01 Apr April 2013 – Chamber Member Business News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Business News E-BLASTS
FREE AND EASY SERVICE!
- These are a FREE and EASY way Chamber Members (only) can promote a business related news item to fellow Members.
- These announcements will be posted on the Chamber website, Chamber Facebook Page, Twitter and LinkedIn.
- They will also be emailed to the Chamber Membership and Area Business Leaders.
GREAT EXPOSURE FOR YOUR BUSINESS!
Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium
Natatorium 10th Annual 5K Race/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Run Sunday, September
15, 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities are available. If interested please contact
Julie O’Connell, Race Director @ 330-971-8087.
Race registration website at:
Silver Lake Country Club
Is pleased to announce it has a new program:
Individual Young Executive Golf Memberships are now available. This is for individuals between the ages of 25-39. starting at $149.00 a month* No initiation with a 1 year loyalty agreement signed. This is only available for 20 Individuals. * certain restrictions apply. Please contact Bonnie Napora today @ 330-689-7403 to find out all the details. or firstname.lastname@example.org
AG Print Promo Solutions
Looking to add another qualified experienced person to our team for graphic design/customer service. The candidate must have industry experience, hard working, reliable and customer service oriented. Good written and oral communication skills. Full time or part time. Professional work environment, competitive wages plus benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer. Contact Anup Gupta at email@example.com fax 330-315-9603 or call 330-315-9600.
Also looking to add a sales/customer service professional to our team. Candidate must be hard working, self starter, reliable, dedicated, good phone skills, and must possess positive attitude. Full time or part time. Professional work environment. Contact Anup Gupta at firstname.lastname@example.org fax at 330-315-9603 or call 330-315-9600
Are you looking to market and showcase yourself on the internet using Linkedin? This free member’s only opportunity will be helpful for your business helping you have a bigger presence on the internet. Chamber members only! How does it work?
1. You can schedule an appointment by emailing Mike at email@example.com Give me two times that will work for you between 8:30am-4:30pm. Include your phone number.
2. This will be at your office in front of your computer. Allow about 60 uninterrupted minutes. Have a profile picture saved on your desk top.
3. I will set up a full blown profile and by the time we are done you will be ranked on the first page for your keyword/business. Think of the word that best describes who & what you do. What word would folks type in to find you?
Sponsored by Mike Sheehan – Allstate Financial Services. Mike has been training folks on the benefits and uses of Linkedin since 2009. He is the founder of Linked Local Akron – currently over 3,700 members.
Zane’s Foundation, Inc.
Casino Night- Please join us for an evening of fun to support the special needs community. Join us for casino games, good food and great company!
Friday • April 26, 2013 • 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tangier’s 532 Market Street, Akron OH 44303
Tickets are $50 per person (Tickets are available for drinks not included for $35) and can be purchased by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Foundation Office: 330.677.ZANE
Games: Black Jack • Bonus Balloons • TexasHold ’em• Silent Auction • Appetizer Station. 3 Meal Stations • Beverages • Desserts • Raffles • Music • Lots of Fun & Excitement
Pregnancy Care of Summit County
Is proud to announce and welcome Jennifer Shartle as the Agency’s Executive Director. Jennifer will be responsible for representing the agency publicly, creating new programs and expanding our fundraising efforts, as well as the general management responsibilities.
Rebecca Baker, our prior Executive Director has served our agency since 1995. She began here as an intern then a volunteer, board member, social worker and then finally the Executive Director. She has been dedicated to this agency and she has made an impact on the lives of the clients and staff. Rebecca has made a difficult decision to accept another position with the Salvation Army.
Pregnancy Care welcomes Jennifer Shartle as our new Executive Director. She has extensive education and experience working with pregnant mothers, children and teen parents. She has a history of clinical skills, case management and a strong dedication to this population. Jennifer joins the Pregnancy care team from H.M. Life Opportunities Services in Northfield, Ohio. She brings with her a Masters: MSW Social Work from the University of Akron as well as 11+ years of expansive experience in Family Development, Social Work and Education.
On behalf of Pregnancy Care Board of Directors and Jennifer Shartle we would like to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to you working with Jennifer. Jennifer has brought a wealth of knowledge and determination to guide Pregnancy Care into new growth and she plans to remain here throughout her career.
Pamela Daerr, Board President & Jennifer Shartle, MSW, Executive Director
Gardens of Western Reserve
The Gardens has a newly updated web page. It highlights all of the exciting activities happening at the Gardens, as well as, explaining the many services and care that the staff provides to each and every individual who lives at the Gardens. Take your own virtual tour by visiting the web site: www.gardensofwesternreserve.com.
BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
BJ’s Charitable Foundation Grants $87,500 to Ohio Charitable Organizations. 14 Local Nonprofits Awarded Grants to Assist in Providing Services to Those in Need. BJ’s Charitable Foundation announced a donation of $87,500 to 14 charitable organizations in Ohio. The Foundation disperses funds to organizations focused on hunger prevention, self sufficiency, healthcare and education. The grants in Ohio are part of the Foundation’s quarterly cycle to provide donations to charitable organizations in the 15 states where BJ’s Wholesale Clubs are located. In all, BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated a total of $1,689,150 to 265 nonprofit charitable organizations across its footprint during this grant cycle. “The BJ’s Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting the communities surrounding our Clubs,” said Melinda Rice, Community Relations Specialist at BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We hope these donations benefit individuals and families and enable organizations to continue to provide crucial services to those in need.” Since its inception in 2005, the BJ’s Charitable Foundation has donated nearly $16 million to over 1,800 community organizations. The noted organizations receiving grants from BJ’s Charitable Foundation submitted proposals in January, April and July of 2012. All recipients are 501(c)3 charitable organizations that support services in the regions where BJ’s Wholesale Clubs are located.
About BJ’s Charitable Foundation
BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the area of basic needs (hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, education and health). For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit, www.bjs.com/charity
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
“How to Quit” Sessions for Spring/Summer 2013
The Summa Western Reserve Hospital Lung Health Program has expanded its free, group smoking cessation class schedule to also include several Saturday sessions this Spring and Summer. Class times and meeting locations within the hospital may vary. Guest may register and learn more about session times and locations by calling (330) 929-LUNG (5864).
The next free, 5-week “How to Quit” group session start dates will be:
• April 23rd
• May 11th
• May 28th
• June 15th
• July 2nd
• July 13th
The five-week sessions evaluate the quitting process, discuss quit attempts and strategies as well as pitfalls and successes among smokers who want to quit. A review of the harmful and addictive chemical contents of tobacco products and the effects of secondhand smoke is also provided. Resources and medications that help one curb tobacco cravings or quit tobacco use are also discussed. The Summa Western Reserve Lung Health Program first launched in February of 2012 and features a rapid, non-invasive, pain-free low-dose CT screening. The scan produces a three-dimensional image of the lungs and has been proven extremely accurate for early detection of cancers and abnormalities in the chest. Individualized sessions are also available. Further details about the Summa Western Reserve Lung Health Program visit www.westernreservehospital.org/lunghealth.
Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
Beacon Journal news to your inbox. The top local news headlines from the Akron Beacon Journal now can be delivered daily to your email inbox. The newsletters offer a convenient way to stay informed about the local news that you need every day. The daily newsletters from Summit County’s largest newsroom will offer links to full stories that can be found on the Beacon Journal’s web site, Ohio.com. The email newsletters will be sent out every morning and any time when important local news happens. The daily emails are just one way for you to get essential local news. You also can stay engaged in your local community through a number of weekly email newsletters offered by the Beacon Journal. These email newsletters focus on the communities of: Barberton, Bath, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Green, Hudson, Jackson Township, Kent, Stow and Wadsworth. You can sign up for individual communities or as many as you want. Stay informed with the essential local news you need by signing up for the daily and community newsletters at Newsletters.Ohio.com
Four Corner Promotions
Is pleased to support the upcoming Events.
- The Alzheimer’s 18th Annual Forget-Me-Not Gala on Saturday April 20th at Fairlawn Country Club – 6pm
- The Stow / Munroe Falls Library Dessert Extravaganza on Thursday April 18th at Roses Run Country Club – 7pm
- Alzheimer’s – Blondes vs. Brunette’s Flag Football Fundraiser on Saturday June 1st at University of Akron Field House
Contact David Ullmo at 330-236-5314 and www.facebook.com/fourcornerpromotions
Electronic Merchant Systems
Does most of your business occur outside the walls of your office? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to accept payment while you’re on the move? EMS offers numerous wireless and mobile processing solutions. Using a terminal or even your existing smart phone you can process credit cards no matter where business takes you! Interested? Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081 OR http://land.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls/
FREE LUNCHINAR! “This Is No Time for Smoke and Mirrors – Backups, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity You Can Count On!” Enterprise-class Disaster Recovery technologies today cost far less than you think and without question much less than the lost data, productivity and revenue that can result from a disaster. During this presentation, Bob will reveal the latest tools that will allow you to sleep better at night, knowing your organization’s data is solidly protected and able to be recovered fast. Simplex-IT’s popular monthly Lunchinars are always free, open to all and focused on sharing information. And, as a bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft Office 2010 to one lucky attendee. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that? Join us!
Where: Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson
When: April 17, 2013, from 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Seating is limited! To reserve yours, call 234.380.1277 or email John@Simplex-IT.com Come join the fun! Extra! Extra! Extra! We will once again be webcasting this LIVE event using Microsoft Lync. It’s free and it’s easy. If you can’t make the lunchinar in person but would like to listen in from the comfort and convenience of your office, contact us at the above numbers and we’ll send the details on how you can connect.
Group Retrospective Program Deadline April 26, 2013. CareWorks Consultants offers a comprehensive, full-service group retrospective rating program. Our unique approach to safety consultation and cost control initiatives fosters an environment where our group retrospective program participants successfully obtain the benefits of participating in the program. As your advocate, we will continually provide you the information necessary to succeed. Group Retrospective Program Support Services – CareWorks Consultants will provide claims administration services, hearing representation and representation in risk-related matters before the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and the Ohio Industrial Commission. You will also receive periodic status updates for your company individually and for the group. Deadlines to Enroll: Employers who are interested in enrolling in this program must return their paperwork back to CareWorks Consultants by April 26, 2013. To discuss your unique savings situation or receive a new copy of your retro quote, please call CareWorks Consultants’ knowledgeable Sales Assistants toll-free at 1-800-837-3200.
CareWorks Consultants Offer Workers’ Compensation and Safety Seminars
This year’s CareWorks Consultants seminars will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Claims administrators, safety coordinators, financial officers, payroll and human resource administrators, and supervisors are encouraged to attend. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at all seminars. There is a $40 fee to attend. These seminars fulfill BWC’s group two-hour safety training requirements for policy year 2012 for group-rated and group retrospective employers with a claim in 2011. April 25 – Canton – Courtyard Marriott. To register, mail, fax or email the following information to Sarah Crouthamel: Fax: 614.210.5840 Office: 800.837.3200, ext. 7245 Email: email@example.com Mail: 5500 Glendon Court, Dublin, OH 43016 You may also register on our website at www.careworksconsultants.com/about-cci/seminars.
Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation
Leave Your Mark on the Tiger Trail! TIGER TRAIL is a project to build a new entrance for Clifford Stadium and support. The Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation in its efforts to promote the success of our students. When you order your engraved brick, you are commemorating your Tiger Legacy and supporting the dreams of the next generation.
Support the Success of Our Students. The Cuyahoga Falls Schools Foundation awards scholarships totaling more than $100,000 each year. It funds projects to support Cuyahoga Falls students and alumni groups. Founded in 1984, the Foundation is funded by private charitable donations and sustained by the volunteer efforts of alumni, parents and local professionals. www.tigerlegacy.org.
Akron SCORE Small Business Workshops
Be sure to check our website www.akron.score.org for a current listing of upcoming workshops. Akron SCORE – Summit County Building. 175 S. Main St., Suite 204. (330) 379-3163
Business & Product Branding – Monday, May 6, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
A discussion of the legal and practical issues related to selecting a brand, including the brand’s relationship to the goods sold under it, trademark clearance issues, trademark infringement, selecting and working with a graphic designer or marketing professional, establishing ownership of artwork and copyrights, proper and improper use of a trademark, building brand recognition and awareness, advertising, websites and social media.
Financial Management – Tuesday, April 9, 5:30-8:00pm, Wayne County Public Library, Wooster A more in-depth review of financial management for the existing business or serious entrepreneur in the pre-start-up mode. The class focuses on Profit & Loss Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and a detailed discussion on expenses, start-up costs, cash cycles, granting and receiving credit, pricing, inventory, asset acquisition and financing options. The outcome is a client with a broader understanding of the financial requirements for operating a business and being profitable.
Quick-Books (2 parts) – Wed, April 17 and Tues, April 30 6:00-8:00pm, Akron Public Library
Learn to use QuickBooks in your business. Two 2-hour sessions that cover setting up your company accounting system, invoicing customers, recording customer payments, paying vendors and producing financial reports.
Developing a Successful Website – Monday, April 22, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron This is NOT a workshop on the technical aspects of creating a website. The workshop discusses how to bring a business to the web in a timely, cost effective manner. It provides an understanding of what’s involved in creating a successful website to help your business succeed.
Not-For-Profit – Monday, April 29, 6:00-8:30pm, Hudson Library, Hudson
This workshop provides information and practical advice on starting and operating a successful not-for-profit business. Topics covered include: characteristics of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, advantages and disadvantages of operating as a not-for-profit, developing a business plan, incorporating and obtaining tax-exempt status, board structure and function, management, operations and developing financial support.
Marketing Techniques for Success – Monday, May 13, 6:00-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron A workshop that will help you find out what your customers want and how to give it to them. It covers a wide range of marketing topics including pricing, research, communication and customer service. You will have an opportunity to learn about your competition, how to describe your service or product, pricing strategy, target markets and channels, creating a marketing message, marketing communications methods and tools, public relations, social media and customer service.
Who will email the information out to the Chamber Members?
The Chamber will email out the announcements once a month.
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?
300 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. You may also send an email with your announcement/news to the Chamber Membership by accessing the email database by logging in to the Chamber website with your user name/password. Please email the Chamber if you need help logging on.
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. We must be able to copy and paste your text submitted. Phone, fax, text boxes, 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 300 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 less than 5 submissions for the month an email will not be sent.