October Monthly Luncheon

Meeting to focus on candidates

Join us for the October Monthly Membership Luncheon on Oct. 18 at Silver Lake Country Club, 1325 Graham Road in Silver Lake. "Come early to connect," starting at 11:15 am.

The October program will focus on the candidates running for Summit County Executive. Candidates will answer questions prepared for them by the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. This is your chance to meet and learn more about the two candidates, Bill Roemer and Ilene Shapiro. Cost for Chamber members is $17 and non-members is $22.

Sponsor for the October Luncheon is Weaver Industries Inc., located at 520 S. Main St., Akron. Registration and online payment is available at SMFCC.COM, or you can call or email the Chamber office to make your reservations.

October 'After Hours' hosted by OPEN M

Get Connected! Stay Connected! Join members of the Cuyahoga Falls, Greater Akron, Fairlawn, and Stow-Munroe Falls Chambers of Commerce, along with the South Akron Boards of Trade, for the annual "Networking Extravaganza" at OPEN M, 941 S. Princeton St., Akron, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., on Oct. 26.

Eat/Drink/Mingle, as you expand your networking opportunities. Tours will be provided by the OPEN M staff, as you enjoy free food and drink samples from local vendors. RSVP online at SMFCC.COM, or you can call the Chamber office.

Biannual Economic Development

Business Breakfast coming up

The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee will host its Biannual Business Breakfast, on Nov. 3, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 4301 Darrow Road (Stratford Building), Suite 2500, Stow.

The speaker will be Officer Ryan Schulz, Stow Police Department. Officer Schulz's topic is: Effective Practices for Dealing with "Active Threats in the Workplace," utilizing the A.L.I.C.E. concept (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate).

This breakfast is open to members and non-members, and is limited to 50 attendees. Cost to attend is $5. Reserve your space by online at SMFCC.COM, or by calling the Chamber office at 330-688-1579.

Sign up for

Leadership Class 2016-17

The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the upcoming 2016-17 Adult Leadership Class, scheduled to start in December. The group meets twice a month for five months for half-day sessions.

One class day each month is set aside to focus on professional and personal development & growth, with leadership coaching by Ned Parks of New Directions Learning. The second meeting day of the month is to learn more about the communities we serve and the surrounding area through onsite visits.

More information is available by calling the Chamber office at 330-688-1579 or online. Attendance is limited, and the cost is $500 for SMFCC members and $600 for non-members.

Top 10 reasons to join Chamber of Commerce

1. Increased visibility in the community to help grow your business

2. Business relationship building/ networking opportunities year-round

3. Referrals from the Chamber

4. Access to membership database with updates

5. Access to community leaders and elected officials

6. Women2Women business networking group

7. Numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities year-round

8. Member businesses listed in the Stow Sentry six times a year

9. Listing on Chamber website (up to 3 categories- free) & in print directory

10. Members' only services and member advocacy


membership is good business

The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce mission statement is: To promote economic growth and a true sense of community for the greater Stow and Munroe Falls area businesses & citizens. To sustain and enhance a high quality of life supported by our commercial vitality and to meet the challenges of the future. Not a member? Please consider joining this vital and dynamic organization of membership investors.