Kent Area Chamber of Commerce
Connections | May 2021
Kent Heritage Celebration
The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Kent are excited to share that a “modified version” of the 27th Annual Kent Heritage Festival will take place this summer and will include live music and fireworks! Join us on Saturday, June 26th for the Kent Heritage Celebration for fun, family, fellowship, and fireworks in downtown Kent. Support local by enjoying a bite to eat at one of our many fine establishments and grab a DORA drink as you stroll through downtown Kent tapping your toes to the live music playing throughout our downtown. AND be sure to stay for the awesome fireworks show to launch at dark! We look forward to seeing you here in downtown Kent!
KACC "Hybrid" Luncheon
Chief Nicholas Shearer

Date/Time Information: Fees/Admission:
May 13th, 2021
Networking/Sign in: 11:30 - 11:55 a.m.
Program: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Fees/Admission:
$20.00 for attendees in person (box lunch)
Free for attendees via "Zoom"

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
For those attending in person, there will be proper social distancing and seating is limited to 30 attendees.
Location:
Kent Police Department- Community Room
301 S. Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240
Parking available behind Kent Fire Station
Attend in person or via "Zoom"

NOTE: WHEN REGISTERING . . . UNDER THE COMMENT SECTION PLEASE INDICATE: ATTENDING IN PERSON OR ATTENDING BY "ZOOM"

Those attending by "ZOOM" will receive
an email with the sign-in information
on May 12th.
Kent City Manager
Dave Ruller

Join KACC's "Hybrid" breakfast with City Manager, Dave Ruller, where he will give us a State-of-the-City report and answer your questions about upcoming projects, issues, etc.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

For those attending in person, there will be proper social distancing and seating is limited to 40 attendees.

A special limited breakfast menu will be available for those wishing to purchase breakfast.
"Hybrid" Breakfast with the City Manager
Location:
Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240
Attend in person or via "Zoom"

NOTE: WHEN REGISTERING . . . UNDER THE COMMENT SECTION PLEASE INDICATE: ATTENDING IN PERSON OR ATTENDING BY "ZOOM"

Those attending by "ZOOM" will receive an email with the sign-in information on
May 25th.

Date/Time Information:
May 26th, 2021
Networking/Sign in: 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Fees/Admission:
Free for those attending in person or via "Zoom"
May Business Spotlight
Acorn & Evergreen Floral Studio
1109 S. Water Street
Kent, OH 44240
(330) 673-9844

Community oriented florist with a passion for flowers and plants. They have a greenhouse on property and offer a large selection of house plants including succulents and cacti.
They can offer a wider variety of fresh flowers weekly and partner with area flower farmers to bring you locally grown seasonal flowers whenever possible.
Their goal is to carry the freshest flowers for customers so that they receive the longest lasting flowers for their money. They are known for their roses and how long they last.
They offer flower delivery service 7 days a week, making our it the best flower delivery service in Portage county.
2021 New Members:

Career & Community Studies--Jennifer Miller

Bedknobs & Broomsticks Estate Liquidation, LLC--Melissa Cogswell & Kirsten Kamenash

Office Max, Stow--Christopher Perry

Events at Parkside--Rhonda Wiggins & Penny Kegg
The Third Ribbon Cutting of 2021
On April 29th, the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce held their third ribbon cutting ceremony of 2021 at Uncle Maddio's Pizza, the original "create your own pizza" joint, located downtown at 220 South Depeyster Street. Visit them at www.unclemaddios.com.
Back Row: Amy Wilkens, Michelle Hartman, Tom Wilke, David Smeiles, Jenn Lennox, Dana Lawless-Andric, Amanda Senn, & MaryJo Cline
Front Row: Anthony Klier, Angela Klier, Mayor Fiala, General Manager David Riley, Anthony Broyles, & Bob Cuffaro
Ribbon Cutting for Events at Parkside
Join us on May 19th for a ribbon cutting for our newest member, Events at Parkside! Located at 6500 Lakeview Drive (Brady Lake), Kent at 4:30 p.m.
Registration Required.
Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours
Join us on May 13th at 1519 Overlook Road, Twin Lakes, for a ribbon cutting at the Twin Lakes Golf Shop & Sports Collectibles Unit B Lower Level and for Business After Hours at The Overlook Restaurant from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Registration Required.
Brouchures, Flyers, Pamphlets!
We need updated material for Destination Kent CVB Visitor Centre. We would like businesses to supply us with their brochures, flyers, or pamphlets in quantities of 50. Materials can be dropped off Monday thru Friday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Destination Kent CVB Visitor Centre.
201A E. Erie Street, Kent, OH 44240
Kent Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area
Downtown Kent is the place to be! Grab your friends, grab a DORA beverage, and have some fun. You can support our locally owned businesses by eating, drinking, ordering curbside pick-up, or even buying something new. If you haven’t been to Kent in a while you’re invited back to have some fun!
DORA Participating Businesses Are:
157 Lounge, Barflyy Retro Bar & Arcade, Barrio Tacos, Belleria Pizza & Italian, Brewhouse Pub, Bricco, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dominick’s, Euro Gyro, Fresco, Kent State Hotel & Conference Center/Nineteen10 Restaurant & Lounge, Laziza, North Water Brewing Company, Pacific East, Panini’s, Ray’s Place, Steak-Eez, Taco Tantos, The Loft, The Pub in Kent, Tree City Coffee & Pastry, Troy Grille, Twisted Meltz, Venice Café, Water Street Tavern, & Zephyr Pub. 
NOACC Cost-Saving Benefits Available to All Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Members
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Group Health Insurance
www.ceateam.com/chamber
Chamber Energy Program
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Managed Care Organization (MCO)
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Chamber Payments/Billing & Payroll/HR Programs
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Store Purchasing Program
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Workers' Compensation Group Rating Programs
www.PartnerShip.com/89NOACC
NOACC Chamber Shipping Program