THE AURORA CHAMBER
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce's November networking luncheon will be Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bella Vita Event Center (old Aurora golf course clubhouse) on Trails End. A panel of marketing experts will share the latest marketing strategies for businesses. To register, visit www.allaboutaurora.com.
COSE will have a Wild Night Out for more than 25 Northeast Ohio Chambers on Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's primate, cat and aquatics building. Chamber members who are Business Connections members are free and Savings and Support members are $25. To register, visit www.xose.org/chamberzoo. Registration includes food, drinks and complimentary parking.
Howard Hanna's Children's Free Care Fund A Night at the Races will be Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Centerville Mills dining hall on Crackel Road. There will be races, auctions, raffles, food and entertainment. Cost for dinner is $25 presale. Call 330-562-6188 for tickets.
The Aurora Women in Networking will meet Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Avenue at Aurora on Route 43 south. There will be complimentary wine and appetizers. To register, visit the Chamber's website.
The Chamber's annual holiday party will be Dec. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Atrium at Anna Maria. Person of the year Bruce Harris and business of the year Mad Jack's Grill & Pub will be honored. A silent auction will benefit the scholarship fund. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks and a cash bar, plus entertainment by Johnny Live.
A 3Chamber Women's Expo will be Jan. 26, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg. Booths will feature goods and services for women.
AURORA ROTARY CLUB
Erin Huber, the founder of Drink Local Drink Tap, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Aurora on Nov. 2. She works to clean up the Lake Erie beach and educate people about the importance of clean water.
She also works in east Africa to build village borehole wells, and by making clean water more accessible, many hours are freed up to improve life in other ways. She documented one of her trips and won an award at the recent Chagrin Film Festival.
Rotary member Roger Cram shared information about the Rotary Foundation, which he described as "a tool that allows individuals to excel beyond imagination." It gives 350 percent matching funds for projects local clubs want to accomplish.
Evan Webster gave the invocation, and it was noted the sports night fall fundraiser was a huge success. The Aurora Inn came through with food and drinks.
Some coming events for the club are: Nov. 10 -- Taste of the Western Reserve organizational meeting; Nov. 12 -- volleyball fundraiser; Nov. 23 -- Trail of the Vikings; NOv. 30 -- evening social; Dec. 2-3 -- Salvation Army bell ringing.; Dec. 7 -- election of officers; Dec. 3 and 10 -- breakfast with Santa.