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Save the Dates

• May 26 -- Pancake Breakfast will be coming soon. Mark your calendars for May 26 and enjoy a breakfast at the Community Center. More information will follow.

• June 1 -- Food Truck Event at the Tallmadge Recreation Center. Vendors, games for children and a whole lot of fun for the entire family will be on the menu. Details to follow.

• Aug. 16 -- We have started the preparation for the Tallmadge Circle Festival & Light Parade and will begin offering sponsorships for the festival on May 1. Parade information and sponsorship forms will be uploaded to our website after May 1. More information to follow.

Dare to Share

Project

We are participating in a new program that Tallmadge High School's FCCLA Club is sponsoring. They are sending home a weekend supply of food for a single child each Friday for the neediest school children here in Tallmadge. The project is called "Dare to Share" and the bags are called "NOW Bags" (Nutrition on weekends). The Chamber will have a collection bin in the office for those who would like to donate. Also, there will be a collection bin at the check in table each month. They also accept monetary donations.

Some items they are in need of include beef jerky, juice boxes, fruit cups, cereal boxes: Cheerios, shredded wheat, etc; applesauce cups, granola bars and pudding cups.

For more information on the project, contact Kelley Smith at THS at 330-633-5505 ext. 1125.

Networking Event

Join us and member, Serpentini (Montrose Group) April 22 for an evening of networking at the Jet Charters USA at the Akron Canton Airport, 6060 Airport Drive, North Canton.

Many other Chambers and their members are also invited so there will be an opportunity to network with businesses from all over Northeast Ohio. The event features wine, food and live entertainment provided by the Liverpool Lads (a Beatles tribute band). The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Make reservations by visiting Facebook.com/MontroseNetworking.

Akron Beacon

Journal Celebrates 175th Anniversary

On April 15, join newspaper staff at Canal Park for an evening of baseball and free birthday cake. The Akron Rubber Ducks will host the Trenton Thunder at 6:35 p.m. and offer special ticket prices through its "Two for Tuesdays" program.

April breakfast

Judge Elinore Stormer will speak at our first Chamber Breakfast scheduled for April 16 at 8 a.m. The cost is $5 and reservations are required. Stormer was elected to the Probate Court in 2012. She has received many community distinctions, including an Outstanding Alumni award from the University of Akron School of Law, the ATHENA Award for leadership and the Public Official of the Year award from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Business Leaders Breakfast

Summa Western Reserve Hospital, one of our members, invites members to join them for their biannual Community Business Leaders Breakfast April 29 at 7 a.m. The guest speaker, Dr. Kay Potetz will give a presentation titled "This Will Only Take a Minute" which examines the myth of time management. Summa Western Reserve is located at 1900 23rd St. in Cuyahoga Falls.

Networking runs from 7 to 7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided. A hospital update given by Dr. Robert Kent, president and CEO of Summa Western Reserve will take place between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. The program, featuring Potetz, will run from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m.

For further information or to make reservations by April 23, contact Kathy Romito, community outreach manager, at 330-971-7408 or email romitoks@summahealth.org.

Business

Opportunity --

April 25

The Tallmadge High School Job Fair is currently looking for businesses to participate in the 2014 THS Job Fair, which provides area businesses with the opportunity to invest in our young people's professional career choices. This will give them a chance to know more about your career field. Located in the THS gymnasium, 140 N. Munroe Road, the Job Fair will take place from 9:45 to 11:35 a.m.

If you would like to be involved or need additional details, you may contact Kim Brendel via email brendel.kim@tallmadgeschools.org or at 330-633-5505 ext. 1602.

Featured Business of the Month

Congratulations to Mike Yeager and Boost Creative Marketing, which offers strategic communications, budgeting, brand development, media planning and digital/online production designs. The company aims to provides clients with a "boost" to their business with a creative marketing approach. Call Yeager at 216-233-4560.

Those who would like to participate in our Featured Business of the Month program are asked to attend the luncheons and "drop" their business card into the basket to be drawn for the Business of the Month. You will get your business name featured on our website, and a short blurb" in the Chamber Chatter column in the Tallmadge Express, along with a mention in Chamber's next newsletter. One business card a month will be drawn at the luncheon meetings.

Members Only

Members Deals E-Blast -- If you have any specials that you would like to share with others, please send them to tallmadgechamber@onecommail.com and we'll do our best to include them in the next Members Deals E-Blast. Please type "Member Deals" in the subject line, so that Becky will be able to spot these right away.

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