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Akron Community Voice

Akron Community Voice

By Ace Epps
Akron Community Voice (ACV) is a radio show and podcast featuring hosts Ace Epps and Kat Mcdaniel who give Akron entrepreneurs and community leaders a voice through a collaboration with WAKR 1590 and the Be You Podcasting Company. Be You give local story tellers resources to record and produce professional quality radio shows and podcasts
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ACV with Dr.Goggins
Join us as we talk to one of Akron's go to guys for insight. Dr. Goggins is the proud father of four, an educator, advocate, author, and scholar. He specializes in Diveristy, Equity, and Inclusion, Restorative Practices, Trauma-Informed/Healing-centered Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and African-centered Education and Rites of Passage. 
24:49
November 13, 2021
ACV with Russ Neal
Join us as we talk about community with Akron City Council member Russell Neal. Russ Neal (D) was elected to represent Ward 4 on Nov. 3, 2009. He is a 1980 Buchtel High School alumnus and has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Marketing from Ohio University. He is also a graduate of the East Akron Neighborhood Development’s Applied Leadership on the Neighborhood Level program. He owns Graffiti Print Shop and unity365.com
14:22
November 06, 2021
Akron Community Voice #23 with Michael Mazur and Calvin Saunders of COLU
To spur its economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Akron has launched the Akronite app.  Akronite is a comprehensive city-centered software platform to increase civic and community engagement, raise up female- and minority-owned businesses, and help residents connect with local retailers. Mayor Dan Horrigan and his Office of Integrated Development worked with Colu to create a customized Akronite app designed to propel the resurgence of Akron’s small business community. We interviewed two members of the Colu team (Michael Mazur and Calvin Saunders) while they were in town to celebrate the Akronite app.
30:01
October 11, 2020
Akron Community Voice
Welcome to ACV with Kat Mcdaniel, Today we discuss the arts with local actress Crystal Panther and Arnold Tunstall, founding board member of Akron Soul Train.  Akron Soul Train is an artist residency program connecting and empowering the community and artists by granting fellowships that provide resources for all creative disciplines to foster a more vibrant downtown Akron. Check out www.akronsoultrain.org for grant opportunities.
30:01
September 17, 2020
Akron Community Voice #20
Welcome to another episode of Akron Community Voice with Kat Mdaniel. This week we talk to Shop Local Akron, an online platform that sales exclusive local products. Think Amazon for local businesses. If you are a local business owner, then you should love this show. For more info go to www.shoplocalakron.com
29:53
July 18, 2020
Akron Community Voice #19
Welcome to another episode of Akron Community Voice with Kat Mcdaniel. This week we are joined by Akron based motivational speaker J Black.  We discuss mentorship, motivating others and his new book.
29:53
July 18, 2020
Akron Community Voice #18
Thanks for checking out another episode of Akron Community Voice with Kat Mcdaniel. This week we talk about the MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy. This 15 week program takes place at the Bounce innovation Hub in Akron, Ohio. For more info go to www.bouncehub.org/mortar
29:54
July 18, 2020
Akron Community Voice #17
Join is for a community discussion from the black perspective covering entrepreneurship, community building and creative arts in Akron, Ohio. With Kat Mcdaniels and Ace Epps. Made possible through a partnership with WAKR 1590AM and BMe Akron. Today's guest: Suzanne Smaltz of Health Markets
29:57
June 18, 2020
Akron Community Voice
Join is for a community discussion from the black perspective covering entrepreneurship, community building and creative arts in Akron, Ohio. With Kat Mcdaniels and Ace Epps. Made possible through a partnership with WAKR 1590AM and BMe Akron 
29:40
June 11, 2020
Akron Community Voice
Join us as we talk to local hip hop artist Kindu Kinte of Cultivated Ground.
29:21
May 24, 2020
Akron Community Voice
Thanks for joining Kat Mcdaniel and Ace for another week of Akron Community Voice. We talk to Sekoya Kendrick of 1472 Inc. She has been selected to participate in the new MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy.
29:60
May 20, 2020
Akron Community Voice w/ Kat McDaniel
Welcome to another show.  This week we talk to local business facilitator and advocate Cindi Woodrum about commercial development and the Next Level Incubator. This show is a partnership with WAKR 1590 and Be You Podcasting Company.
29:50
May 12, 2020
Akron Community Voice with Robert Dejournett
Thank you for joining us as we talk to Robert Dejournett Vice President of Opportunity and Inclusion at Greater Chamber of Akron. We discuss what resources are available for local business owners as well as introducing our listeners to the gaccovid19.org website. There is also a special announcement by our friends at Mobile Meals who continue to provide food for seniors in need.    
29:40
April 07, 2020
Akron Community Voice with Kat Mcdaniel
Thanks for joining us for a look into the entrepreneurial journey of local business owner Joi Wilson of JLW Tax and Financial Services LLC.  
30:16
March 19, 2020
Akron Community Voice featuring The MORTAR Program
Throughout this 15-week course, MORTAR helps both existing and emerging entrepreneurs build a comprehensive business canvas and learn the nuances of business management; The goal being to launch businesses that create jobs and circulate dollars locally. We don’t stop when the program’s over, however! MORTAR alumni will have access to new customers and opportunities for additional funding in addition to a mentorship network of business leaders. Applications are now open until 3/15/20
30:16
March 13, 2020
Akron Community Voice featuring Private Chef Jennifer Tidwell
Join us was we discuss the new MORTAR program. Applications are open until 3/15.
28:55
March 05, 2020
Akron Community Voice- Rubber City Match and Miranda Imperi
Join us as we talk Rubber City Match with Heather Roszczyk from the City. Rubber City Match pairs new and expanding businesses with Akron’s top real estate opportunities, providing funding and technical assistance along the way. Building owners with vacant storefront properties in one of our Great Streets districts may apply to have their building marketed as a top property and be matched with vetted, quality businesses. Entrepreneurs, with a new or expanding business, may apply for grant funding for technical assistance, design and architectural services, and capital to help make their idea a reality. We also talk to local entrepreneur and owner of Marketing Juice, Miranda Imperi.
28:54
March 01, 2020
Akron Community Voice- MORTAR Program with Kwa Hill
Join us as we discuss MORTAR at Bounce.  MORTAR is a 15-week accelerator course that helps both existing and aspiring non-tech entrepreneurs learn the nuances of business ownership and build a comprehensive business canvas; the goal being to launch businesses that create jobs and circulate dollars locally.
28:54
March 01, 2020
Akron Community Voice featuring Barb Foster and Brandy Coffey
Welcome to Akron Community Voice.    This show is made possible through a partnership with WAKR 1590 and can be heard every Sunday morning on 93.FM at 9:30am This week sitting in for Katt Mcdaniel is Shante Robinson, Outreach Rep for The Be You Podcasting Company. In the studio we chat with local entrepreneurs Brandy Coffey and Barbra Foster. Two African American women that have followed their passion and started business.  Check out how their story and why they decided to create their own business.
28:54
February 08, 2020
Akron Community Voice featuring Veida Rose
Veida Rose is the owner of The "Me Time Lounge" a private massage studio. She provide women & men of achievement with all they'll need to complete work related task & feel relaxed at the same time.
28:54
February 01, 2020
Akron Community Voice featuring Tiffany Adjei
Tiffany Adjei is the owner of Honesty Healthcare a Northeast Ohio Region based company providing quality non-medical home-care. They offer quality safety-based services that let you stay current with the care we provide for your loved one while you're away. Their trusted caregivers provide personal care services and support, allowing loved ones to preserve their independence and promote their well-being. www.beyoupodcasting.com
28:53
January 24, 2020
Akron Community Voice featuring Moe Smith
This show features a participant of the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program.  A class that help would be business owners develop an entrepreneurial mindset and validate business ideas. Mr. Smith has overcome gang banging, incarceration and bad choices to become a local entrepreneur who looks to sell produce in a local farm he is cultivating in Stow, Ohio. www.beyoupodcasting.com 
28:55
January 19, 2020
Akron Community Voice featuring Rosie Murphy
Rosie Murphy is a journalist serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Devil Strip, a local news organization in Akron, Ohio. They seek journalism that connects people to each other, illuminates neighborhood challenges and solutions, and engages the community throughout. Her reporting has appeared in The Desert Sun, USA TODAY, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, KPCC Los Angeles and NBC Los Angeles, among others. Rosie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Reach her @rozmurph. www.beyoupodcasting.com
29:29
January 10, 2020
Akron Community Voice with Art x Love
Art x Love is a creative courage company. We design art that empowers people and changes the way they think, feel, and operate in select environments. We believe in the health of art and the power of creative intelligence. We help artists, businesses, and communities thrive with creative work that matters. www.beyoupodcasting.com
29:46
January 03, 2020
Entrepreneur Spotlight featuring Shamika johnson
 Our guest for this show is Shamika Johnson. She is the Founder and CEO of Healing hands Relaxation and Beautifully Bare, a massage parlor and Yoni steam/meditation space. From the working professional, to the grieving family member, her goal is to provide the highest point of relaxation for every client, leaving them to feel their most comfortable selves, with a mind free and at ease. We also chat with local artists Dray Evans and Nichole Epps
28:51
January 01, 2020