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.
“Regarding our growth, we opened on July 6th and we have been well received by the community and we have seen an organic consistent regular growth week in and week out. We have been embraced by our clients. We are making friends everyday.” Want to learn more about this growth story? Visit Totally Baked PizzaRead More
“I will say last season we had some challenges with Covid but we also at the same time saw such a great return to shopping local so we had one of our best holiday seasons so we are really grateful.” Erin Leslie, President and Creative Director, Paper Mill Studio Want to learn more about this…Read More
“So we decided to do events where we would spin cotton candy in person at weddings, birthday parties, and in 2020 when the world shut down, instead of just closing the business and stopping doing events we decided to pivot to packaged cotton candy that we now ship all over the world.” Want to learn…Read More
“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.…Read More
“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, LLCRead More
“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 LoveRead More
“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…Read More
“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 CircuitsRead More
“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 USARead More