*Community Partners’ Seminars, Workshops & Webinars


Small business training events – some outside of our regular SBDC network:



Akron Summit County Public Library events…






Professional Practice, Responsibility, and Pro Bono Opportunities

Thursday, March 8, 2-3 pm

Main Library, Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level


Alford Kindred, Outreach Regional Assistant Director for the Elijah J McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office

Join us for a free presentation on scenarios of professional practice and responsibility for practitioners, followed by a discussion of the pro bono opportunities for IP practitioners, why there is a need for pro bono in the field of intellectual property law, and how you can get involved.

Mr. Kindred has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for 20 years as a Patent Examiner and Supervisory Patent Examiner. He has taught patent examining for IT professionals, presented on USPTO Examination Practices at inventor conferences and seminars, as well as serving as the Regional Manager of the Midwest Regional Office of the USPTO.

Eligible for 1 CLE from the USPTO. Contact the Science & Technology Division to register at 330-643-9075 or stdiv@akronlibrary.org.

Contact Email: stdiv@akronlibrary.org 

Contact Phone: 330-643-9075






Foundation Center Seminar Series


Introduction to Finding Grants
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders using a variety of freely-accessible databases.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM  – Akron-Summit County Public Library

Introduction to Proposal Writing and Budgeting Basics
This course offers tips and techniques in successful grant proposal writing for nonprofit organizations, including what goes into a successful proposal, how the material is organized, how proposal budgets are prepared, and how to present proposals to grant makers in ways designed to promote a positive response.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20 – 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM  – Akron-Summit County Public Library

Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM  – Akron-Summit County Public Library

Presented by Foundation Center in collaboration with the Akron-Summit County Public Libraryand Business Volunteers Unlimited. 







More Info Link: www.akronlibrary.org; www.ascpl.org




upcoming business events…




Cyber Security for Your Business – 2.18.2018

  • Local Event
  • Location: Cuyahoga Falls Library
  • Date & Time: February 22, 2018, 6:30pm EST










 Hudson Library & Historical Society – upcoming business events…

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Upcoming Business Programs

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(330) 653-6658



How Does Your Company Measure Up? 

Join us for the 2018 Manufacturing Survey Results Breakfast

 Compare your manufacturing company to more than 400 others in Northeast Ohio at the 2018 Manufacturing Survey Results Rollout Breakfast.

  • Are you one of the 63% with revenues up at least 5%?
  • How many companies plan to increase wages in 2018?
  • What are manufacturing leaders thinking about talent recruitment, leadership succession, emerging technologies and more?

Join MAGNET and our partners Bank of America, Skoda Minotti, Wire-Net, Team NEO, and Oswald Companies as we break down the results of the survey.


Manufacturers around the region have made their voices heard on the issues that matter most. Join MAGNET – a Regional Partner of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership – and our co-sponsors: Bank of America, Skoda Minotti, Wire-Net, and Oswald as we roll out the results of the 2018 Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Survey.


8:00AM – 8:10AM Networking Reception

8:10AM – 8:25AM Welcome and Introductions – John Colm (Wire-Net)

8:25AM – 8:45AM Overall Trends for 2018 – What We Discovered – Ethan Karp (MAGNET)

8:45AM – 8:55AM Financial Trends for 2018 – What Manufacturers Need to Know – Jon Shoop (Skoda Minotti)

8:55AM – 9:05AM Risk Management Trends for 2018 – Your Company’s Future is at Stake – Josh Fragoso, Oswald

9:05AM – 9:15AM Growth and Capital Investment for 2018 – Raju Patel, Bank of America

9:15AM – 9:25AM Reactions from Audience, Suggestions for future study

9:30AM Closing

Date and Time

Wed, February 14, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST

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