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Akro-preneurs | What I Wish I Knew

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Lessons that Than Thein learned the hard way Starting a business can be hard work, but fortunately for us, Akro-preneurs are always willing to share their insights. Name: Than Thein Occupation: Owner at Tidal Gardens Inc. Hometown: Akron, OH Current neighborho... 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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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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What I Wish I Knew: With Kevin Royer of The Bomb Shelter

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words by Jessica Kaisk; photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti Kevin Royer owns The Bomb Shelter, Akron’s Retro Superstore. The Bomb Shelter is a radically cool vintage store that takes you back to your childhood. We asked Royer what he wishes he had known when he first o... More »

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What I Wish I Knew: PechaKucha Akron Founders

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PechaKucha Akron volume 5 is right around the corner, which means that the volunteer founders have been organizing these quarterly events in Akron for almost a year. We asked them what they wish they had known when they first started organizing these “mini-TED... More »

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What I Wish I Knew: The brains behind the PorchRokr festival

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by Michelle DeShon Karen Starr, Jonathan Morschl, and Anita Marron have been working to put together the PorchRokr festival since its first year in 2012. They reflect on what they wish they had known when they first got involved with Akron’s music and art fest... More »

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What I Wish I Knew: 427 Design

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What Akron’s 427 Design has learned in a decade of graphic design, web-making, photography, animation and screen printing awesomeness   You may not have seen 427 Design’s office, which is amazeballs, or recognized their people when you saw them, but you probab... More »