01 May May 2012 – Chamber Member Business 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.
Goodwill Industries – The Job Center
Is your business looking to hire? If so, the Job Center in Summit County can help. We currently have an On-The-Job Training Program where we can reimburse you up to 50% of the cost of training a new employee for up to 6 months. I know you are saying, there is probably a bunch of paperwork! No, we complete most of the paperwork for you as we know you are busy. If you are interested please contact Jack Friend, Employer Relations Representative at 330-630-3073 located at 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave. Akron. http://www.goodwillakron.org/
Old Carolina Barbecue Company
Welcome aboard new Sales Manager for the Cuyahoga Falls area – Roberta Kleinman DeBarr. www.oldcarolina.com
Callatis Spa is offering a room for rent for a LMT. Very professional and relaxing space. Call 330-208-2445 – Maria Suciu. www.callatisspa.com; www.nikken.com/callatisspa Callatis Spa is offering now self-tanners applications! 20% off for month of May. Call for appointments! 330-208-2445.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch
The Cuyahoga Falls Patch has a very comprehensive, free online directory available. They are in the process of reaching out to business owners and managers to explain what a useful tool it can be for your business. These business profiles are especially helpful to small businesses that do not have a strong online presence. Click on this link to watch a 1 minute video and learn more about this free service that the Patch offers. For every listing claimed now through Memorial Day, Patch will give $5 in free advertising to your Chamber of Commerce! Please direct any questions to Patch representative Brandon Tidd at Brandon.Tidd@patch.com or by phone at 330-523-6543. Thanks for helping the Chamber and growing your online presence with Patch!
Office Space available. Ideal for dentists, doctors or other professionals. (Previous tenant was a dentist.) 1500 sq. ft. 3 months free rent and Granite countertops*. Convenient to Rte 8, across from Swenson’s, next to Kitec Computer. Call Fred at 330-285-6282 or email email@example.com
Stacia Smilek – Cookie Lee Jewelry
Ladies Night- Tuesday, May 15th from 6:30-9:30 at The Sheraton Cuyahoga Falls in The Library Room. Please stop by and join us for a night of shopping and relaxation. We will have a large display of Cookie Lee Jewelry and Thirty One Gifts on display for purchase tons of prizes and giveaways, food, and more! Come have a glass of wine, bring a friend or two, and enjoy a night of relaxation and shopping! For more info or to RSVP visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cookie-Lee-Jewelry-Stacia-Smilek/354830571218006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home
Is pleased to announce Kristen Carbary has joined their staff as director of Advanced Funeral Planning. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, Kristen will guide families through the funeral planning process, assist those who wish to pre-plan funeral arrangements, and provide grief support services. Kristen holds a bachelor of mortuary science degree from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association Mortuary Response Team. She previously served as an apprentice funeral director/embalmer at Groff Funeral Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home has been serving Cuyahoga Falls and neighboring communities for more than 100 years. It is family owned and operated by Kenneth and Marlene Shoemaker, following in the footsteps of Marlene’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Clifford. Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home offers a complete array of funeral home services – from pre-need planning and funeral arrangements to post-service follow-up and grief support. http://cliffordshoemaker.com/
Business Identity Factory
We’ve got some exciting new things happening that will allow us to help businesses grow. We’ve got a new video marketing service and some cool brand management tools. In preparing for the extended services we’ll be offering, I’m bringing on some interns. I want to train them from the ground up in website best practices. I need to get them as much real life experience in as short of a time as possible. So, I’ve decided to ask for your help to break in my interns. As the Web Development Partner of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, we normally offer a 5 page website for $600. For a limited time, I’m offering that same package for $300. I had the interns build a site detailing the offering at BreakInMyInterns.com If you know of anybody who either doesn’t have a website or has a horrible website, this would be a win-win situation: They get a great starter 5 page functional and expandable website and the interns get real life experience while being supervised and instructed in best practices. Feel free to point anybody to BreakInMyInterns.com. The sites will be built on the industry standard WordPress engine (73 million websites and counting). Order quickly, as we’ll only be having this group of interns build 12 sites.
Electronic Merchant Systems
Do you know how your customers are finding your business? The days of phone books are long gone, the vast majority of customers use the internet to search for businesses and if your business isn’t online, you’re missing out. Allow us to help. Everything from simple sites to large online shopping carts, EMS has a solution perfect for your business. Interested? http://land.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls/ Contact: Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Are you a 501C3? Are you audited yearly? Do you support hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, healthcare, or education? I’d like to invite you to visit www.bjs.com/charity to view our funding requirements and determine if you might be eligible (based on mission, program services, clients served, annual audit, etc.). We will host this class in the area about our foundation and how to apply. Upon review of the BJ’s Charitable Foundation website you will note that the board of directors for the BJCF now does require that all grant applicants must provide their organization’s 990 form, budget and audit financial statements. Akron/Canton Area – Date: May 22, 2012 – Time: 1:30 am – 3:00 pm – Location: Akron/Canton Food Bank – 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, Oh 44307 – Cleveland Area – Date: MAY 23, 2012 – Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Location: Cleveland Food Bank – 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110 – If your organization does not have all of these three items, would not suggest you not attend the information session. However, contact me and I’ll be happy to see if we can help on a local level. Space is limited!!!! If you are interested. RSVP to MRICE@BJS.COM
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Welcomes New Director of Critical Care Services – Peggy McDonald, RN, BSN, MSN as the hospitals new Director of Critical Care Services. McDonald will be responsible for the Summa Western Reserve Hospital Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Medical Services. She has served within hospitals in the Cleveland area and has been successful in leadership roles for critical care services and nursing operations. McDonald has also served in integral roles regarding construction projects and the education and implementation of computerized physician order entry and documentation. 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. http://www.westernreservehospital.org/
Ohio Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Action Alliance
The 2012 Chamber Day at the Capital is fast approaching! We are very excited for this year’s events. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear from experts on a number of current topics as well as interact with the Ohio Chamber’s Governmental Affairs team. The day starts at 1:00PM on Tuesday, May 15 at the Southern Theatre, in downtown Columbus. Local Chambers of Commerce members will receive deeply discounted registration rates, so this is an excellent opportunity to engage your most active members in a rewarding advocacy experience. Contact email@example.com for questions about registration. Be sure to register early because space is limited! We are also very excited for the Annual Meeting keynote speaker, Chesapeake Energy Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO Aubrey McClendon! At the conclusion of the day, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be announced! For information on the Annual Meeting, click here.
City of Cuyahoga Falls
Announces 2012 E-Recycle Collection. Citizens, businesses and organizations are encouraged to safely and securely recycle old electronics at the 2012 City of Cuyahoga Falls E-Recycle Collection program planned for Friday, May 11th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the City of Cuyahoga Falls Service Complex located at 2560 Bailey Road. Participants are asked to enter the Bailey Road City Service Complex parking lot via Gaylord Grove Drive. Most types of electronics including old cell phones, computers/computer towers, copiers/printers, cameras, game systems, flat-screen CRTs and flat-screen TVs, video equipment, DVD/CD players, old radios, clocks, appliances not containing Freon, electronic accessories such as speakers and much more will be accepted for recycling at no charge. Documentation for proof of data destruction will be provided upon request. There is a recycle fee due at the time of drop-off for non-flat screen computer monitors and non-flat screen television sets. Payable by cash or check to Cell Phones for Cancer, LLC, the recycle fee for non-flat screen computer monitors and non-flat screen televisions under 25 inches will be $10; for non-flat screen computer monitors and non-flat screen televisions 25 inches and larger, there will be a recycle fee of $30. Wooden console televisions will also be accepted with a recycle fee of $50 payable to Cell Phones for Cancer, LLC. There is no residency requirement for participation in the 2012 E-Recycle Collection program. For a list of acceptable electronics and accessories, please visit the City of Cuyahoga Falls Web site at www.cityofcf.com or pick up a list at the City Utility Billing Office in City Hall. For more information, please call 330.971.8201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Cuyahoga Falls – PUCA
2012 Great American River Day Cleanup & Bicentennial Beautification Project
The City of Cuyahoga Falls invites groups and individuals to participate in the community’s 2012 Great American River Day Cleanup & Bicentennial Beautification Project planned for Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Volunteers will be cleaning up litter along the Cuyahoga River and throughout the community, planting flowers at designated park shelters and entry areas, and pulling invasive garlic mustard plants in public park areas. Volunteers who would like to help with litter cleanup are encouraged to pre-select public grounds areas of the community and/or accessible public grounds areas along the river that are in need of cleanup. Cleanup supplies, planting materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided for project volunteers. Volunteers are welcome to help for any length of time and may help with various project activities. (Citizens who cannot participate on River Day may plan a cleanup activity of a community public grounds area of their choosing on a different date.) River Day volunteers should register by Wednesday, May 16th by emailing email@example.com or by calling 330-971-8201. Volunteers are also encouraged to dress for the weather and to wear protective clothing. Participants in the 2012 Great American River Day Cleanup & Bicentennial Beautification Project will meet at the Shady Bend Shelter in Water Works Park, 2025 Munroe Falls Avenue, at 10:00 AM.
Invites You to Our Next Free Lunchinar: “Why is My Computer So @#*n SLOW??? In today’s fast-paced, instant gratification world our personal frustrations are frequently fueled by our computers as they inexplicably slow to a crawl, usually at the most inopportune times. Why, why, WHY? “Why can’t my computer just work?” we hear people say all the time!! At this month’s free Lunchinar, Simplex-IT will attempt to provide some answers to this oft-repeated question. Troubleshooting tools and procedures will be discussed and we’ll look at the possible hardware and software issues that can degrade performance (including network and internet connections!). We’ll help you become a digital Sherlock Holmes, successfully unraveling the mysteries that are slowing your computer processes. From business owners to individual users, there will be something for everybody in this highly informative and entertaining presentation. Simplex-IT’s monthly Lunchinars are free, open to the public, and focused on sharing information, not dog and pony sales pitches. Where: Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson. When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 7 and Office 2010 to two lucky attendees. 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!
CareWorks/ Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
BWC’s Destination Excellence & Alternative Rating Program ChangesThe Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has approved a number of changes to its alternative rating programs. These changes are designed to encourage meaningful behaviors by employers. Specific areas of focus are injury prevention, loss control and return-to-work efforts. Taken together, the significance of these changes is that the maximum allowable discount through traditional group experience rating has increased to 53% for the 2012 policy year from its prior 51% ceiling. BWC has branded these changes and new programs, Destination Excellence. Below is a summary of the changes made to various existing programs as well as new initiatives created to improve loss control and employer behavior.Taken together as a package, an employer could effectively reduce their workers’ compensation rates by 59%. For example, an employer with individual premium of $1,000 in a maximum 53% discount group rating program would see their premium reduced to $470. The Go Green and Lapse Free administrative discounts would reduce their premium even further to $461. If this same employer participated in their local Safety Council, the Advanced level of the Drug Free Safety Program and implemented industry-specific safety strategies, they could see their premium reduced to $407. For more information on how you can take advantage of these new programs, please call your CareWorks Consultants’ Program Manager toll-free, at (800) 837-3200.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber Member Business Name____________________________Date___________
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.