Chamber Chatter


Welcome to summer! We kicked it off in style with the 19th Annual Kent Heritage Festival on Saturday, July 5th. According to the people in charge of counting heads, it was record breaking crowd that came to downtown Kent to check out the stores, restaurants, craft booths, carnival-style food and live entertainment. This is Kent’s biggest and best community, family-friendly event, and we thank everyone who helped make it such a success.

The brand new Central Portage County Visitors & Convention Bureau Visitors Guide – the OFFICIAL visitor’s guide for the Brimfield/Kent area – is now available. We had to increase the number of copies printed this year – 15,000 – to meet the demand for them. The guides reach FAR BEYOND the downtown area. They are included in all of the relocation packets requested, as well as provided to nine tourism shows in six states. Be sure to get a copy…or copies from the KACC office. In less than four weeks, we’ve already sent out close to 3,000 copies — locally, regionally AND nationally!!!

Special thanks to Brent Pfeiffer and the Roosevelt High School DECA students who for the third year in a row sold the ads included in the guide. They literally DOUBLED the sales dollars over last year adding over 50 NEW advertisers.

Enjoy your summer – be safe!!!

As always, thank you for your continued support of the KACC – it is GREATLY appreciated!


Contact Us:
Lori M. Wemhoff – Executive Director
176 East Main Street
Suite 303
Kent, Ohio 44240