03 Jun June 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.
GREAT EXPOSURE FOR YOUR BUSINESS!
Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
Is hosting the Relish Magazine Cooking Show on Saturday, June 15, 2013 and are offering 20% off your ticket purchase. You’ll have a chance to meet and learn from Relish Chef Brian Morris and Akron Beacon Journal award-winning Food Writer and Columnist, Lisa Abraham. There are lots of cool prizes to win and tasty bites to sample from dozens of local food and drink vendors during the pre-show expo. VIP’s get a gift bag with a FREE Relish hardcover cookbook and a private party with Chef Brian, Lisa Abraham and a whole lot more! Use the EJ Thomas box office and give them ABJ20 for the most savings! It will be a day filled with food and fun. See you there! For more information contact: Jeanne Nehrenz at (330)996-3214 OR email@example.com
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
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
JUNE DINNER IN THE VALLEY WELCOMES SUMMER WITH A SEASONAL MEAL. The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park continues its monthly Dinner in the Valley series at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 with a “Cool Summer Night” dinner featuring the best foods of early summer, including strawberries, and many other seasonal favorites. Each month, the Conservancy’s Dinner in the Valley event features Chef Larkin Rogers, who creates a delightful meal hosted at one of Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s unique venues. Reservations for the dinner package are required and are being taken through Thursday, June 6. Call 330-657-2909 ext. 119 for reservations. Pricing is $28 for Conservancy members,$30 for non-members, and $7 for children ages 5-12. Price includes dinner, dessert and beverages. The location of the Dinner in the Valley event will be given during the reservation process. About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its programs, visit www.conservancyforCVNP.org or call (330) 657-2909.
It’s a Breeze Travel
Jennifer Kirsch from It’s a Breeze Travel is proud to announce that she is now a Certified Sandals Specialist, completing all required course work to effectively promote Sandals and Beaches Resorts. In honor of this event It’s a Breeze Travel will donate $100 of the commission earned on all Sandals or Beaches resort bookings of 6 Nights or longer to the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Scholarship fund. The booking window for this offer is June 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013 with travel dates between June 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013. Please contact Jennifer Kirsch at 330 212 4644.
Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living Residence
Will be holding a Spring Craft Bazaar on Thursday, June 6, 2013, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. Homemade crafts and baked goods will be available for purchase. The Gardens is located at, 45 Chart Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Oh. All proceeds will benefit the resident activity fund.
RPF Group Inc.
Do you just Stumble into the Future? Or do you Create your own Future? Your Success Can be BOTH Intentional & Deliberate! The Business Growth Experience Chapter Membership is like nothing available today. It is a 90 minute monthly meeting where we focus on helping you grow sales and increase your revenues. This program contains proven & time tested sales strategies and tactics that have been taught to business all around the world. It is designed for you to do one thing: to create and keep your customers as you grow personally and professionally, and get results. There is nothing like this! All small business owners and those responsible for finding new business struggle with the same questions. What is it? The Business Growth Experience Chapter Membership is a monthly sales coaching program that is designed to be a place where you will learn a new way of thinking using proven relationship strategies that will help you increase revenues and grow sales – a place where you will learn skills that you will use in all areas of your life, not just sales. What it offers! Ron Finklestein & Dr. Tony Alessandra created a new sales playbook. It is called, “The Definitive Sale Play Book: How to Create and Keep a Customer.” There are 65 chapters on how to create and keep a customer. This is our playbook for this program and all members will receive a copy. For those who join our Lyoness loyalty program you will receive 8% back in cash and loyalty benefits. This means we pay you for participating! Just one of the ways we say thank you! This program contains proven & time tested sales strategies and tactics that have been taught to business all around the world. It is designed for you to do one thing: to create and keep your customers as you grow personally and professionally, and get results.
Date: June 11, 2013 Time: 11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch/Networking 11:30 – 12 (lunch is included), Program: 12 – 1 PM. Location: 4040 Embassy Parkway, Akron, Ohio.
Investment: First time visitors no charge.
Registration is required: http://saleslunchandlearn.eventbrite.com
To host Summer Open House, June 18 & 20. Early reservations are now being accepted for the Summer Open House at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, a two-day event to be held on June 18 & 20, 2013 at 200 Laurel Lake Drive in Hudson. Guests may choose to attend the Morning Brunch on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 AM, or Afternoon Appetizers on Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 PM. Both events will be hosted by residents, and will be followed by tours of The Commons and four furnished apartment and villa homes. Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about Laurel Lake’s active lifestyle, superb amenities and wellness options. Space is limited. For reservations, please call Julie at 1-866-650-2100 or visit www.laurellake.org 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.
Electronic Merchant Systems
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 www.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Is proud to share some exciting news with you. Last week, SWRH received the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Award. We were recognized for our commitment to excellence. We strive to deliver the highest quality service with our patients’ and guests well-being and safety at heart. The leadership at SWRH continues to focus on providing the highest quality, patient centered care. We were honored to be recognized for the leading the way in customer service.
To honor our EMS and fire fighters, we provided complimentary meals and personally thanked fire fighters in Kent, Stow, Hudson, Macedonia, Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls and several stations in Akron. Join us in showing our appreciation to the first responders during EMS week, May 20-May 24.
Last week, SWRH collaborated with Richardson Elementary School and Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart to host the city’s Lemonade Day Northeast Ohio. The experiential learning initiative was aimed at teaching young students life skills and personal development by enabling them to start their own business – a lemonade stand. As part of the program, Richardson Elementary students review lessons to help them start and run their business. In entrepreneurial spirit, they will learn about various aspects of business ownership such as creating a budget, setting goals, problem solving, providing customer service, enlisting investors and giving back to their community. Students will present their business ideas to judges from Summa Western Reserve and members of the community to vie for loan funding to build their business
Herzing University-Akron Campus
Dear Business Leader, On behalf of the Herzing University-Akron Campus, I would like to invite your organization to participate in our Career Fair on Thursday, June 6, 2013, for an opportunity to recruit qualified applicants to fill job opportunities within your company. Please see the following information for this exciting event. Herzing University Career Fair: Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Herzing University-Akron Campus, 1600 South Arlington Street, Suite 100. Akron, Ohio 44306.
This event will be open to the public, and we expect approximately 200-300 current and potential students and several individuals from the community to participate in our event. There is no cost to participate and parking will also be available at no charge. Each organization will be provided with a table and two chairs for their staff who attend the event. Herzing University remains committed to securing future employment resources for our graduates, which means we are ready to help you reach as many quality students and community job seekers as possible. Please complete the attached registration form and return it to Mary Lyell by Monday, May 20, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lyell at 330.724.1600 (x1111) or 330.212.5443. With your participation, we can connect the job seekers of Akron to the services and resources available through great organizations like yours.
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!
Our hours are as follows: Monday – Thursday: 11am-3pm. Friday: 11am – 9pm (Reservations appreciated after 7pm) Saturday: 9am-9pm (Reservations appreciated after 7pm) Sunday- 11am-4pm (Reservation only. Please make reservations ONE day in advance.)
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
Union Home Mortgage
UNION NATIONAL MORTGAGE CO. IS NOW UNION HOME MORTGAGE CORP. The name has changed, but the company and values remain the same. The change is small, but including the word “home” in the name is representative of how much Union Home Mortgage is committed to helping people achieve the dream of home ownership through both our retail and wholesale lending channels. The mortgage industry has changed quite a bit since the company was founded in 1970, but Union Home’s dedication to earning people’s trust, doing more than is expected, and keeping the promises it makes has allowed it to thrive and prosper, even through some challenging years in the housing sector. So while the name may be changing, the values that have shaped the company and made it a success remain firmly in place. These values and the continued trust of customers and business partners will guide Union Home Mortgage into the new era of homeownership. About Union Home Mortgage Corp. – Union Home Mortgage Corp. is a full-service retail and wholesale mortgage banking company with a strong heritage/reputation for building solid, stable, long-term relationships based on honesty and integrity. Union Home Mortgage Corp. Ownership structure and senior management team remains the same. Bill Cosgrove, CMB remains the company’s sole stockholder.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Monday, June 3, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Wednesday, June 19, 8:30-11:30am, The Taylor Institute, Akron
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.
Thursday, June 13, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
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
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.
International Business Basics
Thursday, June 6, 6:00-9:00pm, Midpoint Campus, Brunswick
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.
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: email@example.com
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.