West Side Business News & Notes
Chez-Del consolidating, hosting moving sale
WEST AKRON — Chez-Del Home Furnishings & Interior Designs is consolidating its operations under one roof, the company has announced. In October, interior designers and support staff at the West Market Street store will move to the company’s new, permanent home at Chez-Del’s 480 W. Exchange St. showroom.
To celebrate this transition, Chez-Del will host a moving sale at its West Market Street store Sept. 22 through Oct. 6. Customers can save up to 70 percent on furnishings and accessories.
In addition, on Oct. 19 and 20, Chez-Del invites the community to visit its new West Exchange Street location during its Welcome Home Weekend event. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to win gift certificates and specific items.
The transition comes after the company invested in a renovation of its 25,000-square-foot West Exchange showroom. According to Tim DelMedico, co-owner of Chez-Del, the new showroom features an expanded breadth of styles, textures, fabrics and accessories at competitive and economical prices. It also provides more space to discuss interior design options.
“The transition helps us cater to a more diverse client base,” said DelMedico, who owns the business with his siblings, Vince DelMedico and Jackie Paparella. “We’ve created several lifestyle galleries and selections that are attractive to singles looking to make their apartments unique, married couples establishing their first homes, parents wanting practical solutions for growing families and empty-nesters ready to reclaim their space as their own.”
For more information, visit www.chez-del.com.
Cuyahoga Falls Farmer’s Market extended
CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Cuyahoga Falls Farmer’s Market will be continued until Oct. 12.
According to market officials, new vendors and visitors continued to participate in the event throughout the summer.
The market offers fruits and vegetables from a variety of local farms, as well as maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, breads, pastries, gluten-free and hemp products, soy candles, kettle corn and homemade donuts. Mums, pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds also are now being offered.
The market is held Fridays in the city’s parking lot at 2315 Oakwood Ave. (the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Third Street, directly across from the Natatorium parking lot). The new fall hours are 3 to 6 p.m.
For more information on the market, contact the city’s Development Department at 330-971-8142 or visit www.cityofcf.com.
WhiteSpace providing pro-bono services to nonprofits
DOWNTOWN AKRON — WhiteSpace Creative, an Akron-based integrated marketing communications agency, is celebrating 11 years of its CreateAthon® pro-bono day with an “Extreme Brand Makeover” offered to the top three winners of the program.
The event is a 24-hour creative marketing communications marathon giving back to deserving local nonprofits, according to company officials. The top three winners will receive $30,000 in custom services as WhiteSpace Creative associates pull an all-nighter to put together a full campaign.
The three winning nonprofits include: Wishes Can Happen; the Autism Society of Ohio, Greater Akron Office; and the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve. The winners were chosen by the community through online voting for the favorite and most compelling video on WhiteSpace Creative’s Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/WhiteSpace.Creative/.
The 24-hour work session began today, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. with a kickoff breakfast and ends tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the company’s office, 24 N. High St. The marathon session will include breaking out into small teams to come up with the strategic plan for the client after brainstorming, sharing progress on the effort over lunch and dinner, and then working through the night to get all projects done by deadline.
Employees of Distinction, nominees honored at Goodwill Industries luncheon
AKRON — Thirty-eight employees from Summit, Portage and Medina counties were recognized and five individuals were revealed as winners of the “Employee of Distinction Award” at the 11th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Luncheon hosted by Goodwill Industries Sept. 5 at Guy’s Party Centre.
According to Goodwill officials, the Employee of Distinction Award winners included:
• Samantha Buemi, senior accountant, Bober Markey Fedorovich;
• Rodd Coker, vice present, Business Development and Governance, White Hat Management;
• Bernadette Davis, outreach associate, Wadsworth Public Library;
• Diane Haller, general manager, Bruegger’s Bagels of Fairlawn; and
• Anita Sharp, First Team case manager, Child Guidance & Family Solutions.
At the luncheon, emcee and radio personality Ray Horner, of 1590 WAKR, read highlights from each of the 38 nominees’ nomination forms as they received a certificate commemorating their nomination and two free tickets to a performance at the Akron Civic Theatre. In addition, the five winners were given an engraved crystal plaque from Shulan’s Jewelers.
The luncheon also featured a keynote address by Ward “Tim” Timken, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Timken Co.
Goodwill Industries of Akron is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. For more details, visit www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.
Stephanie Kist and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.
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