The Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1955 for the purpose of advancing and developing the commercial, industrial, civic, cultural, and general interests of the city of Tallmadge and its trade area.

Our goal is to work for the manufacturing, commercial, service and civic advancement of Tallmadge. To secure the active aid and cooperation of all citizens, merchants, manufacturers, professionals, property owners, employers and employees in advancing the interests of Tallmadge. To encourage needful legislation to bring about these goals.


Chamber News

Chamber News

Dare to Share Project

We are participating in a new program that Tallmadge High School’s FCCLA Club is sponsoring.  They are sending home a weekend supply of food for a single child each Friday for the neediest school children here in Tallmadge.  The project is called “Dare to Share” and the bags are called “NOW Bags” (Nutrition on weekends).  The Chamber will have a collection bin in the office if you would like to donate.  Also, there will be a collection bin at the check in table each month.  They also accept monetary donations.

Some items they are in need of:  Beef Jerky, Juice Boxes, Fruit Cups, Cereal Boxes: Cheerios, Shredded Wheat, etc; Applesauce Cups, Granola Bars, Pudding Cups.  These are just to name a few.

If you would like more information on the project, please contact Mrs. Kelley Smith at Tallmadge HS, 330-633-5505 x1125.



The Akron Beacon Journal launched a yearlong 175th birthday celebration today with the publication of the first of five monthly historical pages. The special feature wraps around the A section.  The Beacon Journal traces its roots to April 15, 1839, making it the oldest continuously operating business in Summit County.   “We are going to celebrate in style and include you in the party,” Publisher Mark Cohen and Editor Bruce Winges said in an announcement to readers.  “We invite you all to celebrate our 175th anniversary,” said Cohen and Winges. “After all, how can we have a party without our closest friends?”
Highlights of the celebrations include:

At the end of the five months of historical pages in July, readers will vote for their favorite pages on
On April 14, the newsroom will tell the story of Akron through past headlines that look back 10, 25, 50 and 100 years. This weekly feature, “History in Beacon Journal headlines,” will appear Mondays on the front of the Community section.
On April 15, the community is invited to join newspaper staff at Canal Park for an evening of baseball and free birthday cake. The Akron RubberDucks will host the Trenton Thunder at 6:35 p.m. and offer special ticket prices through its “Two for Tuesdays” program.
In September, the newsroom will publish a commemorative keepsake celebrating not only the newspaper’s proud past but also its focus on the future as a media company.
In the fall, the Beacon Journal and the Akron Art Museum will collaborate on a photojournalism exhibit that will include images from the present and the past.
An anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 25, will close the anniversary year on a high note. Details to come.


Featured Business of the Month - The Venue Banquets


The Venue Banquets - Tallmadge Circle's premier Party Center.  Offering a full service catering experience for all your banquet needs.  They feature a facility that will accommodate up to 350 guests.  To make a reservation or for details, call Kelly at 330-633-7111. 

If you would like to participate in our Featured Business of the Month program, just attend the luncheons and "drop" your business card into the basket to be drawn for the Business of the Month.  You will get your business name featured on our website, and a short "blurb" in the Chamber Chatter in the Tallmadge Express, along with out next newsletter.  One business card a month will be drawn at the Luncheon meetings.


New Program "Member Deals E-Blast" - May Deals - Deadline is April 28th.

The Chamber initiated a new program called "Member Deals E-Blast".  Each month, our members will have an opportunity to offer a "special discount/sale" to all members in the Chamber via E-Blast.  These "deals" will have an expiration date at the end of the month and must be submitted at least one week before the first day of the month.  Each month, we will send out a new e-blast with new deals for that month.  Please keep your "Deals" short and sweet, so that our members can view them easily.

Our goal is to provide our members with another opportunity to give back to our members.  Along with the deals, our members can continue to offer their ongoing discount offer via the Chamber's Member to Member Discount Program, which can always be found on-line at the Chamber's website,

If you have any specials that you would like to share with others, please send them to and we'll do our best to include them in the next Members Deals E-Blast, scheduled to go out on May 1st. Please type Member Deals in the Subject line, so that Becky will be able to spot these right away


Summa Western Reserve Hospital

Join us for our FREE lunch and learns designed to improve health awareness within our hospital and community. We encourage you to attend a luncheon below and learn more about this unique and helpful series of health topics.


April 17 – Surviving Allergy Season

May 15 – Healthy Skin

June 19 – Cancer Awareness

July 17 – Cholesterol 4-1-1

August 6 – Back to School: Keep your kids healthy

September 18 – Proper management of diabetes

October 16 – Arthritis: Is there a cure?

November 20 – Stay healthy this holiday season

December 18 – Beat the holiday stress

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Western Reserve Hospital Auditorium I, 1900 23rd Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. To RSVP, please call Johanna Tanno at 330-971-7959

or email

Western Reserve Hospital is assisting the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation by collecting gently used prom, bridesmaid and cocktail dresses, shoes and purses for girls in our area that are in need. All size dresses are needed, especially larger sizes. The foundation will dry clean all dresses. Please contact Kathy Romito at 330-971-7408 or if you would like to make a donation.


Scheduled Meetings for 2014

January 15th, 2014 - City Address - Mayor David Kline

February 19th, 2014 - Chris Fankhauser, Sprenger Health Care Systems

(This luncheon will be held at Heather Knoll, 1134 North Avenue, Tallmadge)

March 19th, 2014 - Networking at Noon - No speaker

April 16th, 2014 - Breakfast at Community Center - Speaker - Judge Stormer

May 21st, 2014 - Networking at 11:20 am, Lunch at 11:50 am, Speaker - Kordell Norton

June 18th - Breakfast at 8:00 am - Speaker - Shon Christy

July 16th, 2014 - Chamber Member Picnic (Maca Park)

August 20th, 2014 - Breakfast at the Community Center, 8:00 am - Speaker - Tim Kraft

September 17th, 2014 - Awards Luncheon at 11:50 am

October 15th, 2014 - Breakfast at the Community Center - Jeff Ferguson, Superintendet, Tallmadge City Schools

November 19th, 2014 - Networking at Noon - no speaker

December 17th, 2014 - Christmas Program