02 Apr April 2012 – Chamber Member Business News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
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APRIL 2012 – MEMBER NEWS
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Central Graphics Group
Visit our Blog! Central Graphics has a new blog! We will be sharing different projects, how to’s, what we know and like, and opinions on various subjects (relating to our industry & what is truly interesting about it). Visit the Link below to view & follow our blog: www.centralgraphicsgroup.wordpress.com Why Blog? The great things about Blogs is that they can open up a whole communication on what we do and how fun and interesting it truly is, without being restricted to only 140 characters (although we do enjoy sharing on our Twitter accout, @CentralGraphic1). As well as get more feed back on certain articles and subjects that interest others. Subscribe. You can follow our blog via Email subscription located on the Right side of the page (some computers the subscription button is located at the bottom of the page). Have a WordPress blog yourself? You can subscribe to our blog through yours! Can’t wait to share with you and Please comment if you’d like, we’d love to hear your feedback on our feature articles, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Exam Solutions Plus
Is proud to announce the 1st annual AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED certification course offered exclusively to the members of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce (and special invited guests of Exam Solutions Plus). Pick your day: April 9th @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm or April 10th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Cost: $35.00 per student. Place: Pregnancy Care. There is limited seating, registration will be first come, first serve. 330.573.8281 or email@example.com
Office Space Coworking
Office Space Coworking is expanding! We are about to open our third location in Canton, Ohio, and this facility joins the locations in Cuyahoga Falls and Akron that currently serve the business community. Please join us for our Canton facility open house on April 18, 2012, 4:00 pm. – 7:00 pm., at the Fulton Professional Building at 2223 Fulton Rd., Canton, Ohio, 44709. Sometimes working at home does not always give the professional image that you need. Where do you meet prospects? Where do you do training? Where do you find a conference room for presentations? Where do you receive your business email? Office Space Coworking is the answer for you! We have solutions to fit any budget and for as little as $150/month for 20 hours of utilization, you can have a full service office environment to meet all of your professional needs. Membership plans grant full access for all three locations at no extra cost, so if you are in sales, you will find this to be very convenient. We do not require a contract and bill on a month-to-month payment plan. For more information, visit www.OfficeSpaceCoworking.com
Rockin’on the River
Is only 2 months away beginning May 25th and you can now check out the new exciting schedule at www.rockinontheriver.com Here’s a sneak peek at just some of our new headliners: Dashboard Lights, The Ultimate MEAT LOAF Experience who will put on a rock opera like you’ve never seen! For you Parrotheads we bring you a nationally known band, The Boat Drunks who will entertain you with your favorite Jimmy Buffett tunes along with some of their original “trop-rock” tunes off of 3 of their own released albums! A special night brought to you by The Summit 91.3 with Red Wanting Blue. This band has received nationwide attention, selling out venues with their original music and this is the only time you can see them for FREE. And for a night you will rock till you drop, brought to you by Ripper Owns Tap House and The Summit, our special guest Tim “Ripper” Owens formerly of Judas Priest is gathering some of his “All-Star” Friends from national bands you know and love to jam on our stage! Openers are just as exciting with Cleveland’s Breakfast Club, Butch Armstrong Bearcat Band, the awesome reggae band Human Nature, Dolson, Panama, Red Sun Rising and many more! Check out the entire schedule online! And if that’s not enough we have added a Street Fair this year where local artisans will display and sell their work along with street performers and more. It’s going to be a Rockin’ good summer! Hope to see you there!
Simplex-IT Invites You to Our Next Free Lunchinar: A Sneak Peek at Windows 8! Yes, there’s a new Microsoft Windows Operating System on the horizon and for the first time it will be made available in four versions. Of course, the one most of us will become familiar with is the desktop. For those still running the nearly decade-old Windows XP, this release should garner your serious attention. Other versions will include Windows 8 for the Server, the mobile phone and the tablet. Emphasizing Simplex-IT’s leadership position in the local IT community, this will be our first public presentation on the new OS, which is slated for release later in 2012. There is so much that’s new and exciting (shhh, the Start button is gone!) we can’t wait to show it to you! Join us!! Simplex-IT’s monthly Lunchinars are free, open to the public, and focused on sharing information, not dog and pony sales pitches. Where: Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson When: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 7 and Office 2010 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that! We remind you, though, seating is limited. To reserve yours, email John@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277. Come join the fun!
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Examines New Approaches to Treating Pain. The physicians of the Center for Pain Medicine at Summa Western Reserve Hospital continue to re-envision the treatment of chronic pain, and to promote awareness of and provide education about this vital initiative, the Center recently hosted a one-day conference for more than 100 healthcare professionals. Physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, nurses, pharmacists and students attended Chronic Pain Management: Improving the Patient’s Quality of Life, a special seminar led by Dr. Samer Narouze and aimed at elevating the use of less invasive, multidisciplinary pain treatment approaches. Summa Western Reserve is helping to pioneer this more comprehensive level of treatment to restore a patient’s quality of life at all points of care. Special emphasis was placed on approaching chronic pain as a ‘disease’ and not a ‘symptom’. Special guest presenter Orman Hall, Director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services also addressed the audience about resolving Ohio’s opiate and prescription drug epidemic and establishing addiction prevention, treatment and recovery measures throughout the state. About Summa Western Reserve Hospital: Summa Western Reserve Hospital is the Northeast Ohio region’s first physician-owned, for-profit, full service hospital. With a commitment to patient satisfaction and improved healthcare delivery, Summa Western Reserve Hospital offers general and acute care services, including a 24/7 emergency department. Summa Western Reserve Hospital is also a teaching facility and sponsors graduate medical education teaching programs in osteopathic medicine. The hospital is a majority physician-owned joint venture between Western Reserve Hospital Partners (which represents a collaboration of more than 200 physicians, including primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists) and Summa Health System. http://www.westernreservehospital.org/
Akron Institute of Herzing University
On March 5, 6 & 7 Rodney Sphon, Business student, and Campus President Dave LaRue were in Washington to participate in Hill Day. Hill Day is an annual event sponsored by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). It is an opportunity for students, employers, alumni and staff of member schools from across the country, to converge on Washington and meet with Senators and Representatives from all fifty states. During our visit Rodney and I, along with a student from the Toledo campus, two students from the Minneapolis campus, and one each from New Orleans and Omaha, walked Capitol Hill and met with our own local legislators, or their legislative aides. Rodney and I started our day by visiting Senator Herb Kohl, Wisconsin, along with University President Renee Herzing, Toledo student Shamika Jenkins and Omaha graduate, Melissa Langford. Next Rodney and I visited with Ohio Senator Rob Portman. While waiting to meet and speak with the Senator, President LaRue was able to meet and talk with Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic, Akron City Council member Marco Sommerville, and Summit County Executive Russ Pry, who were in Washington for an economic development conference. After lunch in the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria, visits were made to Representatives Tim Ryan, Betty Sutton and Bill Johnson’s offices. The purpose of the visits was to emphasize the importance of career focused education as part of the higher education community. We asked each office to visit our campuses and to look at legislation that is presented in a fair and equal treatment to all forms of higher education. We asked that only one sector not be singled out for consideration of programs available to students. We asked that all students be given the opportunity to participate in their higher education at the campus of their choice. This was the fourth visit of representatives from the Akron campus to visit Capitol Hill and speak with the offices of our legislators. www.herzing.edu/akron
Electronic Merchant Systems
Summer is fast approaching! Though with the weather we’ve been having, one could argue it’s already here. It’s time to do a little Spring cleaning and get your business in shape. What are your goals for this summer and how to plan to achieve them? Do these goals require additional funding? Will you need to take out a loan? Have you considered merchant funding? With BizFunds, securing extra funds couldn’t be easier. There’s no set payment schedule, set payment amounts or late fees! You simply pay it back with a percentage of your monthly processed credit card volume. Interested? Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081 OR http://land.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls/
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
Life Care or Long Term Care Insurance? Learn how the two compare at Laurel Lake’s Spring Open House, April 10 & 12. The Spring Open House at Laurel Lake Retirement Community will be held on Tuesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 12 at 2:00 PM, 200 Laurel Lake Drive in Hudson. Reservations are now being accepted at 1-866-650-2100. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and a special presentation: “Long Term Care Insurance or Life Care: Which Works Better for Me?” Learn from the experts about the important differences between Life Care and Long Term Care Insurance coverage, and how they fit into your retirement planning. Find out what Medicare will cover, and what it doesn’t. At this year’s Spring Open House, four beautifully designed Apartment and Villa Homes will showcase the easy, single-level lifestyle available at Laurel Lake. Guests will enjoy light refreshments followed by a tour. The event is complimentary, but space is limited. Reserve now by calling 1-866-650-2100. Laurel Lake Retirement Community is the smart choice for discerning adults who wish to continue leading active lives filled with a variety of interests, including work, volunteering, travel, fitness, cultural and lifelong learning pursuits. To learn more about this not-for-profit community offering multiple home styles within a scenic 150-acre campus in Hudson, call 1-866-650-2100 or visit www.laurellake.org .
Media 144 Security Solutions
We are proud to Offer Chamber Discounts on Analog and IP Portable CCTV Units. Packages Start at $1195.00. True H.264 Standard Video Compression. Embedded Linux System to give you the ultimate reliability. Dedicated database structure for stability. Cloud Archiving – Data can automatically be off loaded through the network to a central server. Compact size for In-Vehicle installation. Multi Storage Support – 2.5” Removable HDD, SD Card and USB. Built-in GPS for E-Map Application. 500GB 2.5” Removable Hard Drive. 12v Operation. The new Smartvue now offers wireless IP Cameras great for taking to different tracks. 4 Wireless Camera Kits Start $4699.00. Features Include: Remote Viewing on Droid, Iphone, Ipad or any PC or smart devices. Packages can be set up as self contained with Data packages, routers and remote conection software. Indoor/ Outdoor cameras, Day/Night viewing, Customized portable mounts. Additional Information: One of ther Speco units is currently being used by NASCAR in their registration trailer. Analog units come in 2,4,10 Channels with audio. IP Versions can operate mobile up to 20 cameras DATA Packages can also be sold with most equipment. (monthly Data shared plans start at $7.00/month). Please call to for more information – Randy Grose 330-971-1440 www.media144.com
Gardens of Western Reserve
The Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living Residence will be holding their First Annual, “Battle of the Chilies” on, Friday, April 20, 2012, from 5:30-8:30 pm, at 45 Chart Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Oh. A $10.00 donation will include chili samples, corn bread and pop. An additional $5.00 donation will include unlimited beer and wine. There will be Live Entertainment, a 50/50 raffle and prizes awarded for the best chili. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Moody’s Revises Ohio’s Outlook – Positive Sign for Ohio’s Future. There is very positive economic news to share with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce members — Moody’s Investors Service positively revised Ohio’s outlook from negative to stable and affirms a credit rating of Aa1 on General Obligation Bonds (GO). According to Moody’s the improved rating “reflects a record of strong financial management proven through generally proactive responses to budget shortfall, recent revenue growth and improved financial position, and the expectation that excess revenues will continue to be used to rebuild reserves in the near term.” Moody’s also recognized our diverse centers of commerce, by stating “the stable outlook also reflects the expectation that Ohio’s economy and demographics will continue to stabilize given recent growth in manufacturing, health care and energy exploration.” Ohio has a strong reputation for overcoming obstacles presented during economic downturns and today’s announcement reaffirms that. We all know that there are still challenges ahead, but I hope that you will help me spread this positive news. By working together and investing in our state we will make Ohio great – again! The full release by Moody’s can be found on their website. website.
Who will email the information out to the Chamber Members?
- The Chamber will email out the announcements once a month.
When will the email go out?
- The email will be sent out the first week of the month.
What can I submit for Chamber Member Business Announcements?
- The announcement information that you submit to the Chamber will only be accepted via email only and must be strictly related to your Chamber Member business in which you are a paid Member of the Chamber of Commerce. The “Business News Announcements” must be related to: a new service your business is offering, a special “Members Only” discount and offer, office furniture for sale, hiring a new employee for your business, new business ribbon cutting, business anniversary invitation, business open house announcement, new business address, office space for rent, celebrating a business anniversary, etc.
How much space can I have for a Chamber Member Business Announcement?
- 200 words or fewer of text only and one listing per Chamber Member business per month. The Chamber reserves the right to edit all submissions and use fewer or more words submitted.
What is the deadline to submit information?
- The deadline to submit a Chamber Member Business Announcement is the 25th of the month by 12 noon and it will run in the next month’s email. Anything submitted after that date will run in the following month’s e-blast.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
- Email your information in the actual email you send back to us OR attach your information in a MS WORD Document only.
- Phone, fax, ads, PDF or JPG submissions will not be accepted.
- EMAIL here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber Member Business Name____________________________Date___________
My Chamber Member Business Announcement of 200 words or less:
- All emailed submissions for the Chamber Member Business Announcements are subject to approval and may be edited.
- Chamber Dues must be current to submit.
- The Chamber is not liable for any misprints, typos or incorrect information submitted.
- If there are no submissions for the month an email will not be sent.