Join Us At The Next Meeting
November 18th

Rootstown Town Hall

Guest Speaker:
Linda Fergason, Executive Director
Portage Foundation

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  • Free Listing on our Website
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  • Networking with all members
  • Discounts at Community Expo
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Community EXPO & Chinese Auction
Saturday, October 25th
10:00am - 2:00pm
Rootstown High School Gymnasium


What a grand success!

Thank you to the businesses and community for coming out to support such a wonderful event!



Welcome to the Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce

Where did the time go? Hard to believe we are finishing 2014 and quickly coming up on a new year. The Board of Directors are hard at work closing our another hugely successful year of events, meetings, and networking; all driving toward our goal of making this Chamber work for you and your business.

November 18th is our next Membership meeting. Please join us, or send a representative of your business to hear guest speaker, Linda Fergason, Executive Director of Portage Foundation. It is always great to hear how a local organization's work can have a positive effect on all of our businesses.

December 6th - Santa Comes to Rootstown! This event is always a big hit with our local families. If you are able to help set up the hall, or donate cookies, please contact me. And of course, if you know of a child/children who would like to meet and greet Santa, please join in the fun! Everyone is welcome: 5:30PM - 8:00PM, at the First Congregational Church, Route 44/Tallmade Rd. Bring a camera!!

December 9th, Membership Meeting - The next lunch meeting and our final meeting for 2014 will be held at NEOMED, 2nd floor of the new building. Please plan to attend and bring a non-perishable food to help support the Center of Hope; our guest speaker! Tickets are just $15.00 each and include lunch.

Be a lunch meeting sponsors too - For only $50.00 you can get exceptional exposure for your business: Featured in a Chamber Record-Courier advertisement, through the email campaign that reaches out to all members, and the opportunity to address meeting attendees and tell more about your business. Angelo's Pizzeria, Portage Community Bank, and Artistic Events Designs have all been sponsors this year and found it quite successful. Contact me at - to learn more.


October Guest Speaker: Mr. John Wray, VP of Administration & Finance, NEOMED

Mr. Wray gave us an excellant review of the many changes taking place at NOEMED, as well as an insightful look at the future plans for this ever expanding Rootstown business. NEOMED is celebrating its 40th year anniversay and showcasing the new 177,000 square foot Education and Wellness Center; a mixed-use facility that compliments the educational needs of the University students, the necessary requirements for faculty and staff and the wants and needs of a local community. A great example of this is seen with Sequoia Wellness fitness center which already boasts some 1,500 members! Even more big news, is the announcement that Summa Health System of Akron, Ohio, will be offering on-site, primary care services to the community beginning in 2015. Visit the NEOMED website, to learn more about this valuable community asset.


Each month we choose two member businesses to spotlight. This month's winners are:


If you would like to be a featured business, join us at the next monthly member meeting and bring your business card to enter into the drawing. Two winners are chosen each month!

To promote the interest of its members and of business in general
To create a bond among existing businesses
To promote new business in the area
To inform the public of existing and new business
To work with schools, residents, and other community organizations
To be a source of information about the community

President - Denese Schneckenburger • Vice President - Mike Kerrigan • Treasurer - Ina Sayre • Secretary - Pam England

Trustees - Linda Hankins, Vince Pelose, Amie Cajka