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Akropreneurs Event Spotlight: 2nd Annual Earthquaker Day

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  by Floco Torres If you aren’t a musician or an obsessive fan of music, you may think that an all day event centered around handmade guitar pedals wouldn’t be your thing. I’d agree with you except for the fact that this isn’t just any all day event, it’s the ... More »

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Event Spotlight: Artist as an Entrepreneur (AEI)

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AEI and the importance of the fundamentals of being a creative by Floco Torres There was a time when being an artist basically meant you were poor and afraid of getting a “real job.” Over time, we’ve learned that this isn’t widely true (I don’t want a “real jo... More »

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7th Floor Clothing: Akron tested, LeBron approved.

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How two young men from Akron created the most notorious hat on Instagram by Ali Burden   Where were you when they finally did it? When our Cavs broke the 50-year “Cleveland Curse?” Frank Miller and Preston Clark were watching from St. V, filled with more optim... More »

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One Day when we look back | TedxAkron 2017

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By Floco Torres The Goodyear Theater is absolutely gorgeous. Between the history of the company, its impact told 400 different ways by Akronites and the eerie Law & Order vibe near 1201 East Market St, I kept my expectations fairly low for the venue itself. Ha... More »

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Entrepreneurship Event Spotlight: May 2017

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TedxAkron 2017 at The Goodyear Theater by Floco Torres We spoke last month about the term “entrepreneurship” and its potential overuse when it’s not clearly defined. The internationally recognized media organization, TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has... More »

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‘Normal people don’t do this’

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Paying the costs to be your own boss words by Chris Horne; photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti   Heather & Matt Ulichney have put everything on the line to make their upscale food truck, The Square Scullery, a reality. But that’s almost every entrepreneur’s story. It’s... More »

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What Kevin Lockett Wishes He Knew

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Name: Kevin Lockett Occupation: Content Producer, Lockett Media How did you get into the work you do? In January 2008, I was struggling to find my place in media. I had freelance jobs, but the assignments were inconsistent and I wanted to have my own voice. By... More »