dec. 8

11/26/2018

What is happening on December 8?

  • The first 100 people in line at 7 a.m. will receive an Earth Fare mystery gift card valued at up to $500.
  • Grand Re-Opening celebration at 6:45 a.m. with dignitaries, the Greater Akron Chamber and a $1,000 give back to Let's Grow Akron.
  • Unique Grand Re-Opening specials all weekend.
  • Product demonstrations and samples.
  • Fun day for the entire family with music.
  • Gift basket giveaways and raffles. 
How can I get more deals?
Sign up for Earth Fare’s Healthy Rewards.  You can download the mobile app or sign up for a card in store. Visit https://www.earthfare.com/healthyrewards to learn more.
 

Contracting Opportunities at The James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center on Dec. 4

11/15/2018

Learn about upcoming contracting opportunities at the James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center (previously known as Camp Ravenna and the Ravenna Arsenal). The installation is undergoing $37 million in upgrades to become a training destination for military and law enforcement. Additional upgrades to the facility may be announced soon. Join the contracting staff of the Ohio National Guard to learn about the variety of opportunities that will be available to small businesses in the area of Camp Garfield and how to position your business to compete for these projects.

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

Hale Farm and Village Summer Camps for Kids

4/30/2018

InHale Day Camps for Kids Explore Hale Farm & Village and take an active part in history! Each day-long experience (10am to 4 pm) includes a snack and materials; please provide a sack lunch. Ages 7-12; registration required $50 members/$60 non-members (per camp).

An Evening in the Company of Women on May 10

4/25/2018

Please join us for the 1st Annual Fundraiser benefiting the Ben Curtis Family Foundation
The event will be held inside the warehouse where aircrafts were constructed during WW2 by Rosie the Riveters!  There will be food, drinks, shopping, raffles, and prizes!  You won't want to miss this fantastic evening...in the company of women!  We will be celebrating local women-owned businesses, women who work in nontraditional roles, and young women who represent our future!  The highlight of the evening will be a Summer fashion show featuring styles from local boutiques with local models.  Participating local boutiques:

  • Carnaby Street Style - Kent, Ohio
  • Celia's Boutique - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Girl's Outside the Box - Ravenna, Ohio
  • Urban Lace - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Cost is $30 - General seating, 1 drink ticket

Medical Professionals, Families to Benefit from Living With Grief® Program Seminar on May 3

4/24/2018

The Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) Living With Grief® program, “Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth” will be presented locally at Kent State University at Stark.  Once again sponsored by the Canton Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the 25th annual program will be moderated by Frank Sesno, former CNN anchor and current director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The program will feature a panel of experts, who will explore the most current theoretical perspectives on loss and grief, emphasizing that loss engenders not only grief, but also growth.  The presentation addresses the phenomena of post-traumatic growth, and includes self-help tips for individuals grieving a loss and strategies professionals can use to assist individuals. This educational program combines presentations by experts with video, discussion and additional complimentary learning materials. The program is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Registration begins at noon. Two (2.0) continuing education (CE) credits are available for a wide range of professions. To register for this program, arrange for continuing education credits or to receive more information, contact Sally Lavery, director, Canton Regional AHEC, at (330) 244-3293 or [email protected].        

Western Reserve Hospital Presents Community Business Breakfast on May 22

4/24/2018

Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO, Western Reserve Hospital, will give a hospital update.  Keynote Speaker, Nicole Davis, Director of Business Development at BI Worldwide, will present "It’s Never Just About the Money: The Science behind Our Motivation at Work and in Life."

FMD Architects is Hiring!

4/24/2018

Local architectural firm hiring for Senior Project Architect and Architectural Draftsperson.

Peak Viewing for Daffodils in Furnace Run Metro Park

4/24/2018

Thousands of daffodils – including dozens of varieties – are expected to be at or near peak-bloom by this weekend and through the middle part of next week along the H.S. Wagner Daffodil Trail in Furnace Run Metro Park (3100 Brush Rd., Richfield). Parking in the gravel lot is limited to about 10 cars, so visitors are encouraged to be patient and go weekdays before 4 p.m. There are three picnic tables and a porta-potty near the start of the trail. The 0.6-mile Daffodil Trail is named for the first director of Summit Metro Parks. Harold S. Wagner planted the first bulbs there in the late 1930s. For more information, call (330) 865-8065.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Glassblowing Workshops

4/19/2018

Glass blowing is mesmerizing to watch, and even more amazing when you do it yourself! The glass blower will guide you through the process, from handling equipment, gathering molten glass, applying color, and creating your glass piece.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Natural Deying Workshop

4/19/2018

Choose from June 24, July 22, and September 16, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Use a variety of hand-building techniques to craft a ceramic piece that’s all your own. Slab, coil and pinch construction and surface design provide creative options for the finished piece, a beautiful and functional reflection of historical salt-glazed earthenware.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Pottery Hand-Building Workshops

4/19/2018

Use a variety of hand-building techniques to craft a ceramic piece that’s all your own. Slab, coil and pinch construction and surface design provide creative options for the finished piece, a beautiful and functional reflection of historical salt-glazed earthenware.

Stewart's Caring Place Presents 12th Annual Hope Walk on May 12

4/17/2018

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.  Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.  Walking Route is a 2.0 mile walk - handicapped accessible route.  Start and Finish at Stewart's Caring Place.  Water and bananas available at start.  Register or make a donation.

Become a NEOVETS Certified Military Talent Employer on May 18

4/16/2018

This event is intended for HR Managers, Hiring Managers, and C-Suite Executives in Summit, Stark, Medina, Portage and Cuyahoga Counties. This event is primarily for persons or organizations who have not previously attended one of our training events.  Click here for more information.

The 'Secrets' to Content Marketing Success on May 15

4/16/2018

Join the AAF Akron for this informative luncheon. The presentation will cover trends and predictions about where content is heading.  Presented by Content Marketing Institute's 2016 Content Marketer of the Year, Amanda Todorovich, Senior Director, Content & Creative Services, at Cleveland Clinic.

Amanda manages a team of writers, designers, digital engagement strategists and project managers to serve enterprise content needs both on- and off-line.  Her team is responsible for the #1 most-visited hospital blog in the country, Health Essentials (health.clevelandclinic.org). Amanda joined Cleveland Clinic in February 2013, after serving for four years as chief content officer and co-founder of MedCity News, one of the fastest growing online publishers in the healthcare and life sciences industry. With more than 15 years of storytelling experience, Amanda is passionate about finding innovative ways to leverage every piece of content her team produces.

First Glance Open House on Apr. 22

4/16/2018

Please join us for our Annual Open House. Come for a tour, a light lunch and a short presentation. Doors open at 12:00.  Short presentation begins at 12:45 p.m. Kids are welcome. 

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Has Summer Job Opportunities!

4/5/2018

Summer is short – work somewhere awesome! We are looking for fun, energetic people to join our summer camp team. Serve as a role model and have fun working with girls aged 5-17. You will receive free room and board while camp is in session and make lifelong friends with other camp staff, including international staff. No Girl Scout experience? No problem! You bring the enthusiasm, and we’ll provide all the training you’ll need

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