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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.


More Member News & Events

Froggerjobs.com is Hosting Job Fairs on Sep. 7 & Oct. 9

6/27/2018

Attn. Cleveland Employers! Reserve your booth space today! Froggerjobs.com is looking to fill 100 employer booths at both the Great Northern Mall on June 22 and the Great Lakes Mall on July 20 with local employers that are seeking a wide variety of diverse candidates. If your company seeks Engineers/Programmers, Manufacturing/Assembly Workers/ Welders, Day Labor, Nurses/Medical Staff, Secretarial/Office Support, Warehouse/Tow Motor Personnel, or Truck Transport/Truck Drivers, then this Job Fair may be right for you.

Sheila E to Perform Charity Concert Benefiting the Akron Urban League on Aug. 16

6/27/2018

Concert will be hosted by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park World renowned, multi-talented musician, Sheila E., will perform a benefit concert to support the Akron Urban League at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. The event will be the first in a series of three-day events which will serve as the kickoff to the Urban League’s three-year sustainability campaign. As the agency approaches its 100th anniversary, the campaign will aim to ensure the organization’s future presence and growth in Summit County.

Westfield becomes a NEOVETS Certified Military Talent Employer (CMTE)™

6/27/2018

Westfield has earned its place among a growing network of NEOVETS Certified Military Talent Employers (CMTEs)™. After a very careful vetting process, Westfield has demonstrated, through documentary evidence, that they stand ready to find, screen, hire, and retain veterans and military spouses for critical roles.

DriveIT presents: “Driving IoT: Digitally Transform...or Die”

6/25/2018

DriveIT’s monthly community workshop series MindingYourOwnBusiness presents “Driving IoT: Digitally Transform...or Die”

This edition of DriveIT’s signature community forum focuses on the critical choice facing all businesses: whether or not they will invest to utilize their data. Those companies not embracing Digital Transformation are seeing profitability shrink ten percent. Companies investing in Digital Transformation, led by Data Scientists, are seeing double-digit revenue and profit increases (MIT, 2018). This MYOB session covers how the the 21st Century Economy has created the need to empower Data Scientists as leaders at the executive conference table. Learn how the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Technologies, Smarter Cities and 5G are creating opportunities in Data Literacy and Data Visualization that significantly impact the bottom line. This event will focus in on how the key to success in the 21st century is empowering Data Scientists to solve these emerging industrial challenges...as opportunities.

Jones Group Interiors Promotes Patty Dill

6/19/2018

Jones Group Interiors proudly announces the recent appointment of Patty Dill as the new Director of Commercial Services. Patty has been with Jones Group Interiors and earlier with BIE – Business Interiors and environments for over 20 years. Patty and her team are the recent recipients of two Home Builders Association first place interior design awards for their work on the interior of Cortland Bank in Hudson and work at Blu Plate restaurant in the Historic Arts District of Akron.

MAGNET South Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Aug. 8

6/11/2018

Join MAGNET for the Grand Opening of our new Akron office!  Grand opening attendees can look forward to tours of the new space, meeting local manufacturing executives, interacting with local companies and hearing from several speakers, including:

Tony Troppe, Downtown Arts Historic Building Owner
Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Akron
Steve Millard, CEO of the Akron Regional Chamber
Ethan Karp, CEO of MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network
Darlyn McDermott, Market Leader for MAGNET’s southern region
Sue Lacy, CEO of ConxusNEO

The event will also feature interactive displays from local manufacturing businesses including the Akron Soap Box Derby, Technology House, GOJO and Coastal Pet Products.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Presents the 20th Dessert First Gala on Oct. 20

6/11/2018

The 20th Dessert First Gala, benefiting Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, will feature regional chefs competing in a dessert contest where the only rule is Girl Scout cookies must be an ingredient! Tickets inlcude: dessert tasting, drink tickets, appetizers, a filet mignon and salmon dinner, auctions and more!  Click here for ticket and sponsorship information.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Civil War Reenactment on Aug. 11 & 12

6/11/2018

Thousands of visitors and reenactors flock to Hale Farm & Village annually for this popular summertime event—the largest annual Civil War reenactments in Ohio. Meet soldiers, cavalry and civilians. Hear the sounds of battle and smell the gunpowder. Shake hands with President Lincoln or shop for a hoopskirt. Don’t miss the excitement!

Hale Farm and Village Presents Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival Aug. 31-Sep. 2

6/11/2018

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!

It Is Frogger-Time! $250.00 for 30-Day Unlimited Job Postings across the USA and Canada!

6/11/2018

Is your company fed up with paying outrageous prices to post positions on the five largest job boards with little or no results? Where else can you get unlimited job postings for $250 a month? Froggerjobs.com was created to be a cost-effective alternative for smaller employers who could no longer afford the 'BIG 5'. We realize that we are not going to be the answer to every employer, but we can say that we will work with you to focus in on what you need if you will allow us the opportunity. That means working with you on a one-to-one basis. No computerized answering or self-help here...just human beings.

Save the date for NEOMED One Shining Evening Gala on Sep. 8

6/11/2018

Save the date for NEOMED One Shining Evening Gala on Sep. 8 We invite you to join us in recognizing the many ways NEOMED advances students, advances innovation and research, and advances community health; honoring alumni award recipients; and the culmination of the University's Shine On campaign. It is sure to be a fun and memorable evening. Please hold Saturday evening, September 8, and plan to join us at this special event.

ServiceMaster Restoration by Lewis Construction Offers CE Classes on Jul. 24

6/6/2018

Extreme Cleanup - Hoarding (42211) 3 Credit Hrs & Soaked Circuits (56797) - 1 Credit Hr

ServiceMaster & ERS invite you to join them for a free class and to earn four total CE credits. Afterwards, stay for Happy Hour with appetizers and drinks from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by July 17 to [email protected], phone (440) 701-5523, or www.svmlewis.com under contact. Registration is at 2:45 p.m., Class is 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Chamber Member, CESO, Inc. Opens New Office on May 31

6/6/2018

CESO, Inc. had a ribbon cutting Thursday, May 31 at their new Akron location in the Crown Pointe Office Park (175 Montrose West Avenue, Suite 400). Their former northeast Ohio location was in Canton, but they are pleased to serve all of northeast Ohio from their new location in Akron/Montrose.

Tenacity Client Retention Webinar on Jun. 14 or 15

6/6/2018

We are offering two one-hour webinars (pick one convenient to you) June 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST or June 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST. We’ll demonstrate the tools and take you through several simulations. Just send an email to Dr. Gary Selden, Director of the Tenacity Center at KSU ([email protected]) or give him a call at (470) 578-3191 in order to register. It might or might not be your finest hour, but it very well could be your most profitable one.

Manufacturing Sector - Cyber Workshop for all Small, Medium and Large Manufacturers on May 31

5/29/2018

8:30 a.m. Breakfast 
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Interactive Workshop including Case Studies 
 
Hear from Industry experts:
Gene Whaley IT Systems
Jessica Kerrigan Hylant Risk Management 
Darlyn McDermott MAGNET...Risk Management 
Robert Schmidt, MAGNET...DOD and Tier 1 Compliance 

Cost is free.  RSVP to Jenny Stupica [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>  or (216-533-6807) by EOB May 28, 2018.  Feel free to forward this information to anyone in your HR, IT or Operations Management areas.

Gervasi Vineyard Grape Harvest Festival on Sep. 30

5/24/2018

Gervasi will be awash in fall colors and Italian flavors for the 7th Annual Grape Harvest Festival.  Gervasi is joining forces with 720 Market for an event the whole family will enjoy. Join us for a variety of family-friendly activities, live music, and great food.  

Art After Five at Western Reserve Hospital on Jun. 21

5/24/2018

Join Western Reserve Hospital, in partnership with ArtsNow, Collide: Cuyahoga Falls, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Akron Chamber for an inspired evening of networking at the third-annual Community Art Showcase.  Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers while you socialize and network in a creative, relaxed setting. Art will be available for purchase, and Falls boutiques will host pop-up shops.  Live music will be performed.

AxessPointe Chipotle Fundraiser on Jun. 19

5/22/2018

AAxessPointe is hosting its first fundraiser at Chipotle! Tell the cashier you're supporting AxessPointe so they know to add you to the fundraiser! Telling the cashier is the only way the proceeds will count.

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