South Side Business News & Notes
Green Chamber to host IMPACT Awards Luncheon
GREEN — On Nov. 8, the Green Chamber of Commerce will host its fifth Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon at Chenoweth Golf & Banquet, 3087 Chenoweth Road.
The event honors the businesses in the chamber and Green who have made an impact through vision, community and environment, according to chamber officials. Also at the event, two additional awards will be presented to companies who demonstrate overall impact and sustained impact, according to event officials.
The keynote address will be given by Brian Bailey, CEO of Old Carolina Barbeque Co. Bailey will address “Impact and the Small Business” and discuss the impact of branding, the impact of marketing and the impact a small business can make in Northeast Ohio. Guests will not only hear about the impact Old Carolina Barbeque Co. is making, but also experience it by eating Old Carolina Barbeque for lunch, according to chamber officials.
Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m., with lunch to follow at 11:30. This event is open to the public. The cost for chamber members is $18 per person, and the regular ticket price is $25 per person. For reservations, call the Green Chamber at 330-896-3023.
‘Christmas Along The Corridor’ promotes local shopping
GREEN — Keep Your $ in Green will present “Christmas Along The Corridor” Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is a campaign launched to promote local shopping for the holidays, according to organizers. Green residents are asked to “discover the unexpected right in Green” by visiting merchants in plazas along Massillon Road for their holiday gift shopping.
The plazas include: Green Plaza (at Steese Road); Town Park Plaza; Hungry Howie’s plaza (across from Green View Inn); the Shops of Green and Atrium; Quizno’s plaza (next to the Interstate 77 southbound ramp); ServUs Center (Raber Road); and Zeppe’s plaza.
On that day, event organizers invite shoppers to stop in the Shops of Green for a complimentary snack and cocoa.
South Summit Chamber hosting bowling fundraiser
BARBERTON — The South Summit Chamber of Commerce will hold a Scotch Doubles Bowling Party Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Fast Lane Bowling, 193 Wooster Road N., to raise funds for scholarships for high school seniors.
The event will feature Barberton chicken, beer, pop, prizes, bowling and networking, and will benefit the South Summit Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund, according to event organizers.
Bowling will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45 per couple for bowling and dinner. The evening also will feature prize drawings and a 50/50 raffle.
The money raised will benefit three high school seniors from the chamber area, chosen from among the six school districts within its area of charge: Barberton City, Norton City, Chippewa Local, Manchester Local and Coventry Local schools, as well as Portage Lakes Career Center in Green. The chamber awards three $1,000 scholarships annually that can be applied for through any of the schools listed. In the near future, the chamber plans to award scholarships to every represented school annually, according to chamber officials.
This year, the chamber also will offer lane sponsorships for businesses. For $25, a business can purchase a banner with the business’ name to be displayed at the bowling center for up to two weeks. Sponsors’ names also will appear in the chamber’s newsletter. Businesses should contact Joe Fazek at 330-745-3141 or southsummit email@example.com to order a banner.
Businesses may donate door prizes to be raffled, and in return, receive recognition with signage and thanks, according to event organizers.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Deb Schreiner at 330-603-5680, Karen Ayers at 330-644-6300 or Nick Wladyczak at 330- 644-6300.
Lake Chamber promoting local gift shopping
HARTVILLE — Lake Township businesses will kick off the season with Harvest and Holiday open houses Nov. 10.
The Lake Township Chamber of Commerce is asking area residents to support the area community and shop at local independent businesses. As an extra incentive, the chamber is sponsoring the first Discover Hartville Shop Hop. The event will include 27 local member businesses offering one-day specials to Shop Hop Passport holders to encourage shopping at local businesses.
The passport costs $5 and is valid through Nov. 10. For a list of participating businesses and their offers, visit www.discoverhartville.com.
Local agents make move to RE/MAX Crossroads
FAIRLAWN — Eight area real estate agents announced they have joined local firm RE/MAX Crossroads and are staffing a new office for the agency in Fairlawn.
Realtors® Sherri Costanzo and Nikki Konstand-Relic joined, as did Dan Salmons, Linda Banasiak, Jeanne Bobinchuck, David Montoney, Kevin McCaulley and Lenny Immormino, company officials announced. The office is located at 3480 W. Market St., Suite 103, and the number is 330-576-5155.
RE/MAX Crossroads has seven office locations in Ohio, including Canton, Medina and Strongsville, according to company officials.
The agents said one of the main attributes RE/MAX brings to its agents is its resources. Ranked by closed transactions per sales associate, RE/MAX Crossroads ranked as 24th in the top 50 firms for the 2011 Real Trends 500, with 22.5 closed transactions per sales associate. Also, its agents lead with the average number of transactions at 13.1, compared to the local 9.2, through September, officials said.
The agents said they also appreciate the opportunity for continued education and training. RE/MAX University offers courses around-the-clock, with an online platform that allows access to hundreds of on-demand training programs.
“Having the ability to expand our offices to another location in this market almost seems too good to be true,” said Mary Lou Steed, who along with Dennis Steed, owns RE/MAX Crossroads.
For additional information, go to www.crossroadsproperties.ohio.remax.com.
Kathleen Folkerth, Ariel Hakim and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.
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