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 Board 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. Be sure to take a canned food item to donate to the OPEN M food pantry. RSVP online at SMFCC.COM, or you can call the Chamber office.

First Friday

Networking on the Go! 8 Chambers of Commerce

Join us on Nov. 4, as the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce joins seven other local Chambers of Commerce, for the "First Friday Networking on the Go" event. These events are on the first Friday of every month from 8-9 a.m. at Great Lakes Honda, 43 Pruitt Blvd, Akron.

As a member benefit, we will be joining the members of the following participating Chambers of Commerce: Cuyahoga Falls; Hudson; Fairlawn; Kent; Streetsboro; Tallmadge; and Twinsburg. If you are not a member of one of the participating chambers, you are welcome to attend two times before joining one of the participating Chambers.

Bring business cards and your 30-second business commercial. Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce members can make a reservation online at SMFCC.COM.

Biannual Economic Development

Business Breakfast

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 201617 Adult Leadership Class, scheduled to start on Dec. 6, with an evening orientation meeting. The group will meet twice a month for five months, (half-day sessions) beginning in January 2017.

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 ten 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

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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.