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Women in Business breakfast features Kent police chief

Published: March 6, 2013 12:00 AM
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Kent Police Department Chief Michelle Lee will be the featured speaker at the March 12 Women In Business breakfast, a collaborative event between the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Fairways of Twin Lakes, 1519 Overlook Drive.

The event is sponsored by Comfort Keepers.

Registration and networking will take place from 7:30 to 8 a.m. followed by breakfast and the Lee's presentation. Cost is $10. Call 330-673-9855 to RSVP by March 6.

Chamber seeks funds for scholarships

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The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce has set a goal of raising $2,500 for its scholarship fund by April 30.

Letters have been sent out to area businesses and organizations, seeking support for the fund, which is used exclusively to help Streetsboro High School students with college expenses.

Last year, two $500 scholarships were awarded, and the Chamber hopes to be able to award scholarships at the May 15 Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Funds were raised last year through donations from area businesses and individuals.

The fund was established in 2007 as a way of supporting and honoring Streetsboro graduates.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heidi Inzerillo at sacc@streetsborochamber.org or Chamber Board members Debra Bish at dbish@pcbbank.com or Linda Bell at linda.bell@mtdproducts.com.

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Looking for a new job close to home?

The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce may have a solution: The first annual Employment Expo, set for March 20 at Streetsboro High School from 5-7 p.m.

The event is free to all job-seekers. It will feature 30 to 40 employers seeking local workers in non-profit agencies, industrial businesses, office jobs and more. The Chamber is anticipating several hundred job seekers will take advantage of the event.

The event's main sponsor is Step2 Co.; L'Oreal is the "Fortune 500" sponsor, and the Portage Development Board and ComDoc are also helping to sponsor the event. 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. Some of the companies planning to participate as exhibitors include Step2, Selas Heat Technology, Robinson Memorial Hospital, PartsSource, Hampton Inn & Suites, Infinity Resources Inc., Comfort Keepers, Staples, Integrity Staffing Services, Young Explorers Montessori School, City of Streetsboro Parks & Recreational Department, Goldberg Companies and Hattie Larlham.

To obtain an exhibitor application, contact the Chamber at 330-626-4769 or sacc@streetsborochamber.org.

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