01 Feb February 2012 – Chamber Member Business News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
February 2012 – Chamber Member Business News
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 and Chamber Facebook Page. They will be emailed as well.
FEBRUARY 2012 MEMBER NEWS
Office Space Co-Working
Great news at Office Space Coworking! Our Cuyahoga Falls location now has a 30 person training room that is available to Cuyahoga Falls members at a 25% discount. We also have 2 professional conference rooms that accommodate 8 people comfortably. The rooms can be utilized either by the hour or day. Make sure and let us know the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber sent you. Our downtown Akron location is also available for Falls Chamber members with the same discount.www.OfficeSpaceCoworking.com • Toll Free: 800-644-0683
Rockin’ on the River
We would like to thank all of you for making Rockin’ on the River NE Ohio’s longest running and highest attended outdoor concert series! All Friday concerts are free as is parking. We now have three giant screens lowered from the top of the stage so everyone has a front row seat! We pride ourselves on being family friendly offering something for everyone. Please note, however, those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. This year we are adding a Street Fair where you can shop from local artisans, enjoy street performers, and more! Check back for more info as it becomes available. The city of Cuyahoga Falls has provided this wonderful site for all to enjoy and our company works the entire year to bring you the finest shows possible. We are committed to insure you an experience that will keep you as a fan for many years to come. Rockin’ on the River offers something for everyone and after 26 years we are proud of our reputation. Join us this year and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting each and everyone one of you. ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER——IT JUST DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER!! Sign up for our newsletter and be notified on site updates and the 2012 Rockin on the River Schedule. www.rockinontheriver.com
Consumers Digest’s Best Tire Buy is Sumitomo. The Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 all-season passenger tire recently received a Best Buy designation in the “Economy Touring Car Tire” category by “Consumers Digest” magazine. This tire is available in most sizes at your local CFCC tire supplier MOTORTECH AUTO SERVICE. Call and ask for Larry or Anthony at 923-STOP, that’s 330-923-7867.
Toshiba Business Solutions
The Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) announces its 2012 winners of the Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award (DSMA). Congratulations Bob Weinhardt “ToshibaBob”, Marketing Coordinator for Toshiba Business Solutions, as one of the 27 excellent recipients. The SMEI Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award® was established to recognize the best in the sales and marketing profession. With standards of sophistication and skill in the sales and marketing professions continually improving, the wider business community has become increasingly aware of the value and role that these professionals play in the achievement of business success. These highly demanding functions of the business process are arguably the critical success factors for most organizations.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch
It’s time to let your community see the face of your business. Highlight your business and claim your directory listing for free on Patch! It’s an online resource for all things Cuyahoga Falls. People are using it every day to catch up on news, events, and local businesses like yours. You’re already listed in our directory, but to get the most out of your free business page – you’ve got to claim it! Claim your free business page to respond to customers and feature testimonials, update photos, and create announcements and events.Looking to grow? Patch can set you up with cost-effective advertising to target your local audience online. For the price of one day in the newspaper, you can advertise on Cuyahoga Falls Patch for an entire month! For more information, contact Brandon Tidd at 330-523-6543 or log on to www.CuyahogaFalls.patch.com
Belfor Restoration Services
I just wanted to send everyone an update with news of our group effort to make the 2011 Food Drive a success! We collected enough to produce 6800 meals!!! In 3 years we have collected enough for 17,733 meals. That’s just amazing efforts. I want to personally thank everyone involved in helping to make this great running 3 years in a row! Heather L. Bachus, BELFOR Property Restoration located at 79 Cuyahoga Falls Ind. Pkwy.
City of Cuyahoga Falls
Kids Bicentennial Birthday Bash Brings Family Fun to the Natatorium. Mayor Don L. Robart and the Bicentennial Committee are proud to announce a Family Movie Night at the Natatorium marking the City’s 2nd event in 2012 commemorating our 200th Birthday! The Kids Bicentennial Birthday Bash will take place on Sunday February 19, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a DJ spinning some cool tunes! There will be dancing, contests and prizes and a photo opportunity with a very special Cuyahoga Falls furry character. We will conclude the night by showing the 2010 movie, Furry Vengeance in its entirety in the Conference and Banquet Center.
Electronic Merchant Services
In the world of payment processing, security is paramount. I’m sure you’ve seen the news lately, it seems you can’t go more than a few weeks without hearing about another big data breach where customer’s credit card info has been compromised. To combat this, the Payment Card Industry, or PCI for short, has set into place a set of regulations and standards designed to maximize security and protect both customers and merchants alike. Failure to become compliant doesn’t just put your customers at risk, it endangers your business. The fees associated with a breach are staggering and often times leave merchants with no other choice than to shut their doors permanently. Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more about your business’ compliance: 216.287.0081 http://land.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls/
Laurel Lake Retirement Community
Laurel Lake Retirement Community will host Winter Open
House on Thursday, February 16 at 2:00 PM at 200 Laurel Lake Drive in Hudson. Delicious appetizers will be served, and tours of some of Laurel Lake’s most distinctive Apartment and Villa home designs will be offered. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about Laurel Lake’s active lifestyle, superb amenities and wellness options. Reservations are now being accepted. Seating is limited. To reserve your seats, please call Julie at 1-866-650-2100 today. Laurel Lake Retirement Community is the smart choice for discerning adults who wish to continue leading active lives filled with a variety of interests, including work, volunteering, travel, fitness, cultural and lifelong learning pursuits. To learn more about this not-for-profit community offering multiple home styles within a scenic 150-acre campus in Hudson, call 1-866-650-2100 or visit www.laurellake.org
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
On February 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM, the Great Lakes Theater Company will present “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” at CVAC. This is Agatha Christie’s first mystery which is brought to life in this free, 60 minute touring play! A world premier adaption by David Hansen, “Styles” features the debut of iconic detective Hercule Poirot, one of fiction’s most beloved characters. The story that launched the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and precursor to Christie’s most famous mystery, The Mousetrap, “Styles” abounds with twists and turns to keep the audience guessing until the final moments. Five actors bring the unforgettable tale to life. Whodunit? Come solve Agatha Christie’s debut mystery with us. In conjunction with this event, February’s CVAC Exhibition Theme is “I Love a Mystery”. The show runs February 2nd – 24th. The art work is to be based on a Favorite Mystery title, a favorite character from a mystery, a place or setting, or the artist can create an original Whodunit. CVAC is located at 2131 Front Street. Hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday 9 to12. For more information visit WWW.CVARTCENTER.ORg or Call the art center (330-928-8092).
WELLNESS & WEALTH by CHOICE
Do you have a Health Care Plan? Most people have some form of Health Care Insurance. A Health Care Plan and Health Care Insurance are not the same. If you ever develop a health issue that may require you to visit your doctor, or requires a specialist, or requires hospital care, having Health Insurance is important. Most of us are aware of the current economic and health care issues confronting us on a daily basis. Rising costs of Health Care Insurance and availability of coverage are a huge problem. We have a solution not only to create a personal health plan, but also family, community, mental and financial health plans. WELLNESS & WEALTH by CHOICE would like to sit down with you and help you develop a Health Care Plan. We are asking for 30/45 minutes of your time to discuss some vital options and develop a plan that will improve your families and your health. Special appointment times are being scheduled February 2nd through Feb 6th by contacting Bob and Sue Gruber WELLNESS & WEALTH by CHOICE at 330-920-1590. If these dates do not meet your schedule, we will schedule at your convenience.
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Summa Western Reserve Hospital recently launched its new Lung Health Program. One of the only lung health and smoking cessation programs of its kind in the area, the program offers collaborative care for smokers (both current and those who have quit) or those exposed to secondhand smoke. A unique feature of the program is the inclusion of a rapid, non-invasive, pain-free low-dose CT scan that produces a 3-dimensional image of the lungs. This screening measure has been proven extremely accurate for early detection of cancers and abnormalities in the chest. Individual or group consultation sessions for smoking cessation are also provided. Smoking addiction, ailments, smoking history, medications and past quit attempts are considered as well during the treatment process in order to create an individualized smoking cessation plan. Patients receive an overall health evaluation and progress report that are reviewed when planning any future treatment in concert with their primary care physician, and an on-site nurse practitioner serves as a liaison between patient and physician to facilitate continued collaborative care during every stage of the program. To learn more about the Summa Western Reserve Hospital Lung Health Program, call (330) 929-LUNG (5864) or go to: http://www.westernreservehospital.org/LungHealth
Simplex-IT Invites You To Our Next Free Lunchinar:
The Magic of Unified Communications – Microsoft Lync and Office 365!
Today’s workers are ALL mobile, whether they are on the road or not; a recent study found the average employee was at his or her desk only 40% of the time. Yet most companies’ communications infrastructure is designed for a deskbound workforce. Happily there IS a better way! During Simplex-IT’s next free lunchinar, you will learn about Microsoft Lync, an often under-appreciated component of Office 365. Offering secure instant messaging, Internet-based voice, video conferencing, collaborative whiteboarding, presence and seamless document sharing on almost any device, Lync is transforming business productivity. If you’d like to see how your information workers can get more done in less time, this presentation is for you! Where: Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson When: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm. As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 7 and Office 2010 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that! We remind you, though, seating is limited. To reserve yours, email John@Simplex-IT.com or call 234.380.1277. Come join the fun!
Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
Ohio Safety Congress & Expo Registration Now Open. 2012 Event Features Employee Wellness and Workplace Safety Theme. Registration is now open for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) 2012 Safety Congress and Expo (OSC12), the largest and longest-running occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation conference in Ohio. The free, annual event will run March 27-29 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and registration is available online at ohiobwc.com and for more information, call 614-466-7695 or email SafetyCongress@bwc.state.oh.us.
Chamber Action Alliance – Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Chamber Human Resources Academy Webinars are approved for CLE and HRCI credits.
Wednesday, February 8 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
NLRB – Employer Free Speech & How the NLRB/NLRA Applies to Nonunion Employers. Presented by Toney Stroud, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
$55 if you use the Member Discount code: NonUnion
Wednesday, February 29 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. My Generation: Legal Issues in the Changing Workplace. Presented by Bill Nolan, Barnes & Thornburg LLP. $55 if you use the Member Discount code: OhioBusinesses . To register for these or any Ohio Chamber webinar, click here. Why HR Academy Webinars? All are submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute for the appropriate Human Resource certification credits. All are submitted to the Ohio Supreme Court for CLE credits. Special Ohio Chamber member pricing of just $55 for each webinar. Special multi-webinar discounts. Presenters are top Human Resource attorneys. Take the course on your own computer – no travel costs. Are geared toward anyone who has to deal with human resources issues. For a complete listing of 2012 Webinar offerings, click here.
City of Cuyahoga Falls PUCA
The City of Cuyahoga Falls is hosting an EfficiencySmart Energy Efficiency Seminar for Architects, Builders, Developers, Contractors, Engineers, Facility Managers, Realtors. Description: This brief seminar will target building design, engineering and construction professionals, lighting, HVAC and electrical contractors, realtors, organization and business managers, as well as facility operations managers to provide an overview of the financial incentives available for City of Cuyahoga Falls electric utility customers for incorporation of energy efficient strategies and equipment in both old and new construction. WHEN: Tuesday, March 6th 9:30 – 11 AM WHERE: The Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium – 2345 Fourth Street Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – Hopewell Room REGISTER: by Tuesday, February 28th Contact Becky McCleary @ 330.971.8201, or firstname.lastname@example.org There is no cost to attend.
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Joins Chamber Action Alliance. The Chamber Action Alliance welcomes our newest partner, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Action Alliance is a grassroots coalition of local chambers located throughout the state of Ohio. These chambers are committed to pushing for reform and advancing the business community’s interest in Ohio. Members of the Alliance participate in letter campaigns; engage local elected officials; and educate chamber members on important issues. “Hundreds of bills are introduced each year in both the House and Senate, many of which have a significant impact on the business community,” said Sydney King, Grassroots Manager at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. “By joining the CAA, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and its members receive valuable information on all business related issues being considered by the Ohio General Assembly.” As a business leader in Cuyahoga Falls and Northeast Ohio, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce is truly committed to creating a favorable economic environment for businesses and job growth. The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce is the 94th local chamber of commerce to join the Chamber Action Alliance. The Chamber Action Alliance looks forward to working with a talented group of professionals who are committed to advancing business interests at the statehouse and throughout Ohio.
IT’S EASY AND IT’S FREE!
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: email@example.com
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.