03 Oct October 2011 – Member News – Win a FREE Business Profile
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.
Win a FREE BUSINESS PROFILE!
Submit your business news item be eligible for a drawing that will take place every month from the member news submissions.
One lucky Chamber Member will win every month.
It’s that easy!
BUSINESS PROFILE WINNER
Falls Heating & Cooling
Falls Heating & Cooling, Inc. is proud to celebrate our 25th Anniversary! We have a simple philosophy that we feel has served us well over the years! We believe in providing customers with the Peace of Mind that comes from Quality Work, Dependable Service, Experience in the Field and Ultimate Customer Satisfaction! Our President, lifetime Cuyahoga Falls Resident Larry K. Burris, started Falls Heating & Cooling, Inc. in 1986. Larry believed in doing things differently and so he structured Falls Heating & Cooling, Inc. as a company committed to both our customers and to our community as a whole. 25 years later, Falls Heating & Cooling, Inc. is a leader in the industry because we STILL adhere to Larry’s beliefs. Service, Sales, Installation, New Construction, Replacements and Remodels, we always have been and continue to be on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. We carry only reliable, efficient, environmental and owner-friendly products at competitive prices, and most importantly, Falls Heating and Cooling is still dedicated to our community! Today, the Falls Heating & Cooling family is 22 people strong and proud to provide for our individual families daily! We’re glad Larry believed in a better way of doing things and are proud to stand with him on our 25th Anniversary and say, “Here’s to the next 25 years!”
OCTOBER MEMBER NEWS
Located very convenient in Cuyahoga Falls, 2695 N. Haven Blvd. Cuyahoga Falls, 44301, offers corporate chair massages. Please call for quotes and availability. For full list of service, prices and specials, go www.callatisspa.com. Gift certificates available for any occasion. 330-208-2445. Also, check well being products and solutions for healthy life from Nikken. Buy any time www.nikken.com/callatisspa
New Mexico Natural Beef
New Mexico Natural Beef provides naturally raised, high-quality gourmet beef and delivers it right to your home. We own and maintain prime pastures and native grazing land in Animas, New Mexico where our cattle feed from the healthiest and most pristine environment in the country. Our cattle are raised on a nutritious diet of wholesome feed – no antibiotics, steroids or hormones on our ranch. We pride ourselves in our ability to bring to market the highest quality and value beef, unmatched by the quality from typical grocery stores or meat markets. Our meat is perfectly aged, processed and then immediately shipped direct to our customers. Our proof is in the taste. Once you get hold of New Mexico Natural meat, you won’t go back! Please support our chamber tie-in and place an order for New Mexico Natural Beef today! YOUR ORDER IS SHIPPED IN SEGMENTS, NOT ALL AT ONCE AND YOUR PRICING IS LOCKED IN AT WHAT IT IS NOW, AT THE TIME YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER! Please call with ANY questions: 330-612-9437 and/or check out our informative website: www.NewMexicoNatural.com
Wise Consultants Group
Dear Busy Ladies, New Date! We are getting together October 22, 2011. You have expressed an interest in our upcoming outing! Life in the Balance – Day Trip is a day of fun for busy women! It’s going to be a ton of fun! We are going to discover the treasures of selected consignment shops, a spa and lunch! Transportation and lunch is included for all on board! Please be sure to register to save your seat on the “fun-bus”. The link below, when clicked, will take you to the registration page. Please call with any questions, concerns or suggestions at your convenience! Oh and tell a friend who might need a day off for a little fun! Register Here: http://dayoff4you.eventbrite.com/ Contact: Tina Thelin, Managing Partner in Charge of Social Media & Tina s Top Ten at 330.247.2200 www.WiseConsultantsGroup.com and email@example.com
Fortis College Career & Networking Event – OCTOBER 21, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00PM. Fortis College, formerly National Institute of Technology, cordially invites you to participate in a Career & Networking Event hosted at our campus 2545 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls. This event offers a great opportunity to network with Fortis graduates, students, and other area businesses. The cost to participate in this event is $ 50.00 which will include table, chairs and refreshments. Participants must be registered by October 7, 2011, along with payment, as space is limited. Please act soon! We have students and graduates that are educated in the following fields: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, HVAC-R, Electrical Systems Technician, Medical Office Technology, Medical assisting, Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Assisting, Medical Coding and Billing, Computer Information Services, STNA, Electronics and Computer Technology. If you have any questions regarding the Career & Networking Event, please contact Ashley Levermann at (330) 923-9959 x- 4627, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon Keiper, (330) 923-9959 x- 4626, email@example.com.
Computer Solutions and Management
Are you still hand writing your checks? Do you take all your receipts to your accountant at the end of the year? Would you like to know where you stand financially at any given moment? Do you know who and how much is owed to you and how long your invoices have been outstanding? Have you been thinking of switching to QuickBooks but just not sure where to get started? Are you calculating your payroll takes by hand or paying too much for payroll services? We can help you setup a QuickBooks system to mirror what you are doing manually, train you on how to use it and support you after the conversion. We are available at any time to offer suggestions on using your QuickBooks software efficiently for your company needs. Its time you used an accounting package that can help you better organize and manage your hard earned dollars. Call us at 330-645-1355 for a no obligation free assessment. Our Member to Member Discount offer is a5% discount on consulting services to Chamber members and their referral’s. Discount not valid on package deals. Call Juhi Nelson at 330-645-1355 www.csmohio.com
Hamilton Appraisal Services, Inc.
Your neighborhood real estate appraisers just saved one of your friends 25% on their Summit county real estate taxes! Call us to find out what the “real” value of your home is in today’s real estate market. We specialize in appraising homes in Summit, Portage, Stark and Medina Counties with over 33 years of experience and 8 highly trained appraisers to find the true real estate value of your home. Call us today 330-928-7243.
Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS
As autumn approaches, the days become cooler and the leaves begin to change color. The year is nearly over, but business is preparing to ramp up. The busy holiday shopping months are right around the corner! It’s time to start thinking about your business and how to best capitalize on the increase in 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
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
Currently on display in our gallery is the 27th Annual Northeast Ohio Regional Juried Art Show. A reception for the public and artists will be held on Saturday, October 1. The show will run until November 4th. A very special new event, a “Women’s Artistic Retreat”, will be held at the Sheraton Suites from October 6-9. Featured workshop presenters will be Wanda Montgomery, Annie Morgan, Mary Ann Beckwith, and more.
The fall social season begins with our Third Annual Benefit Dinner/Auction at the Sheraton Suites on October 29th.The event features a “Masquerade Party”. Come dressed as you favorite artist or painting subject (i.e. Whistler or Whistler’s Mother) or dress as you wish and wear a mask of your own design. Masks handmade by local artists will also be available for purchase at the event if you don’t want to bring your own. For more information visit WWW.CVARTCENTER.ORG or Call the art center (330-928-8092). CVAC is at 2131 Front Street. Hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday 9 to12.
Chestnut Hill Memorial Park
Special offer: buy one space and get the second at 50% off. Chestnut Hill Memorial Park is located at 2613 Sackett Avenue. Cuyahoga Falls. Call 330-928-6115 and ask for Jim Brearley. www.bronzestonegroup.com Also see our Facebook page.
City of Cuyahoga Falls
“Chamber Members! Be included in the special 2012 Bicentennial Edition of the Official City of Cuyahoga Falls Community Calendar. This once-in-a-lifetime historical edition of our Community’s Calendar will include information on all the various Bicentennial events in addition to featuring our local sponsors. Your $500 sponsorship will include a 2 -3/8″ x 5” ad, your logo on the inside cover, a box of 100 calendars to share with staff or customers, and a link to your Web site from the City’s online calendar! Please call 330-971-8201 or email Becky McCleary at firstname.lastname@example.org today to reserve your space while they last!”
Presents: Is It Time to Upgrade Your IT Infrastructure? And, If So, How?
Simplex-IT’s next free Lunchinar will answer these frequently asked questions and in doing so help businesses of all sizes better understand how to keep up with today’s rapidly changing technology. This presentation (from Simplex-IT’s Bob Coppedge and Kevin Dutkiewicz) will focus more on the network and less on your workstations: server hardware and software, firewalls, routers, new emerging technologies, etc. Older components can hamper your system – parts and support may be hard to come by, compatibility with newer software can arise, security may be compromised, and you may be spending more to maintain your older equipment than if you upgraded. If you are involved with the maintenance and management of your company’s IT infrastructure this is a Must Attend Event. Join Simplex-IT at Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main St., Hudson on Wednesday October 19, from 11:30am-1:00pm for a free lunch, networking with other business owners and professionals and stimulating conversation. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to John@SImplex-IT.com or by calling 234.380.1277. We’ll see you there!
6th Annual Customer Appreciation and Holiday Gift Idea Expo Wednesday October 5th, 2011. Time: 11-1pm. RED the Promotions fish, Mascot of Lighthouse Promotions has great things in store for attendees including the latest product showcases from our top suppliers, holiday marketing ideas, food, fun, and freebies! He would love it if you would join him! This FREE luncheon will be held at the Indoor Pavilion in Falls River Square, downtown Cuyahoga Falls on Wednesday October 5th from 11-1pm. Please RSVP With us at 330-475-0350 or Beth@LHpromo.com RED and all of us at Lighthouse Promotions hope to see you there!
Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is now featuring a full-color, full-page of ad space spotlighting Cuyahoga Falls businesses. The page runs monthly on a Wednesday in the Community section. Ad sizes are 1/15 page vertical, 3.89 inches wide by 4.28 inches tall. A one-time run rate is $175/ad. The rate for a 6-month commitment is $150/ad. With a 12-month commitment, the rate drops to $125/ad. This space is being offered exclusively to Cuyahoga Falls businesses. For more information, click http://tinyurl.com/4qqgr58. For questions or to reserve space, contact Craig Madrin by e-mail email@example.com or by phone, 330-996-3214.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has just processed the first 12 month refund adjustment for CareWorks Consultants’ 2009 Group Retrospective Rating Program. For the 36 employers participating in this OH&LA Group Retro Program, the refund total is $569,568.12 which represents a 49.7% refund of the employers’ total paid standard premiums. We are pleased to announce that as a result of our very selective, conservative underwriting approach, the program has outperformed our initial offering of premium savings by 50%. Currently, CareWorks Consultants projects that the total 3 year OH&LA program refund will exceed $633,150 which is over 55% of the group’s standard premium. This first 12 month refund of $455,654.50 represents 72% of the projected 3 year refund. We are projecting an additional 19% or $120,400 refund a year from now and the projected third and final 9% refund of $57,100 is expected to be processed in August 2013. CareWorks Consultants is inviting employers to be evaluated for the upcoming July 1, 2012 Group Retrospective Rating Policy Year. We believe that the information above reflects the quality financial results your company can achieve by participating in one of our Group Retro Programs. For some employers, participation in group retrospective rating is more beneficial than participation in traditional group rating.
For more information on CareWorks Consultants’ Group Retrospective Rating Programs, please contact us, toll-free, at 1-800-837-3200.
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Joins Chamber Action Alliance
The Chamber Action Alliance welcomes our newest partner, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Action Alliance is a grassroots coalition of local chambers located throughout the state of Ohio. These chambers are committed to pushing for reform and advancing the business community’s interest in Ohio. Members of the Alliance participate in letter campaigns; engage local elected officials; and educate chamber members on important issues. “Hundreds of bills are introduced each year in both the House and Senate, many of which have a significant impact on the business community,” said Sydney King, Grassroots Manager at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. “By joining the CAA, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and its members receive valuable information on all business related issues being considered by the Ohio General Assembly.” As a business leader in Cuyahoga Falls and Northeast Ohio, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce is truly committed to creating a favorable economic environment for businesses and job growth. The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce is the 94th local chamber of commerce to join the Chamber Action Alliance. The Chamber Action Alliance looks forward to working with a talented group of professionals who are committed to advancing business interests at the statehouse and throughout Ohio.
IT’S EASY AND IT’S FREE!
- 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.