Events

A Patriot Among Us
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:37am
In observance of Patriot Day, The University of Akron Wayne College presents Pam Sprosty, a Wooster native and 9/11 first responder, on Tuesday, Sept...
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A Patriot Among Us

Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:37am

What: 9/11 First Responder Pam Sprosty Tells Her Story
When: 09/02/2014 - 7:00pm
Where: The University of Akron Wayne College

In observance of Patriot Day, The University of Akron Wayne College presents Pam Sprosty, a Wooster native and 9/11 first responder, on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Classroom Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Sprosty was an emergency medical services volunteer with the South Orangetown Ambulance Corps out of Rockland County, just north of Manhattan. She and her partner were first responders dispatched to the World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks. They were sent to rescue survivors, but instead found themselves recovering what was left of victims. The 1970 Wooster High School graduate stayed at Ground Zero for three weeks and was recognized for her service and bravery with the New York Congressional Medal of Honor. She is also a graduate of the College of Wooster in New York, has a degree in veterinary technology from LaGuardia Community College, and graduated pre-med from Columbia University.

In 2013, Sprosty spoke to students in Tom Weckesser’s First Aid and CPR class. “Pam is a positive influence on anyone who cares for people,” he said. “Selfless, courageous and humble, she is truly a patriot among us.” She will share her inspirational story and answer audience questions.

 For information about this and other events at Wayne College, visit wayne.uakron.edu/community/ or call 330-684-8729.

Orrville Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Sept 17, 2014 at The Pines
Golf Outing
Posted on Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 7:16pm
The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing, Sponsored by Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville. Will be held September 17 at The Pines...
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Golf Outing

Orrville Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Sept 17, 2014 at The Pines

Posted on Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 7:16pm

What: Orrville Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing
When: 09/17/2014 - 12:15pm
Where: The Pines Golf Club

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing, Sponsored by Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville. Will be held September 17 at The Pines Golf Club, Orrville, OH  Lunch & Driving Range at 11am. Shotgun start at noon. Prizes and Steak dinner to follow.  REGISTER HERE

CORPORATE TEAM = $300 ($75 per player)

Includes:

18 holes for 4 golfers and 2 golf carts

4 lunches

4 steak dinners

Beverages & goodie bags. 

PLUS: Networking, fun and chances to win great prizes!

Games coordinated by Orrville YP.  All proceeds raised from the games benefit Orrville YP Professional Development programming.

Add-On's

Enter the SKINS Game for $10 per team

Buy Mulligans.  $5 each.  MAX 4 per team

Sponsorships

Hole Sponsorships - $100

Please contact the Chamber office for information about other sponsorship opportunities that are still available. Lunch sponsor, Beverage Cart sponsor (2 available), Proximity Prize sponsor.

Donate a Door Prize

Promote your business by donating a door prize for the outing.  Each participant receives one entry into the door prize drawing.  Purchase additional chances to win the prize of your choice at the outing.

Celebrate National Manufacturing Day in Wayne County Oct 3
National Manufacturing Day Luncheon
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 3:22pm
Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce and Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Spherion Staffing and The University of Akron Wayne...
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National Manufacturing Day Luncheon

Celebrate National Manufacturing Day in Wayne County Oct 3

Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 3:22pm

What: National Manufacturing Day Luncheon Wayne County Ohio
When: 10/03/2014 - 11:15am
Where: The University of Akron Wayne College

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce and Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Spherion Staffing and The University of Akron Wayne College invite you to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day in Wayne County, Ohio October 3, 2014.  Cost to attend is $15/pp or $100 for a table of 8.  RSVP Here

11:30am LUNCHEON BUFFET/EXHIBITS /DEMONSTRATIONS
The University of Akron Wayne College will demonstrate 3D printing and ways local manufacturers can benefit from this new technology. Network and learn what modern manufacturing looks like in Wayne County.

12:00pm Exclusive Briefing of the 2014 EMERGING WORKFORCE STUDY
The Spherion 2014 Emerging Workforce Study is here! Building on more than 15 years of research, this latest study reveals intriguing new insights into the U.S. workforce and the issues that drive employment decisions, engagement levels and employee retention.

1:15pm RECRUITMENT/RETENTION BREAK OUT SESSION
Immediately following the Emerging Workforce Study presentation, Spherion will offer a breakout session for participants interested in gaining a deeper understanding of employee needs and aspirations can learn how to more effectively recruit, motivate and retain employees.

1:15pm 3-D PRINTING BREAK OUT SESSION

The University of Akron Wayne College will offer a breakout session for participants interested in learning more about 3D Printing and the exciting new lab services available to local manufacturers at the College.

 

Salsa Sizzle
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:27pm
The 6th Annual SALSA SIZZLE benefit for the CAMO Domestic Violence Shelter in Santa Rose, Honduras will be held Saturday, August 9 at The Wooster Inn...
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Salsa Sizzle

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:27pm

What: 6th Annual Salsa Sizzle
When: 08/09/2014 - 6:00pm
Where: The Wooster Inn

The 6th Annual SALSA SIZZLE benefit for the CAMO Domestic Violence Shelter in Santa Rose, Honduras will be held Saturday, August 9 at The Wooster Inn, 6-11pm

Live Latin Jazz Band, Bountiful Latin inspired food, celebrity bartending competition and a full cash bar.  Plus a live auction featuring vacation, restaurants and more! 

Cost is $40 per guest.  Tickets available at the CAMO Office, 322 Westwood Ave, Orrville; Buehler's Milltown, CIty Square Steakhouse and The Wooster Inn.  Call 330-683-5956 for tickets or more information.

Breakfast Before Business
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:18pm
General Manager, Jason Anderson, and his team invite Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce members to Breakfast Before Business on August 28 at their new...
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Breakfast Before Business

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:18pm

What: Breakfast Before Business & Car Care Clinic
When: 08/28/2014 - 7:15am
Where: Serpentini Chevrolet Buick of Orrville

General Manager, Jason Anderson, and his team invite Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce members to Breakfast Before Business on August 28 at their new dealership location, 1107 N Main Street, Orrville. Come see the new showroom and service center.

Car Care Clinic - Visit with Serpentini's knowledgable technicians and get answers to all of your car care questions at each of these stations: Brakes, Tires and Alignments/Routine Maintenance

FREE CAR WASH! Everyone that attends can receive a complimentary car wash.

Please RSVP

Co-Owners, Rex and Diane Dye, invite Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce members to Breakfast Before Business on August 1 at their new retail location at 133 N Main Street, Orrville.  An official Ribbon Cutting is planned for 8am.
Breakfast Before Business
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 3:29pm
Co-Owners, Rex and Diane Dye, invite Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce members to Breakfast Before Business on August 1 at their new retail location...
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Breakfast Before Business

Co-Owners, Rex and Diane Dye, invite Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce members to Breakfast Before Business on August 1 at their new retail location at 133 N Main Street, Orrville.  An official Ribbon Cutting is planned for 8am.

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 3:29pm

What: Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
When: 08/01/2014 - 7:15am
Where: Christian Homestead Bookstore & Homeschool Resource Center

Co-Owners, Rex and Diane Dye, invite Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce members to Breakfast Before Business on August 1 at their new retail location at 133 N Main Street, Orrville.  An official Ribbon Cutting is planned for 8am. Please RSVP Here

About Christian Homestead Bookstore & Homeschool Resource Center

Christian Homestead, Inc., began in 1994, near Shreve, Ohio, with the loving work of my husband Rex, and myself, Diane. We built our "brick and mortar" store on land that has been in the Dye family for over 150 years. Hence, our name, "Christian Homestead" as the land was first homesteaded, turning into a fine family farm over the years, and as our family has been Christ-oriented for over 5 generations.

We humbly began as a Christian Bookstore, offering Sunday School curriculum and Christian Education materials, as well as Bibles, books and other items. We added our Homeschool Resource Center in 1996, as we began to see the impact homeschooling had (and still has) upon our grandchildren. We saw the need for a store that could offer homeschool curriculum and materials for previewing, as well as purchase. Thus we opened the Resource Center, which offers daily cost savings in order to help homeschooling families stretch their curriculum budget.

We are very happy to welcome you to our new store in downtown Orrville.  We enjoy meeting our customers in person, putting names to faces and starting lasting friendships!

Sesquicentennial Cake
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:40am
Proclamations will be presented to the City of Orrville in celebration of her Sesquicentennial on Saturday, August 16 during the Orrville Lions Rib...
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Sesquicentennial Cake

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:40am

What: Orrville Sesquicentennial Cake
When: 08/16/2014 - 8:00pm
Where: downtown Orrville

Proclamations will be presented to the City of Orrville in celebration of her Sesquicentennial on Saturday, August 16 during the Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest.  David Handwerk, mayor of Orrville, will cut the official Sesquicentennial cake on the Main Stage, 8pm.  Volunteers will be on hand to serve complimentary cake to everyone in attendance - while supplies last! 

Join us in Orrville for this special Sesquicentennial celebration.  Josh Krajcik - Unplugged will take the stage at 9pm.

Josh Krajcik Unplugged will headline the Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest in downtown Orrville, OH, August 16, 9-10:30pm
Krajcik Concert
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:30am
Mention vocals, guitar, and piano with the genres blues, rock, and soul and many names may come to mind.  Add Wooster, Ohio, Triway High School...
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Krajcik Concert

Josh Krajcik Unplugged will headline the Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest in downtown Orrville, OH, August 16, 9-10:30pm

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:30am

What: Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest Headliner, Josh Krajcik - Unplugged
When: 08/16/2014 - 9:00pm
Where: downtown Orrville

Mention vocals, guitar, and piano with the genres blues, rock, and soul and many names may come to mind.  Add Wooster, Ohio, Triway High School graduate and one name trumps all others… Josh Krajcik.  Runner-up in the first season of The X Factor USA in 2011, Krajcik soared to instant fame.  What was it that compelled so many audience and home viewers alike to fall in love with Josh Krajcik?  Was it his gravelly-rich voice, his powerful vocals, his unique self-made style?   In 2013 Krajcik released his full-length album, Blindly, Lonely, Lovely, which unleashed his intensely passionate, soul-infused songwriting with the stirring delivery style his fans have come to know and love. 

At an early age, Krajcik began piano lessons.   His father gave him his first guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, when he was 12 years old; and with practice and patience he taught himself to play.  By 16 Krajcik schemed his way onto the stage of a local bar earning $100 for a four hour debut gig.  The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist decided that night to devote his life to making music. 

“Nothing about my style is very calculated.” Krajcik said.  “I tend to just go for it and belt it out right in the moment.  You have to create music for yourself first, that you want to hear and that hits you on a deep emotional level.”  When it comes to gauging the emotional impact of a song, Krajcik relies heavily upon his instincts throughout the songwriting process.  “Everyone has their first kiss, which gives you that crazy feeling you can never get back once it’s over.  For me, songwriting is the closest thing you get to that having-the-first-kiss-feeling all over again.  Sometimes you get chills all up and down your back, and you just know that the song is right.”

While holding the promise he made to himself at sixteen yielded its share of struggles, Krajcik asserts that those tough times have more than paid off.  “The day after I finished the recording sessions in London, I was walking around Hammersmith, just sort of smiling to myself and thinking about the songs and my music in general,” he recalls.  “After a while, I looked up and realized I didn’t know where I was.  I’d gotten so caught up in thinking about where my career was now compared to just about a year ago when I was jumping from couch to couch and making burritos to pay rent;  I’d ended up completely lost in the middle of London.  It was a great moment.”

Krajcik’s ultimate goal is to continue to expand his sound and delve more deeply into his songwriting.  “The most important thing for me is to just keep on pushing myself as a singer and songwriter and musician,” says Krajcik, “since I know that this is what I’m going to be doing forever.”

Josh is excited about this show as he always looks forward to coming to his hometown area to play for local friends and family.

Cajun Butter performs live at the Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest in Orrville, August 16, 6p-8pm
Concert Cajun Butter
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:21am
Put together four seasoned musicians with the sounds of R & B, Soul, Classic Rock and Roll and a little bit of funk and you have the talented...
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Concert Cajun Butter

Cajun Butter performs live at the Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest in Orrville, August 16, 6p-8pm

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:21am

What: Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest Saturday line up features Cajun Butter
When: 08/16/2014 - 6:00pm
Where: downtown Orrville

Put together four seasoned musicians with the sounds of R & B, Soul, Classic Rock and Roll and a little bit of funk and you have the talented Cajun Butter Band whose name reflects their “Spicy but Smooth” sound. Each of these extraordinarily gifted musicians has 40+ years playing their respective instruments. Typically in their audiences you will find other musicians that appreciate the level of expertise of the members.

Band originator Tim Hunt is a well known keyboardist in Stark County playing in the area for 44 years. In his early years he played in bands and went to high school with John Mahon who is now the percussionist for Elton John. Music is Tim’s full time career and when not playing with Cajun Butter you can find him playing piano at a variety of Stark County locations. He even opened for Count Basie many years ago at the Palace Theatre. On base guitar is Pat Cahill who has been playing for 50 years and owns his own business in Massillon called “The Amp Doctor.” On drums is Scott Grewell, owner of Zampinos Drum Shop in North Canton. Scott has been playing for over 40 years and is also a drum teacher who has taught some students who have gone on to national fame, including Shawn Fichter, the drummer for Tim McGraw as well as the drummer for the house band on the hit reality show “American Idol.” Last, but certainly not least, is Wayne County’s own Mike Balas on lead and rhythm guitar. Mike has been playing guitar for 52 years spending his earliest years playing in his father’s band with his mother sitting in as an occasional singer. Mike has enjoyed a long music career playing most recently with Stick People from Wooster. He has opened for national acts such as Johnnie Winter, Leon Russell, ELO, George Straight and Merle Haggard to name a few.

 “We consider ourselves a rock based band that tries to play for a wide range of listeners that enjoy music from the 50’s to the present day” said Hunt. During their show you can expect to hear everything from Ray Charles to Jimi Hendrix. Now that’s a range to be enjoyed and envied !

“We are excited, honored and thrilled to be warming up for Josh Krajcik” says Balas. Mike has known Josh for a many years and is happy to see that his talent has finally been nationally recognized. “We are happy to be playing in Orrville to help celebrate the birthday of the city and to help make this a successful fundraiser for the Lions Club.”

BACKBEAT...A Tribute (to the Beatles) performs at the Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest on Aug 15, 9-11:30pm
Tribute Band: Backbeat
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:14am
Close your eyes and just listen.  Then open them and saturate your senses with the looks and sounds of the most famous musical group in history, the...
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Tribute Band: Backbeat

BACKBEAT...A Tribute (to the Beatles) performs at the Orrville Lions Rib & Music Fest on Aug 15, 9-11:30pm

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:14am

What: Backbeat...A Tribute (to The Beatles)
When: 08/15/2014 - 9:00pm
Where: downtown Orrville

Close your eyes and just listen.  Then open them and saturate your senses with the looks and sounds of the most famous musical group in history, the Beatles!  Right down to exact replicas of the classic Beatles clothing and boots, wigs to match their haircuts, and even the Beatles instruments.  It’s like stepping back in time and being filled with the excitement and thrill of seeing the greatest rock and roll legends of all time.

BackBeat – A Tribute has been performing concerts since 1996, although their preparation to go “live” started years before that.  Every detail was scrutinized to recreate an authentic audience experience. Scott Duress (John Lennon - guitar) and E. S. Hider (Paul McCartney – bass) began experimenting with the idea of a “Beatles Tribute” in the early 1990’s.  The owner of a music store they often frequented hooked them up with another guitar player, A. J. Tscherne (George Harrison – lead guitar) providing three of the four necessary ingredients for their success.  Once the three, all of whom reside in Ohio, established a serious repertoire of Beatles melodies, they found the first of many drummers to play “Ringo.”  For most of the last ten years that would be Joe Bologne (Ringo Starr – drums).  All four play the same exact makes and models of the instruments used by the original Beatles and play note-for-note recreations of the Beatles music, as heard on the original albums.

The show you will see at the Orrville Lions Rib and Music Fest this year will take you through three phases of the Beatles career. You will begin your concert experience with the moment everyone remembers when they captured the stage and the hearts of America in 1964 on the Ed Sullivan Show, with the Beatles in gray tuxedos and classic gear.   Flash ahead to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, the fictional alter-egos of the 1967 “Beatles” complete with a yellow submarine.  And finish with the costumes and recreation of that famous 1969 Abbey Road Album cover with classics from the 1968 – 1969 eras.  From the first note until the last, you’ll be drawn down memory lane with the amazing sights and sounds of the “Beatles.

You are sure to hear many of your favorites as their typical set list reads like a history of the Beatles with everything from “She loves you” to “Get back”.

”All of us are looking forward to a great evening of rock'n'roll music!   Hope you are too!

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