Open House

Members are invited to attend the Open House for County Fire Protection Inc. Sept. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Food and beverages will be available. County Fire Protection is located in the Brimfield JEDD at 4620 Crystal Parkway, Kent.

General Meeting

The next Chamber General Meeting is set for Sept. 18 at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road. Guest speaker will be David Barnhart from the Akron Zoo. Networking begins at 11:20 a.m. with lunch served at 11:50 a.m. Lunch price is $12, payable at the door. Reservations are required. Call the office at 330-633-5417 or email us at Deadline for reservations is Sept. 13.

Bagels & Business Cards

Join us for a Chamber of Commerce Speed Networking Event Sept. 24 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Serpentini Chevrolet, 140 West Ave.

Business of the Month -- Mark Salerno,

attorney at law

Attorney Mark Salerno graduated from Kent State University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in business and from the University of Akron School of Law in 1983 with a juris doctor (law) degree. He has been practicing law for more than 30 years. Mark lives in Tallmadge, has been married for more than 28 years, and has three children. Mark's office is located at 56 Metric Drive in Tallmadge, where he specializes in family, criminal and business law. He also offers a wide range of legal services and does not charge for initial consultations. Mark's hobbies include time with his family, travel and refereeing college and high school ice hockey.

Welcome new Chamber member, Hope Homes

Hope Homes, 593 Pheasant Run, will host a Pig Roast Sept. 21. Tickets are $15 per person; $8 for children 12 and younger; and children age 3 and younger eat for free.

Family packs for two adults and two children are available for $40. All adult tickets sold will be entered into a grand prize drawing. Winner need not be present.

Visit to buy tickets or become a sponsor. All proceeds benefit the Hope Homes Foundation, which serves adults with developmental disabilities.

For more information, call Jacquie at 330-329-2472 or Barb at 330-686-5342, ext. 117.

Open House --

Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.

The Open House for County Fire Protection, Inc. will be Sept. 19. Food and beverages will be from 1 to 4 p.m. County Fire Protection is located in the Brimfield JEDD at 4620 Crystal Parkway in Kent.

Nominations for Business of the Year Award

Nominations for Business of the Year Award have been sent out to all members in our Sept/October newsletter. If you would like to nominate a business of your choice, please fill out the nomination form and return to the Chamber office. You can also download the form off of our site by tabbing down to Events Download and clicking on the Business of the Year Nomination Form. Deadline for nomination is Oct. 1.