31 Jan February 2013 – Chamber Member Business News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Business News EBLASTS – FREE SERVICE!
These are a FREE and EASY way Chamber Members (only) can promote a business related news item to
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.
GREAT EXPOSURE FOR YOUR BUSINESS! IT’S EASY and FREE! CHAMBER MEMBERS ONLY!
Valley Savings Bank
You’re invited to a very special ribbon-cutting ceremony. Please join Valley Savings Bank at a ceremony to unveil a special exhibit celebrating our 90th year of service to our community and our joint history with the city of Cuyahoga Falls.
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Location: Valley Savings Bank, 140 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Ribbon-cutting with Mayor Don Robart at 6:00 p.m.
Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
RSVP. Regrets only by February 1, 2013 to Alix Kolt at 330.923.0454
Four Corner Promotions
Is pleased to be one of the first to be using the ACTABLE app in the Promotional Products industry. We now have the ability to give a 3D augmented reality product presentations. No more guessing, you can almost touch the product as is jumps to life off of the catalog page. Email of call me for more details and your presentations tomorrow. Contact: David Ullmo, Four Corner Promotions, LLC. 330-236-5314 www.facebook.com/fourcornerpromotions
Margida & Associates
NEW TAX LAW SUMMARY. Margida & Associates has developed a comprehensive “Tax Law Summary” that provides a great deal of detail, including a summary of the key provisions of the new American Tax Relief Act (ATRA). Visit our website (http://www.margida-assoc.com) and click on the Tax Law Summary icon on the left side of every page. While the ATRA retains many of the favorable tax rules that applied in prior years, new provisions might have a dramatic impact on your tax bill for 2013 and beyond, especially if you are a high earner. If you have questions, please give us a call at 330-926-0023
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.
Electronic Merchant Systems
Winter is in full swing and spring is right around the corner! It’s time to do a little preparation and get your business in shape. What are your goals for the year ahead and how do you 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. www.emscorporate.com Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081
RPF Group, Inc.
The RPF GROUP INC, home of the Business Growth Experience is offering a 40% discount off the “Go-Getter” Sales Training program. This program is designed specifically for home based business owner and business owners who have primary responsibilities for growing sales and bring home the money. Learn why people don’t buy from you and what you can do about it. This program is about selling the ways others want you to buy and there is a strong focus on both selling, marketing and building great long term relationships. Limit one per company. Contract Ron Finklestein for details at 330-990-0788 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more go to www.businessgrowthexperience.com
$150 FOR YOU when you open a Dollar Bank Free MONEYSM Checking Account!* It has everything you want—No minimum balance. Cash rewards.** A 1.20% APY linked savings account. *** Free Mobile, Online & Text Message Banking. 50,000 free ATMs. Free Alerts. Free Dollar Bank App with Mobile Remote Deposit. Stop by the Dollar Bank Stow Office today! 3483 Hudson Drive • Call 330-920-8200 • dollarbank.com Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. Copyright © 2013, Dollar Bank, Federal Savings Bank. *$50 minimum to open. Offer for new checking customers only and also applies for Rewards Checking. 0.00% Annual Percentage Yield. These accounts require 6 qualifying payments made per month. FreeMONEY Checking requires electronic statements. For more information, see account information schedule. Offers subject to change or termination without notice and cannot be combined with other offers. Up to $150 is available in one $50 rebate and two $50 credits. To receive the $50 debit card rebate, checking account must be opened by 2/28/13; rebate will be credited for debit card purchases made via signature (not PIN). Rebate will be added within 7 days of account opening and must be used within 3 months. To receive the first $50 credit, account must receive cumulative direct deposits of $250 or more within 60 days of opening and must be in good standing; $50 credit will be added to account within 45 days of the qualifying cumulative direct deposits. Additional $50 credit will be applied within 2 months of the 1-year anniversary of account opening provided account qualified for the offer, is active, in good standing and in qualifying plan. Maximum amount is $150 and one per household. Subject to 1099 reporting. **$150 annual cap. Rewards apply to non-PIN based, signature debit card purchases and online bill payments. Rewards may be cancelled due to abusive practices. For more information, see Account Information Schedule. ***1.20% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on FreeMONEY Savings balances from $0 to $20,000, balances of $20,000.01 to $250,000 will earn an APY ranging from 1.20% to .56% based on a rate of .50% on the portion of balances between $20,000.01 and $250,000, and balances over $250,000 will earn an APY ranging from .56% to .20% based on a rate of .20% on the portion of balances above $250,000. Rates are accurate as of 2/1/13 and are subject to change without notice. Rate may change after account opening. A valid FreeMONEY Checking, Rewards Checking, or Money Market Checking Account is required to open and maintain a FreeMONEY Savings Account. Limit one FreeMONEY Savings Account per customer. Promo Code: CHK13
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Is hosting a Go Red for Women Luncheon on February 14, 2013 from 11:30-1:00pm.
Auditorium. Vendors, door prizes and complimentary lunch. Join us at noon when
Dr. Eric Espinal will present “What’s Your Sign”. Learn about your risk factors and prevention guidelines for heart disease in women including how to develop (and stick to) your personal road map to wellness. Seating is limited so you must RSVP toKathy Romito at 330.971.7408 at email@example.com no later than February 7, 2013.*All are encouraged to wear red *Please share this invitation with anyone who might be interested www.westernreservehospital.org
Summa Western Reserve Hospital is the Northeast Ohio region’s first physician-owned, for-profit, full service hospital. With a commitment to patient satisfaction and improved healthcare delivery, Summa Western Reserve Hospital offers general and acute care services, including a 24/7 emergency department. Summa Western Reserve Hospital is also a teaching facility and sponsors graduate medical education teaching programs in osteopathic medicine. The hospital is a majority physician-owned joint venture between Western Reserve Hospital Partners (which represents a collaboration of more than 200 physicians, including primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists) and Summa Health System.
Herzing University – Akron
Akron Institute Changes Name to Herzing University – Akron. With the New Year comes a new name for Akron Institute as it formally transitions to align with its 11 sister campuses throughout the United States to become Herzing University – Akron. Founded in 1970 as Akron Medical – Dental Institute, the campus was acquired in 2004 by Herzing and began a journey that expanded its offerings to Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in healthcare, technology, business, design and public safety. Through the years, the Akron Institute campus moved twice and expanded a few more times to encompass more than 43,000 square feet of space today. It was also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in 2007 and received accreditation for its Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program through the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) in 2011. Until today, the campus’ formal name was Akron Institute of Herzing University. Serving the local community since 1970, Herzing University – Akron boasts state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs to provide a real-world, hands-on learning environment, consistent with its “career-focused, convenient, and caring” educational mission. Its 43,000 square-foot facility is specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Students have the convenient option to take courses either on-campus or online toward their bachelor’s or associate degree or diploma, and can also earn graduate degrees through Herzing University Online. Information about Herzing University – Akron is available at www.herzing.edu/akron. Contact: David L. LaRue, Campus President. Herzing University – Akron (330) 724-1600 firstname.lastname@example.org
You’re Invited to “The ABCs of Working Remotely” Simplex-IT’s February Lunchinar focuses on the technologies which more and more companies are taking advantage of to allow their employees to work from home (or other remote office). Join our own Bob Coppedge as he explores the liberating and wide ranging capabilities of Unified Communications, Email Anywhere (and on almost any definite device), internet-enabled applications, cloud storage and more. Gone are the days when workers are tied to their office and the data that resides there. Finally, we’re free at last! Simplex-IT’s monthly Lunchinars are always free, open to all and focused on sharing information. Join us!
Where: Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 11:30am-1:00pm
As a bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft Office 2010 to one lucky attendee. 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!
Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care
ALTERCARE OF CUYAHOGA FALLS TO HOST PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP SESSIONS. Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care provides a special free one-hour exercise and support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The Parkinson’s Exercise Group Smilies (P.E.G.S.) was developed in conjunction with the Akron Summit County Parkinson’s Support Group. Research about Parkinson’s disease was used to create a program that meets the unique needs of participants. Upbeat, enjoyable music is used to promote movement, and stretching, deep breathing and relaxation exercises help relieve stress. The group is led by Dee Horn, Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls’ certified occupational therapy assistant. Group sessions are held every second, third, fourth and fifth Monday at 4:00. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy exercise shoes.
Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls is located at 2728 Bailey Road in Cuyahoga Falls, just north of Front Street and east of Route 8. For more information about this special program, call 330 929 4231, or email: email@example.com
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.
A discussion on the options for organizing a business, including how to select the right business entity for your particular situation (e.g., sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, LLC, C-Corp, S-Corp, etc.) The presenter will walk you through the steps of registering a business and discuss local, state and federal requirements. She will also discuss issues related to selecting your business name. This particular workshop is the first of four workshops scheduled this year related to Intellectual Property. Our guest presenters for these workshops are partners in the law firm of Frisina & Smith, LLC, where they work with a variety of clients in the areas of patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and related legal matters.
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.
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.
International Business Basics
This workshop is for new/existing businesses planning to go global. The subject matter includes modes of foreign market entry, tariff and non-tariff barriers, legal issues in international transactions, required documentation, payment methods, financial risk management and significant provisions in commercial contracts.
Marketing Techniques for Success
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.
How to Build a Successful Website
This workshop describes, in detail, how to bring a business to the web in a timely, cost effective manner. The “mysteries” that sometimes surround the creation and publishing of an effective website will disappear before your eyes. While workshop participants may not want to start a new career as a website designer, they will understand all the basics of creating a successful website to help their business succeed and achieve.
Be sure to check our website www.akron.score.org
for a current listing of upcoming workshops. Our March schedule includes a new workshop focused on Sales, a new version of our Financial Management workshop and our ever-popular Selling with Social Media.
Summit County Building
175 S. Main St., Suite 204
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. 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 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 no submissions for the month an email will not be sent.