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Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to unite job seekers, employers in first annual Employmen

Published: February 27, 2013 12:00 AM
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The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the city of Streetsboro, invites organizations and businesses to take part in its first annual Employment Expo March 20.

"The 2013 Streetsboro Chamber Employment Expo is set to be a truly exciting event," said Mayor Glenn Broska. "This year's Expo is sure to evidence the power of cooperation between our Chamber, local agencies and business partners. Through support and teamwork we are offering a prime local opportunity for both job-seekers and employers to showcase their skills and advertise their businesses."

The Chamber and the city are coordinating the Employment Expo to assist job seekers with employment opportunities and connect businesses throughout the greater Streetsboro area. The event takes place in the gymnasium at Streetsboro High School, 1900 Annalane Drive March 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

"The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its brand new event -- the 2013 Employment Expo," said Heidi Inzerillo, executive director of the Chamber. "The event focuses on connecting businesses with qualified job candidates while eliminating some of the typical challenges faced by the current employment market. By partnering with the city of Streetsboro and supporting sponsors, the Chamber has anticipated the need for an event like the employment expo and has also gained considerable insight into the unique needs of local businesses and the general public. Having many employers and prospective employees under one roof has the potential to save everyone time, energy and money. There is no doubt that this event will be a benefit to everyone."

A variety of retail, commercial, industrial and professional businesses, offering all levels of employment will likely participate as vendors at the event, and non-profit organizations seeking volunteers will be participating, as well.

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Members in good standing with the Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce who are seeking employees are invited to participate for free as a member benefit. While other job fairs and employment events can often cost $500 or more for exhibitors, non-Chamber member companies are welcome to participate for a fee of $250. Or exhibitors have the option to join the Chamber and can then participate in the Employment Expo at no charge.

The event's main sponsor is Step2 Co. ComDoc and Portage Development Board also are helping to sponsor the event. One $750 "Fortune 500" sponsorship is available, and two $500 "Executive" sponsorships are still available. Those sponsorships will include mention of the companies in a wide variety of promotional and marketing efforts. For more specifics, contact the Chamber at 330-626-4769 or sacc@streetsborochamber.org.

The Chamber is anticipating several hundred job seekers will take advantage of the event.

Some of the companies planning to participate as exhibitors include Step2, Selas Heat Technology, Robinson Memorial Hospital, Hampton Inn & Suites, Comfort Keepers, Staples and Young Explorers Montessori School.

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