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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 »

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What Ted Bare Wishes He Knew

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What I Wish I Knew with Ted Bare of the Highland Square Theatre and Linda Theatre by Sierra Allen 11/2/2017   Name: Rudd (Ted) Bare Occupation: Owner of the Highland Square Theatre and Linda Theatre Hometown: Akron Current Neighborhood: Bath   The 78-year-old ... More »

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Women’s Market Day Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Shane Wynn 8/21/2017   Superheroes don’t always look like Wonder Woman. Most of the time, they look more like Denise Debo of Saint Augustine & Suds, or Beth Stropki Knorr of Popsmith. They’re badass women entrepreneurs, and Wesle... 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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Local Shopping Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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Last-minute shoppers, rejoice! Not only is Crafty Mart hosting a procrastinator-friendly pop-up at Goodyear on Fri., Dec. 23, but they’ve posted their own guide to Stocking Stuffers here. See ours below! More »

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Small Business Chronicles: Sand Run Pharmacy

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By Rick Bohan When asked how Sand Run Pharmacy manages to compete with the Walgreens and CVSs of the world, who have millions of dollars to spend on marketing, owner and pharmacist Tom Lamb simply says, “It all has to do with the connections we make with our c... 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 »

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Ready to rock: The Rock Mill bringing climbing facility to Akron

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by Katie Wheeler Think of all of the places that come to mind when you read the words “rock climbing” and I bet Akron doesn’t rank. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that no place in Ohio is on your radar, but that won’t remain true for long. Some years ago, Liz ... More »