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.
JUNE 2014 Member News
Falls Rock Shop
Kids need something to do over the summer? Falls Rock Shop has a music camp right here in Cuyahoga Falls! Learn the basics of music through songs, games, and other activities. Ages 5 to 10 welcome. Two four week one hour sessions will be held in June and July from 10am to 11am. Contact Kathleen Moreland at email@example.com or CALL 440-781-8167 to SIGN UP!!! www.fallsrockshop.com
Top Level Martial Arts Academy
LOCAL PARTNERSHIP ATTACKS BULLYING – Top Level Martials Art, Akron’s Graice Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters is proud to announce an innovative partnership with The Ruby Group/Sandler Training to equip young people with skills to deal with bullying. With an estimated 3 million students missing school each month in the US due to bullying, solutions that change the lives of bullies and victims alike are critical to the health of our community. Top Level Martial Arts is the area’s sole provider of the Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu anti-bullying program that equips local kids with the skills they need to stop bullying in its tracks. To insure that this training is available to low income children in our community, The Ruby Group / Sandler Training has partnered with Top Level Martial Arts to pilot a sponsorship program so local individuals, businesses, and organizations can provide scholarships for low income kids to participate in the program. “We’re teaching children to be confident in their skin,” says Jones, owner of Top Level Martial Arts. “Beyond all the physical stuff, we focus on character development and create a partnership between the academy and the parents to develop Integrity, Discipline, Respect, and Personal Courage.” Once a child has that, no bully can touch them. They become invincible to bullying. Once bullies learn these traits, they realize they don’t need to be bullies.” Katy, mother of the sponsored child, described The Ruby Group/Sandler Training as a godsend. “We could never have done something like this on our own. It’s amazing that people out there are so willing to help out. Thank God.”
Sandler Training at the Ruby Group is part of a network of more than 220 training centers globally, providing a complete range of award-winning programs in sales, leadership, negotiations, customer care, coaching, assessments, strategic alliances and more. Located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the Ruby Group has helped Northeast Ohio clients achieve organizational and professional development goals. The Sandler Group’s Mandy Caruso said, “When we saw this opportunity to help children in such a positive manner, it was obvious this is something we have to do.” There is no shortage of children on the waiting list for sponsorships at Top Level Martial Arts and other sponsors are being sought. If you or an organization you are affiliated with would like to partner with Top Level Martial Arts to help low income kids live free of the shame and fear associated with bullying, contact Bill Jones at 330-770-4304 or visit http://www.toplevelmartialarts.com Top Level Martial Arts is headed by Bill Jones. He has been training martial arts since 1985. A combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bill learned the importance of effective self-defense first hand and this is what first drew him to the art of Brazilian Jiu‐Jitsu. Having already earned 3 black belts in various martial arts, Bill was awarded the coveted Gracie Jiu‐Jitsu black belt by Pedro Sauer himself in March of 2013. With this promotion, Jones is one of fewer than 50 Gracie jiu-jitsu black belts in the state of Ohio.
You’re invited! 3rd Annual Nifty 50’s Car Show & Family Picnic. Come show off your car & spend the afternoon with us! Great Food, Music, 50/50 and Basket Raffles! Saturday, June 21st, 2014 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Cars from Akron’s Rubber City Model T and Model A Car Clubs will be here! Hudson Elms is located at 563 W. Streetsboro Street, Hudson Ohio 44236. Ph: 330-650-0436
Gallery of Framing
The Gallery of Framing & Contemporary Art is presenting “Art by Musicians”, paintings drawings and ltd. edition prints. Join us Saturday, June 7th 2014 at 10:00 am for a wide range of artwork by Jazz greats Miles Davis & Les McCann, Tico Torres (Bon Jovi), Kim O’Donnell-Pepe (Green Jellÿ), Cleveland glass artist Jerry Keller and Youngstown State Professor (retired) Al Bright. In addition, we are pleased to present new work by Lee Oskar (of the jam band who produced Gold and Platinum recording hits such as “Low Rider”, “Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”). We will also have several signed copies of a wonderful children’s book written and illustrated by Kim O’Donnell, available at the gallery. The show will be on view until July 19. The Gallery of Framing & Contemporary Art specializes in custom conservation framing to protect and preserve your valued artwork. We also show modern and contemporary paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and glass by National and International renown artists such as Dali, Gropper, Wegman, Miro, Kieff, Nevelson, Lichtenstein and Close to name a few. Gallery of Framing is located at 131 Ghent Rd. in Fairlawn, Ohio. Call us at 330-835-3046. See our web site at www.galleryofframing.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GalleryOfFramingAtMerchantsSquare Contact Information: Lori Drugan, Gallery of Framing, 131 Ghent Rd., Fairlawn, Ohio 44333. 330-835-3046
Complimentary Lunchinar: Office 365 – It’s More Than Just Email! Office 365 is well known as Microsoft’s offering for cloud-based email, but there’s a lot more under the hood than you may realize. Join Simplex-IT for our June Lunchinar and we’ll show you how organizations just like yours are using Office 365 for enhanced collaboration, video conferencing, mobile file access and so much more. Plus we’ll review some of the latest Microsoft offerings for mobile devices, including iPads, iPhones and Android devices. Note: this will be a BUSINESS discussion and not a technical deep dive, a real world discussion about how businesses are increasing productivity and security without a huge up-front investment! This is an important discussion you won’t want to miss! When: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Stow Hampton Inn, 4331 Lakepointe Corporate Dr. (off Rt. 8 at Steels Corners Road) As an extra bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft software valued at $500. 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!
EMS – Electronic Merchant Systems
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 on the move? 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! Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081
Western Reserve Hospital
City-Wide Collaboration Between Mayor, Police, Fire, School Districts, Businesses and Hospital Launches Massive Anti-Drug Campaign Against Methamphetamine and Heroin Use. In a widespread collaboration, the Cuyahoga Falls community has come together to launch “Not Me, I’m Drug Free,” an anti-drug campaign that unites the Mayor’s office, Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge school districts, police department, fire department, community businesses and Western Reserve Hospital in an unprecedented effort to curb drug abuse — especially meth and heroin — in Cuyahoga Falls. The “Not Me, I’m Drug Free” campaign is designed to educate Cuyahoga Falls area elementary school students about the dangers of using meth and heroin by connecting with them using Facebook, yard signs, posters, T-shirts, incentive cards and much more. “Drug abuse is a growing problem in Cuyahoga Falls, and we must be proactive as a community to address and minimize this life-destroying problem,” said Mayor Don Walters. “The unique collaboration between my office, the police department, fire department, school district, hospital and local businesses will allow us to provide a consistent, pervasive message throughout Cuyahoga Falls: We are drug free.” “The effects of these hard drugs are catastrophic to a person’s health and mental well-being,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital. “Western Reserve Hospital has initiated a number of effective programs that seek to improve the overall health of the community, and these bold strides toward reducing drug use will play a huge role in helping us achieve that goal.” The initiative was launched on May 28, 2014 at an event held at DeWitt Elementary School, where Mayor Walters, Dr. Kent, Police Chief Jack Davis, Fire Chief Paul Moledor, Cuyahoga Falls City Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols and Woodridge Schools Superintendent Walter Davis all spoke to the students, parents and community. “It is vital to educate students about the extreme dangers of drug use as early as possible so they’re equipped with the knowledge to say no if they’re ever offered drugs,” said Nichols. “We cannot stress this message enough, and I’m so proud of the many people and organizations in Cuyahoga Falls who are seamlessly working together for the safety of our children and the collective good of our community,” said Woodridge Superintendent Davis. Students and families who abstain from drugs can take advantage of the ‘Free’-wards incentive card, which offers valuable perks on food and family activities in and around Cuyahoga Falls. Some of these perks include a free set of ear buds at Western Reserve Hospital, free admission to Water Works Family Aquatic Center, free rentals at Family Video, free food and desserts at many area restaurants and much more. Additionally, Bob Earley’s Rockin’ on the River, a free concert series held every Friday night throughout the summer in downtown Cuyahoga Falls, will be featuring the “Not Me, I’m Drug Free” campaign on its jumbo stage screens and promotional materials will be handed out at every event. To learn more about the “Not Me, I’m Drug Free” anti-drug campaign, or to learn more about the devastating effects of heroin and meth abuse, visit and like the Facebook page at Facebook.com/NotMeDrugFree.
About Western Reserve Hospital – 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, Western Reserve Hospital offers general and acute care services, including a 24/7 emergency department. 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. Contact: Mark Bosko/Executive Director, Marketing and Public Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
EMS Sentry, Inc.®
Is now an Ohio Medicaid PASSPORT Provider in Stark, Summit, Portage and Wayne Counties. EMS Sentry, Inc.®, MediVoice Alert® also a Medicare Part B Provider with reimbursement of up to 80% and Certified EMT Monitoring is $19.95 per month. MediVoice Alert® equipment is registered with the FDA. Larry T. Parker, President – EMS Sentry, Inc.® PH: 877-406-1724 email@example.com www.medivoicealert.com
Wellness and Wealth by Choice
All humans who have any desire to be healthy share some very basic needs.
Clean water, air, sleep and a connection to the earth, are primary ways of establishing good health and providing your body with a strong foundation. Most people ignore these fundamentals and spend all of their time and money using nutrition as drugs, buying products to eliminate symptoms. This approach has a limited effect if you don’t first establish the body’s ability to mend and repair. Sleep/water/air and vibrational frequency are as essential as vitamins for human health. The original Evian spring water from Evian France became famous because of a healing that occurred to a local Lord. This wealthy man wasn’t very healthy. He had a beautiful daughter who was the desire of every Prince in the area. He offered his daughter as a prize to anyone who could cure him of his ills. The man who took care of his horses had his eye on the daughter and the feeling was mutual. This stable-hand befriended the local hermit living near the spring. The hermit told him to give the ailing Lord a gift of Evian water with the recommendation to drink several jugs per day. The Lord was miraculously healed and gladly gave his daughter to his horseman. It’s an old story, but very relevant to modern times. The man was probably extremely dehydrated. The addition of living water directly from the Evian spring immediately rejuvenated him. Fast forward to today, it’s common to meet people who never drink healthy water. Today’s beverages of choice are bottled water, energy drinks, sodas and alcohol leaving most people chronically dehydrated. When they actually experience high quality water, the effects can be miraculous. The body will quickly react to something it desperately needs and has been missing. Wellness and Wealth by Choice, the Chambers Health Benefits Provider recommends Nikken’s PiMag Waterfall to produce this high quality, rejuvenating water at for you and your family. Find it at: http://www.nikken.com/sbgruber/shop/details/!pimag-waterfall Call Bob or Sue Gruber 330-920-1590 to learn about your special pricing
Offer Workers’ Compensation and Safety Seminars in June. This year’s CareWorks Consultants seminars will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Topics include:
• Prospective Premium Payment System; Program Timelines; Lowering Claim Costs;
Hearing Representation; Unemployment Cost Control Strategies; and, Safety.
Claims administrators, safety coordinators, financial officers, payroll and human resource administrators, and supervisors are encouraged to attend. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at all seminars. There is a $40 fee to attend.
These seminars fulfill BWC’s group two-hour safety training requirements for policy year 2013 for group-rated and group retrospective employers with a claim in 2012. Locations
• June 23 – Cincinnati/Dayton – Elements Event Centre
• June 24 – Cleveland – Holiday Inn Independence
• June 25 – Canton – Courtyard Marriott
To register, mail, fax or email the following information to Sarah Crouthamel: Fax: 614.210.5840 Office: 800.837.3200, ext. 7245 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: 5500 Glendon Court, Dublin, OH 43016. You may also register on our website at www.careworksconsultants.com/about-cci/seminars
Paul’s Window Cleaning
As a new business in the area and to the Chamber of Commerce, I would like to help you with your Spring cleaning by offering 15% off your home or business window cleaning. We are professional and punctual with each appointment. Call us today for a free estimate at (330) 754-5961. Online: www.pauls-window-cleaning.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/paulswindowcleaningllc Paul Hostetler, Owner of Paul’s Window Cleaning
Gold’s Gym-10% savings on membership. Family plans and month to month membership options available. Also receive a free orientation with a personal trainer, free classes, and international travel pass to over 650 gyms worldwide. Call or email Kimberly Hist at email@example.com for questions or to schedule a tour. Please visit www.goldsgym.com for hours and locations.
Pure Body Boutique
Chamber Scholarship Fundraiser/ Promotion – Shop to Donate – Pure Body Boutique/Cuyahoga Falls. Pure Body Boutique in Cuyahoga Falls is doing a Shop to Donate promotion for the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Area Foundation for the scholarship fund. Come in and get your hair done and shop each Thursday of each week from 11 am to 6 pm. Pure Body Boutique then will give back a percent of the sales to the scholarship fund each week. http://purebathbody.com/
Chick-fil-A of Chapel Hill
Chick-fil-A of Chapel Hill Presents Health AND Fitness Month – Take the 1st Step
- Every Thursday 11:00-2:00 p.m.
- 3rd – Blood Pressure Check – Sponsored by: Akron General Medical Center. Tour the Akron General Health & Wellness Mobile Unit and learn what Akron General has to offer.
- 10th – Talk with a Personal Trainer. Sponsored by: Life Center Plus Health & Fitness Center
- 17th – Yoga Instructor Demonstration. Sponsored by: Life Center Plus Health & Fitness Center
- 24th – Dietitian – Learn about Healthy Eating. Sponsored by: Akron General Medical Center
Find us on Facebook at Chick-fil-A of Chapel Hill – 420 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. 330-920-4544
Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS)
Did you know loyalty programs yield 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 http://land.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls/
Western Reserve Hospital
Join us for our FREE lunch and learns designed to improve health awareness within our hospital and community. We encourage you to attend a luncheon below and learn more about this unique and helpful series of health topics. FREE MONTHLY LUNCHEONS HELD:
June 19 – Cancer Awareness
July 17 – Cholesterol 4-1-1
August 6 – Back to School: Keep your kids healthy
September 18 – Proper management of diabetes
October 16 – Arthritis: Is there a cure?
November 20 – Stay healthy this holiday season
December 18 – Beat the holiday stress
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Western Reserve Hospital Auditorium I, 1900 23rd Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. To RSVP, please call Johanna Tanno at 330-971-7959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber Ribbon Cuttings – email@example.com
June 4th Pure Body Boutique – Grand Reopening – 4 pm
June 5th Pieces Fine Furniture Consignment – Grand Reopening – 12 noon
June 18th Treichel’s Bar & Grille – New Business – 5 pm
July 24th PNC Bank – Grand Reopening – 5 pm
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.