Welcome new members

We are pleased to welcome the following new members to the Chamber: CTMS LLC (Tony Malorni), 184 Currie Hall Parkway, Kent; and Northwestern Mutual (Caitlyn Bromley), 3800 Embassy Parkway, Akron. Visit SMFCC.COM to learn more about these new members and the products and services they offer.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Join us as we welcome The UPS Store - Stow, to its new location at 3732 Fishcreek Road, Stow, on Thursday, Nov. 10. Ribbon cutting at 4 p.m., followed by an open house until 6 p.m. Stop by and say hello to owners, Matt Aloisi & Amy Incorvati -Aloisi, and learn more about all the business services this locally owned and operated store will offer from this new larger location.

November Monthly Luncheon Meeting

Join us for the November Monthly Membership Luncheon on Nov. 15, at Silver Lake Country Club, 1325 Graham Road, in Silver Lake. "Come early to connect," starting at 11:15 a.m.

The November program speaker is Stacy Ward Braxton, and her topic is "The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team." This talk is designed for leaders and team members to understand the key components of the Five Behaviors Model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability and results; and how their contributions impact a team's overall success. Cost for Chamber members is $17 and non-members is $22.

Sponsor for the November Luncheon is Kiran's Kustom Jewelry, 203 Cheltenham Lane, Munroe Falls. Registration and online payment is available at SMFCC.COM, or you can call or email the Chamber office to make your reservations.

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 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.

Save the date - Chamber Holiday Party

"Have a Holly Jolly Chamber" is the theme for the upcoming Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce Member Appreciation Holiday Party at Silver Lake Country Club, Dec. 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy an assortment of hot & cold hors d'oeuvres including a party favorite - mashed potato bar with toppings, served in martini glasses, and assorted desserts from Panera Bread - Stow. A cash bar with special holiday drinks that include a Winter Cranberry Julep and a Peppermint Mocha White Russian. Members are encouraged to invite their employees to attend this fun event. Reservations and payment can be made online at SMFCC.COM no later than Dec. 15.

Top 10 reasons to join Chamber

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

Chamber 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.

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