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Akron to Enhance Services for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs by Connecting Them to Financial CounselingWith Sup...
03/21/2022

Akron to Enhance Services for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs by Connecting Them to Financial Counseling

With Support From Principal® Foundation and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Akron Announces New Small Business Boost Initiative

Akron, Ohio, March 21, 2022 — The City of Akron and the national nonprofit Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) announced the launch of Small Business Boost, a new pilot to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs to one-on-one Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) financial counseling. Akron joins Lansing, MI; Pittsburgh, PA; Polk County, IA; and Rochester, NY in connecting local small business support services to the Financial Empowerment Center initiative, which offers professional one-on-one financial counseling as a free public service.

While starting a small business can be a promising pathway to financial stability, entrepreneurs often begin this path with existing financial challenges, which both exacerbates their inability to access capital to start or grow their small businesses and translates into inadequate savings to manage irregular cash flow. This new initiative called Small Business Boost, supported generously by Principal® Foundation, will help local entrepreneurs and small business owners in Akron improve their personal finances, better positioning them to access capital and achieve their business goals. Entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in FEC financial counseling can access services by visiting https://www.uwsummit.org/FEC.

"The literal definition of 'entrepreneur' is one who 'assumes the risk'," said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. "I think it's one of our jobs in government to help our entrepreneurs mitigate that risk of opening up a business. Ultimately, our small businesses are the life blood of our economy. This new initiative will help us better support and empower these individuals as they seek to improve their finances and grow their businesses and I'm proud to partner with CFE Fund to launch this new program here in Akron."

“Running a small business can be a critical driver of opportunity, helping entrepreneurs build financial stability and wealth for themselves, their families, and their communities – but for too many people, their own finances are a barrier to making a strong start,” said Jonathan Mintz, President and CEO of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund. “We’re thrilled to partner with Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Principal® Foundation on Small Business Boost, which will help entrepreneurs manage their personal finances to they can better access capital and generate wealth, and to share lessons learned from this pilot so that local governments across the country can build strong and inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystems.”

"Principal® Foundation is committed to advancing financial security. Small businesses, notwithstanding the tremendous losses they suffered due to the pandemic, are still the engines for local growth and the pathway to financial security for many Americans. Thus, we are thrilled to support the work of CFE Fund and its Financial Empowerment Center partners to remove barriers and expand opportunities for entrepreneurs to launch businesses that meet community needs, improve local economies, and strengthen local communities," said Jo Christine Miles, director, Principal Foundation and community relations.

The CFE Fund received a $1 million grant from Principal® Foundation to pilot Small Business Boost, and worked with Akron and other Financial Empowerment Center partners to connect local entrepreneurship and small business support services with FEC financial counseling. Akron entrepreneurs and small business owners may access Small Business Boost directly through the Akron Financial Empowerment Center. Akron’s Small Business Boost pilot has integration partners, which include the Western Reserve Community Fund, Bounce Innovation Hub, the Minority Business Assistance Center at the Akron Urban League, and the Microbusiness Center at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, who will refer their clients to the Akron FEC for assistance. The Akron Financial Empowerment Center has already helped 2,568 residents reduce debt by $3,392,692 and build savings by $2,008,693.

Financial Empowerment Centers (FECs) offer professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a free public service; the CFE Fund’s national FEC Public platform looks to grow this movement across the country, including through the newly expanded FEC Academy entry point. First piloted in New York City under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2008, the FECs have worked with over 133,000 clients, helping them reduce individual debt by over $192 million, and increasing their families’ savings by over $38 million. There are currently over 30 cities that have launched, or are working to launch, a local Financial Empowerment Center initiative. A CFE Fund evaluation showed that this program works even for residents with very low incomes and other complex financial challenges.

At the Financial Empowerment Centers, professionally trained FEC counselors help consumers with low and moderate incomes manage their finances, pay down debt, increase savings, establish and build credit, and access safe and affordable mainstream banking products. At the core of the FEC model is the integration of counseling into other social services, including housing and foreclosure prevention, workforce development, prisoner reentry, benefits access, domestic violence services, and more – Small Business Boost is an example of one such targeted integration. Through the Small Business Boost pilot, Akron FEC counselors will support business owners and entrepreneurs in addressing personal financial challenges that present barriers to success in building wealth through business ownership. In addition, Akron FEC counselors will receive significant training on the relationship between personal finance and business growth, how to navigate entrepreneurial ecosystems, and how to drive business outcomes through improving personal finances.

About the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund)

The CFE Fund supports municipal efforts to improve the financial stability of households by leveraging opportunities unique to local government. By translating cutting-edge experience with large scale programs, research, and policy in cities of all sizes, the CFE Fund assists mayors and other local leaders to identify, develop, fund, implement, and research pilots and programs that help families build assets and make the most of their financial resources. The CFE Fund is currently working in over 100 cities and counties representing 75 million people, and has disbursed over $59 million to city governments and their partners to support these efforts. For more information, please visit www.cfefund.org or follow us on Twitter at @CFEFund.

AKRON MARATHON ANNOUNCES BLUE JEAN BASH TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS ON THE BLUE LINEAkron, OH (March 21, 2022) - The Akron Mar...
03/21/2022

AKRON MARATHON ANNOUNCES BLUE JEAN BASH TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS ON THE BLUE LINE

Akron, OH (March 21, 2022) - The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today it will host its Blue Jean Bash on Sept. 22, 2022, to celebrate the 20th running of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay.

During the event, the John S. Knight Center will be transformed into a 20-year celebration, filled with interactive displays, running celebrities, live entertainment, and a walk down the history of the Blue Line. Honorary Chairs of the Blue Jean Bash include City of Akron Mayor Horrigan, Summit County Executive Shapiro, and Summa Health’s Dr. Shah.

The Blue Jean Bash will be the largest fundraiser for the Akron Marathon and hosted by Steve and Jeannine Marks, race co-founders, whose family also serves as the presenting sponsor.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, from events like this, the Akron Marathon can continue to improve health and wellness in Northeast Ohio. Through the Akron Marathon’s 20-year history, the organization has:

Celebrated 170,529 Blue Line Finishers
Raised over $6 million for charity
Generated $133 million of economic impact to the Greater Akron area
Provided 13,604 complimentary race entries
Accumulated over 132,740 volunteer hours

Tickets and sponsorship to the Blue Jean Bash will help reach the Finish Line towards the organization’s $400,000 fundraising goal. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, please visit AkronMarathon.org/BlueJeanBash.

*THIS POST HAS EXPIRED*Akron: 8 South at Exchange. Be advised. Hope all are okay.
03/21/2022

*THIS POST HAS EXPIRED*

Akron: 8 South at Exchange. Be advised. Hope all are okay.

Today's Weather Wakeup is brought to you by Slater & Zurz LLP. The experience you need. The results you want.We will be ...
03/21/2022

Today's Weather Wakeup is brought to you by Slater & Zurz LLP. The experience you need. The results you want.

We will be back up into the mid 60's today with no chance of rain and plenty of sunshine.

Today is National French Bread Day. Bon Jour!

Congratulations to the Ohio State Women's Hockey Team for winning the NCAA National Championship.
03/21/2022

Congratulations to the Ohio State Women's Hockey Team for winning the NCAA National Championship.

Jerry here- as a life long Browns fan, I want the team to improve every year and I truly believe that they did. That doe...
03/20/2022
Tattoo Bak⁶r 🎥✨ on Twitter

Jerry here- as a life long Browns fan, I want the team to improve every year and I truly believe that they did. That doesn’t mean Baker Mayfield is done in this league. An argument could definitely be made that he got a raw deal. The guy was hurt most of last year. He was better than the previous 30 starting QBs the Browns had. - he beat the Steelers in a playoff game. This is my personal favorite Baker memory-

“Never question Baker Mayfield EVER AGAIN! #Browns https://t.co/Hj3bpzbbZU”

BREAKING: St. Vincent - St. Mary wins the Ohio Division II Men's Basketball Championship 63-35. This is their 10th State...
03/20/2022

BREAKING: St. Vincent - St. Mary wins the Ohio Division II Men's Basketball Championship 63-35. This is their 10th State Championship, which is the most in OHSAA history.

03/20/2022

OSU takes on Villanova

Tune in to CBS.

Good luck to St. Vincent - St. Mary High School Men's Basketball as they take on Gilmour Academy today at 2 PM for The O...
03/20/2022

Good luck to St. Vincent - St. Mary High School Men's Basketball as they take on Gilmour Academy today at 2 PM for The Ohio Division II State Championship.

The Haslams, Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski have released statements regarding the acquisition of Deshaun Watson...
03/20/2022

The Haslams, Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski have released statements regarding the acquisition of Deshaun Watson...

03/20/2022

Today is the First Day of Spring, but we know that isn't true.

🦁Lion Watch Continues🦁

03/20/2022

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03/20/2022

Happy Sunday!

What is a show that you miss that is now gone?

Heyo Copley area. Take note.No, this isn't Goodfellas.
03/20/2022

Heyo Copley area. Take note.

No, this isn't Goodfellas.

Next Tuesday, March 22nd thru Thursday, March 24th the FirstEnergy helicopter will be performing training flights in Summit County. The patrols are scheduled for mornings and afternoons each day, weather permitting.

The following helicopters will be used:

Blue and White, Bell 429 w/tail registration number N34FE
Blue and White, Bell 429 w/tail registration number N32FE

Training flights will be performed at an altitude of 1000’ to 500’ AGL. The training patrol is a general inspection of FirstEnergy’s transmission lines utilizing the onboard camera and system software to train flight observers. The helicopter may also be seen hovering and/or circling to get a closer look at any defects that may be found during these patrols. The helicopter coordinator on duty will notify any local airports when in their airspace.

Clean. Secure. Convenient. Free Wi-Fi. 2 locations to serve you in the Akron area.
03/20/2022

Clean. Secure. Convenient. Free Wi-Fi. 2 locations to serve you in the Akron area.

Sorting Stations for your convenience at both locations.

03/20/2022

St. Peter's Peacocks
keep on dancing with an upset over Murray St. Only the 3rd #15 to advance to
The Sweet 16.

03/20/2022

Cavs beat The Pistons

113 - 109

03/20/2022

Family Movie Night

Turning Red
A must see if you have daughters.

03/19/2022

Blue fans happy.
Michigan does it again and upsets Tennessee, an under seeded favorite.

03/19/2022

NCAA BC Winner #1
Andrea McFadden
T-Shirt and Tumbler / Water Bottle. With I Talk You Talk We Talk Sports. Yaay!

03/19/2022

UNC knocks off Baylor.
A new NCAA champ this year.
Any Tar Heel fans out there?

BREAKING: Sources have now confirmed that The Browns are signing Free Agent QB Jacoby Brissett to a 1-year deal to back ...
03/19/2022

BREAKING: Sources have now confirmed that The Browns are signing Free Agent QB Jacoby Brissett to a 1-year deal to back up Deshaun Watson.

BREAKING: The Browns have traded QB Case Keenum to the Bills for a 2022 7th Round pick.
03/19/2022

BREAKING: The Browns have traded QB Case Keenum to the Bills for a 2022 7th Round pick.

NFL Insider John Clayton has passed away at the age of 67. May his family find peace at this time. He was one of the bes...
03/19/2022

NFL Insider John Clayton has passed away at the age of 67. May his family find peace at this time. He was one of the best in the business at ESPN.

03/19/2022
2022 Oscars Show Live!

Rubber City Reviews presents, A Night at The Oscars. Join the LIVE show as they share their Oscar winning predictions!

One of our "Top Fans" was Super Excited to get a chance to meet The Actual Shirley last night at Firestone. Thank you, K...
03/19/2022

One of our "Top Fans" was Super Excited to get a chance to meet The Actual Shirley last night at Firestone. Thank you, Kellyann, for your continued support!

Let's get those auditions going folks. Less than a month now to try out. $500 Cash Prize and Studio Recording Time for t...
03/19/2022

Let's get those auditions going folks. Less than a month now to try out. $500 Cash Prize and Studio Recording Time for the winner.

VOICES IN THE 330 (SEASON 3)

Auditions are now open!

Deadline to apply is April 15th, 2022.

Presented to you by The Rialto Theatre. Make sure to check their page for upcoming shows.

Contest Rules:
1) Post a video of yourself singing in the comments. Duration should be around 30 seconds to 1 minute to give us an opportunity to hear a sample of your voice. Email that same video to @[email protected].
2) You must be able to attend the Live show on May 21st, 2022, at 7 PM.
3) Contestants must be over 18 years old and must live in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark, Trumbull, Mahoning or Wayne counties.
4) The winner will receive a $500 cash prize along with studio recording time at The Rialto Theatre.
Please feel free to share this post, but please refrain from commenting. Non-audition comments will be deleted. This is provided to showcase local talent. Please be respectful. If you have questions, please send them to our message inbox.

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