26 Jun July 2013 – Chamber Member Business News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Business News EBLASTS – FREE AND EASY SERVICE!
- 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.
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
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
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Summa Western Reserve Hospital, in partnership with the American Cancer Society will sponsor “Look Good Feel Better” a free breakfast event for women who are currently in treatment for cancer or are in recovery from cancer and their guests. This complimentary event will take place on July 13 in the Summa Western Reserve Hospital’s auditoriums, from 9:00 am- 11:00am.
The Look Good Feel Better event schedule includes:
9:00 a.m. – Registration and buffet breakfast.
10:00 a.m. – Eating for Good Health presentation
10:45 a.m. – Fashion Show by Clothes Mentor in Cuyahoga Falls (featuring cancer survivors)
9:00am-11:00am– Gavin Scott Salon will be offering on site chair massages, nail polish changes and Maria Suciu from Callatis Spa will be performing Reiki. All attendees will receive a Diva bag filled with items from Gavin Scott Salon and Summa Western Reserve. Vendors from the area will be on hand to offer tips and products on how to feel better before, during and after cancer treatment. Those interested in registering for this complimentary event should call Kathy Romito at 330.971.7408 or by email at email@example.com. Space is limited and the registration deadline is July 10, 2013. www.westernreservehospital.org
Four Corner Promotions
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Secondly.. We are having a Fashion Show and you are invited.
Friday July the 26th from 4 – 6:00pm
3890 Lake Run Blvd. Stow, Ohio 44224
Kari Moravec the Region Sales Manager from S and S active wear along with Four Corner Promotions will be presenting the latest fashions, trends, styles and name brand items for all of you Uniform, Corporate Wear, Promotional and Gift needs. Men’s, Ladies, Infant and Youth all represented. Live models to present, Light hors d oeuvres and cocktails provided, Come and go as your schedule allows Please RSVP as soon as possible. Ph: 330-236-5314 www.facebook.com/fourcornerpromotions
Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS)
It’s time to start thinking about your business and how to best capitalize on the increase in summer activity. It’s time to consider a gift and/or loyalty card program from Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS). Gift card programs lead to profits for businesses not only by increasing their reach to new customers when gift cards are given as gifts, but 75% of consumers spend more than 60% of the original worth of the gift card, which means that $50 gift card is likely to lead to an $80 transaction. Loyalty programs yield even bigger gains for businesses. Companies with a loyalty program increase same store sales by 4.5%, increase retention by 14%, and average purchase and visits by 24%! These are numbers you can’t afford to ignore. Statistics aside, EMS’ Altus Premier program has everything you need. Custom designed cards, online tracking and customer registration, text messaging and email marketing capabilities; the possibilities are endless. Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081 OR firstname.lastname@example.org OR www.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls
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!
June 13 Rise of the Guardians with 7 Mile Isle Steel Drum Band on stage at 7:00 pm
July 4 Madagascar 3 with Zobapago on stage at 8:00 pm
July 11 Hotel Transylvania with comedy and juggling at 7:00 pm
July 25 Wreck It Ralph
August 1 Thunderstruck with Zobapago on stage at 8:00 pm
August 8 The Odd Life of Timothy Green
August 15 OZ-The Great & Powerful with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Dogs at 7:00 pm
August 22 Soul Surfer
Flicks on the Falls outdoor movies event take place June 13 through August 22. There is no movie on July 19 as the City prepares the site for Festa Italiana. 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
Night at the Ballgame +Plus One! Tuesday, July 16 at 7:05pm. Support OPEN M’s Night at the Ballgame Plus One! The extra dollar spent over the ticket price goes towards the L.I.N.K.S. program (teenagers). Enjoy a night of wholesome fun! Check out an amazing menu of culinary delights! Come together . . . Unite . . . Be a part of the community! $10 Call Tina Thelin at 330.434.0110 x418 or email: EventVol@OpenM.org for more details!
The Sirak-Brockett Agency
Thomas J. Breckenridge of The Sirak-Brockett Agency has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. Candidates for the CLU® designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements. Over 100,000 individuals have been awarded the CLU® designation since The College was founded in 1927. The Chartered Life Underwriter® is a designation of insurance expertise. The College’s founder, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School professor Solomon S. Huebner, Ph.D., created the CLU® program to meet the career education needs of men and women in life insurance and related financial services. This prestigious course of study provides professionals with in-depth knowledge on the insurance needs of individuals, families and business owners. Once the program is completed, a CLU® can provide professional advice on a broad range of financial topics including life and health insurance, pension planning, insurance law, income taxation, investments, financial and estate planning, and group benefits. Tom is a graduate of Malone College and previously received the CLTC designation [ Certification in Long Term Care Planning ]. In business planning Tom uses his experience of twenty years in the manufacturing business to augment his financial knowledge. In personal planning he is a Registered Representative and a Financial Advisor with Park Avenue Securities, locally represented by the Sirak-Brockett Agency of Canton. In addition to the insurance skills, he specializes in Retirement Income Planning for individuals.The American College is dedicated to leadership in innovative training and development that helps financial services companies and their employees succeed. As a non-profit educational institution holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 82 years. The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial services industy’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu
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 email@example.com 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.
Ohio Bureau f Worker’s Compensation
OSC|14 Call for Presentations. Applications accepted through July 31. BWC is accepting proposals for educational presentations for the 2014 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC14). This annual event will take place March 25 to 27, 2014, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. OSC14 offers access to experts and peers sharing best practices, research and information to prevent injuries and lower workers’ compensation costs. OSC14 features more than 150 educational presentations which offer continuing education credits for a variety of professions. You can be considered for a presentation that lasts one hour or six hours. The event draws more than 5,000 Ohio business and government representatives and employees. Visit our website to learn more and submit a presentation.
BWC 2013 Rebate Information: A one-time 56% rebate of the 2011 policy year (7/1/11-6/30/12) billed premium is being given to eligible employers. The BWC has indicated that these rebate checks will be sent to employers at the end of June or early July. The exception to that is if your company participated in a group retrospective rating program in the 2011 policy year. If this is the case, the BWC will calculate and issue your rebate after the first group retro premium refund/assessment in the fall of this year. The eligibility for the rebate was determined on 5/31/13. Anything that has transpired with your business(es) since then, such as invoices, appeals, audits, etc., was not taken into consideration when your rebate was calculated. Any premium-based discounts you earned will not affect the rebate amount. This includes discounts or rebates for early payment, flex-pay, lapse-free, go green, or safety council. All state funded employers are eligible to receive the rebate if they paid premium to BWC during the 7/1/11 – 6/30/12 policy period and were in active, reinstated, combined, or debtor-in-possession status effective 4/1/13 when BWC took the snapshot on 5/31/13. (For Public employers the policy period is 1/1/11-12/31/11). If your business was involved in a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) relationship in the 2011 policy period, the PEO is responsible for paying its clients a pro-rated share of the rebate. The BWC will be informing any PEO clients that a rebate has been issued to their PEO. If your business has a non-pending, outstanding balance with BWC, your rebate will be calculated less the balance owed. This includes any liability from a predecessor entity from an experience transfer. If the outstanding balance is more than the rebate, BWC will adjust the amount owed accordingly and send a new invoice with the reduced amount. BWC will send 1099 forms to all employers who receive a rebate in excess of $600, and the rebate may be taxable. This should be reviewed by your tax professional.
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. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 330 379-3163.
Wednesday, July 24, 8:30-11:30am, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Tuesday, August 6, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
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
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 (NEW WORKSHOP)
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.”
Monday, July 22, 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.
Thursday, July 11, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
This workshop provides information and practical advice on starting and operating a successful not-for-profit business. Topics covered include: characteristics of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, advantages and disadvantages of operating as a not-for-profit, developing a business plan, incorporating and obtaining tax-exempt status, board structure and function, management, operations and developing financial support.
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.
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: 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 less than 5 submissions for the month an email will not be sent.