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Current highlights include:

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.


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Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Presents Camp Ledgewood Open House on Sept. 6

8/3/2018

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s Camp Ledgewood Open House: Family, Friends and S’More!


Activities include: crafts, campfire, s’mores, camp tour and raffles!  Food and beverages will be provided in the Low Lodge Dining Hall. Also, stop by Low Lodge to meet our CEO, Jane Christyson, and learn more about the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio! 

See all Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s Camp Ledgewood has to offer! Camp Ledgewood is in Peninsula, Ohio within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This 400-acre camp features Low Lodge dining hall and activity center, a swimming pool, health center, trading post, and more! Housing units include cabins, platform tents, and troop house units. Ledgewood also hosts high ropes, zip line, and low ropes courses, an archery range, sports field, amphitheater, observatory, and Lake Loomis for boating and nature studies. Owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Camp Ledgewood is enjoyed by more than 30,000 Girl Scout members throughout Ohio and is available for outside group rentals.

RSVP for food count to Candace at [email protected] or (330) 983-0368.  RSVP not required but appreciated.

Simplex-IT Arcade Party on Aug. 7

8/2/2018

Join Simplex-IT for an Arcade Party!  Get your game face on and join the fun for a fun-filled evening of classic video games and networking!  This event is open to everyone, so that means YOU!  All are welcome to attend!

Business Communication Specialists Breakfast & Learn 2018: Are You Ready to Embrace World Class VoIP on Aug. 22

8/2/2018

This event is for any company with as few as 10 and as many as 5,000 phone users who is looking to replace their phone system within the next 24 months. If your want to take the steps to learn and understand VoIP at a very high level, gather your team and join us. Whether your current system is nearing end of life, no longer supported or does not integrate with your current business processes, this event is for you!

VANTAGE Aging Grand Opening & Open House on Aug. 21

8/2/2018

VANTAGE Aging invites the community to our Grand Opening.  Join us in celebrating the power of positive aging as we open our NEW location in Akron. Hear from our special guests Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then, enjoy building tours, an ice cream social, and gift card giveaways. Please RSVP by August 14 to [email protected] or call (330) 253-4597.

Women's Network Announces New Executive Director

7/23/2018

The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio welcomes Jan Conrad as its new Executive Director. Ms. Conrad brings extensive experience in business startups, expansion strategy and an in-depth understanding of the unique issues faced by women in the workplace. As Executive Director, Ms. Conrad’s focus will be on building community impact, organizational capacity, growth momentum, and program development. This includes the upcoming Women’s Leadership Summit: Flux, a full day conference to focus on empowering women and creating equitable workplaces in our community.

The Karcher Group August 1 Lunch & Learn: Marketing in a Mobile World on Aug. 1

7/19/2018

We're living in a mobile world and your customers expect a seamless experience between their desktop and smartphone when they need to access your product or service. During our Marketing in a Mobile World session, we'll cover the various conversion points of the customer experience and how to meet them from a marketing and website development perspective. This event is free, and we’ll provide lunch.

SCORE Presents Social Media Workshop on Aug. 1, 8 & 15

7/19/2018

Join SCORE for a seminar that will show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, how it can lead to new customers and how it drives repeat business from your current customers. We’ll take a look at the most popular social media networks and help you decide what is right for your business. We’ll also look at what to post on social media. There is a $15 non-refundable registration fee for this course. 

Business Analytics Innovation Summit 2018 on Sep. 13

7/19/2018

Hosted by the Center for Information Techonologies & eBusiness at The University of Akron

This Summit will explore the real-world applications of data analytics and the tools you can leverage to grow your business and gain a competitive edge. Hear stories of seasoned practitioners discussing how to take products to market, develop knowledge that contributes to the success of the analytics ecosystem, and drive enhanced performance by harnessing the power of data analytics.

DriveIT Presents July MYOB Community Workshop "Designing an Effective Technical Interview Process" on Jul. 24

7/11/2018

Designing and implementing an effective technical interview process is critical in attracting/ evaluating technical talent. This free workshop highlights the necessary steps behind crafting a process that evaluates skill sets, actual accomplishments, culture fit and leadership potential. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and presentation begins promptly at 6 p.m. This MYOB installment is designed and led by DriveIT CEO Eric Wise. 

Seating is limited -- Attendance is at 50% so reserve your spot today.

MAGNET Announces the Grand Opening of the Rubber City MAGNET office in MAGNET South!

7/11/2018

MAGNET’s new office is designed to better serve the manufacturing businesses of Summit and Stark Counties through hands-on consulting, workforce development, new product development, and more. Grand opening to be held on August 8th with Formal Comments and Ribbon Cutting to begin at 4 p.m.  For over 30 years, MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, has served the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio from its headquarters in Cleveland.  As of August 8th, MAGNET will “double down” on serving the manufacturing companies of Summit, Stark, Wayne, Medina, Portage, Mahoning, Columbiana, Tuscarawas and Homes counties through opening a new office at 9 North Main Street in Akron.  The core of this critical area contains over 1,300 manufacturing businesses, according to the Ohio Manufacturers Association.  MAGNET will focus on serving the manufacturing community from this new centrally-located satellite office.

Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Presents Akron Race for the Cure on Oct. 13

7/10/2018

The Race for the Cure® is celebrating its 8th year in the City of Akron on October 13 at Canal Park. Thanks to events such as the Race, Komen NEO has invested more than $15 million in local programs that assist low-income, disadvantaged women from accessing the life-saving services they need to diagnose & treat the disease. The Komen Race Series welcomes people of all ages & fitness levels, from walkers to elite runners.

AtNetPlus Experience the Solutions to Your Business Problems on Jul. 11 & Jul. 12

7/5/2018

Experience powerful solutions for whatever challenge your business is facing. The Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) is hands-on introduction to productivity tools. A true-to-life experience takes you through everyday business situations (working remotely, collaborating with coworkers) to let you see how you can make it all easy, convenient and secure. 

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