January Business Awards & Annual Membership Luncheon

Join us for the January Community Business Awards & Annual Membership Meeting, on Tuesday, January 17, at Acker-Moore Memorial Post, 3733 Fishcreek Rd., Stow, 11:15 am (Come Early to Connect) 1:30 pm (if needed.) Sponsors of this event are: Concord Mortgage Group, 4301 Darrow Rd., Suite 2600, Stow; and Stow-Glen Retirement Village, 4285 Kent Rd., Stow. The luncheon will be catered by Kirbie's Meats and Family Catering.

The Community Business Awards are presented annually by the Chamber's Economic Development Committee. The awards are part of this committee's commitment to supporting the economic development in both Stow and Munroe Falls, and to honor businesses/organizations that have made significant investments/improvements over the past year.

Members can enter to win a free business spotlight ad, compliments of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce in the Stow Sentry, just by attending the luncheon. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 12, online at SMFCC.COM, or by emailing smfcc@smfcc.com. Cost to attend is $17 members/$22 non-members.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General LifeStyles to host "After Hours"

Get Connected! Stay Connected! Join us on Wednesday, January 25, from 4:30 6:30 pm, at Cleveland Clinic LifeStyles, 4300 Allen Rd., Stow.

Get the year started meeting your fellow Chamber members while expanding your networking opportunities. Food and refreshments will be provided by Panera Bread-Stow! There will be health fair tables to visit and door prizes to win! RSVP online at SMFCC.COM, or you can call the Chamber office.

Women2Women Breakfast Series

Reservations are being accepted for the next Women2Women Breakfast Series, Thursday, January 26, at the Gables of Hudson, 5400 Darrow Rd. (RT.91, Hudson, from 8:00 am 9:30 am. Jennifer Chernisky, Jennasis and Associates, is the speaker. Her topic is: "Why Brand Stories Are Important."

Reservations can be made online at SMFCC.COM, or by emailing smfcc@smfcc.com no later than Friday, January 20. Cost is $12 members, and $17 non-members. All no-shows must be billed to meet our reservation guarantee. The breakfast is sponsored by Integrity Auto Care (Tina Evans.)

Chamber membership is good business!

The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce (SMFCC) was formed over 50 years ago by a very small group of local business leaders, and is now 430+ members strong!

The original organizers knew that they would be more effective if they joined together to support each other in growing their businesses and bettering their communities. Together, with local government officials, school district administration, and civic groups, the mission is being accomplished! The current membership roster is very diverse and realizes its collective effect on continued progressive economic development.

SMFCC member businesses also have the option to save money on SummaCare health insurance rates through our affiliate program with the Greater-Akron Chamber of Commerce. The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce is also a certified sponsor of a Workers' Compensation program through CareWorksComp, which provides up to 53% in premium discounts for our members on their workers' compensation rates. No matter what size your business is, as a member you may be able to take advantage of these programs and save significant amounts of money. Networking opportunities are also abundant throughout the year!

Begin reaping the benefits that Chamber membership can offer your business, not only as a partner in promoting your goods and services, but by realizing significant savings on these benefit programs. Chamber members doing business with other Chamber members can also create savings through the numerous member-to-member discounts offered. Join today and meet like-minded business professionals. Applications are online at SMFCC.com, or call the Chamber office at 330-688-1579.

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 advocacy

Visit our website

Visit our website, smfcc.com, to view a full membership directory, to friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, to register for events, view the calendar of events, find member job openings, hot deals, apply for membership, and so much more!