Education

Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

Cuyahoga Falls Business and Community Partnerships with Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

The Chamber Commitment: Our significant efforts to enhance Cuyahoga Falls City Schools directly supports the vision and mission of the schools. As a business organization, we are proud of what we do to improve the education of our future leaders. We are a leading example of what it means to be a business and community partner through our relationship with Cuyahoga Falls City Schools. We are an advocate for our future business leaders and we are able to promote so much of the great work our schools are doing as we have a captive audience of our business community. The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce actively promotes a partnership of business and community succeeding together.

 

 

Contributions / Events / Services

  • Levy Support: Supports our future business leaders. KIVA participation: Business leaders making the vital connection between the teachers and themselves. Honest and real Face-to-face conversations! Understanding each other.
  • Community Expo: Complimentary table for the schools. 3000+ residents walk through. The exposure is priceless!
  • Career Night: Participant and committee member–business leaders engage with the students. Student internships, mentorships and jobs have come from this.
  • Business Leaders Tours – DENS – 4 in 2019: Invaluable exposure.
  • Business Advisory Council & Alliance for School and Community Growth Committee: The CEO and a few Chamber Board members serve strengthening business/school relationships. Scholarships 5-$1500: Given back to the Cuyahoga Falls community.
  • State of the Schools Address: Importance of engagement and awareness with our School Superintendent and business leaders. We are THANKFUL for Dr. Todd Nichols professionalism and leadership in our Chamber.
  • Lemonade Day: Shaping our future business leaders. Our business leaders participate as judges. Community Partner Western Reserve Hospital.
  • Cuyahoga Falls Al City Art Walk: Supporter and participant.

Woodridge Local Schools

The Chamber is a business partner sponsor of the EntrepreNEW Program. EntrepreNEW is an innovative and immersive program for students who are interested in learning about creating their own businesses. Developed by the Woodridge Local School District in partnership with the City of Cuyahoga Falls, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the Six District Educational Compact, the program will engage students to explore options to take ideas and turn them into a successful reality.

Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

PURPOSE

To encourage higher education and professional development by means of Chamber Scholarships.

PROGRAMS

The Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program and the Night at the Races event are designated to financially support the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.  The Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. Board can also designate other events and programs deemed fit to this cause.

VISION

Our hope is that our Scholarships will encourage the recipients to excel as future business leaders and participate in the   Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and give back to the community.

HISTORY

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce began in the fall of 1926 by a group of businessmen and property owners.  At the Annual Meeting of the Falls Civic   Association, a committee of 15 was appointed for the purpose of organizing a Chamber of Commerce.  The first Meeting was held at the City Hall on November 24, 1926, followed by a membership campaign in January 1927. In 2005 the Chamber of Commerce recognized a need for a non-profit foundation that would serve the purpose of raising money to put back in the community by way of scholarships.

Summit County Education Service Center

The Summit Educational Service Center (SESC) was first established as the Summit County Board of Education in 1914 when Ohio’s 80th General Assembly sanctioned the founding of a county board of education for each of the 88 counties in Ohio. The primary aim of a county office was to provide administrative management and leadership to local school districts, the majority of which were small.