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Akron reveals list of 100 businesses getting cut of $1 million in grants: See the full list

'I'm proud to be able to invest into these businesses with our ARPA dollars and help them bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic,' Mayor Dan Horrigan said.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published in an unrelated article on Nov. 21, 2022.

The city of Akron has announced 100 different small businesses that will each be receiving a one-time grant worth $10,000 “to help offset costs and negative impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The money -- which totals $1 million -- comes from the city’s allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act.

“Akron's small businesses have endured so much over the past several years to keep their doors open and to continue serving this community," said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. "I'm proud to be able to invest into these businesses with our ARPA dollars and help them bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic.”

Here are the 100 businesses getting the money:

  1. 2 Live Music
  2. A&B Tent Rental Inc.
  3. A And A Vending, Inc.
  4. Akron Family Business
  5. Akron Honey Company LTD
  6. Akron Legends Barbershop
  7. Akron-Canton International Forwarding
  8. Allegiance Insurance Group LLC
  9. American Family Insurance
  10. American Medical Transport
  11. Angels on Earth Health Care Services
  12. Arlington Street Muffler LLC
  13. A to Z Auto and Truck Repair
  14. Backup Power Solutions, Inc.
  15. Barley House
  16. Barmacy
  17. Baxters LLC
  18. Beyond Expectations Barber College
  19. Blue Leaf Apothecary LLC
  20. Caring Angels Healthcare LLC
  21. Clarktel/Telecommunications, Inc.
  22. CNJ Renovations LLC
  23. Coast to Coast Caulking & Waterproofing LLC
  24. Design Perspective LLC
  25. Diamond Daleesa Accessories
  26. Diamond Grille
  27. Dot Org Solutions LLC
  28. Duo Tax Services LLP
  29. Eddie's Famous Cheesesteaks
  30. Eighty-Three Brewery
  31. El Papa's Mexican Bistro
  32. Emidio & Sons
  33. Farmer Boy Restaurant
  34. FG Solutions, LLC
  35. First Glance Imagining Inc.
  36. Full Service Logistics, LLC
  37. Gear Star American Performance Transmissions, Inc.
  38. Good Life Body Piercing and Fine Jewelry
  39. Great Lakes Premier Distribution
  40. Green Light Auto Sales
  41. Hamad's On Main
  42. In A Minute Ltd.
  43. Inda Blatch-Geib
  44. Jilly's Music Room LLC
  45. Kane Investments LLC
  46. Kids Academy 2
  47. Kleen In Motion LLC
  48. L & H Home Care
  49. Laplace Events, LLC
  50. Loving Hearts Helping Hands
  51. M&L Equipment Company
  52. Marques
  53. Mason Construction and Concrete LLC
  54. Mint Hair Collective LLC
  55. Mr Dan's Daycare LLC
  56. Nando's Auto Care LLC
  57. Nomz, LLC
  58. Orleans Avenue Entertainment Corporation
  59. Paolucci Law, LLC
  60. Polymet Recovery, LLC
  61. Pritt Entertainment Group, LLC
  62. R&S Cleaning Solutions
  63. Rasheed F. Nemer, M.D.
  64. Red Point Digital, LLC
  65. Rosa's Playhouse Inc.
  66. Rot Sorn
  67. Rubber City Clothing
  68. S 3 Technologies, LLC
  69. S4 Mobile Laboratories LLC
  70. Scanlon & Elliott
  71. Shifrin Newman Smith Inc.
  72. Slaughter Tire Service Inc
  73. South Akron Awning Co.
  74. Sparks Investment Inc.
  75. SpeedPro Akron North
  76. Square Nightclub
  77. Subway
  78. Summit County Classics Inc
  79. Summit Tax & Insurance Services
  80. Sweet Modern LLC
  81. Tear-Ez
  82. T.R. Fields & Associates, Inc.
  83. Technology management Solutions, Inc.
  84. The Akron Plating Co., Inc.
  85. The Brat Boulevard Corporation
  86. The Culinary Chamelon
  87. The Growing Patch LLC
  88. The Hatterie Inc.
  89. The Score Draft Room
  90. Transit Transportation Services, LLC
  91. Twisted Tomato
  92. Uncle Bacon's BBQ LLC
  93. Vigeo Gardens
  94. Westside Masonry, LLC
  95. White Glove Cleaning Solutions LLC
  96. Wilkinson Funeral Home
  97. Words By Mom
  98. Yoga Squared
  99. Your Virtual Solution
  100. Zeber-Martell Studio, Inc.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Nov. 23, 2022.

Here were the requirements each business had to meet:

  • Be a legal for-profit business;
  • Must be located within a Qualified Census Tract (QCT) in Akron;
  • Must have 2 to 50 workers on payroll (including full-time or part-time employees, and owners actively working in the business);
  • Be current with income tax and property tax obligations for the business with the City of Akron and County of Summit;
  • In operation in the City of Akron on or before January 1, 2020;
  • Must be able to describe how the business has been negatively impacted due to a reduction in business activity or increase in supply chain costs related to COVID-19 pandemic or related public health restrictions and orders.

The money can be used for:

  • Rent or mortgage costs for the business location;
  • Payroll and benefits;
  • Utility costs for the business location;
  • Investments to meet reopening guidelines, such as purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other workplace improvements directly related to mitigating the spread of COVID-19;
  • Remote access equipment and connectivity, such as computers, software, printers, and/or online meeting platforms for employers to enhance social distancing; and/or technology that enables businesses to develop and manage service/product delivery to enhance social distancing.

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