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FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby Embrace the Race


Join the Soap Box Derby to Embrace the Race and support the next generation of racers! The Derby is launching its Annual Appeal to support the purchase of a timing system for the track. For the first time, a permanent timing system will be in place for all activities at Derby Downs, providing instant results for all spectators. Or you can designate your gift to the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race, the Derby’s STEM education program or the Bill Speeg Memorial Scholarship for All-American champions. Help move the Derby into the future with a tax-deductible gift today! If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your donation to: International Soap Box Derby 1000 George Washington Blvd. Akron, OH 44312

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


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


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)™


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”


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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