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Sep 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Chamber Chatter

Welcome new membersWe are pleased to welcome the following new members to the Chamber: Didion & Green, LLC, 3869 Darrow Road, Suite 101, Stow; Edward Jones - Jeffrey W. Bail, Financial Advisor, 25 Erie Road, Tallmadge; and Jersey Mike's Subs, 3027 Graham Road, Suite 103, Stow.

Ashley Beltrano promoted to Manager - Cake Sales and Production at Acme Fresh Market
Sep 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Ashley Beltrano promoted to Manager - Cake Sales and Production at Acme Fresh Market

Ashley Beltrano has been promoted to the position of Manager - Cake Sales and Production at Acme Fresh Market. Beltrano, of Munroe Falls, is responsible for exceeding customers' expectations when they purchase a handmade and gourmet decorated cake from Acme Fresh Market.

Sep 20, 2016 8:12 AM

On Marketing: Three stats to build your 2017 marketing on

It's planning season! Time to forecast next year, and build the marketing plan that will deliver the goods. If you're building your plan and the digital portion is underfunded, consider restricting your approach.

By Josh Gordon
Sep 13, 2016 10:41 AM

On Marketing: Plan your positioning to spur growth

Well, this is ambitious. Is it possible to effectively articulate the importance of knowing how to position your brand or business in the market in just a few hundred words?Nope.So why am I writing this column on the subject of positioning your business?

By Josh Gordon
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Sep 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Business owners complete Small Business Program at Tri-C

Two local business owners took a step toward greater business success by completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C°).Michael Davis of Michael C. Davis, CPA Inc.

Sep 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Chamber Chatter

Welcome new membersWe are pleased to welcome the following new members to the Chamber: AT&T Mobility (Ebony Eitner), 4326 Kent Road, Stow. Visit SMFCC.COM to learn more about this new member and the products and services they offer.

Sep 9, 2016 12:02 PM

Akron SCORE announces September workshops

Akron SCORE, the free mentoring program for new and existing businesses, will offer several workshops in September, including two sessions of the comprehensive Simple Steps program.

Sep 6, 2016 11:12 AM

On Marketing: Make sure you understand what your audience expects

A recent study published by the Pew Research Center reported that the number of Americans who read a physical book in the past year is 65 percent. That number is largely unchanged from the last time this study was conducted four years ago.

By Josh Gordon
Aug 30, 2016 2:56 PM

On Marketing: Facebook Messenger's massive marketing potential

A software platform as powerful as Facebook serves multiple purposes in the world of communications. We all know the value it holds for people connecting with people, for people getting information, and for companies communicating to their audience.

By Josh Gordon
Aug 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Chamber Chatter (Aug. 28, 2016)

Welcome new membersWe are pleased to welcome the following new members to the Chamber: Don Joseph Toyota (Anthony Bonina), 1111 W. Main St., Kent, and The Fairways at Twin Lakes (David Beck), 1540 Overlook Road, Kent. Visit SMFCC.

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Aug 16, 2016 12:06 PM

How to reach youth in community elections

By now, you probably know how much I love marketing and communications. What you may not know is that I love politics almost as much.First, it is a study in effective messaging.

By Josh Gordon
Aug 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Chamber Chatter

Welcome new membersWe 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.

Stow physician to be honored as Family Physician of the Year
Aug 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow physician to be honored as Family Physician of the Year

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has announced that Terry Wagner, DO, FAAFP, will receive its 2016 Family Physician of the Year Award.Dr. Wagner is partner/president of Hudson Family Practice in Stow, where he has practiced family medicine since 1997.

Aug 14, 2016 12:00 AM

ALDI grocery in Stow to reopen Aug. 25 with a fresh look

Beginning Aug. 25, ALDI will offer shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its Stow store, located at 3804 Fishcreek Road. To celebrate the reopening of the expanded Stow store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 25. The public is invited to attend.

Aug 9, 2016 3:30 PM

On Marketing: Why does SEO take so darn long?

"I've told you a million times never to exaggerate." That's one of my favorite examples of hyperbole. If I had a nickel for every time I've used that phrase I'd have more than a few nickels.

By Josh Gordon
Jul 31, 2016 12:00 AM

Traxium LLC of Stow acquires Newhouse Printing of Dover

The executive management team of Traxium LLC of Stow announces it has acquired the assets of R & J Printing Enterprises Inc. dba Newhouse Printing in Dover.

Jul 31, 2016 12:00 AM

Chamber Chatter

Business milestone anniversaryCongratulations to Stow Dental Group, 3506 Darrow Road, Stow, on its 50- year anniversary. It is quite an accomplishment to be celebrating this milestone. We wish them continued success for many more years to come.

Jul 26, 2016 12:45 PM

On Marketing: Olympics marketing and communications testing ground

In all of the media hubbub of the Democratic and Republican conventions it's easy to forget what is actually the largest media event on the globe this year -- the 2016 Rio Olympics.As a person who loves competitive sports, I definitely enjoy the Olympics.

By Josh Gordon
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Jul 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Acme Fresh Market, Hoppin' Frog debut 125th anniversary collaboration brew

Acme Fresh Market continues celebrating its 125th anniversary with a custom-brewed grapefruit shandy beer, created by award-winning brewmaster Fred Karm, and his local brewery, Hoppin' Frog in Akron.

Jul 19, 2016 4:10 PM

New owner of Chapel Hill Mall sees potential in young consumers

Chapel Hill Mall's new owner sees potential to add new tenants by attracting young shoppers.Mike Kohan, of Kohan Retail Investment Group of Great Neck, N.Y., told the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press he took ownership of the ailing shopping mall on Friday, July 15. The cost was $8.

By Steve Wiandt | Reporter