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Summit Brew Path Holiday Knock-Out Tour Hosted by Life Is Good No Matter What on Dec. 14

11/11/2019

Complete your Summit Brew Path passport just in time to meet the December 15 deadline while supporting the mission of Life is Good No Matter What. Guests will meet at a central location (parking garage in downtown Akron, Ohio) and celebrate life today with tastings, give-a-ways, making new friends, and enjoying every stop along the way.

Guests will be transported to each of the 22 Official Brew Path stops to receive a free 2-ounce sample in their comemorative glass (44 ounces total!), stamp their passport and make any additional purchases to commemorate their experience. Each of the 22 stops will conclude after 20 minutes, for a total of 7.5 hours of craft beer adventure.

Tickets are $100 donation each with a limit of 50, first-come, first-served. Each ticket includes: charter transportation to all official brewery stops, commemorative Life is Good No Matter What 2-ounce tasting glass, 64-ounce stainless steel growler, a 2-ounce sample at each of the 22 breweries (44 ounces total!), and an official Summit Brew Path completion form. All paid guests will receive detailed information regarding parking, transportation, logistics and stuff that is fun. All proceeds support the mission of Life is Good No Matter What, a 501(C)-3 Non-Profit Organization.

4th Annual "Get Linked" Diversity Business Mixer on Dec. 5

11/6/2019

You and a guest are invited to attend the Summit Magazine/BlackPages Ohio Diversity Business Mixer.  This special event will also honor our sponsors and committee members who were involved in the 5th Annual Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo.

The “Diversity Business Mixer” provides the opportunity for small business owners and corporations to meet, network, and promote their services. The wide array of businesses and industries provides unique business-to-business collaborations and connections.

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

On the Table Greater Akron to Dig Into Akron's Issues on Oct. 3

9/10/2018

Akron Beacon Journal On the Table Greater Akron returns next month with more public mealtime conversations designed to improve the community. “On the Table is an opportunity for everyone in the community to have their voice heard,” Akron Community Foundation Vice President of Community Investment John Garofalo said in a prepared statement. “We want to ensure all residents have the opportunity to participate, even if they don’t know someone hosting a conversation or are not comfortable hosting themselves. We’re excited that this will also give attendees the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different backgrounds and neighborhoods.” The conversations, headed by the foundation, are open to Summit and Medina County residents.  They will be held Oct. 3 at various locations.

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Holiday Market on the Farm" on Nov. 30

8/30/2018

Visit our own store, The MarketPlace at Hale Farm & Village, for handcrafted at Hale products along with other Ohio and holiday brands!  Enjoy Ohio-themed wine and beer tastings or relax by the fire with a glass of mulled wine. We  also welcome a Kitchen Takeover TBD.  Join us and explore our updated Holiday Market on the Farm shopping experience! (No Admission fee, the museum is not open this day.)  Click here for more information.

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Hale Harvest 5K" on Oct. 6

8/30/2018

The 5K loop course invites runners and walkers to experience the natural beauty of Hale Farm & Village as they run along nature trails, in the sugar bush, past historic houses, through farmyards, rural pastures and creek crossings.  The top three finishers overall and the top male and female finishers per category receive hand-crafted pieces from Hale Farm & Village’s Early American Craft and Trade artisans. Click here for more information.

Hale Farm & Village Presents "Harvest Festival" on Oct. 6, 7, 13 & 14

8/30/2018

Celebrate the fall bounty amid the sights, smells and tastes of the Cuyahoga Valley. Activities and attractions include kettle corn, farmyard animals, apple cider press demonstrations, Johnny Appleseed talks, pumpkin patch picking & pumpkin painting, apple butter making, food preservation and more!  Click here for more information.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Presents 20th Desert Gala on Oct. 20

8/27/2018

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 include: dessert tasting, drink tickets, appetizers, a filet mignon and salmon dinner, auctions and more!  Click here for ticket and sponsorship information.  

Entrepreneurship Series: Tech Trends for Business on Oct. 17

8/27/2018

Yasir Drabu, CEO of Taazaa, and Sam Foster, President of CMIT Solutions, Inc., will discuss the top trends that today’s businesses need to know in order to survive and thrive. Technology for business, cybersecurity and how to better utilize technology for business efficiency will be discussed. This program is offered in partnership with the Hudson Chamber of Commerce.
 

Cascade Capital Corporation's Business Growth Awards on Oct. 2

8/27/2018

Cascade Capital Corporation's Business Growth Awards Program honors companies in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark, Wayne Ashland and Holmes Counties that have achieved outstanding levels of sales and/or employee growth over the past five years.  Please contact Bob Filipiak at (330) 379-3160 for further details.

University of Akron Interim President John Green to Kick Off DriveIT's New Speaker Series on Aug. 30

8/24/2018

Akron-based DriveIT — the information technology skills training company founded by former Software Guild leader Eric Wise — is teaming up with the Greater Akron Chamber to help teach leadership skills.  The two are launching a monthly series of events called [email protected] that will feature area civic and business leaders talking to live audiences. The events will also be archived online for the public. The series will kick off Thursday, Aug. 30, with a presentation by The University of Akron Interim President Dr. John Green: "SurrealPolitik: Leading a Medieval Institution in the Modern World."

Akron Pre-Pride LGBT & Ally Professional Network Night

8/23/2018

Join us for an evening of fun and professional networking in celebration of Akron Pride with 
other LGBTQ and Allied professionals. Bring your business cards and get ready to make new connections. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited - RSVP today!

SeibertKeck Insurance Presents "What CEOs Need to Know About Wellness" on Aug. 21

8/15/2018

The business risk advisors of SeibertKeck invite you to a morning of education all about wellness:

  • Justifying the long-term investment of transforming to a culture of wellness
  • Achieving unprecedented program participation rates
  • Lowering your premiums with a healthier workforce and less overall claims for preventable health issues
  • Incorporating biometric testing, individualized health coaching, and a personal wellness profile 

Franchise Ownership Workshop on Sep. 5

8/13/2018

Huntington National Bank, along with FRANNet, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber, and Benetrends are hosting this workshop, aimed at finding the right franchise and alternative funding sources and is targeted to anyone who is interested in starting their own business and/or acquiring a franchise.
 

SYLC Consulting Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Aug. 20

8/8/2018

Please join us as we cut the ribbon and introduce to you the offices of SYLC® Consulting! See first hand the serene space that we have created just for you. We can't wait to show you where we will meet all of your emotional wellness needs.
 

Akron Chamber Day at JACK Thistledown on Aug. 18

8/8/2018

All Greater Akron Chamber members will receive $10 in free VLT Play. No play requirement just call and register and get $10. If they are a new member, they will also get our play $10 get $10 promotion.  Should it be their birthday in August they will also receive a complimentary gift.  We will have activities for the kids including face painters, balloon artists, lawn games and activities, and a giant inflatable castle bounce house.  We also will offer to the first ten Greater Akron Chamber members a complimentary vendor location on the apron. Call (216) 662-8600 for reservations for Free Play.
 

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