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Noor Loves the Hell out of Christmas

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Shop Small | Top 10 Weird & Quirky Gifts to Buy from Northside Market this year words by Noor Hindi, photos by Soumaya Hindi 12/8/17 Okay, fine, I admit it. I was probably the jerk kid that told your child Santa isn’t real. I didn’t mean to be such a Grinch; I... More »

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Northside Marketplace: A Funnel to Akron

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words and photos by Noor Hindi   11/14/2017 Walking into Northside Marketplace is like receiving a sampler platter of your favorite food at your favorite restaurant. The possibilities are endless. You can grab a drink at Sure House Coffee Roasting Co, then bro... More »

Tip Sheet | November 2017

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Interviews and photos by Zaina Salem   For this edition, I asked three business owners what the hardest thing about being a business owner is and how they overcome it. Here’s what they had to say. Justin Miller, Baby Sweet Pea’s Boutique Baby boutique featurin... More »

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The Perks of Being a Student-Entrepreneur

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  words and photos by Grant Morgan They didn’t know each other before starting a business, but now they say it’s like having another family. That is, if your idea of family is meeting up to hand-punch thousands of business cards at a time. This family also doe... More »

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Origin Story | Stagecoach Antiques

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74-Years-Old and Counting by Josy Jones A scarlet brick face, royal blue awnings and bold, white lettering greet you from the street. The sidewalk in front is decorated with chairs, pots and other goodies, all urging a passersby to deviate from her plans, slow... More »

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A Different Kind of Tour

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  Leadership Akron Launches Destination Akron by Noor Hindi 11/06/2017 Vallery Hyduk moved from Toronto to Detroit because her husband went to a Jack White concert. Well, kind of. They both had a healthy dose of “Detroit fear,” as most folks do when they tour ... More »

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What Ted Bare Wishes He Knew

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What I Wish I Knew with Ted Bare of the Highland Square Theatre and Linda Theatre by Sierra Allen 11/2/2017   Name: Rudd (Ted) Bare Occupation: Owner of the Highland Square Theatre and Linda Theatre Hometown: Akron Current Neighborhood: Bath   The 78-year-old ... More »

Tip Sheet | October 2017

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Interviews by Eliza R. Williams 10/18/2017 For this edition, I asked three business owners how they show gratitude to their employees for the hard work they put in on the daily. Here’s what they had to say.   Amy Wong, Dot Org Solutions Marketing and fundraisi... More »

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Brain, Muscle and Vision

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A Walk in the Park Café opens in Firestone Park words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti You can drink your coffee with an owl as you sit next to a giant tree all while staring at a beautiful mural of the sun setting to the moon at A Walk in the Park Ca... More »

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Showing up Differently

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Unravelling the Knots of Internalized Oppression with Staci Jordan Shelton by Noor Hindi For over 10 years, Staci Jordan Shelton has been working with companies on their organizational development and leadership skills. But over the last six months, Staci has ... More »

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Akro-preneurs | Origin Story

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Jameson Reeves: The Man Behind Full Grip Games words and photos by Ted Zep   Jameson Reeves is a guy who defies expectations. Dressed in a ball cap, blue logo t-shirt, well-worn jeans, and sporting a trim beard and two full sleeves of tattoos, the 35-year old ... More »

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Women’s Market Day Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Shane Wynn 8/21/2017   Superheroes don’t always look like Wonder Woman. Most of the time, they look more like Denise Debo of Saint Augustine & Suds, or Beth Stropki Knorr of Popsmith. They’re badass women entrepreneurs, and Wesle... More »