31 Jul August 2012 – Chamber Member Business News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Business News EBLASTS
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.
Please join us Tuesday August 14 at 5:30 pm at ArcPoint Labs located at 111 Stow Ave., Suite 106, Cuyahoga Falls as we cut the ribbon to celebrate our grand opening with Mayor Robart and the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce. We offer Drug, Alcohol and DNA testing. Mobile services as well as onsite lab. http://www.arcpointlabs.com/cuyahoga falls RSVP HERE: http://cfchamber.com/event/august-14-ribbon-cutting-arcpoint-labs/
Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS)
It’s time to start thinking about your business and how to best capitalize on the increase in activity. It’s time to consider a gift and/or loyalty card program from Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS). Gift card programs lead to profits for businesses not only by increasing their reach to new customers when gift cards are given as gifts, but 75% of consumers spend more than 60% of the original worth of the gift card, which means that $50 gift card is likely to lead to an $80 transaction. Loyalty programs yield even bigger gains for businesses. Companies with a loyalty program increase same store sales by 4.5%, increase retention by 14%, and average purchase and visits by 24%! These are numbers you can’t afford to ignore. Statistics aside, EMS’ Altus Premier Program has everything you need. Custom designed cards, online tracking and customer registration, text messaging and email marketing capabilities; the possibilities are endless. Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081 OR http://land.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls/
A sales rainmaker is someone with exceptional ability to attract clients to increase profits. If this is not you we should talk. Sales is not a dirty word. Being in sales is a proud, honorable and noble profession: one of the highest paid professions. Sales, very simply, is about building effective and productive relationships. This is important because people buy from people they know, like and trust. Very few of us have been trained in building these kinds of relationships. It is not hard when you understand the secret sauce. Everyone can do it. And what we teach, you will use in every area of your life. In this seminar will learn:
- Three ways to increase sales in any business
- The six reasons your prospects do not buy from you
- The seven expectations your customers have of you
- The single biggest sales issues we must address and why it is important
- What you can do to grow sales now
- Why marketing is the critical and usually missing first step in a sales process for small business owners
- How to make your customer feel you are the right and safe choice
And so much more…Join us as we show you how the Business Growth Experience Sales Rainmaker Program addresses all those issues and more. You will not only generate more leads, we will show you how to close them. Akron: Location: Akron General Wellness Center, 4125 Medina Rd, Montrose, OH 44333, Montrose Room. Date: August 22, 2012. Time: 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast/Networking. Main Program: 8:15 AM to 10 AM. Investment: $20 (Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Member save 50% when they enter code cfc) Questions: Contact Ron Finklestein / firstname.lastname@example.org / 330-990-0788. Register for the date that works for you: http://Becomearainmaker.eventbrite.com
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Summa Western Reserve Hospital now offers group counseling sessions for smokers who are seeking to quit. The hospital’s Lung Health Program offers its first “How to Quit” group session on Tuesday, August 7, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Conference Room 1 located inside the hospital at 1900 23rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. Those interested in registering for this session or learning about other session offerings may call (330) 929-LUNG (5864). Information about individualized sessions is also available. The free group sessions include five classes over the course of five weeks and are designed to evaluate the quitting process and initiate steps to begin to quit smoking. Participants will discuss quit attempts and strategies as well as pitfalls and successes in their efforts to quit. A review of the harmful and addictive chemical contents of tobacco products and their effects and the effects of secondhand smoke on others is also provided. Resources and medications that help one curb tobacco cravings or quit tobacco use will also be discussed. All group sessions are generally scheduled in the evenings to accommodate for work schedules. The Summa Western Reserve Lung Health Program first launched in February of 2012 and features a rapid, non-invasive, pain-free low-dose CT scan. 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. Further details about the Summa Western Reserve Lung Health Program can also be found at: www.westernreservehospital.org/lunghealth
Cal King, Concept, Founder NUF, Inc. After 28 years of patience and perseverance, NUF is coming to life! The story, “A NIGHTIME VISIT TO PLANET NUF” will be presented for sale on Amazon in the next few weeks. Please go to www.planetnuf.com to register and receive updates when new NUF products arrive. Thanking you for your great patience and words of encouragement as NUF was developing. NUF’s story is sure to touch your heart as it came from mine. You can contact me personally at my email, email@example.com.
Valley Savings Bank
Receives Highest Rating from National Firm BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm, recently granted Valley Savings, a community bank with two locations in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, a Five-Star Superior Rating. The ranking is the highest presented by BauerFinancial. BauerFinancial conducts quarterly evaluations of federally insured U.S. banks and credit unions on the basis of financial strength and stability. Areas evaluated include capital, asset quality and profitability. The recent ratings are based on financial data as of March 31, 2012. In response to the superior rating, Valley Savings President Ann H. Durr said, “Our adherence to the most rigorous financial standards and our commitment to properly underwritten loans are fundamental to our stability and success. We complement these core values with a high-tech, high-touch model that allows us to offer the most advanced banking services as well as the personal attention our clientele expects. The five-star rating from Bauer Financial supports our belief that we are doing things right.” Founded in 1923, Valley Savings Bank is a full-service community bank with locations at 140 Portage Trail and 505 Graham Road in Cuyahoga Falls. The locally owned and operated bank combines tradition and technology to serve individuals, families and businesses in the greater Akron area and beyond.
Invites You to Our 5th Annual It’s-Summer-Let’s-Have-a-Picnic PICNIC! Wed. Aug. 15, 4:00-8:00 PM at Simplex-IT World Headquarters located at 5225 Darrow Road, Hudson OH. We’ll have hot dogs, burgers, beverages, etc. You bring your appetite, a general sense of ‘devil-may-care’ and a lawn chair! RSVP: Call John at 234.380.1277 or email John@Simplex-IT.com
National Church Residences Adopts a New Look
National Church Residences has adopted a new visual identity that reflects its work as a national leader in providing housing and health care services to seniors and families. The new branding includes renaming facilities and services to include the National Church Residences name, allowing the organization to more accurately reflect the scope of its innovation and its integration of housing and health care. More information about the rebranding effort can be found at www.excellencethattransformslives.org.
Akron Institute of Herzing University
HEALTH FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE – SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The campus will be open to the community with faculty, staff and students on hand to show you our facility and direct you to the activities you want to participate in. FREE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Blood pressure and vital signs, Body Mass Index Checks, Dental care instructions, Interactive lab stations, Tours of the facility, Internet searches workshop, Informational presentations on HIPPA, computers, billing and coding. Located at 1600 S. Arlington Street, Suite 100, Akron, OH 44306. Please call 330-724-1600 for more information. OH REG# 04-01-170 4T
Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living Residence
The Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living Residence will be holding their 5th Annual Community Yard Sale on, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 from 10:00-2:00 pm. The sale will have something for everyone with proceeds from the event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. The Gardens is located at, 45 Chart Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Oh. The Gardens of Western Reserve provides assisted living services for the well-aged senior and for those with memory impairment. The Staff at the Gardens is committed to raising money and awareness towards the cure for Alzheimer’s. Stop by to shop or make a donation to the cause.
Business Identity Factory
We would like to share a great marketing tool with the members of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber that will expose businesses in a most creative way. How would you like to offer a potential customer a virtual tour of your business…Anytime, day or night? Business Identity Factory is proud to be affiliated with a Google Trusted Photographer who will photograph a 360-degree interactive virtual tour for your business. Customers can now explore and interact with businesses like never before. The virtual tour will be placed on Google+ Local, on social media and be embedded on business websites. Currently in only a few select cities across the USA, Google Virtual Tour increases your business appeal, helps you stand out in Google searches, increases your search result position, and helps with client conversions. As a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber, Business Identity Factory looks forward to bringing this great tool to the membership.
City of Cuyahoga Falls
2012 City of Cuyahoga Falls Bicentennial Celebration – Business & Residential Sponsorship Opportunities. The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Bicentennial is a non-profit organization dedicated to the City’s Bicentennial Celebration August 3-12, 2012. The mission of the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Bicentennial Celebration is to promote awareness of our rich heritage, encourage citizens and business leaders to plan, participate and sponsor events and activities, recognizing the 200 years of history and growth of Cuyahoga Falls. To pledge your sponsorship of the Cuyahoga Falls Bicentennial, please call our hotline at 330-971-8205 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-Money Order-Cash-Cashier’s Check made payable to: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Bicentennial. Mail to P.O Box 1182 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
Goodwill Industries of Akron
Goodwill Nominations – We are in the process of planning our annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon commencing on September 5, 2012. This is a unique opportunity for area employers to recognize “shining star” employees. All nominees are acknowledged at the luncheon and five winners will be announced at the luncheon (judging of the nominees is done anonymously through SHRM). The deadline for nominations is July 30th, with special incentives (free program ad) for all nominations received by July 15th. The deadline for nominations is July 30th, with special incentives (free program ad) for all nominations received by July 15th. Questions, please contact Beverly Sherrard at 330.724.6995 ext. 229 OR email@example.com
Falls Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation and Visiting Angels
Join us for a Round Robin Networking Event – August 30th. Registration at 4:00pm Event at 4:30pm – Falls Village Auditorium – 405 Tallmadge Road, Cuyahoga Falls (across from the Schwebel’s Outlet) $15.00. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Enjoy Wine and Cheese while promoting your business! Learn how you can help others in the community help you! RSVP by August 16th to Visiting Angels 330-733-1532. Make checks payable to the Alzheimer’s Association. Attend and enter to win a chance for valuable one on one networking time with a Crystal Clinic physician.
Clifford Shoemaker Funeral Home
Please join us Friday, September 14 at 12 Noon at Clifford Shoemaker Funeral Home located at 1930 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls as we cut the ribbon to celebrate our recent business expansion with Mayor Robart and the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce. http://www.cliffordshoemaker.com RSVP HERE:
United Way of Summit County
Save the date: Friday, September 14, 2012 from 7:30 am – 9:00 am at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn for the inaugural Summit Awards Breakfast. This event will honor individuals and organizations for exemplary, philanthropy and social responsibility. Brought to you by Inside Business Magazine and the United Way of Summit County. For tickets and more information. www.uwsummit.org
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
2012 Golf Outing – We need golfers, volunteers and door prizes:
2012 Golf Outing is Friday, August 17, 2012 the Brookledge Golf Club, Cuyahoga Falls. Please call 330-929-6756 OR http://cfchamber.com/event/august-17-golf-outing-bbq-brookledge-golf-club/
2012 Health Expo Sponsorship Opportunities:
We need 2012 Health Expo Sponsors for Saturday, October 6th at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium. Please call 330-929-6756 OR http://cfchamber.com/blog/2011/06/23/2011-health-expo-cuyahoga-falls-natatorium/#more-4538 if you are interested. This is a great opportunity to be seen by approximately 2000 attendees.
Ohio Chamber of Commerce/Chamber Action Alliance
3 HR Academy Webinars in August! Ohio Chamber Members receive discounts on all webinars. Ohio Chamber Human Resources Academy Webinars are approved for CLE and HRCI credits. In August, there are three webinars scheduled. Ohio Chamber members can take any webinar for just $55 each (nonmembers pay $110). There are also discounts for taking multiple webinars. To receive the $55 member rate, be sure to enter the special code indicated below with each class. For multiple webinar discounts, contact Michelle Donovan or 614-228-4201.
Wednesday, August 1 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m – Fiduciary Liability – Presented by Bill Hutter of Sequent – $55 if you use the Member Discount code: liability. To register for this webinar, click here.
Wednesday, August 8 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m – Introduction to State and Federal EEO Laws: How to Insulate Yourself from Discrimination Claims – Presented by David A. Whitcomb, Esq. of Baker Hostetler LLP
$55 if you use the Member Discount code: Discrimination. To register for this webinar, click here.
Wednesday, August 22 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m – The ADA: Accomodating Leave Requests & Commutes to Work – What’s Required? Presented by Samuel Lillard, Esq. and Tony D. Dick Esq. of McNees Wallce & Nurick LLC. $55 if you use the Member Discount code: Commutes. To register for this webinar, click here.
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.