DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Ohio Small Business Development Center at the Summit Medina Business Alliance will offer a free “Business Basics” Workshop for individuals interested in starting their own business or who have recently started a business operation. The next workshop will take place Sept. 5 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Summit Business Development Center, 526 S. Main St. Registration is required by calling the SBDC at (330) 375-2111 or online at www.akronsbdc.org.
EAST AKRON — To recognize September as Workforce Services Month, the Job Center and Summit County Department of Job and Family Services will host a Job Fair Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Job Center, 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave. Employers participating in the event will include Akron General Medical Center, GOJO Industries, Sterling Industries, Harry London Chocolates and InfoCision. Attendees are asked to bring a résumé. For details, call (330) 633-1050 or visit www.thejobcenter.biz.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Akron Small Business Development Center will sponsor “Stop Driving Thru the Rearview Mirror,” a free, proactive cash-flow management seminar Sept. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Akron Global Business Accelerator, 526 S. Main St. The seminar will include information on weathering slow times and how to plan for improvement and control rapid growth. To register, call (330) 375-2111.
AKRON — The next training session for the Adoption Triad Panel will take place Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Idabella Firestone Building, 41 S. Arch St. The discussion, presented by Lisa Cioffi and Kendra Crookston, will include a birth mother, adoptive parent and an adopted child. Prepayment by check or credit card is required to confirm registration. For details about more training sessions, visit www.achildswaiting.com under the “For Professionals” section or call (330) 665-1811.