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On your mark…get set…GO! That’s what is feels like when we look at the KACC’s calendar of events for April and May. SO FAR we have 12 events scheduled, but stay tuned because that can change at any time. We’re not complaining. This is a great testament to the benefits and value of KACC membership. This is always something going on. Whether it’s a monthly luncheon or breakfast with great speakers and sponsors, or a ribbon cutting or Business After Hours. We strive to provide our members with A LOT of opportunities where they can meet new people, strengthen already established relationships, and as a result build their businesses.
Take for instance the monthly Breakfast With The City Manager held the fourth Wednesday of the month at Mike’s Place. This has been a longstanding tradition that has grown IMMENSELY in last year, and in particular just the last couple of months. In fact we’ve had to move to a larger room in the back of Mike’s Place to accommodate the growing crowd. Yesterday’s breakfast was attended by 40 people! This is the ideal place to get a monthly update and “state of the City” report from City Manager, David Ruller. Every month he comes prepared with a list of topics to talk about. We encourage all our members to stop by and hear for themselves what’s going on in Kent!
KACC members are also realizing the return on investment in hosting a Business After Hours (BAH). So far this year we’ve had BAH’s at PARTA, The Gables of KentRidge, KP&R’s Fitness Center, Fairways of Twin Lakes, and Bistro on Main. The next scheduled BAH is for the Portage Park District on April 10th. McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gallery from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. If you’re interested in hosting a BAH, please let us know. We’ll get it on the schedule of events and help promote it for you in a future issue of CONNECTIONS, as well as in our Weekly Updates and monthly full-page, color ads in the Record Courier.
If you’ve got an idea for an event you think will benefit our members, by all means let us know. We’re more than happy to explore any opportunities that will add to the value of KACC membership.
While we’re on the subject of Member Benefits…we are SOLD OUT for the rest of the year for our Friday e-blasts! In fact, we’ve already have a couple of Fridays in 2015 reserved, so plan ahead and book yours NOW! Don’t forget about the advertising opportunities in CONNECTIONS. Sizes and prices can be found on page 4. As you can see more and more KACC members are seeing the value in reaching over 820 people for so little. Sign up for a year and get a discount!
Just a friendly reminder that the 2014 KACC Membership Drive concludes on April 1st! Don’t miss out on being included in the full-page, color ad that will run in the Record Courier in mid-April. If you misplaced the invoice mailed in mid-December, applications are available for your convenience at www.kentbiz.com in the APPLICATIONS tab. CALL US TODAY and we’ll process your renewal in order to be sure you’re included in the Portage County Chambers of Commerce Directory as well as included in the full-page ad.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the KACC – it is GREATLY appreciated!!!
Lori M. Wemhoff – Executive Director
176 East Main Street
Kent, Ohio 44240