31 Oct November 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.
Friends of Oakwood Chapel/Ladies Cemetery Association of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
Please join the Friends of Oakwood Chapel for their first annual All Souls Candlelight Walk at Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday, November 2nd from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Oakwood Cemetery is located at 2420 Oakwood Drive in Cuyahoga Falls. Come and hear stories and traditions about All Souls Day. We will visit the Civil War Soldiers’ Monument and the Kittelberger grave near the chapel. Everyone will have an opportunity to remember a loved one by placing a heart on our Gone But Not Forgotten Memorial Board. Light refreshments will be served in the historic chapel, which was built in 1898 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Danbury/Danbury Woods
You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Danbury of Cuyahoga Falls and the 1st anniversary of the Danbury Woods at an Anniversary Open House – Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4 pm – 6 pm. Enjoy culinary creations and live music that will be featured throughout the campus. 1691 Queens Gate Circle. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 330-928-6757 www.thedanbury.com
Caring for Kids, Inc.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. In celebration, Caring for Kids, Inc., a non-profit foster care and adoption agency, is holding an adoption panel on November 7, 2013 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The event features a diverse panel of adoption triad members speaking on their personal accounts of adoption. The discussion will include the joys and challenges of openness in adoption; older child adoption; inter-country adoption; domestic adoption; interracial adoption and a Q & A session. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please email email@example.com or call 330-928-0044 and www.cfkadopt.org
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Will host successful Northeast Ohio-area chefs in free healthy cooking demonstrations, using fresh ingredients purchased at Countryside Farmer’s Market, on Nov. 7, 14 and 21. Presented in conjunction with Countryside Conservancy, the demonstrations will show the public how to create delicious, healthy meals using locally-grown ingredients from Northeast Ohio farms. Each demonstration will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Summa Western Reserve Hospital auditorium. All guests will receive a recipe card for the evening’s selection and a reusable grocery bag. The event is free to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling (330) 971-7408.
Pandora’s Cupcakes – Cuyahoga Falls
You’re invited to a Ribbon Cutting Reception on Friday, November 8th at 12 noon at PANDORA’S CUPCAKES, 1846 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls. Help us celebrate a new business in Cuyahoga Falls! Please join the business leaders from the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, City of Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart, and Chamber Ambassadors as we welcome and cut the ribbon of success for a new business. There will be refreshments, tours, networking, and a celebration! Grand opening special – 1/2 dozen cupcake gift cards for $6. Mini cupcake samples – refreshments, networking and tours! RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.PandorasCupcakes.com
Broadman Baptist Church
Christmas Bizarre November 8; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; November 9; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. My Hope America Crusade with Billy Graham November 3-10, 2013. Call church – 330-923-6127 for details. www.broadmanchurch.org
Dietz Falls Florist
You’re invited to our Open House November 9, 2013 from 9 am – 5 pm. One Day Only Sale that includes 30% off silk and 50% off Thanksgiving. Photo opportunity with Santa from 11 am – 3 pm. Located at 1024 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls.
Zane’s Foundation, Inc.
Hello Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Members, The Cleveland Cavalier’s have chosen Zane’s Foundation, Inc. to be a recipient of funds of a new and exciting venture taking place at the Quickens Loan Arena called “Pack the Q for the Cause.” We have also purchased oodles of tickets in LOUDVILLE (200 LEVEL) for a discounted price for our family, friends, and supporters for a low price of $15.00 each! Normally, these tickets sell anywhere from $30 to $50 each. Also, during the game volunteers for Zane’s Foundation will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets for a drawing to be held later in the game. Proceeds from this Event will go towards the quarterly funding assistance program that has been one of the missions of Zane’s Foundation, Inc. for the last five years. To date we have given over eighty (80) funds to help families throughout Northeast Ohio since the Foundation began in 2008. For more details about the Cavalier game on November 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., please go on www.zanesfoundation.org for details or call the Zane’s Foundation, Inc. Office directly at 330.673.ZANE (9263).
Farmers Insurance / Hyre Insurance Agency
Hello Fellow Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Members! My agency is now able to provide Financial Services. I have recently obtained my license that allows me to offer numerous products, including Mutual Funds*, 401(k)s*, IRAs*, Rollovers*, College Savings Plans*, Variable Annuities*, and Variable Universal Life*. These just add to the services we already offer of insuring your business, home, cars, and other property. By being able to offer these products we can be your one source for all your needs. And don’t forget we also offer Health and Disability Insurance. “Hire the Hyre Insurance Agency, where customer service is Higher”
Ronald Hyre, Insurance & Financial Services Agent. Farmers Insurance/ Hyre Insurance Agency located at 275 Graham Rd Ste 6, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. 330.818.7599 www.farmersagent.com/rhyre and email@example.com
*Securities offered through: Farmers Financial Solutions, LLC. 30801 Agoura Road, Bldg. 1, Agoura Hills, CA 91301-2054. (818) 584-0200. Member FINRA & SIPC
East of Chicago Pizza
Order on Tuesdays in November for the 2013 Holiday Party Donation. East of Chicago Pizza located at 2603 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls will be donating 10% of earnings from Every Tuesday in the month of November 2013 to go towards the 2013 Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party – prizes or raffles. There are 4 Tuesday’s in November, so we would encourage Chamber members and their families to order on those days, bringing our percentage higher for the donations. November 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th 10% will go back to the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce to be used for the Holiday Party! Kathy and Jeff Straughan – East of Chicago Pizza – 330-923-3278
Chamber Scholarship Fundraiser/ Promotion – Dine to Donate – Donatos Pizza/Cuyahoga Falls. Donatos Pizza in Cuyahoga Falls is doing a Dine to Donate promotion for the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Area Foundation for the scholarship fund. This will take place on the first Thursday of each month from 11am to 5pm. Dine in or take out only. Donatos then will give back a percent of the sales to the scholarship fund each month.
- November 7, 2013 – December 5, 2013 -January 2, 2014 – February 6, 2014 – March 6, 2014 – April 3, 2014 and May 1, 2014
The Chamber of Commerce Area Foundation awards scholarships every year to Cuyahoga Falls/Silver Lake resident graduating seniors. The scholarship awards take place every June at the Chamber Monthly Luncheon Meeting. And with your help we can give another scholarship. Questions: Billy Harding, GM Donatos – Cuyahoga Falls at 330-923-5900.
Are you looking to market and showcase yourself on the internet using Linkedin? This member’s opportunity, at a reduced price, will be helpful for your business helping you with 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 90 uninterrupted minutes.
3. I will set you up a full blown profile and by the time we are finished you will be ranked on the first page for your keyword/business.
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 4,000 members.
Four Corner Promotions
Cordially invites you to our Annual Holiday Party.
Friday December 6th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Good to Go in Stow located at 3226 Kent Rd. Suite 101, Stow, Ohio 44224. Light hors d’œuvres, cheeses etc. Wine and Beer. Chair massages. Please RSVP by November the 23rd to David Ullmo 330-236-5314 or David@FourCornerPromotions.com
Silver Lake Country Club
Join Silver Lake Country Club today and experience the best in Private Club Life. Enjoy $159.00* a month in winter dues through March 31, 2014. Join the Club now through December 21, 2013 and receive $500.00* in usage credit for New Golf Members or receive $250.00* in usage credit for New Social Members. With programs and activities for all ages, there has never been a better time to be a Member at Silver Lake Country Club! Complimentary Cart Lease until the end of the 2013 season. Annual Golf charges waived for 2013. Also receive $525.00 of Club Experience Certificates with our Right Start Book! Monthly events at our club include family events, children’s events and adult events. We have a monthly book club, cooking class, bridge and Vintner’s wine tasting club. We also offer FREE babysitting on Friday and Saturday nights while you are at the Club. We are a Private Country Club that is part of ClubCorp the World leader in Private Clubs. Learn more about our ONE program with complimentary dining and golf at over 300 clubs worldwide. No initiation fee right now! We never have assessment fees, or monthly minimums. Contact Bonnie Napora, Membership Director at 330-688-6066 email@example.com
Announced today that they have been named as a 2013 Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Awards’ Honoree. Metisentry, a local leader in web design, development and promotion, is one of about 40 companies in a seven-county area to receive this honor. “We’re excited to see such investment and growth in the northeast Ohio businesses, and proud to be named among our fellow nominees.” – Marling Engle, CEO. To commemorate the company’s achievement, Metisentry received a plaque and recognition at Cascade Capital Corporation’s Business Growth Awards Program on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. All honorees are also eligible to win 11 specialty awards that will be announced and presented at the ceremony. About the Cascade Capital Corp. Business Growth Awards – The Business Growth Awards recognize and honor businesses from a seven-county region that have achieved superior growth in sales and/or employment over the past five years. Each qualifying nominee will be recognized for his or her company’s success in one of the three categories: Service, Manufacturing and Technology. Specialty awards will be presented within each category for Highest Sales Growth, Greatest Employee Growth and Best Overall Success Story. The most prestigious honor, The First Merit Legacy Award, will be presented to a business organization that has demonstrated the greatest economic impact within its region and has previously won a minimum of four Business Growth Awards. The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award will be presented to a local business leader who best exemplifies entrepreneurship by leading a dynamic, growing organization and inspiring others through innovative business practices.
To learn more about Metisentry, call 330-294-4910 or visit: www.metisentry.com.
Simplex – IT
When Do You Know Your IT is Obsolete? The Windows XP computer you bought in late 2001 still seems to work fine. Sure, it takes 15 minutes to fully boot up in the morning, but that’s ok. It gives you time to get a cup of coffee! And your Office 2003 programs are still functional even though they lack the advanced features of more current versions. Why think about upgrading? If these performance issues aren’t enough to give you pause, consider this. On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will officially discontinue support for Windows XP and Office 2003. This has important ramifications because as new security vulnerabilities are discovered past that date, they will no longer receive patches. This could mean big problems for organizations of any size. Staying current with technology is an ongoing challenge. More importantly, the primary question is how do you know when it’s time to upgrade? That’s the question we will attempt to answer at Simplex-IT’s next free Lunchinar: “When Do You Know Your IT is Obsolete?” Whether you’re a business owner or IT pro, you will want to be part of this conversation. Simplex-IT’s popular monthly Lunchinars are always free, open to all and focused on sharing information. And, as a bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that? As always, there will be plenty of time for questions.
Where: Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 11:30am-1:00pm
Extra! Extra! Extra! We will once again be webcasting this LIVE event using Microsoft Lync. It’s free and it’s easy. If you can’t make the lunchinar in person but would like to listen in from the comfort and convenience of your office, contact us at the above numbers and we’ll send the details on how you can connect.
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
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
The Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. has partnered with Metropolis Popcorn located at 2164 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls for a Scholarship Fundraiser. This fundraiser supports our Chamber Scholarship Program which awards $1000 scholarships to Cuyahoga Falls/Silver Lake resident graduating seniors. For more information: http://cfchamber.com/blog/2013/02/05/2013-chamber-of-commerce-scholarship-application-process/
ORDERS START: October 23, 2013 – November 29, 2013
PICK-UP ORDERS: at Metropolis Popcorn: December 16, 2013 – December 20, 2013
CREDIT CARD ORDERS: NEW – Place your popcorn ORDER ONLINE here via credit card: http://fundraiser.popohio.com/
Easy Steps: Buy Popcorn – Select Choice – Add to Cart – Check Out – Select Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce. Optional – to create account.
CASH/CHECKS ORDER: Turn order form with cash/check payment to the Chamber Office M-F 9 am – 3 pm.
Please make checks out to Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.
MISSION STATEMENT: The Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognizes and values the youth of our community as future business leaders.
CHAMBER FOUNDATION HISTORY: In 2005 the Chamber of Commerce recognized a need for a non-profit foundation that would serve the purpose of raising money to put back in the community by way of scholarships.
Secretary of State Jon Husted
For the first time in Ohio, you can start and manage your business online.
Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that the most frequently used business forms from his office can now be completed online. This will help both streamline and simplify the submission process to start a business and to manage required filings throughout a businesses’ lifecycle. Forms now available include:
- Forming a limited liability company in Ohio;
- Renewals for trade and fictitious names;
- Biennial reports for professional associations and limited liability partnerships; and,
- Statements of continued existence for nonprofit corporations.
These forms represent approximately 50 percent of all filings received by the Secretary of State’s office in 2012. Businesses can file electronically via the Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Central online, at www.OhioSecretaryofState.gov, after creating a profile to access the secure site. Once logged in, users can select from the available options, provide payment for filing fees and manage their account. The online system allows businesses to complete the submission process, from start to finish, in less than one day in some cases. By utilizing technology to improve the services available from the Secretary of State’s office, Ohio is now in position to roll out the red carpet to business and job creation by cutting the red tape.
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce | COSE
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and COSE offer dual membership opportunity. Through a special joint membership agreement, businesses in Cuyahoga Falls can now join both organizations and save up to 50 percent on what it would have cost to join each separately. Area businesses can now not only tap into valuable resources and exposure opportunities in their local communities, but also access the regional/national reach, buying power and government advocacy efforts of COSE and its more than 14,000 members. “Aligning with COSE is a win-win for everybody,” says Cuyahoga Falls Chamber chief executive officer, Laura Petrella. “Chamber membership offers local community involvement and networking opportunities. COSE broadens that scope. Members who take advantage of our cost-saving programs will also enjoy a return on their membership investment dollars.” “Local chambers and COSE have always had one common goal—helping businesses succeed,” said Steve Millard, president and executive director at COSE. “Together we’ll be able to provide a full package to help area businesses thrive.” “The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber helps us stay connected and grow our business locally while COSE has helped us make an impact and build connections throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond,” says Nevin Bansal, president and CEO of Outreach Promotional Solutions and a member of both organizations. “The support and savings programs have helped us better achieve our top-line and bottom-line goals. In our opinion, almost any business can benefit from being a member of both organizations.” This partnership will be the second (Hudson Chamber of Commerce) in the Summit County area and will open up many new opportunities for small business owners in the Cuyahoga Falls community. Business owners can get more information on this new joint membership opportunity by either contacting the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber at 330.929.6756 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or COSE at 216.592.2355 (email@example.com )
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.