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Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.” Wesley started the business in 2013 when he found a lot of empty land that he bought and started w...

$2 million to attract new students

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included a $1,075,000 allocation for marketing, unchanged from the 2014-2015 budget. This funding encompa...

Panel helps students become tech savvy

By Dylan Reynolds

April 20, 2016


Filed under Campus News

As a part of “Tech Week,” a panel discussion was held in the College of Business Administration (CBA) yesterday to inform students about current trends and corporate culture in information technology (IT). The panelists included three northeast Ohio chief information officers (CIOs): Sandy Rapp fro...

Marketing dinner features female speakers

Marketing dinner features female speakers

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The National Sales and Marketing Executives (NSME) Akron-Canton chapter held their monthly dinner meeting at The Tangier in Akron on Tuesday, April 12. Three female members of NSME Norma Rist, Jane Vassas, and Jennifer Chernisky spoke about their experiences in entrepreneuring and business for the ...

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Fighting urban poverty with foam bricks, four University of Akron students formed one of the six teams that made it to the final round in the regional Hult Prize competition in Dubai on March 11 and 12. Now in its seventh year, the Hult Prize is the world's largest student case competition, which ...

Professionalism beyond the pitch

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 24, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Professionalism is more than a suit, a firm handshake, and a résumé. Actions might speak louder than words, and for many students this holds true no matter how grand they are at articulating their sentences; however, authenticity must not be sacrificed for the sake of image, because insincere person...

What you might have missed

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News

Finals week is demanding, and it’s often difficult for students to keep up with anything other than studying, finishing final projects, and taking tests. Then, when winter break comes, many take full advantage of the respite from classes by directing all their focus to other aspects of their lives...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 3, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support it. Near the bottom of the ad in smaller letters read: “Paid for by the Friends of The U...

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

In spite of extensive dissatisfaction from other constituents, at least one group puts hope in the direction of UA: Akron’s business executives.   On Sunday, Nov. 29, seven prominent Akron businessmen signed a full-page advertisement in the Akron Beacon Journal urging readers to give the University’s ...

School of Law small business program honored

School of Law small business program honored

By Spencer DeVeau, News Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Gary Spring will receive the inaugural 2015 Legal Services Champion Award from the Cleveland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Spring is the director of The University of Akron School of Law’s Clinic for Small Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED). “We are very...

School of Law hosts conference

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 13, 2015


Filed under News

Online companies might be the way of the future, and UA is at the helm of the movement.   NEXTOhio, a conference about online startups, took place at Quaker Station on Thursday, April 9. It was hosted by UA’s School of Law and sponsored by Thompson Hine, LLP.   Numerous professional entrepreneurs, business starters, and owners attended ...

I-Corps to help realize new ideas

By Marissa Gross, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since the fall of 2013, UA has been participating in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps), designed to aid young, aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs in bringing their concepts to life. UA was one of the first three I-Corps sites. Though it is still a relatively...

Experience is essential

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In high school, one may have worked to afford nights out with friends at the movies, weekends at the mall, or even saving for college. As a student, working means saving for necessities and being more responsible with one’s funds. In order to pay for rent, bills, car maintenance, or simply tuition,...