Stories spark connections. They allow us to see ourselves in history and help us to relate to those around us. They remind us of our commonalities and serve as critical junctures for ideas, opportunities, and a sense of community.

Storytelling is a universal concept that lies at the foundation of this work. There are stories of growth, innovation, collaboration and progress all around us. They need to be told as a way to connect people and inspire them to keep moving forward. Share your story with us and help us to continue to Elevate Greater Akron.

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Hopson Communication and Coaching, LLC

By ElevateGreaterAkron / August 30, 2021 /

“By being in banking myself years ago, I have a bunch of friends who are in various banks now and if I can connect them with my clients and it’s a win win scenario or connect them with an accounting firm or law firm that I know so that we really wear our resources well.…

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Always Dreaming Enterprises, LLC

By ElevateGreaterAkron / August 29, 2021 /

“My advice of the growing businesses of Akron, so utilize all of your resources. And there are a lot more resources than you know. Downtown Akron Partnership and the Greater Akron Chamber have been awesome.” Jason Miller, owner, Rubber City Comics Want to learn more about this growth story? Visit Always Dreaming Enterprises, LLC

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Art X Love

By ElevateGreaterAkron / August 29, 2021 /

“Working in Akron has been an incredible blessing for us because it has allowed us to demonstrate really our capabilities and to show best practices that really have application anywhere in the country. We have produced 93 unique initiatives in eighteen months.” Want to learn more about this growth story? Visit Art X Love

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Tech Diva Consulting, LLC

By ElevateGreaterAkron / August 29, 2021 /

“As far as growth, I have taken on some different clients as of these days that are actually much more education based especially with the advent of remote learning. I do expect growth especially with all the businesses that are being started since Covid. A lot of them are going to need websites. A lot…

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Tiny Circuits

By ElevateGreaterAkron / July 30, 2021 /

“The Greater Akron Chamber, we are new members but we are really looking to do more work with the chamber and also kind of leverage the programs they have – health insurance for small businesses and also the new 401K plan.” Want to learn more about this growth story? Visit Tiny Circuits

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Safety Training Group USA

By ElevateGreaterAkron / July 30, 2021 /

“I would tell people if they’re ready to make the leap, believe in yourself, go do it, take your chance. Summit County is a phenomenal wealth of mentors.” Mandy Forlina, owner and operator, Safety Training Group USA Want to learn more about this growth story? Visit Safety Training Group USA

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ArtSparks

By ElevateGreaterAkron / July 30, 2021 /

“Reach out. There are people in this community that really want to help and I think that is one of the unique things about Akron as a whole is that there is a lot of support.” Want to learn more about this growth story? Visit ArtSparks

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Modern Vitality

By ElevateGreaterAkron / July 30, 2021 /

“When covid hit we were really lucky that we are part of Akron and it’s a city full of people with grit that were able to rebound and able to lean on each other to rebuild afterward and even during. The amount of support that we had from local businesses has been mind-blowing.” Want to…

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24 Karat Posse

By ElevateGreaterAkron / June 17, 2021 /

“24 Karat was inspired by our friendship and the qualities we value which are authenticity, unity, and always strives for first place.” Want to learn more about this growth story? Visit 24KaratPosse

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Gotham Gym & Savage Fitness

By ElevateGreaterAkron / June 17, 2021 /

“To any of the businesses that are growing here in Akron, one of the key things I would say as a piece of advice, look to all the resources that are available. Make sure that you understand the different populations and target markets that exist here because there are so many.” Want to learn more…

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