April 2016 – Chamber Member Business News

April 2016 – Chamber Member Business News

Chamber Member APRIL  2016 Business News
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FREE Eblast Chamber Member News Service
Chamber Member Business News Eblast Service is a FREE way that Chamber Members can promote a business related news item to fellow Chamber Members.

This FREE service is for Chamber Members only.

Your BUSINESS NEWS will be posted to the Chamber Website – it will be emailed to fellow Chamber Members with all of our event emails and the website link will be posted to the Chamber Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter pages!


Heritage Farms
Heritage Farms is kicking off 2016 in a very big way. Our season starts off on Saturday April 30, 2016 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm with Heritage Farms hosting the 4th annual Ramp Up Peninsula festival. This festival celebrates the wild ramp, a member of the onion family also known as “the little stinker”. There will be food vendors, crafters, demonstrations and lots of great music. Admission is $5.00.

The Peninsula Flea, an upscale flea market, takes over the farm the first Saturday of the month from May to September. You will find crafts, antiques, vintage and
re -purposed items, soaps,lotions and so much more. Join us May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th and
September 3rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm. There are still spaces available for vendors. Call 330-657-2330 for info and a vendor application

You’ll find Fairies on the Farm during FAIRY DAYS May 21st and 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:00pm. Spend the weekend building fairy houses, dancing in the Fairy Circle and searching for hidden fairies along an enchanted trail. There will be a costume parade each day at 11:00am so be sure to come in costume. The Tooth Fairy will join us on Saturday morning and there will be visits by Flower Fairies both days. Activities galore will fill the weekend. Admission $6:00 for children and $4:00 for adults.




Western Reserve Hospital
Community Business Leaders Breakfast
Tuesday, May 24   7 – 8:15 a.m.
Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium – 2345 4th St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Keynote Speaker, Kim Kucinich
Each year, Western Reserve Hospital hosts two complimentary community business leaders breakfasts, giving business leaders an opportunity to network with each other and enjoy an inspirational message from a pertinent business speaker.
• Breakfast and Networking: 7 – 7:30 a.m.
• Hospital Update: 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO, Western Reserve Hospital
• Keynote Speaker: 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.
Kim Kucinich, Creating Resilient People in a World of Non-Stop Change
Please extend this invitation to others.
RSVP by May 18 to Kathy Romito at kromito@westernreservehospital.org or by calling (330) 971-7408.



Alexander Body & Fender
Pastor Program – Any pastor of a local church can get a free car wash, quick interior vacuum and windshield wiper fluid fill at Alexander Body & Fender on Mondays between 10-3. We ask that you call ahead and schedule your appointment so we can be properly prepared. 330-376-8105 Location: 611 N. Main St, Akron Oh 44310
We will schedule up to 10 appointments for each Monday! No strings attached!! This is just our way of giving back




Wellness and Wealth by Choice
Help us support Autism Awareness Month. April is designated as Autism Awareness Month.  Autism is a condition of children and adults that begins to manifest itself at a very young age, usually around 2 years old, possible affecting the child for the rest of his or her life.  In 1943 when Autism was first diagnosed and named it affected 1 out of 2,325 children.  In 1990 it affected 1 out of 500 children.  In 2005 Autism affected 1 in 150 children and it now affects 1 out of 60 children.  What is going on?

There are many theories about the cause of Autism:  vaccinations, air pollution, Vitamin D Deficiency, etc.  As Wellness and Wealth by Choice, we are not in the practice of researching the cause.  We will leave that to the scientists.  What we want to do is help the families that live with Autism every day.  Over the last 10 years we have seen many miraculous things happen for the children and families of Autism just by focusing on improving the 5 basic necessities of life: water, air, nutrition, sleep and earths energies.  Please visit http://suegruber.com/health/autism-awareness-april-is-month/.  This is a true story about a family living with Autism.

In honor of Autism Awareness Wellness and Wealth by Choice pledges to give 10% of all April retail sales from CF Chamber Members to “Kids First”  of Summit County, “providing Children with autism and behavior challenges an individual learning environment to promote each child’s success through academic instruction, behavior intervention and enhancement of social and life skills” ages K – 8th grade.

To help us with the support of Autism Awareness please contact Sue or Bob Gruber at 330-714-7181, 330-714-7157, bob2508@sbcglobal.net, or www.nikken.com/sbgruber.


Cuyahoga Falls City Schools
This year, the CFHS Gold Tones are hosting a full-day Jazz Festival for our annual Musical Horizons concert. We will be featuring guest-artists and clinicians Rusty Higgins, Wayne Bergeron, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Tickets include admission to the evening concert as well as jazz improv clinics and a jam session in the afternoon. School group packages including student-rate tickets and dinner are available.
Schedule of Events – May 7th, 2016 | 7:30 PM
​3:00 – 4:30: Separate Clinics for Trumpets, Saxes, Trombones, and Rhythm Instruments
4:30 – 5:30: Open Jam Session with Clinicians
5:30 – 7:30: Dinner Break (Dinner provided for school groups.)
7:30: Concert
Location: Cuyahoga Falls High School – 2300 4th St. – Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
All clinics will take place on-site. Home rooms/storage areas will be available to school groups participating in clinics and dinner. For questions regarding the event or school group attendance, please contact Jim Lang at cf_langj@cfalls.orgTicket information here: http://www.cfbands.com/horizons.html 


Summit Villa
Join us for our Vendor Fair and Health Expo
Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Time: 10AM-2PM
Location: Summit Villa Care Center
330 Southwest Ave, Tallmadge OH 44278
Our Vendors Include: Western Reserve Hospital(FREE Wellness Screenings), Exact Care Pharmacy, Mature Services, Tubbs Chiropractor, Asera Care, Guardian Angel, Caretenders, Comfort Keepers, Mr. Bulky’s Candy, Agape Salon, Traveling Vineyards, Traci Lynn, Thirty-One, Perfectly Posh, Lilla Rose, Premier Designs, Younique, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Jamberry, Tastefully Simple, It Works, Advocare, Scentsy, Local Crafters and much more!
Food will be provided at this event. This will be a great opportunity to support our local talent, so bring your family and friends and explore something new!



Fresche Catering
We have a NEW website: http://www.freschecatering.com/

Fresche Catering was founded with the belief that catered events should not be synonymous with pre-cooked food. Our food is cooked on-site in front of your guests. If it’s not Fresche, then it’s not fresh! In addition to being fresh, the knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm for providing advanced customer service and distinctive cuisine for our clients is our primary focus. We provide an exceptional presentation by communicating with our clients and building customized menus tailored to their specifications. Combine this with our affordable pricing and expanded options and you have our Fresche spin on mobile catering.

We offer a unique sauce bar that enhances, but does not limit us to all that we offer. The owners, Nick Rickard, a culinary expert with over 15 years of experience, and Kassie Shaffer are dedicated to providing you with wonderful cuisine.

Contact Us Directly. Whether you want to schedule a catered event or ask us a question about possible menus, feel free to contact us at the following places. Kassie Shaffer: 330-780-6677 OR Nick Rickard: 330-770-1724Email Us: freschecatering@gmail.com



AngelFAX is now an Affinity Partner with the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber.  So what does AngelFAX do?  We provide fax solutions that are BETTER and support the community.  STOP overpaying for a traditional fax solution thru AT&T or Time Warner.  AngelFAX offers options;  Fax to Email, traditional, or a combination of both.  Perhaps your mobile work day no longer benefits from a traditional fax solution, or you want to save paper and ink by transitioning your current fax number to a Fax to Email solution?  It gets better!!  You save 10% off your current price AND 10% of your full payment is paid to the Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation which supports the Scholarship Fund.  KEEP your current number, SAVE money, CONTRIBUTE to the Scholarship Fund and IMPROVE your fax solution!  My name is Bill Kirk, I am the owner of AngelFAX in Akron, OH. and I make the transition easy and seamless.  Unless you LOVE AT&T or Time Warner, won’t you save money and support your community?   Bill can be reached at 330-237-1111 or billkirk@angelfax.com


City of Cuyahoga Falls / Chamber of Commerce
THANK YOU to the City of Cuyahoga Falls for honoring the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Commerce for the 2016 (National) Cuyahoga Falls Arbor Day. We hope you will join us for the tree planting ceremony. ALL ARE WELCOME!

  • CELEBRATION: April 29th at 3:30 pm at Kennedy Park.

The City celebrates National Arbor Day with a special tree planting ceremony recognizing an important individual, group or event in Cuyahoga Falls which has made a significant impact on our community. This year, we will be honoring the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Along with the program, the City selects one of our schools to participate in an Arbor Day Contest. The 6th Grade classes at Roberts Middle School have been chosen this year to create a 3D art project following the theme “Trees Provide a Canopy of Life – Celebrate & Protect Them” as we recognize the importance of trees in our community and the many, incredible ways they help people and improve the environment. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this annual ceremony.


RE/MAX Agent, Cyndi Kane Earns Hall of Fame Award
Cyndi Kane, with RE/MAX Crossroads, has recently been presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 Million in commissions during their careers with the company.  Less than twenty-three percent of all RE/MAX Affiliates have earned this prestigious award.

Kane has been working in the real estate industry for more than 14 years and extensive experience with residential real estate, specializing in first time home buyers.  Among Kane’s list of achievements, she has earned the CRS, PPS, ABR, CNE, ePRO, GRI and SRES Designations.  She is a Past President of the Akron Area Board of REALTORS and currently serves as a Director for the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS as well as the Ohio Association of REALTORS.

Cyndi has been an integral member of our team and is more than deserving of this very prestigious award, said Dennis Steed, Broker/Owner, of RE/MAX Crossroads.  “Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment.  Cyndi continues to raise the bar in real estate, making us, and this community, proud.”

In addition, Cyndi actively supports the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, Cuyahoga Falls Relay for Life, Mobile Meals, Akron Rotary Camp and The Children’s Miracle Network.

RE/MAX Crossroads is a locally owned and operated full—service real estate brokerage located in Strongsville, Ohio.  Founded in 1993, the brokerage has 150 REALTORS and specializes in residential and commercial real estate.  RE/MAX Crossroads is a proud supporter of the Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals and other charities, and is located at 17149 Southpark Center, Strongsville, Ohio.



Union Home Mortgage Corp
Union Home Mortgage Corp. Named Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America.  Union Home Mortgage Corp recognized amongst the highest performing mortgage companies in the nation for 2015 and 2016 by Mortgage Executive Magazine

Union Home Mortgage Corp. (UHM) is honored to be named a Top 100 Mortgage Company by Mortgage Executive Magazine for 2015 and 2016.

Each year, Mortgage Executive Magazine compiles the most comprehensive list of the country’s top 100 closely held mortgage companies and publicly traded banks. These rankings, based off of total yearly mortgage volume, recognize mortgage companies whose hard work and dedication to serving their clients has caused them to succeed over industry uncertainty.

“We are proud to be on the list of Top 100 Mortgage Companies,” said Bill Cosgrove, CEO, Union Home Mortgage and Immediate Past MBA Chairman. “It is a testament to the work-ethic and collaboration of our great family of Partners. Every Partner treats every loan with equal importance, and uses their expertise and shared knowledge to get the job done the right way.”

This past year’s list of top producers, in particular, celebrates mortgage companies that have successfully risen above major industry changes and other obstacles, turning them into an advantage. UHM is one of those companies.

Union Home Mortgage Corp.’s Code of Conduct sets the foundation for a productive work atmosphere. Its Partners are driven by using these values to provide topnotch customer service, which is reflected in the company’s overall success.  To learn more about Union Home Mortgage Corp., please visit http://UnionHomeMortgage.com/.


Cuyahoga Falls Relay For Life / American Cancer Society
Cuyahoga Falls is Painting the Town Purple for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life!

As a local business owner, we want you to join in the fun, and help us promote the Relay For Life of Cuyahoga Falls by decorating your place of business  PURPLE in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission.

  • May 23-June 4, 2016
  • Questions?  Please contact American Cancer Society Staff, Jared Brauer at (330) 517-2064 or brauer@cancer.org



Cuyahoga Falls Library
Cuyahoga Falls Library completes all three phases of interior construction renovations. After about six months, the Cuyahoga Falls Library has completed construction of its third and final stage of interior renovation.The work focused on upgrading the children’s area and meeting rooms on the lower level.

Library director Kevin Rosswurm said this phase of the renovation was to make the children’s space “more efficient” and “more accommodating to library users” by improving the lighting system, increasing the size of its three meeting rooms and mechanical fixes, such as electricity use. He said there’s now more room for library materials and new spaces for children’s activities.

“What we wanted to do downstairs was to make our meeting rooms more flexible,” he said. “I think we’ve got a lot more space for early childhood development.”

Rosswurm said the master plan was created in 2004 while phase one of the renovation started in 2005 and ended in 2006. Phase two was started in 2010 and finished in 2011 and phase three was started in 2015 and completed this year. The library board in May 2015 moved $1.85 million from the library’s General Fund to the Building Fund to pay for the third phase of the project, according to Rosswurm. He told the Falls News-Press on March 24 that library officials “don’t have a final figure yet” on the project’s cost.
Source: Falls News Press http://www.fallsnewspress.com/news%20local/2016/03/25/cuyahoga-falls-library-completes-all-three-phases-of-interior-construction-renovations



Chick-fil-A /Cuyahoga Falls
Celebrate Earth Day  Friday, April 22. Bring in grocery-sized bags of acceptable recyclables = FREE Chick-fil-A Sandwich Let’s recycle together!  Acceptable recyclables include: milk, juice or broth cartons; aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars; newspapers, cardboard and magazines; and small electronics. Chick-fil-A at Chapel Hill – 420 Howe Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio



Westfield Bank
Westfield Bank Promotes Aaron Barnhart to Senior Vice President, Retail Sales Leader  Westfield Bank, a regional community bank with eight offices in northeastern Ohio, today announced the promotion of Aaron Barnhart to senior vice president, retail sales leader.

In his new role, Barnhart will oversee and lead the bank’s retail network, including implementing strategies and establishing goals to drive growth, improve profit margins, enhance operational efficiency, and achieve customer service objectives.

Barnhart brings more than 15 years of experience in banking to the position, including serving as vice president for Valley Savings and Westfield Bank. He previously worked five years as a state trooper for the Ohio State Patrol.

Barnhart holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Akron, and completed the Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio, Westfield Bank was established in 2001, and currently serves customers from its offices in Akron/Fairlawn, Brecksville, Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, Medina, Westfield Center, and Wooster. For more information, visit www.westfield-bank.com


Zane’s Foundation, Inc.
Zane’s Foundation, Inc. is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Fundraiser & Casino Night on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Tangier in Akron.   This Arabian night’s theme bash entitled “Rockin the Casbah” with Zane’s Foundation will include Live Auction & Silent Auctions, Raffle Prizes, Music, Treasure Chest, Prize Wheel, Belly Dancing with a Contest, Arabian Costume Contest, 50/50, and so much more!  Tickets are $40 (unlimited soda, tea, coffee) or $50 per person (includes 2 drinks).  The featured drink is the Casbah Martini.  Dinner includes appetizers, a mashed and sweet potato bar with toppings, Mediterranean Cuisine, Prime Rib and an assortment of desserts.  Proceeds from this event support Zane’s Foundation’s mission of providing services to children and adults with special needs through educational community outreach programs and quarterly funding assistance.  For ticket purchase, to donate a raffle prize or sponsorship information, please contact the Foundation Office at info@zanesfoundation.org  or by calling 330.677.9263.


How to submit YOUR business news:

  • Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Members only!
  • 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.
    Examples of what may be submitted: a new service your business is offering, a special “Members Only” discount offer, new employee announcement 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. All submissions must be emailed. Ads will not be accepted.  PDFS, JPGS, LOGOS or phone, fax, paper submissions will not be accepted.
  • 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.

Email your news submission exactly how it should appear via text information in the actual email OR in a MS Word Document in text format only to info@cfchamber.com  PDFS, JPGS, LOGOS or phone, fax, paper submissions will not be accepted.

*YOUR Contact Name/Title
*YOUR Chamber Member Business Name
*Your Chamber Member Business Announcement of 300 words or less/exactly how it should appear.
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.