03 Sep September 2013 – Chamber Member Business News
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Business News E-BLASTS – 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.
Metropolis Popcorn’s 1st Annual Popcorn Eating Contest. Saturday, September 14, 5:30 p.m. Riverfront Square, in the “Pit” Limited to 20 participants. All participants will receive a $40 prize package: -2-gallon tin of their choice of popcorn -Metropolis Popcorn t-shirt-Coupons for free popcorn -Grand prize winner will win $100 and free popcorn once a month for a year! Register at https://popohio.eventbrite.com
Old Carolina Barbecue Company & Baja Pizzafish
Dear Fellow Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Members – On September 5th Old Carolina Barbecue & Baja Pizzafish are hosting a Networking Event at Mayfair Country Club from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event is free to attend but RSVP is required for attendance. Come network with all of the chambers of commerce we are involved with including – Fairlawn, Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Wadsworth, Green, Tallmadge, Jackson-Belden, Canton, Massillon, and Alliance. Lots of prizes, food and fun! Thank-you to our event sponsors – Old Carolina Barbecue Co, Baja Pizzafish, Something New Entertainment and Miller Rental! RSVP by September 3rd at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.oldcarolina.com Extraordinary Barbecue Served with Genuine Hospitality
Record Publishing Co., which publishes the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press is hosting an Open House on September 11 from 5-7 pm for the Chambers of Commerce of Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge and Cuyahoga Falls. We are very excited to show off our new (well, one year old building) with a short tour, brief movie and most importantly food and drink. We are looking forward to the chamber members celebrating our One Year Anniversary with us. Please rsvp to: email@example.com Location: 1050 West Main St. Kent, Ohio 44240
Back to school again for the kids and that means it’s Free Shredding Time for the adults! On Saturday, September 28th from 9 a.m. till noon Neoshred is partnership with the BBB of Akron will host a Free Shred Day! Bring up to ten boxes or bags to be shredded for free! Any questions? Please call 330.253.8260, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit neoshred.com. Hope to see you there!
5th Annual After Summer Networking Extravaganza! Hosted by Open M – Get Connected!
BRING . . . business cards, brochures and samples to give to prospective customers! Enjoy sampling delicious food from several area establishments! Come to meet everyone, network, and maybe win a door prize! More than 200 attendees in 2012!
DATE: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
TIME: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
LOCATION: Open M – 941 Princeton Street, Akron OH 44311
COST: FREE* *Please bring a canned food item for the pantry or a sealed over-the-counter medication (e.g., aspirin, Tylenol, cough suppressant, fish oil, etc.) for the Free Health Clinic. Members of the following organizations are invited: Akron Boards of Trade Council – Barberton South Summit Chamber of Commerce – Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce – Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce – Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce – Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce. . . and more – invite a friend or associate! Please RSVP and direct any inquiries to Missy Klein at 330-434-0110, ext. 418 or email eventvol@OpenM.org by September 25th. For directions, visit the Open M website at: www.OpenM.org
Zane’s Foundation, Inc.
Zane’s Foundation, Inc. is preparing for our 4th Annual Special Needs Awareness Walk & Fun Day to benefit children with with special needs. This Event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 and will be held at Bolich Middle School’s Laybourne Field. The sponsor endorsed t-shirt will be sold for $10 each (larger sizes cost a little more) along with a goodie bag with lots of Gift Certificates and free items. After the Walk there will be many activities for the everyone who attends: two different inflatables, face painting, balloons, food, vendor tables, dancing and lots of raffle baskets! We are looking for more sponsors, volunteers and raffle baskets to help us to continue with our Mission which is to help children with special needs. We do this with quarterly grants for things such as camps, respite care, therapies, communicative devices, medical expenses and more. We also have monthly educational meetings for parents. Please call (330.677.9263) or email us (info.zanesfoundation.org) with questions for opportunities to let us advertise for your for your business and even put your business name on our t-shirts this year! All of our Board and Committee Members for Zane’s are volunteers; so we could use your help!
Thank you for your consideration! For more information: Stacy Youssef, President at 330.677.ZANE OR www.zanesfoundation.org
WELLNESS & WEALTH by CHOICE
How well do you sleep at night? Do you wake up rested and refreshed or do you wake up groggy and full of aches and pains? The number of people turning to sleeping pills is increasing by leaps and bounds. Many of the pills have terrible side effects. Plus, the pills do not improve the quality of sleep, just the length of sleep. Studies are showing that sleep is the most important factor in achieving a long, healthy life, yet more and more people have trouble achieving that deep, restful, restorative sleep.
I used to be one of those people. I watched the clock tick by all night long. I couldn’t get comfortable and “flopped like a fish” making it hard for my spouse to sleep. I was ready for the sleeping pills. At this point I wanted to find a natural way to get good nights sleep. I was introduced to earth’s natural energies and was told they would calm my restlessness and improve my quality of sleep. I gave it a try and it worked. I sleep like a baby! No chemicals and no adverse side effects! I highly recommend getting a good night’s sleep naturally while engulfed in earth’s natural energies. For special pricing and shipping for September contact Sue Gruber at 330-920-1590
Metisentry and Business Identity Factory
You’re invited to help us celebrate our business expansion and new location: Friday October 18 – 12 pm – 1 pm. Ribbon Cutting at 12 noon. Refreshments and tours. RSVP here: http://cfchamber.com/event/october-18-ribbon-cutting-metisentry-business-identity-factory/
Representatives from Metisentry and Business Identity Factory announced this week that the two companies are merging on August 15, 2013. Metisentry is currently a leading force in website design and development with creative solutions for local, national and global businesses while Business Identity Factory’s expertise lies in branding, web development, online marketing and Content Management Systems. The acquisition has come about to strengthen Metisentry project management and services. Based in Akron, OH, Metisentry has been serving businesses since 2006. With a focus on web design and development, Metisentry has extensive experience in providing creative solutions for retail businesses, law firms, municipalities, e-commerce sites and more. “Bill brings a strong foundation in both web production and project management. As our operations manager, he will continue to improve the timelines and quality of our client projects and we’re excited to have him join the team!” – Marling Engle, Metisentry CEO. The Business Identity Factory team brings over 15 years experience helping businesses define and express their brand. Business Identity Factory not only serves the local Greater Akron area, but also services clients nationally as well. “Business Identity Factory is excited to join forces with Metisentry to be able to offer expanded services and enhanced support to our customers.” – Bill Forsyth, Business Identity Factory Owner. Business Identity Factory will be joining forces with Metisentry to make the great web and marketing services they’ve been providing even better and will officially merge as of 8/15/2013 with offices located in downtown Akron.
YOU’RE INVITED TO SIMPLEX-IT’S FREE LUNCHINAR! “A Special Sneak Preview of Google Glass!” Ok, what is Google Glass and why should you care? I’m glad you asked! Developed by Google (duh!), which has also worked on other futuristic technologies such as driverless cars, Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted video display, in which the user can interact with the Internet via finger taps and natural language voice commands. In short, it’s an amazingly innovative and versatile device that will be coming to a store near you in the very near future. But Simplex-IT has an advanced sample NOW and we’ll be previewing it for you at our next free Lunchinar! Simplex-IT’s own Brandon King was one of just a handful of individuals from across the country recently accepted into the Google Glass Explorer program and in late June he went to the Google offices in New York City to pick up his advance evaluation unit. Needless to say, he’s been the Talk-of-the Town ever since. Brandon has graciously agreed to present Google Glass at this exciting event – and YOU’RE INVITED! Be the first on your block to see this breakthrough device at Simplex-IT’s next free Lunchinar! As always, there will be plenty of time for questions. 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?
Where: Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson.
When: September 18, 2013, from 11:30 am-1:00 pm
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.
The Carr Law Office, LLC
The Carr Law Office, LLC is pleased to announce: ADAM E. CARR of The Carr Law Office, LLC, has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for insurance law. Adam helps resolve disputes for insurance companies, businesses, and high net worth individuals either by settlement or through litigation, depending upon the circumstances. He has served as first-chair lead counsel in hundreds of trials and arbitrations, participated as lead counsel in over fifty reported appellate decisions, and appeared in the courts of over fifty Ohio counties, plus federal court. In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Adam was recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers as an insurance coverage expert. In 2005, Adam wrote three chapters of the first edition of the only commercially available treatise on Ohio tort law, published by Westlaw. In 1993, he received an American Jurisprudence award in appellate practice. Adam has dual board certifications in civil trial and pretrial practice from the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, the largest and oldest ABA-approved organization certifying attorneys as specialists. He is a fellow of the American College of Board-Certified Attorneys, a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, and he is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. He is a member of the DRI- the Voice of the Defense Bar; the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys; the Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys; and the Ohio State, Akron, and Lake County bar associations. Adam graduated from University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, earned his B.A. degree from Rice University, and received his J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with his wife and two children.
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? Call Adrien Coluccio today to learn more: 216.287.0081 www.emscorporate.com/CuyahogaFalls
Work stress has reached dangerous levels, but studies show that spa services can help. According to Princeton Survey Research Associates, three-fourths of today’s employees believe that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago. Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than are any other life stressors. Its dismaying and, worse than that, it’s dangerous. People with chronic work stress have a higher rate of coronary artery disease, among other serious ailments. Even though there is no easy “escape patch” for job stress, affected workers can significantly lower their stress levels and risks of illness by making simple lifestyle changes. Other studies show that even the most stress-riddled workers lower their heart disease risks by practicing healthy habits – which can very well include regular spa visits. These days using computers, cell phones, and handheld devices on a regular basis takes a real toll, leading to concerns such as carpal tunnel syndrome, facial sagging, eyestrain, posture problems and sore thumbs. We have noticed at Callatis Spa that the most common client complaints are pain in the neck, shoulders, back, hands and arms – are directly related to these 21st-century essentials. These habits lead to the major issues we hear about at the spa. We are offering various spa services at Callatis Spa that specifically address the common issues surrounding digital dependence too. Take advantage of our signature Facials, Massages/Chair Massages, Hot Stone/Cold Stone Massages, Reiki by appointment. We always can do add on to these services: scalp massages, magnetic roll – out relaxing and balancing session. We always use the best organic and natural products during the spa services at Callatis Spa, and therapies like: Aromatherapy, Color Therapy, Chrystal Therapy, Light Therapy, Magnetic Sleeping System that can promote more balance and realigning everybody natural energyes. Great quality mineral/magnetic alkaline water is served for drinking and soaking our towels during the massages and facials, organic teas – calendula and chocolate mint – for anti-aging, antioxidant and refreshing, uplifting mood. Give Yourself a Break @ Callatis Spa! Get Free Paraffin Wax For Hands when you mention this e-mail. Offer ends September 30, 2013. Call now 330-208-2445. Call or text: 330-962-2150 for appointments. Like us on www.facebook.com/CallatisSpa Contact information: Maria Suciu, Managing Esthetics, Reiki Master 330-208-2445 Maria@CallatisSpa.com www.CallatisSpa.com www.nikken.com/CallatisSpa
You’ve loved us in the Falls for over 11 years and now we are opening a second location. We are the local leader in school spiritwear, screenprinting & embroidery and our new location will service the Stow & Kent areas. Please stop by our new location and say hi. We are across the street from Panera Bread & Hobby Lobby – in the same plaza as Diamond Optical and Obaid’s Electronics. 4299 Kent Rd, Suite 3, Stow, OH 44224 http://youngprinting.com/
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Was recently ranked ‘Best Hospital for Surgery’ by Consumer Reports. We are the only hospital in Summit or Portage County to achieve this ranking. Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO, is particularly pleased with this distinction because the results are based on data, and not perceptions, thus our hospital’s high clinical quality is certainly validated. “Today’s patients are making choices guided by research from consumer healthcare ratings agencies, and our positive ranking from Consumer Reports truly reflect the high level clinical excellence performed by the surgeons and surgery support staff at Summa Western Reserve Hospital,” said Dr. Kent. “I am extremely proud of this independent confirmation of the quality of our surgical program and the commitment to excellence it represents.” The study, which ranks nearly 2,500 hospitals across the country, is based on three years of Medicare claims data on patients undergoing 27 types of common surgeries, including surgery to clear blocked arteries, back surgery and hip and knee replacements. Using this data, researchers were able to estimate the percentage of patients who experienced adverse events during their hospital stay, including patients who died or stayed longer than expected for their procedure. www.westernreservehospital.org
Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
Beacon Journal readership up…According to a new report by Alliance for Audited Media, the combined readership of the Akron Beacon Journal and its website, Ohio.com, is among the top 25 U.S. newspapers for readership growth. Readership was 551,551 as of March 31, up 6.1 percent from the 519,690 total reported for the same date last year. Readership is defined as the number of people reading the paper in print and online. Scarborough Research provides the readership numbers to the Alliance for Audited Media. Scarborough Research conducts a phone survey, including households that only have cellphones, to ascertain the readership numbers. Jim DeLuca, the Beacon Journal’s vice president for circulation, said the newspaper’s growing readership “shows we have a great website and a great print product. This shows how many people depend on us every day, and that number is increasing.”
The Beacon Journal was the only Ohio newspaper on the Alliance’s top-25 list for readership growth. To determine the readership numbers, those surveyed are asked if they have read the Beacon Journal in the past seven days and gone to Ohio.com in the past 30 days. A total of 463,777 people in the newspaper’s “defined market area” had read the Beacon Journal in print in the seven-day period, and a total of 183,647 in the “defined market area” had read the paper online in the 30-day period. The total number of visitors to the newspaper’s website, regardless of location, is much bigger. The total readership number of 551,551 was the net combined readership — meaning people are not counted twice if they read the newspaper online and in print. The Akron Beacon Journal is the oldest continuously operating business in Summit County, delivering local news since 1839. The newspaper serves readers in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark, Wayne and parts of Cuyahoga counties.
Andrea’s Concierge Service
We now offer pet transportation services. Our pets are very special to us. Just like every other member of the family it is important that they get regular doctor check-ups. Save yourself the hassle and let us take your furry friend to your local veterinarian for you. Please give me a call or send me a quick email and I will get take your pet to their veterinarian appointment! Don’t forget We also offer Pet Sitting service. Going on vacation? We have your pet needs covered! Need something else? Don’t hesitate to ask! (330) 807-4175 email@example.com and www.andreasconciergeservice.com
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.
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 (email@example.com ) or COSE at 216.592.2355 (firstname.lastname@example.org )
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
City of Cuyahoga Falls
Farmer’s Market in the Falls will be open Friday, June 14th from 2p – 5:30p at Quirk Cultural Center (1201 Grant Avenue). The market will take place Friday’s through October and features loads of fresh vegetables, fruits, natural products and various sundries. Come on out and bring your friends and get some fresh air and fresh food! Quirk Cultural Center – 1201 Grant Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 44223 – 330-971-8425 www.cityofcf.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.
BWC’s Group Rating Program Offers Employers Beneficial Savings. This time of year, you will likely start receiving offers encouraging you to enroll in different workers’ compensation group rating programs. Choosing a group rating program with high savings is important, but there are other factors you should consider, such as: A Group’s Proven Performance & Return-on-Investment – Traditional Group Rating is the only guaranteed way companies can save a significant amount on their workers’ compensation premium. Since the inception of group rating in 1991, CareWorks Consultants’ group rating programs participants have saved more than $2 billion in workers’ compensation premiums. For every $1.00 spent in participation fees, the average participant in a CareWorks Consultants’ administered program saved $11.00 in workers’ compensation premium, that’s a 1000% return-on-investment! Group Size & Stability – Currently, more than 27,000 companies participate in a CareWorks Consultants’ administered group rating program. CareWorks Consultants is Ohio’s largest private group rating program administrator. For the 2013 policy year we filed 83 workers’ compensation group rating plans, 20% more than our competitors. For employers, this means more opportunities for potentially higher savings and more predictable discounts than any other third party administrator in the industry. Employers should be wary of other plans that offer higher discounts. Plans with fewer employers often overstate their projected discounts and then under deliver after you have enrolled. It Pays to Compare – All companies should annually review their group rating eligibility. If you are already a client of CareWorks Consultants your eligibility is automatically reviewed. If you are not a CareWorks Consultants’ client or did not qualify for group rating last year, please take advantage of our no-cost, no-obligation analysis. How Do I Apply? Contact CareWorks Consultants, toll-free, at 1-800-837-3200 or visit us at www.careworksconsultants.com/groupratingapplication to obtain a group rating application. Once your group application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation receipt of the application as well as a confirmation by mail. If you qualify, your no-cost, no-obligation analysis of potential premium savings will be mailed to you.
Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation
Safety Grants: What’s new and why you should apply. More money, more options. A dollar spent on improving workplace safety results in $3 savings in accident and injury costs. More importantly, investments in safety mean Ohio workers are less likely to be injured and more likely to return home safely each day to their family, their friends, and their community. That’s why BWC’s Billion Back plan includes a funding increase for the safety grant programs from $5 million to $15 million. The Safety Intervention Grant Program partners with Ohio employers to establish safety-intervention best practices for accident and injury prevention. Qualified employers* may receive a matching grant up to a maximum of $40,000 to help achieve safety goals while reducing the frequency and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses. In addition to increased funding, several changes to the Safety Intervention Grant program became effective July 1:
· BWC is matching every dollar an employer contributes with three dollars. Previously, the matching amount was 2-to-1.
· Some safety interventions on our moratorium list for the SIG were restored.
· Employers are eligible to receive a maximum of $40,000 each grant eligibility cycle.
· The life-time $40,000 grant award per policy has been removed.
If you are an employer interested in purchasing equipment to improve workplace safety, you have a partner in BWC. Learn more about the Safety Intervention Grant Program, and apply online at ohiobwc.com. The Safety Grant Best Practices Web page also allows you to search for best practices by risk factor, industry and keyword. Learn more about all BWC services and programs that promote workplace safety and encourage investments in protecting Ohio’s workers by contacting the Division of Safety & Hygiene:
*Eligible employers must pay into the State Insurance Fund, maintain active coverage and be current on money owed to BWC. They must also demonstrate the need for a safety intervention.
SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives
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. The specific location for the workshop (and a map) is shown on the registration form. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 330 379-3163.
Tuesday, Sep 10, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Thursday, Sep 19, 8:30-11:30am, The Taylor Institute, Akron
Wednesday, Sep 25, 6:00-9:00pm, Midpoint Campus Center, Brunswick
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, Sep 26, 8:30-11:30am, 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.
Tuesday, Sep 3, 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.
Thinking of Building a Website?
Tuesday, Sep 17, 5:30-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
This workshop will help you develop a strategic business plan to incorporate a website into your Business Plan and Marketing Plan. It will help you understand the qualities of a good website and possibly make you an Educated Consumer of website development services. The workshop WILL NOT instruct you on the technical aspects of programming or development tools.
Be sure to check our website www.akron.score.org for a current listing of upcoming workshops.
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.