Each year, the Greater Akron Chamber grants Grit Awards to celebrate local businesses that are advancing the Greater Akron region by driving innovation in their business and industry, adjusting to significant change and helping others succeed and live better lives. 

There may be no better example of “grit” than surviving and thriving during a global pandemic such as COVID-19, and our 2021 award winners have embodied the word “grit” in significant ways. 

As a result, the Greater Akron Chamber is pleased to announce the following as our 2021 Grit Award recipients: Akron Bearing Co., Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron Municipal Court, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Zoo, Always Dreaming Enterprise, LLC, AxessPointe Community Health Center, Inc., Castle Noel, Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant, Clarktel/Tele-Communications, Inc., ClearSonic Mfg. Inc., Downtown Akron Partnership, Eat Speak Love, LLC, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Hair Geek Studios, Harmony House, IBH Addiction Recovery, Kicks n’ Cuts, NoHi Pop-up, a project by North Akron Community Development Corporation, Psych360, Rubber City Reuse, SACS Consulting/S&U Business Strategies, Signet, LLC, Sirna & Sons Produce, The House of the Lord and Yoga Squared. 

We will be highlighting each of these businesses, their story and how they embody “grit” via a short video appearing on our social media channels, beginning May 3 and continuing for twenty business days thereafter. Tune in to Facebook or Instagram daily to learn more about each business. We hope everyone will go to our sites, watch these videos and experience how others are adjusting, growing, moving forward and helping others and experience a part of what makes the Northeast Ohio so special, its people, businesses and resiliency.

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