Entrepreneurship

Empty Bin Zero Waste rejects single-use materials

Ohio entrepreneur strives to replace single-use products

Single-use items are of no interest to local business Empty Bin Zero Waste by Derek Kreider In 2008, Teresa Mazey was driving a truck. Now, 12 years later, she’s operating her own business with three loc...

Rubber City Reuse finds 'black gold' in Akron's waste

by Colleen Hanke Most of us don’t think twice about throwing away food, like that half of an avocado that’s been sitting in your fridge for a week. But what happens to our food waste? It goes to landfills —...

How personal trainer Javan Shaw defines his fit

words and photos by Charlee Harris Javan Shaw has spent the last eight years defining what it means to be a “fit person” to his clients. Javan has trained people from all different backgrounds, some just lo...

New Downtown Akron company wants to disrupt home sales

by Rosalie Murphy A residential real estate brokerage is setting up shop in downtown Akron — and is working on a business model that they believe could change the industry not just in Northeast Ohio, but ac...

At JOBS, Kenmore women are cooking toward careers

 words and photos by Colleen Hanke The process of getting your first job might seem simple enough: you apply, interview and begin to flip burgers, deliver pizzas or complete other entry level tasks.  ...

UA Professor Developing Terrain to Test 2020 Mars Rover

words and photos by Skylar Cole In 2020, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is set to send another rover to the ‘red planet’ to collect soil samples. Currently, NASA is developing new tires ...