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August 9th, 11:30AM

Speaker: Mr. Tom Zeihler
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Location: Mi Rancho Restaurant
4914 S Prospect St., Ravenna, 44266


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Welcome to the Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce

Here we are, zipping through June. Before we know it, everyone will be celebrating the Holiday and cruising through July!

This month, we have awarded the newest Rootstown Chamber scholarship, to a student of the inaugural graduating class of Bio-Med Science Academy. Mr. Peter Palmer was the recipient of a $500.00 scholarship. Peter has been accepted into the accelerated B.S./M.D program at NEOMED.  He will start his higher education at the University of Akron, where he will receive a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in two-years. He will then return to NEOMED campus for the next four-years to complete his degree program.

Also this month, the start of NEOMED Farmer's Market; a very popular summer-long business showcase. Stop by on Thursday's to purchase food, produce, and lots more yummy goods from local vendors and small businesses. If you have something to offer and would like a table, contact Amanda Senn. Her phone number is listed below.

Community Days at The Farmer's Market
Every Thursday
5:00PM - 7:00PM

June 23rd to September 15th

Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the NEOMED Community Days At The Farmer's Market. Community days are select days during the season when chamber members can save on the cost of table space.

Community day dates are the last Thursday in June, July and August: June 23rd; July 28th, August 25th

Table Rates for Community Days:
       - $35.00/table for Chamber member businesses
       - $0.00/table for non-profit Chamber member businesses

Farmer's Market Contact
Amanda Senn: (P) 330-325-6173, (C) 330-608-3280

Mr. Glenn Cantor, Talmer Bank and Trust


This month's meeting was hosted at Talmer and Bank and Trust, Ravenna Branch. Our guest speaker, Mr. Glen Cantor, Financial Advisor for the bank presented a very interesting and extremely important message on the upcoming changes to retirement plans.

As with most government regulation changes, they are vast and complex and will affect most every person who invests their money into a retirement plan.  The newest Department of Labor ruling is to help employees and companies to provide the best options for retirement vehicles and avoid the pitfall of placing everything in one basket. New rules become effective in April of 2017. It will affect 401K, 403b, SEP IRA, KEOGH, Simple IRA, Roth IRA, Contributory IRA and Rollover IRAs. Contact your financial advisor for help on managing these changes in your retirement plans.


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 - Ina Sayre • Treasurer - Frankie Martin • Secretary - Pam England

Trustees - Linda Hankins, Vince Pelose, Brad Ehrhart