Business of the Month

 The Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce announced Beef 'O' Brady's in the Cascades Plaza in Brimfield is Business of the Month. Beef 'O' Brady's will be featured in the next newsletter, on the website and at the next luncheon meeting.

To be chosen as Business of the Month, members must attend Chamber meetings which are every third Wednesday of the month and be a Chamber member of good standing. The next card drawn will be Nov. 21.

Social networking

 Join Chamber members Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at Beef 'O' Brady's in Brimfield for an evening of fun, networking and holiday shopping with Vasanthi Srinivasan.

Secret Service agent to speak at Nov. 21 luncheon

 Smokey Everett, a U.S. Secret Service agent, will speak at the next Chamber Luncheon set for Nov. 21 at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road. Everett has been with the Secret Service for more than 27 years and oversees U.S.S.S. activities throughout Northeast Ohio.

Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. Lunch price is $12 (payable at the door). Call 330-633-5417 to make reservations.

Christmas Adopt a Foster Child program

 The Tallmadge Chamber is partnering with the Akron Office of the National Youth Advocate Program to provide Christmas presents for foster youths again this year. "Wishes" have been collected and a Wish List has been created from which members may choose gift items.

Chamber's goal is two gifts per child in the $25 range. Deadline for gift drop off will be Dec. 1. Gifts may be dropped off at the Chamber office or directly to the NYAP office at 20 Northwest Ave., Suite 120, Bldg. A, in Tallmadge.

The list will be mailed out this week to members. Those who would like to participate may contact Erin King at NYAP at 330-633-4187, 330-603-9815 or email

Save the Date --
Santa is Coming!

 Chamber members are busily preparing for Santa to arrive at the Community Center Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. Every year, Santa rides the fire truck around the Circle and stops in at the Community Center to visit with children. Mrs. Santa will be there to greet children as well.

Chamber will provide activities and snacks for the children. Watch the Express for additional details in the coming month.

Save the date

 Chamber's annual reverse raffle is planned for Feb. 16 at the Venue on Tallmadge Circle. Members are working on a theme and the band "The Flip Flops" will return. More information will follow.

Community Expo set for April 20

 Tallmadge Asphalt & Concrete will again serve as event sponsor for the 2013 Tallmadge Community Expo, scheduled for April 20.

The Expo is a one-day, communitywide event that began in 1997 and is held every other year in April. The Expo provides a single venue where Summit County area visitors can come to know the community of Tallmadge and what it has to offer. Guest celebrity this year will be former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel, now vice president of strategic engagement for the University of Akron. Tressel will be available to sign autographs. Additionally, there are various children's activities planned and Weaver-SecurShred will be on hand for the public to drop off large volumes of papers to shred.

The Expo will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tallmadge Recreation Center, 46 N. Munroe Road. Exhibitors -- including those in retail, commercial and industrial businesses, civic, religious and other non-profit organizations, as well as the city of Tallmadge, Tallmadge City Schools and the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce -- rent booth space to showcase their products, services and capabilities.

Chamber members co-chair the event. The Tallmadge Community Expo continues to grow, attracting more exhibitors and more visitors each year.

Corporate level sponsorships are available. Those interested in sponsorship or exhibitor booth space should contact the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce at 330-633-5417 or email