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Behind the Bar: Barmacy

by Allyson Smith “A place where you can get your medicine with no prescription,” says Walid Loutfi. What kind of business might he own? Is it a pharmacy? An underground apothecary? Or none of the above? Wa...

New / Native | Katie Bowman & Jon Ziga

New   Name: Katie Bowman Occupation: Student Hometown: Glenshaw, PA (Pittsburgh) Current neighborhood: Akron   What do you wish was more on Akronites' radar? I think the Akronite...

Staff Music Keeps It Mom and Pop

Interview and photos by Kyle Cochrun   Name: William “Lee” East and Lee “Dig” East Occupation: Co-owners of Staff Music Hometown: Akron, Ohio Current Neighborhood: Ellet Staff Music, a snu...

Behind the Bar | March 2018

words and photos by Nate Edmunds 03/02/2018 Over the last few decades the Chestnut Beer Garden in Cuyahoga Falls has evolved from a bonafide ramshackle dive, to something of a hidden gem. The bar has weathe...

What I Wish I Knew | February 2018

What Ms. Julie Wishes She Knew 02/12/2018 Starting a business can be hard work, but fortunately for us, Akropreneurs are always willing to share their insights. Name: Julie Costell Occupation: Owner o...
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Tip Sheet | November 2017

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. ...