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.
“The advice I would give for someone who wants to start or grow a business in Akron is to connect with people. Pretty much every single time I’ve asked for help someone has helped. The people in downtown have been really great to work with.” Want to learn more about this growth story? Visit dirtyriver.bike.comRead More
“META has grown by ways of me being my own entity and able to share my story of transitioning and the work that I’ve done within the community and so by word of mouth, it has really helped with that.” Want to learn more about this growth story? Contact Giovonni Santiago, metacenterinc.orgRead More
“We were supposed to launch and open up right when everything shut down. I had to pivot. With pivoting, I really started to learn and dig into how is the coworking and flexible office space going to change post-pandemic.” Want to learn more about this growth story? Contact Kristen Birkbeck, thecolounge.comRead More