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Origin Story | Additive Engineering Solutions

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How did a massive 3D printer find its home in Akron? by Eliza R. Williams 02/05/2018 The floors are clean, the walls are white, and the company color — bright green — frames doorways and accents the conference room ceiling. There are two work spaces in the mai... More »

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City Beat: What this eBay thing says about Akron

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(Cheerin’ on the) Stock of eBay 02/02/2018   Last month, eBay CEO Devin Wenig shared a secret his $9 billion company had been keeping. They have a crush on Akron. No one here knew it until eBay whispered in the mayor’s ear that our city had been selected as on... More »

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“I always want to feel connected to my customer . . .”

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GOODS: Clean, Approachable and Fresh words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti 01/30/2018 After being diagnosed with food sensitivities that lead to skin problems, Randi Hodge knew she had to make a change. She spent months searching for natural products... More »

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“Let your art communicate for you”

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Jennifer Davis facilitates budding artists with SmART Studio words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti 01/04/2018 If you ask Jennifer Davis what inspires her, she’ll tell you Chihuahuas and true crime podcasts and Frida Kahlo and cats and puns and hiking... More »

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Petal by Petal

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SimaArt Creates Beautiful Flowers that Live Forever words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti 01/03/2018 Sima Arshadi loved the flowers her mother brought home. As much as she cherished them, the flowers would always disappoint her because they would eve... More »

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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 »