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Tip Sheet | October 2017

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Interviews by Eliza R. Williams 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 fundraising for nonp... 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 »

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What I Wish I Knew | Troy & Tavares (The Barber Twins)

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Names: Troy & Tavares (The Barber Twins) Occupations: Barber stylists at Monty’s Place Hometown: Akron, OH Current Neighborhood: Akron, OH   How did you get into the work you do? Tavares: Actually, we were inspired by several people—our mom and a friend of the... More »

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Origin Story | January Paint and Wallpaper

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words and photos by Gray Giaconia A family business is most successful when it’s dedicated to the community and offers more service and humanity than can be found at a chain store. This is January Paint and Wallpaper. While working at a paint company in Clevel... More »

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AkroPreneurs | Stay Frosty, Popsmith

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  words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti Blackberry watermelon, rhubarb orange blossom and sour cherry rose. If you’re familiar with Popsmith, you know these are just some of the weird and wacky flavors they offer to Akronites on hot summer days. Made... More »

Akropreneurs | August Tip Sheet

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Taylor Dawson   We asked three local entrepreneurs how they balance work and family life, and how they prevent burnout. Here’s what they had to say.   Mike Buzek Owner, Chameleon Cafe “Balancing work and family. . . I don’t do a very good job of that specifica... More »

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Calling all Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers

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Akron Buspreneurs Headed to New Orleans for Two Day Competition Words by Noor Hindi Imagine you’re stuck on a hot bus for three days with limited access to technology. You’re sleep deprived, you’re not getting along with the people around you and you’re trying... More »