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Thursday, February 5, 2015

4:00 p.m. Registration
 4:30 p.m. Discussion Led by Panelists
5:00 p.m. Keynote 
5:30 p.m. Small Group Discussions and Networking

Women on the Rise
Preparing Yourself for Your Career and Your Future
The Women's Leadership Council of United Way of Summit County, FedEx Custom Critical and Thompson Hine's Spotlight on Women cordially invite you to a complimentary event discussing the tools women can use to best position themselves and plan for career changes, risks, and upward movement. Topics will include how to understand and analyze different compensation packages, preparing for retirement, and managing career transitions. The event will start with a discussion led by the executive panel, followed by a keynote presentation on one woman's path to reinventing her career, and conclude with the opportunity for the attendees to have guided, small group discussions and networking.

More information

United Way of Summit County
Women's Leadership Council

RSVP on Eventbrite
Hurry, seating is limited.

For more information contact Shirley Smith at 330.643.5532 or email

Through February 26, 2015

9-12 p.m. Monday-Thursday


Winter Season Distribution
L.I.N.K.S. Community and Family Services , 741 Upson St. Akron, Oh 44305
L.I.N.K.S. Community and Family Services will be providing free blankets, sheets, pillows, curtains, towels and face clothes, and small household items for as long as they last. L.I.N.K.S replenishes items weekly.


  • By appointment only

  • Must meet the Ohio Poverty Income Guidelines
    ID, proof of living in Summit County and proof of income

  • Individuals or families are allowed one visit per household per distribution year.

L.I.N.K.S. Community and Family Services (L.I.N.K.S.)

Contact person: Yolanda Parker
Phone Number: 330-794-7948


Friday, March 6, 2015

5:30pm VIP Reception,
6:30pm Dinner

19th Annual Acts of Courage Hero Awards and H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

Each year the American Red Cross of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties recognizes the heroism of area residents at the Acts of Courage Hero Awards. These residents act courageously in a time of emergency to save the life of someone else. The event is also a platform to present the H. Peter Burg Award to community members who have been selfless in service to the community.  This year’s recipient is William Ginter, who demonstrates a lifelong commitment to humanitarian causes, charitable organizations and the vitality and welfare of the local community.

American Red Cross

For more information, visit or call Shelley Sprang 330.535.2224.

Friday, March 13, 2015

3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

B-2-B Networking Event
Mature Services, 415 S. Portage Path, Akron
Come meet the Mature Services staff, mingle with friends and make some new business contacts at the B-2-B Networking event. This event is FREE and is a great opportunity to meet with other professionals, promote your company, learn about Mature Services' programs and services, all while having fun. Food and beverages will be served and you can enter the chance to win great door prizes.
Mature Services

For more information contact Don Zirkle at
330-762-8666 x174.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

5:30-9:00 pm.


Aspire! Boys & Girls Clubs Signature Event
Todaro's Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Rd., Akron, OH 44313

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve invites you to participate in Aspire!, our Signature Event.  Join Honorary Chairpersons, Mark & Shelly Allio, and help us celebrate 30+ years of providing premiere youth development programs to at-risk kids in the Greater Akron area! 

Enjoy a fun evening for an important cause with festivities including dinner, live & silent auctions, our famous Dessert Dash, a wine pull, and Mission Possible- the opportunity to invest in our high impact after-school programs for over 1,200 at-risk youth.  Sponsors and Patrons will also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive, pre-event reception starting at 4:30 pm the same evening. 

The Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve

For more information contact Angela Sot at (330) 773- 3375 x20 or email

For more information on this event, please visit:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mature Workers’ Job & Career Fair
At the Akron/Fairlawn Hilton
The Mature Workers' Job & Career Fair is being held by Mature Services Employment & Training Solutions for its 25th year in a row. Each year, hundreds of mature job seekers come to this event to meet and network with employers. Participating employers love the face time with possible job candidates at this fair. Some mature workers are even offered jobs on the spot! Last year, over 40 employers participated and over 430 mature job seekers came who were actively seeking employment. Are you an employer looking for a loyal, hardworking, experienced worker 55 or older? Are an older individual looking for work opportunities? If so, this is the job fair for you, and you won't want to miss it.
Mature Services

For more information contact Don Zirkle at
330-762-8666 x174.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

14th Annual Volunteer Celebration
The Duck Club at Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron
United Way of Summit County Volunteer Center
Wednesday. April 22, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

United Way of Summit County Annual Meeting
John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron
United Way of Summit County

Registration information coming soon.

Friday, June 5, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The 2015 Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St. Akron
Established in 1999 by the YWCA of Summit County, Women’s Network, Inc. became the host organization in 2005. This prestigious community event is held each year to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of women and the doors they open for future generations. The Women’s Network honors women who have gone beyond personal or career accomplishments to give back to their community. Join us in celebrating these outstanding leaders who have worked toward the empowerment of women and the promotion of diversity.

Reservations can be made here

Nominations for awards can be submitted here until March 6th

Women's Network, Inc.

For more information contact

For more events, visit the Akron Community Foundation Calendar of Events,

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