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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 »

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Snacking with a Purpose

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An Akron Startup Makes Snacks that Promote the Social Good words and photos by Andrew Leask UPDATE: This article was originally published in Issue 20, April 2016. Since then, founder Evan Delahanty has been chosen to be featured on an upcoming episode of ABC’s... More »

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What we learned about local business in 2016

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  You learn some lessons the hard way, especially if you’re a business owner. That’s why we started this section. But even before we had an official place to write about entrepreneurship and small business ownership, we were telling those stories. Here are a f... More »

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What I wish I knew: If wunderkind Courtney Gras had a do-over…

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Courtney Gras is a graduate of the University of Akron and was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of their “30 Under 30” and a “Top 40 Under 40 in Cleantech” by Midwest Energy and by Crain’s Cleveland as one of their “Twenty in their 20s.” She’s also the... More »

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Origin Story: Not Yo’ Daddy’s Hot Sauce

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by M. Sophie Franchi Correction: The print version of this story had a misspelling of the González name. The error has been fixed in this online version.   You say hot sauce. Cristina González Alcalá says salsa. That’s what she calls her dad’s family recipe be... More »