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 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
“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…Read More
“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…Read More
“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