Kent Area

Chamber of Commerce

Connections | October 2021

"Ladies on the Links" Golf Outing

LADIES – grab your friends, family members, co-workers and colleagues and join us for our first ever “Ladies on the Links” Golf Outing – PUTT- PUTT STYLE!! This event is something new for the KACC, and we hope to make it the first of several events as part of a Women’s Leadership Network we will be establishing. Part of the proceeds will benefit the KACC Scholarship Fund!! Register today at

October Events:

  • Friday, October 1st 8:00 am Great Lakes Honda 1st Friday Multi-Chamber Networking on the Go*
  • Thursday, October 7th 4:30 pm UH Portage - Business After Hours*
  • Wednesday, October 13th 4:00 pm Bistro on Main - Business After Hours
  • Thursday, October 14th 11:30 am KACC Luncheon
  • Thursday, October 21st 3:00 pm KACC "Ladies on the Links" Golf Outing Putt-Putt Style
  • Tuesday, October 26th 8:00 am Multi-Chamber Quarterly Breakfast Blender Group - Little City Grill*
  • Wednesday, October 27th 7:45 am Breakfast with the City Manager

For more information and to register for events go to our website

2021 Luncheon Speakers

October 14th: DECA Students w/Marketing Educator and DECA Advisor Brent Pfeiffer

November 11th: Kent Jaycees

December 9th: Roberto Sorgi-Owner, American Fireworks

2021 Luncheon Sponsors

October Sponsor: Hometown Bank

November Sponsor: Terry Ginn


December Sponsor: NOACC

KACC E-blasts

October 1st: Open Arms Adoption

October 4th: University Hospital Portage Medical Center

October 8th: Portage Community Bank

October 15th: Kent Lions Club

October 22nd: Hall-Green Agency

October 29th: Hometown Bank

KSU Homecoming Events

HOMECOMING KICKOFF: Friday, October 1, 2021 -6:00pm to 7:00pm

Homecoming Kickoff in the Lester Lefton Esplanade (City Lawn where KSU and the City

of Kent meet, near the Architecture and Environmental Design Building).

Food, music and fun as KSU kicks off Homecoming Weekend. Meet the Homecoming

royalty, athletic director and President Todd Diacon! There will be a free Homecoming

T-shirt giveaway while supplies last.

HOMECOMING FIREWORKS - DOWNTOWN KENT: Friday, October 1, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Kent State University invites you to join them for fireworks in downtown Kent after the

Homecoming Kickoff. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the show! Test shots will

go off at 7 p.m.

HOMECOMING PARADE: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Kent State University Homecoming Parade. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on the

corner of Midway Drive and Main Street, and travels west on Main Street into

downtown Kent.   

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 3:30pm Dix Stadium

The Golden Flashes will take on theBowling Green Falcons for the annual KSU

Homecoming football game.

Speaker: DECA Students w/Marketing Educator and DECA Advisor

Brent Pfeiffer

KACC October Luncheon


Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center

215 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, Ohio 

Date/Time Information:

Thursday, October 14, 2021

11:30 AM - Networking

Noon - Lunch/Program


Cost: $20 KACC members/guests

Non-members $25 

(Note: No-shows will be billed.)

Walk-ins will be charged $30

Register at:

Reservations are due no later than October 12th


New Members

Career & Community Studies - Jennifer Miller

Bedknobs & Broomsticks Estate Liquidation, LLC -

Melissa Cogswell & Kirsten Kamenash

OfficeMax, Stow -

Christopher Perry

R & R Home Remodeling -Richard Hood

Events at Parkside -

Rhonda Wiggins & Penny Kegg

The Wood Box -

Sam Hardesty

Arby's -

Barb Friedman

The Thresholds Group -

Keleigh Veraldo-Zucchero

Edward Jones -

Eric Roberts

BES Enterprises -

Gregory Hards

Glazing Systems -

David Ede

The Tinlin Team at Platinum Real Estate -

Mike and Sue Tinlin

Melaleuca Inc. -

Brandy Stuttler

October Spotlight

Thank you for all that you do for our community ~

September Luncheon

Pictured here attending the KACC September luncheon are:

Seated left to right: David Poluga (KSU Airport Manager), Jackie Smigel (Open Arms Adoptions)

Standing left to right: Eric Roberts (Edward Jones) Mary Kline (KSU Hotel and Conference Center),

Michelle Hartman (KACC Interim Executive Director) and Mayor Jerry Fiala (City of Kent)

Calendar of Events for 2021

Please try to join us at any of the events listed below.

Also, be sure to check our website for any add on events or date changes

*Multi Chamber Events


  • Friday, November 5th 8:00 am Great Lakes Honda 1st Friday Multi-Chamber Networking on the Go*
  • Thursday, November 11th 11:30 am KACC Luncheon
  • Thursday, November 18th Tree City Awards


  • Friday, December 3rd 8:00 am Great Lakes Honda 1st Friday Multi-Chamber Networking on the Go*
  • Saturday, December 4th Festival of Lights
  • Thursday, December 9th 11:30 am KACC Luncheon

NOACC Benefits

Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), of which the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce is a member, is a regional partnership of over 120 community-based chambers of commerce in northern Ohio dedicated to helping chambers deliver competitive and cost-saving benefits and services for almost 30,000 member businesses. Our mission is to harness the power of the NOACC chamber partnership to provide benefits and resources that the individual business or chamber would be unable to obtain on their own.

The NOACC Chambers have a menu of discounted benefits – including health insurance benefits, workers compensation packages, shipping, supplies, etc., to choose from to offer the businesses they serve in their local communities. Members of NOACC Chambers can use any of the NOACC benefits by contacting the providers directly.

For an updated/complete list of benefits:

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