Aurora Chamber of Commerce's next networking luncheon is March 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Aurora Inn. Lisa Crilley Mallis will speak about impactive strategies.

Participants will learn a three-step system to accomplish important tasks every day, how to unlock the secrtete key to upgrading a to-do list and how to increase productivity with less stress.

The gathering is sponsored by Aurora Women in Networking and University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. To register, visit

The April networking luncheon will be on the 25th at 11:30 a.m. at Signature of Solon, when Linda Baita, director of Strategic Alliances will talk about "The State of Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio."

A multi-Chamber networking business after hours will be April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NEW Center at NEOMED in Rootstown. Cost is $15. Reservations must be made by April 14 at and must be pre-paid.

The Aurora Chamber's annual golf outing will be June 15 at Boulder Creek Golf Club on Page Road in Streetsboro. For details, visit


TOPS Club Inc. is a non-profit, noncommercial support and accountability group for individuals interested in losing weight and maintaining their weight loss for a lifetime.

There are TOPS chapters in and around Portage and Summmit counties, including Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Macedonia, Norton, Sagamore Hills, Twinsburg, Streetsboro, Mogadore, Ravenna and Kent. There is an annual fee of $32 with nominal weekly dues.

Area meetings are at the following locations and times: Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Road, Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. for weigh-in and 6:15 for the program; Streetsboro Church of Christ, 1386 Russell Drive, on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. for weigh-in and 10 a.m. for the program.

For more information, contact Laurene Neval at 216-832-1106, email huey or visit


The Portage County Republican Women's Club will meet March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Honey Baked Ham, 9438 Route 14 Unit A, Streetsboro.

The speaker will be Barb Petroski, executive secretary and treasurer of the Portage County Historical Society. The topic will be the history of education in Portage County. Make reservations by calling 330-687-4067 or select "attend meeting" on Facebook.

At this meeting, donations will be sought for the club's bowling team, which will participate in the Bowl Against Abuse fundraiser to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Portage County. It will be April 29 at Kent Lanes.

The club meets the third Monday of each month. It is an opportunity to meet other Republican women and officials to find out what's happening in the Republican Party.

There are plenty of opportunities for involvement. For more information, call Jeneen at 330-687-4067 or "Like Us" on Facebook at