Welcome

new members

We are pleased to welcome the following new members and their representatives: All Dogs Go to Kevin, LLC (Kevin Duggan), Kent; CLS Payment Systems LLC (Jim Larr), Stow; Connecting Touch Therapy & Wellness Center Inc. (Jack Hayes), 960 Graham Road, Cuyahoga Falls; E. A. Loxley & Assoc. (Beth Loxley), 4833 Darrow Road, Suite 105, Stow; Ferrari Gutter Services LLC (Anthony Ferrari), Stow; PartySpark Photobooth Co., (Jodi Shultz), Tallmadge; Stow Community Church (Pastor Jim Case), 1567 Pilgrim Drive, Stow. Visit the Chamber website to learn more about the services these new members offer, and for a direct link to their websites.

We are starting off 2014 with 430 + members and our Chamber continues to grow! We wish to also thank our current members for renewing their membership and for referring new members. It is said that a referral is one of the highest compliments you can pay someone, and we appreciate those members who express that with their referrals.

February After 5

Get Connected! Stay Connected! Join us on Feb. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Anthony Slabaugh Remodeling & Design Center, 4724 Darrow Road, Stow, for our monthly business networking "After 5." This is a "free" event for Chamber members and their guests.

Anthony Slabaugh Remodeling & Design will provide refreshments. RSVP by Feb. 25, online under the Events tab, or by emailing smfcc@smfcc.com.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Join us in welcoming, Ford & Associates, LLC (John Ford), for its open house and ribbon cutting at 4486 Darrow Road, Stow (Stow Professional Center), on March 5, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Mayor Sara Drew will cut the ceremonial ribbon at 3:45 pm. Refreshments will be served.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the services this new Stow business offers. RSVP on the Chamber website under the Events tab or by emailing Jeremy.Grassel@FordConsulting.com no later than March 3.

Industrial Breakfast Invitation

The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee will host a semi-annual breakfast on March 6, at Stow City Hall in the Council Chambers located at 3760 Darrow Road. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will end by 9 a.m. The speaker is Pat Piteo, a partner at Cohen & Co. The topic is "Expense Control -- Line by Line." Cost is $5, payable at the door with cash or check. Panera Bread - Stow, will provide a continental breakfast. Registration and can be made on the Chamber website, smfcc.com.

Community

Showcase

It's Showtime! There are limited exhibitor spaces available for the biennial Community Showcase at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, on Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6.

A special thank you to our sponsors for their support of this major community biennial event: Tallmadge Asphalt/Paving & Concrete, (Main Event Sponsor); Record Publishing (Media Sponsor); The Gables of Hudson and The Gables of Kentridge (Platinum Sponsors); Highpoint Lawn Service (Platinum Sponsor); Akron General Health & Wellness Center- North (Gold Sponsor); Ohio Foot and Ankle Center (Gold Sponsor); Western Reserve Hospital (Gold Sponsor); Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club (Bronze Sponsor);and Teresa's Pizza (Bronze Sponsor). Without the support of our sponsors we would not be able to make this an outstanding showcase for the benefit of our members and the residents of the communities we serve.

Co-presenting sponsors: City of Stow, City of Munroe Falls, Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District.

Why exhibit in the 2014 Stow-Munroe Falls Community Showcase?

1. Increased visibility for your business, organization or civic group at the largest community showcase in the area: 7,000 visitors in 2012!

2. Network with nearly 200 exhibitors from the area to build your referral resources and to collaborate in the market place.

3. Introduce new products or services; inform Showcase visitors about the products and services you currently offer!

4. Take advantage of the opportunity to advertise in the Showcase booklet and reach over 24,000 homes and businesses!

5. It only happens every-other year! Don't miss out!

Not a member? Join today and save on the cost of exhibiting and take advantage of the numerous benefits of Chamber membership.

Young Professionals - Monthly Meet Up

Meet Up and Wine Down. Are you a young professional and age 40 or under? Join the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals for an informal gathering and conversation at unWINEd on Main, 20 N. Main St., Munroe Falls. This event will be March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet other Young Professionals and expand your professional network. No reservations are required, just show-up. Cash bar.

Women2Women Breakfast

The next Women2Women Breakfast meeting will be at the Gables of Hudson, located at 5400 Darrow Road, Hudson. Please note this is a change in the meeting location for March 27. The breakfast will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The sponsor of this event is Western Reserve Hospital.

The speaker for this event is JJ DiGeronimo, entrepreneur, author, technology executive and purposeful woman. Her topic is "Navigating Success and Career Advancement.

Cost to attend is $10 for Chamber members, $15 for non-members, and includes a breakfast buffet. Reservations and payments can be made online through the Chamber website at www.smfcc.com under the Events tab.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce is to promote, support and serve our members and encourage economic development in the local and regional area, and to provide leadership benefits and services to improve the quality of life in Stow and Munroe Falls.

Visit our website

Visit our website, www.smfcc.com, to view a full membership directory, to friend us on facebook, to register for events, view a calendar of events, view member job openings, hot deals, application for membership and so much more.

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