01 Aug August 2013 – Chamber Member Business News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
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- 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.
Mike Pruitt Honda
Is having a SPECIAL EVENT: STEP OUT TO DRIVE OUT DIABETES on Saturday, August 3rd 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food & refreshments, games and prizes, face painting, Cleveland Browns & Cavaliers autographs, Live Music, as well as Honda Specials! It’s all for a great cause! Mike Pruitt Honda – 43 Pruitt Boulevard, Akron, OH 44310
National Church Residences Bath Road
YOU’RE INVITED! Tuesday, August 6, 2013. 4 – 6 p.m. Sneak Preview. National Church Residences Bath Road would like to invite you to be the first to come have a “Sneak Preview” of our nearly complete Brandy Wine Falls Specialized Rehabilitation Unit! Stop by anytime between 4 and 6pm to have a quick tour and see what all the “Dust” is about. Light Drinks & Refreshments will be served. 300 East Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. For more information please contact David at 330.929.6272
Wellness & Wealth By Choice
CLEAN, ALKALINE WATER MONTH. Filtered drinking water seems to be a topic of great importance lately. A recent article in the July 22, 2013 magazine “For Women First” talked about all the benefits of drinking alkaline water for the body. Robert O. Young, Ph.D states “plain water (tap and bottled) is made up of large molecules that aren’t efficiently absorbed by body cells, so these liquids may pass right through your system”. Experts are issuing a surprising caution: the more water you guzzle, the more dehydrated you may become. Clean alkaline water increases mental clarity, energy levels and exercise endurance. It decreases back pain, joint pain and weight! Imagine that! Wouldn’t you like to enjoy all those benefits? How simple is that? I bet it works for men too! What do you think about it helping our active kids and grandkids? I don’t feel a whole house filtering system is needed. I just want good tasting, clean, alkaline water to drink for me and my family. Washing dishes, laundry and the car do not require alkaline water. So where do we find clean water, alkaline water, hydratable water and yet affordable water? I recommend the same water purification system we use in our home. We are designating August to be a “Clean, Alkaline Water Month”. You can enjoy a 10% discount for the month of August on our water filtration system by using the code 12345 on our web page. Wellness & Wealth by Choice, Sue & Bob Gruber 330-920-1590
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
1 – Zumba classes are being offered at the hospital on Monday’s at 6 and Saturday’s at 9 in the Auditoriums. It’s $10 for 8 classes. Questions, call Kathy Romito, Community Outreach Coordinator at Summa Western Reserve Hospital located at 1900 23rd Street , Cuyahoga Falls, Office: (330) 971-7408 www.westernreservehospital.org
2 – Are you a life saver? We need to collect 276 pints of blood saving over 800 lives. Blood is desperately needed. Please join Summa Western Reserve Hospital for Rumble at the Reserve. This year’s blood drive-The Vein Event… No Half Pints Here will be held on August 22 6:00am-7:00pm and August 23 6:00am-1:00pm in the hospital auditoriums. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and entered into a drawing to win prizes. Email Kathy Romito at email@example.com or call 330.971.7408 to sign up.
Andrea’s Concierge Service
We now offer pet transportation services. Our pets are very special to us. Just like every other member of the family it is important that they get regular doctor check-ups. Save yourself the hassle and let us take your furry friend to your local veterinarian for you.Please give me a call or send me a quick email and I will get take your pet to their veterinarian appointment! Don’t forget We also offer Pet Sitting service. Going on vacation? We have your pet needs covered! Need something else? Don’t hesitate to ask! (330) 807-4175 firstname.lastname@example.org and www.andreasconciergeservice.com
Silver Lake Country Club
2013 3 in 1 Program!
1. Join now and receive 10 pool passes, 10 cart passes and 9 Guest Green Fee’s plus Annual Golf Charges are waived for the 2013 season. That is a savings of over $1400.00. Also receive our Discovery Packet valued at $525.00.
2. Winter Dues for New Golf Members. Join as a Golf Member or Junior Golf Member now and you can qualify for Winter Dues. You pay full Golf dues for August, September and October. Go into Social Dues from November – March 2014. Then go back to full dues in April 14.* A new promissory note is needed for upgrades. *Some restrictions apply
3. 2013 SILVER LAKE SUMMER CUP CHALLENGE. Sunday, September 22, 2013. 1:00 PM Tee Times. Sponsor a Junior Golf or Full Golf Member between July 1- September 15, 2013 and be one of our Silver Cup Ambassadors! Requirements: Must refer a NEW Golf Member into the Club between July 1- September 15, 2013. Referral program must be followed. You must provide the name, address and phone number to the Membership Director before their tour. Must be a new Member or a reinstatement over 2 years. Full Details: Please see Bonnie. * other restriction may apply. Firestone Country Club SOUTH COURSE. Tee times begin at 1:00 PM. Followed by a cocktail party after the event at the newly renovated Lodge. Silver Lake Country Club will be hosting this event. All referrals must be made through Bonnie Napora @ email@example.com Golf and Cocktail Party are Complimentary.
Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living Residence
The Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living Residence will be holding their 6th Annual Community Yard on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. The sale will be held at 45 Chart Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Oh. Sale items range from Books, household items, electronics and more. All proceeds from the sale go to directly to the resident activity fund.
Each Farmers’ Market Day we offer a sponsorship to one local individual and/or business. The sponsorship amount is only $100 and your business receives some great incentives in return. We only have about 10 more days open for sponsors. On average, we have 1100 shoppers per Saturday at the market and our e-news goes out to nearly 5,000 people. Great exposure for you! If you are interested in this opportunity please contact me. Katie (330) 657-2542 x 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
BEACON’S BEST NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED JULY 15-31; VOTING RUNS AUG. 1-31. From July 15 – 31, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com readers may nominate their favorite businesses to compete in the 2013 Beacon’s Best annual contest. Nominations are being accepted in eight major categories and 127 subcategories online at beaconsbest.ohio.com. Businesses also may nominate themselves. Voting runs Aug. 1-31 online at beaconsbest.ohio.com. Printed ballots will be available in the Savvy Shopper advertising package the weekend of July 26 and in the Sunday Beacon Journal Comics section Aug. 4 and 11. The Top 10 winners in the most popular categories will be published in a special section on Monday, Sept. 23. Major categories for nomination and voting are Arts & Entertainment, Beauty, Food/Dining, Pets, Professional Services, Shopping, Health & Fitness, and Nightlife with multiple subcategories below each major heading. Businesses may be nominated in more than one category. The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio’s only four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, is the oldest continuously operating business in Summit County. Ohio.com, its online affiliate, is a four-time winner of Ohio’s Best Website Award.
Electronic Merchant Systems
The year is half over! It’s time to do a little mid-year preparation and get your business in shape. What are your goals for the second half of the year 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. Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081 www.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls
You’re Invited – to Simplex-IT’s 6th Annual Community Appreciation Picnic! Mark your calendars for August 21 from 4:00-8:00pm and join Simplex-IT as we welcome friends, clients, local business owners and fellow Chamber of Commerce members from Hudson, Streetsboro, Cuyahoga Falls, Akron and Fairlawn. Once a year in August we forego our regular monthly business-oriented Lunchinar presentation in favor of an open invitation picnic celebration in the back yard of our Worldwide International Headquarters (5225 Darrow Road, Hudson). This year will be no exception. Simplex-IT will be providing the beverages, hamburgers and hot dogs; you will be providing the essential “special ingredient” and camaraderie for which this annual event is becoming known. In addition to the abundant opportunities to network with your peers we will have assorted back yard games to test your skills. Of course, there will be a veritable plethora of prizes! And for those who may be interested, we will also have available demonstrations of many of the information technologies Simplex-IT offers the business community throughout the year (including Microsoft’s Windows 8, Office 365 and Office 2013). What should you bring? Your appetite, of course, a general sense of abandon and a lawn chair. That’s it! Plan on arriving early, staying late and having a good time!! We do have one request. To ensure we have enough food and drink for everyone, we ask that you RSVP on EventBrite at http://simplex-it6thannualpicnic.eventbrite.com/, by email to John@Simplex-IT.com or phone us at 234.380.1277.
As an active Cuyahoga Falls Chamber member, I have spoken to many chamber members who expressed interest in sales and business coaching and know it can help them. They have not done anything and I hear three common objections: I have limited financial resources, it takes too much time and I am not sure if you can help.
Because I love the Chamber’s focus on business introductions to grow sales, I wanted to provide you the tools to effective utilize those introductions and address the objections. I want make it easy, safe and affordable for every member of the Chamber to receive the tools necessary to grow sales, increase revenues and shorten the sales process. The Sales Lunch & Learn was designed to address the three objections and help you grow sales.
If is safe because there is no investment for the first meeting – try it out first – it is the same coaching everyone gets – we don’t save the good stuff for paid member because it is all good stuff. If you choose to participate going forward, it is surprisingly affordable (after all it is one of the objections I needed to address.) After the first meeting, and you decided to join, you receive your choice of a business plan template, marketing plan template or sales territory prospecting plan template. These are very complete (I have hundreds of hours invested in creating these templates and until this program they were only available to my personal coaching clients.) Since 78% of all businesses fail because they don’t have a plan, I cannot tell you the personal power you will experience when you develop your specific road map to business success. These templates are designed to get you focused on the right actions immediately. In addition, each new member will receive a 30 minute coaching session with me to jump start their progress. To make things really easy for you, you will receive a copy of my sales (my coauthor is Dr. Tony Alessandra) book: The Definitive Sales Handbook – How to Grow Sales and Retain Lifelong Customers. This book is the foundation of the program. It will be your reference guide going forward so you never have to worry about what was covered. You have the material in your hands to use whenever you are in sales situation (which I hope is often.) Lastly, it does not take much time – 90 minutes once a month! It would be hard to make it any easier than that. If you don’t think you need sales coaching, support and help, please excuse me for intruding. Since successful people spend 10% of their time in personal development, and I see this trait in many chamber members, I felt compelled to share this message with you. All the details are here. http://saleslunchandlearn.eventbrite.com. I hope you take advantage of this as several of your fellow chamber members have already done so. Registration is required as we have very limited space for guest as our existing members must be allowed first priority. And because I am providing lunch, I need to know how much food to order.
EMS Sentry, Inc.®
Stark County company provides two-way communication device that connects the homebound to a certified EMT: ‘It’s like having a neighbor watching over you’ As a Medicare Part B provider, MediVoice Alert® is a first-in-class product providing your loved ones with the opportunity to remain safe, secure and independent in their homesThree years ago, Larry and Ruth Anne Parker introduced an electronic safety device right here in Stark County called MediVoice Alert®. After 30 years in the safety and security business, we saw the need for a two-way medical monitoring and alert system for people who are homebound and live with chronic disabilities. With typical PERS pendants, users are limited by the location of the base in order for someone to hear their call for help. If they’re out of range—they’re out of luck!
With MediVoice Alert®, a person can communicate from anywhere in their home, as well as outside on their property—within 200 feet or more of their base station. They can tend to their garden, sit on their porch or just enjoy the out-of-doors with total peace of mind. This gives them a greater sense of independence, without sacrificing their personal assurance of safety and security. What’s more, if they need to use their MediVoice Alert® device, they’ll speak to a certified EMT within seconds—24 hours a day, seven days a week. The EMT will assess the situation and determine whether the patient’s family or other contact should be notified, or if immediate emergency assistance is necessary. It’s all done with simple one-button activation. Our device can be worn on the wrist, on a neck lanyard, or clipped to a belt or waistband for easy access. Since it’s water-resistant, it can even be worn in the shower. As a health-care professional, you can recommend MediVoice Alert® with the assurance that our first-in-class product will provide the peace of mind your patients desire. As an approved Medicare provider, we are able to participate in Medicare reimbursement under Medicare Part B. In addition, third party insurers are recognizing the benefits of our product and the potential cost savings to their companies. We are registered with the FDA and are nationally accredited as a DMEPOS provider. If you’d like to arrange a demonstration, we will be happy to meet with you or your loved ones to show our product and answer any questions you may have. See why one local resident said that using MediVoice Alert® “is like having a neighbor watching over you.” Call us at (330) 433-1040 for more information. MediVoice Alert® 2-Way Communication
EMS Sentry, Inc. 435-B Applegrove St. N.W. North Canton, OH 44720. Phone: (330) 433-1040 Toll-free: (877) 406-1724 www.MediVoiceAlert.com A Parker Company. “MediVoice Alert®” is covered under Medicare Part B and requires a doctor’s prescription showing medical necessity and a copy of Medicare Card. Some third party insurers may also cover the price of this equipment. Some restrictions may apply.
This is an open invitation to all our friends in the Cuyahoga Falls CC to join our networking event being held Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00 – 7:00. We will host this after 5 event for our friends of the Stow – Munroe Falls CC in our showroom at 149 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. Not only are we inviting the members of both Chambers of Commerce, but we are also inviting our business customers to attend. More new faces for everyone to meet! Food and beverages will be served. Please RSVP to Rusty@redfishpromotions.com or call 330.475.0350.
City of Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls Participates in 2013 Big Tree Contest. The City of Cuyahoga Falls in partnership with the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring the first annual “Big Tree” contest in Cuyahoga Falls in 2013.In this contest, entrants submit a nomination for a tree they believe might be the largest in the community. Qualified personnel will measure the trees to determine the winner. Trees have many benefits and one of the most important, especially in urban areas, is the ability to capture and hold stormwater. One mature Northern red oak with a diameter of 30 inches in the City of Cuyahoga Falls can intercept as much as 3,030 gallons of stormwater. A tree may be nominated only once and the first nomination received will be entered in the contest. The tree does not have to be the property of the nominator, but the permission of the landowner must be obtained prior to nomination. The nomination form must be submitted to Summit SWCD by August 1, 2013. Qualified District personnel will measure the nominated trees. The District will also calculate the amount of stormwater runoff intercepted and held by the tree. The decision of the Summit SWCD will be final. The prize will be awarded at the District’s annual meeting in the fall and will be a $25.00 coupon to be used for the District’s 2014 tree seedling sale and a plaque with the winning tree’s statistics. Entry forms for the “Big Tree” contest may be picked up in the Cuyahoga Falls Utility Billing Office, or may be requested electronically by emailing Becky McCleary,email@example.com. Download your nomination form here. /web/sites/default/files/imce/service/2013%20Big%20Tree%20Contest%20nomination%20form.pdf
Summit County Fiscal Office
Real Estate tax relief to July storm victims Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced that real estate tax relief will be available to property owners who have sustained damage in the wake of the recent storms. Fiscal Officer Scalise’s office is taking the necessary steps to provide property owners the ability to file an Application for Valuation Deduction for Destroyed or Damaged Property (Form DTE 26), pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §319.38. Form DTE 26 can be downloaded from our “Damaged Property” listed under “Real Estate and Appraisal”. Mail the completed form to the Fiscal Office at 175 S. Main Street, Room 304, Akron OH 44308. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call 330-643-2704 to request a form in the mail. For property damaged by the July storms, the filing deadline is December 31, 2013. Fiscal Officer Scalise has stressed the importance of filing this application as soon as possible. Any deduction from value will affect the tax bills mailed in January 2014. The amount of the deduction equals a percentage of the reduction in value caused by the damage. That percentage is determined by the calendar quarter in which the damage occurred; the reduction will be 50% in value of the destroyed portion. Example: Your property is appraised for $100,000 by the Fiscal Office. Your insurance company indicates you sustained $10,000 damage to your property due to the recent storms. Since the storms occurred in July, you are entitled to a 50% reduction of the damage amount. Therefore, your property will be appraised at $95,000 for tax year 2013. $100,000 – Original appraised value for tax year 2013. $5,000 – 50% reduction of the $10,000 damage. $95,000 – New appraised value for tax year 2013 Real estate taxes are billed one year in arrears so the reduction will be for tax year 2013, collection year 2014. Once the application is filed, the Appraisal Department will make the necessary inspections to determine the amount of damage. Damage to trees, landscaping and fencing, as well as personal items is excluded on residential properties. The Fiscal Office tracks the repairs based on the applications received and building permits that have been filed from all the townships and cities affected by the storms. Questions: 330-643-2704
Zane’s Foundation, Inc.
Zane’s Foundation, Inc. is preparing for our 4th Annual Special Needs Awareness Walk & Fun Day to benefit children with with special needs. This Event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 and will be held at Bolich Middle School’s Laybourne Field. The sponsor endorsed t-shirt will be sold for $10 each (larger sizes cost a little more) along with a goodie bag with lots of Gift Certificates and free items. After the Walk there will be many activities for the everyone who attends: two different inflatables, face painting, balloons, food, vendor tables, dancing and lots of raffle baskets! We are looking for more sponsors, volunteers and raffle baskets to help us to continue with our Mission which is to help children with special needs. We do this with quarterly grants for things such as camps, respite care, therapies, communicative devices, medical expenses and more. We also have monthly educational meetings for parents. Please call (330.677.9263) or email us (info.zanesfoundation.org) with questions for opportunities to let us advertise for your for your business and even put your business name on our t-shirts this year! All of our Board and Committee Members for Zane’s are volunteers; so we could use your help! Thank you for your consideration! For more information: Stacy Youssef, President at 330.677.ZANE OR www.zanesfoundation.org
It’s a Breeze Travel
Jennifer Kirsch from It’s a Breeze Travel is proud to announce that she is now a Certified Sandals Specialist, completing all required course work to effectively promote Sandals and Beaches Resorts. In honor of this event It’s a Breeze Travel will donate $100 of the commission earned on all Sandals or Beaches resort bookings of 6 Nights or longer to the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Scholarship fund. The booking window for this offer is June 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013 with travel dates between June 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013. Please contact Jennifer Kirsch at 330 212 4644.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce | COSE
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and COSE offer dual membership opportunity. Through a special joint membership agreement, businesses in Cuyahoga Falls can now join both organizations and save up to 50 percent on what it would have cost to join each separately. Area businesses can now not only tap into valuable resources and exposure opportunities in their local communities, but also access the regional/national reach, buying power and government advocacy efforts of COSE and its more than 14,000 members. “Aligning with COSE is a win-win for everybody,” says Cuyahoga Falls Chamber chief executive officer, Laura Petrella. “Chamber membership offers local community involvement and networking opportunities. COSE broadens that scope. Members who take advantage of our cost-saving programs will also enjoy a return on their membership investment dollars.” “Local chambers and COSE have always had one common goal—helping businesses succeed,” said Steve Millard, president and executive director at COSE. “Together we’ll be able to provide a full package to help area businesses thrive.” “The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber helps us stay connected and grow our business locally while COSE has helped us make an impact and build connections throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond,” says Nevin Bansal, president and CEO of Outreach Promotional Solutions and a member of both organizations. “The support and savings programs have helped us better achieve our top-line and bottom-line goals. In our opinion, almost any business can benefit from being a member of both organizations.” This partnership will be the second (Hudson Chamber of Commerce) in the Summit County area and will open up many new opportunities for small business owners in the Cuyahoga Falls community. Business owners can get more information on this new joint membership opportunity by either contacting the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber at 330.929.6756 (email@example.com ) or COSE at 216.592.2355 (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Mike Pruitt Honda
Welcomes all Chamber members. 10% off any service Spring Cleaning Special. Complete Detail, Cars – $99.95, Vans-SUVs-Trucks- $129.95. Chamber Member savings up to $500.00 on New & Pre-Owned Vehicles, (Expires 12/31/13) We treat YOU With Respect!!Visit us online www.mphonda.com OR 330-633-6060
City of Cuyahoga Falls
Farmer’s Market in the Falls will be open Friday, June 14th from 2p – 5:30p at Quirk Cultural Center (1201 Grant Avenue). The market will take place Friday’s through October and features loads of fresh vegetables, fruits, natural products and various sundries. Come on out and bring your friends and get some fresh air and fresh food!
Quirk Cultural Center 1201 Grant Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 44223 330-971-8425
Flicks on the Falls in downtown Falls River Square District for another spectacular season! Once again, the City is thrilled to partner with Cascade Auto Group of Cuyahoga Falls to offer FREE movies for families every Thursday night during the summer. The Development Department has added new activities prior to the movies, including a juggling comedian and a steel drum band as well as cookie decorating and awesome performances by Zobapago and the Cuyahoga Falls K-9 unit.
Mark your calendars now so you can attend all of the movies!
August 1 Thunderstruck with Zobapago on stage
August 8 The Odd Life of Timothy Green
August 15 OZ-The Great & Powerful with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Dogs
August 22 Soul Surfer
Flicks on the Falls outdoor movies event take place June 13 through August 22. Activities begin around 7:00 pm on most nights with music and activities for kids, followed by the featured movie at dark. Refreshments, sandwiches and snacks will be available for purchase prior to and during the movie. Visit the City’s website at www.cityofcf.com for a complete list of movies. For more information please contact the City’s Development Department at (330) 971-8135.
Perfect Construction, LLC.
Member to Member Deal!! We specialize in Remodeling, Restoration, and Roofing
projects in both residential and commercial markets. Our company is committed to serving customers in a professional and ethical manner, and has a reputation for providing quality service and superior craftsmanship. WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN WITH US IN CELEBRATING OUR 35 YEARS OF BEING IN BUSINESS! WE ARE OFFERING FELLOW CHAMBER MEMBERS A 5% DISCOUNT ON ALL OUR SERVICES UP TO $1,000.00! Offer is valid for Chamber members until 12/31/2013 and must be presented at time of service represents some of the financial services industy’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu
SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives
Upcoming SCORE Workshops – Akron SCORE, serving Medina, Portage, Summit and Wayne Counties, offers workshops designed to help new businesses get started and existing businesses improve their operations and profitability. The workshops are conducted by experienced men and women from the community dedicated to giving back to the community for the success they enjoyed during their careers in business. The workshops are free of charge. If one of the ones listed below sparks your interest, please click on the date to register and reserve your seat. The specific location for the workshop (and a map) is shown on the registration form. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 330 379-3163.
Tuesday, August 6, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Tuesday, Sep 10, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Thursday, Sep 19, 8:30-11:30am, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Wednesday, Sep 25, 6:00-9:00pm, Midpoint Campus Center, Brunswick
This is a primer on how to start and market a business. It is for entrepreneurs or for businesses that need basic advice. Subjects discussed include: how to set up the business enterprise, development of a business plan, lender requirements for financing. You will understand the requirements for planning, starting and operating a business.
Tuesday, August 13, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Thursday, Sep 26, 8:30-11:30am, The Taylor Institute, Akron
This workshop will help you set business goals, create your plan, understand the financial considerations and analyze your market. You will become familiar with the various components of the Business Plan.
Contract & Business Law
Monday, August 5, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Participants will learn various legal instruments that are commonly used in a business setting. Topics include the fundamentals of how contracts are made, written versus oral contracts, the importance of a written contract in the sale of goods under the Statute of Frauds, the parts of a contract and the importance of common contract terms often referred to as “boiler plate.”
Tuesday, Sep 3, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
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.
Marketing Techniques for Success
Wednesday, August 21, 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.
Tuesday, Aug 27, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
An interactive discussion of sales types, prospecting, sales and marketing differences, preparing for the sales appointment, sales steps, converting objections into opportunities, advanced sales technologies, customer relation management, generating leads, closing techniques, follow-through, sources of information and common sales mistakes.
Thinking of Building a Website ?
Tuesday, Sep 17, 5:30-8:30pm
The Taylor Institute, Akron
This workshop will help you develop a strategic business plan to incorporate a website into your Business Plan and Marketing Plan. It will help you understand the qualities of a good website and possibly make you an Educated Consumer of website development services. The workshop WILL NOT instruct you on the technical aspects of programming or development tools.
Be sure to check our website www.akron.score.org for a current listing of upcoming workshops.
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: email@example.com
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.