02 Jan January 2012 – Chamber Member News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Member News Announcements
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.
GREAT BUSINESS EXPOSURE!
JANUARY 2012 MEMBER NEWS
City of Cuyahoga Falls
FROZEN RIVER FESTIVAL KICKS OFF CUYAHOGA FALLS BICENTENNIAL Cuyahoga Falls Mayor, Don L. Robart invites families throughout the region to the Kick Off Celebration of the City’s Bicentennial. The Frozen River Festival will take place at Falls River Square, in downtown Cuyahoga Falls on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2012. This event marks the first of many to be held in 2012 to commemorate the City’s 200th Birthday. The Frozen River Festival hours are 3:00 – 8:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, January 21st and 22nd. Admission and parking to the event are free. Watch in amazement as experienced carvers from the University of Akron Garde Manger Club carve fascinating ice sculptures both days around the Ice Rink and have your picture taken on the giant 6-foot Ice Throne! After admiring the ice carvings, warm up in the Pavilion with a glass of wine in a limited edition commemorative Bicentennial wine glass from Sarah’s Vineyard. Wine lovers can sample a variety of delicious wines at a nominal cost and purchase bottles at the winery located on Steels Corners Road, across from Blossom Music Center. Be the first to taste the official Bicentennial Beer crafted by Thirsty Dog Brewery! Skate all day and enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and snacks at the rink. Admission to the ice rink is free for residents with the CFOne Card. Non-resident admission is $3. Skate rental is available for $3. Our 200th Anniversary Celebration would not be possible without the generous support of our local sponsors including Summa Western Reserve Hospital Partners, GOJO Industries, Schwebel’s, Valley Savings Bank, Sheraton Suites, SGS Tool, Clifford Shoemaker Funeral Home, Americhem, Falls Village, A&C Welding and Fideli Insurance. Contact the Development Department at 330-971-8135 or visit the city’s website at www.cityofcf.com for more information.
Besides Honeywell, SafeNet Security is now offering GE alarm systems, wired or wireless, with remote interactive services. Once a customer you can earn $100 referral money too, for sending us new clients. Happy New Year to all our wonderful Chamber Friends!!! www.SafeNetSecurity.com and www.SafeMedAlert.com
Electronic Merchant Services
Does most of your business occur outside the walls of your office? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to accept payment while you’re abroad? EMS offers numerous wireless and mobile processing solutions. Using a terminal or even your existing smart phone you can process credit cards no matter where business takes you! For more information call Adrien Coluccio at 216.287.0081 or http://land.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls/
Center for Functional Fitness
BABY BOOMERS – Take charge of your health this new year!
Join us for FREE TRIAL DAYS on Friday and Saturday, January 13 & 14, from 10 am to 2 pm. at the Center for Functional Fitness. Live Radio Remote on Friday from 11 – 1 with WAKR Morning Host Ray Horner! At this new, exclusive fitness center for ages 50 and above, you’ll be treated to an intimate, non-intimidating fitness setting working out among members of your own peer group. The Center features the fitness program Forever Young, a totally unique, personal, real-life fitness program designed to prepare baby boomers for life long strength and independence. All equipment was chosen for its unique functional fitness qualities, from less jarring and more shock absorbing jogging platforms and treadmills to zero impact motion trainers and knee-friendly recumbent ellipticals and bikes. Come try the equipment and take a mini class. Class times during FREE TRIAL DAYS: 10:30 Balance; 11:30 Cardio; 12:30 Stretch; 1:30 Pilates. (both days) Memberships are as low as $15 per month and sold separately or as a supplement to an annual Natatorium membership. Free initiation fee if you join before January 31, 2012. Location: The Civic Center Campus at 2310 Second Street. For more information, call 330-971-8080, email email@example.com or visit www.cityofcf.com/functionalfitness.
Crown Granite & Marble Company
New granite arrivals from Brazil and India. Take a look at Crown’s website. Lots of different colors available to choose for Kitchen Countertops, Island, Vanity tops, Bartops, Fireplace Surrounds and remnants for smaller projects. Residential and Business. Crown has been serving the area since 1952. www.crowngraniteandmarble.com
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. Register Now for Winter Classes at CVAC. For more information visit WWW.CVARTCENTER.ORG or Call the art center (330-928-8092).
Cuyahoga Falls City Schools
This set of surveys on the Cuyahoga Falls CSD is presented by the “Planning for the 21st Century Focus Group” on evaluating and improving family, business, and community involvement AND for improving communication with the school district. PURPOSE: To provide the stakeholders in our educational community with the opportunity to express their opinions on a variety of school related issues, and to allow input to the decision making process for the future planning of our schools. OBJECTIVE: To solicit responses from a broad cross-section of our community; including students, parents, school employees, leaders in the business community , senior citizens, community members, and support groups.
1. The survey can be found on the homepage of www.cfalls.org under Community Input Survey or
2. Directly link to the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZF5XHHV
For any questions please contact Emily Knight, Marketing Education Teacher at Cuyahoga Falls High School. 330-926-3808 ext. 502202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cuyahoga Falls High School
The Career Education Dept. would like to invite you to participate in Career Awareness Night on February 9, 2012. This yearly event is an exciting evening and required for our Sophomores and their parents. We will also have Parent/Teacher Conferences that night. This is an evening when the school and members of the community come together to represent different career options available to students after graduation from high school, college and/or technical schools. During their sophomore year, students start thinking about elective courses and career education programs that are geared towards their career goals, and it is important that they have opportunities to speak with community members from their fields of interest. To this end, all sophomores are required to attend this event. This is also our parent/teacher conference night. With many junior and senior students, as well as the sophomores and their parents in the building, we are providing the opportunity for our students to speak with a large number of professional community members. Additionally, this is a wonderful opportunity to further develop strong school/community relationships, involving the community in our efforts to provide our students with the best information and the most opportunities to help them succeed in their future endeavors. The evening runs from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, with set-up time beginning at 5:30pm. We provide a light dinner for our participants prior to the 6:30pm start time. We provide tables for participants to display their information regarding their career field, such as handouts, display boards, photos, flyers, or any materials they feel would contain relevant information for the students and families in our community. We hope to have you join us for Career Awareness Night. Please let us know you are able to participate. If you have any questions or to register by phone, please call 330-926-3808, x502204 for Diana Gerber, or x502127 for Marty Jones.
Chestnut Hill Memorial Park
Specials for Chamber Members only is $740.00 off of a companion mausoleum crypt. < We have only ever offered $500.00 off before but for this month we will give the extra discount for Chamber Members > Also we will offer two ground spaces for $1295.00. The everyday price is $1950.00 for two spaces. Chestnut Hill Memorial Park – 2613 Sackett Avenue. Cuyahoga Falls. Call Jim Brearley at 330-928-6115 OR email@example.com
Conrad Botzum Farmstead
For seven years The Conrad Botzum Farmstead hosted a Summer Concert Series called ‘Music at the Farmstead’. In the fall of 2010 The concert series left the Farmstead to take up a new home in Cuyahoga Valley National Park and actually became a Park program utilizing larger Park venues. The Summer Concert Series was silent during the summer of 2011. We are now beginning the planning of a new ‘Music at the Farmstead’ Summer Concert Series to begin in June of 2012. The Farmstead is actively putting together a new email (and snail mail) contact list for those folks that would like to receive concert programming and ticket information for the new series. As the old series predominately featured classical and semi classical music, the new series will feature country, blue grass and jazz. The format is casual, relaxed and very friendly. Ticket prices will not be established until the program costs have been determined. Each concert will be different, family friendly and extremely inviting and entertaining. We will provide more information as planning progresses. For now we would invite you to get on our mailing list. We will not be bombarding you with endless solicitations and daily news. We will only be sending you updates regarding the concert series, who will be coming, dates and ticket info. Please email George at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. COME BACK TO THE COUNTRY!
Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is now featuring a monthly page of full-color ad space spotlighting Cuyahoga Falls businesses exclusively. The page runs on a Wednesday in the Community section. Ad sizes are 1/15 page vertical, 3.89 inches wide by 4.28 inches tall. A one-time run rate is $225/ad. The rate for a 6-month commitment is $200/ad. With a 12-month commitment, the rate drops to $175/ad. In addition, the section each month will be digitized, posted to Ohio.com for one month, and promoted on the site to drive web traffic to the ads. For more information, click http://www.ohiomm.com/pdf/advertising/Experience-Cuyahoga-Falls.pdf to see the official promotional flyer. For questions or to reserve space, contact Craig Madrin by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 330-996-3214.
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.
Member News FAQ’s
- 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_________________
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.