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Chamber Chatter

Published: August 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Welcome new


We are pleased to welcome the following new members to the Chamber: Mattress Warehouse (Matthew Sinkhorn), 4420 Kent Road, Stow, and Michelli Mechanical Inc. (Lori Michelli), 2711 Maitland Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Visit SMFCC.COM to learn more about these new members and the products/services they offer.

August Monthly Luncheon

Please join us on Aug. 16, at Silver Springs Lodge, 5027 Stow Road, Stow, for the Monthly Membership Luncheon. "Come Early to Connect", starting at 11:15 am. Sponsor of this luncheon is Howard Hanna, Stow office.

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Tom Lix, of Cleveland Whiskey, will speak at this luncheon. The self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and Cleveland Whiskey Founder and CEO, Lix was more recently the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Lake Erie College. He was also founder and president of application services provider Public Interactive ° (acquired by Public Radio International), and the former president of MarketPulse, a wholly owned subsidiary of Computer Corporation of America (acquired by Rocket Software.) For more information on this speaker, visit SMFCC.COM/ Events.

The luncheon will be catered by chamber member, Robert J. Events & Catering. Cost is $17 for members and $22 for non-members. Reservations are due no later than Thursday, August 11, and no-shows will be billed to meet our reservation guarantee. Visit SMFCC.com to make your reservation online, or email smfcc@smfcc.com.

Fall networking



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The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce we are co-sponsoring several multi-chamber events with other local area chambers this fall, in addition to our regular calendar of events. This membership benefit adds even more opportunities for the members of each of these chambers to gain visibility and to grow their businesses/organizations.

New event -- 7 Chambers of


Starting on Sept. 2, the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce will join six other local Chambers of Commerce, for the "First Friday Networking on the Go" event! These events are on the first Friday of every month from 8 to 9 a.m., at Great Lakes Honda, 43 Pruitt Blvd, Akron.

As a member benefit, we will be joining the members of the following participating Chambers of Commerce: Cuyahoga Falls; Hudson; Kent; Streetsboro; Tallmadge; and Twinsburg. If you are not a member of one of the participating chambers, you are welcome to attend two times before joining one of the participating Chambers.

Bring business cards and your 30-second business commercial. Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce members can make a reservation online at SMFCC.COM/Events.

Joint 'After Hours'

Get Connected! Stay Connected! Join the Stow-Munroe Falls and Kent Area Chambers of Commerce for a joint "After Hours" Networking event at Marathon Financial Services, 176 E. Main St., Suite 301, Kent, on Aug. 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP at SMFCC.COM/Events, by email smfcc.com, or call 330-688-1579. Enjoy refreshments and great networking. Make your reservations online at SMFCC.com.

Speed Networking Event -- 4


If you are a member of any of the following Chambers of Commerce: Cuyahoga Falls; Kent Area; Streetsboro Area; or Stow-Munroe Falls, we would like you to join the networking extravaganza on Sept. 7, at Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, 215 S. Depeyster St., Kent.

You will have the opportunity to introduce your business and its products and services to 75 other business professionals and potential customers, as we "speed" through facilitated and timed rounds of introductions.

Registration is at 1 p.m., and the event will start promptly at 1:30 p.m., and end at 4 p.m. Reservations can be made directly to your affiliated chamber no later than Aug. 25. Cost for this member-only event is $15. Seating is limited to 19 members per chamber.

Gift Basket Silent Auction returning to KSU Aviation Fair

The Annual SMFCC Gift Basket Silent Auction is traveling to Kent State University, Andrew W. Paton Field, 4020 Kent Road, Stow, on Sept. 10. The baskets, donated by Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber members, will be on display at the KSU Aviation Fair from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gift Basket Silent Auction bidders will enjoy a great variety of themed baskets to choose from.

If you are a member of the Chamber, and wish to donate a gift basket, please call or email the Chamber office. Deadline for basket donations is Aug. 26, to have your business name included in the Stow Sentry ad recognizing the gift basket participants. More information on the Kent State Aviation Fair activities planned for the day, including plane rides and more, can be found at http://www.kent.edu/caest/kent-state-aviation-fair.

Visit our website

Visit our website, smfcc.com, to view a full membership directory, to friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, to register for events, view the calendar of events, find member job openings, hot deals, apply for membership, and so much more.

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