AKRON, OH — Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched akron[RE]bound. The new initiative (www.akronrebound.com) was created for Akron/Summit County hospitality industry partners, community stakeholders and local/regional residents. As circumstances created by COVID-19 continue to negatively impact Greater Akron’s hospitality industry, akron[RE]bound will provide information and strategies to regain the momentum the community has worked so hard to achieve.
Currently, the website’s sections include: industry partner resources, ongoing recovery strategies, sector research, digital partner engagement opportunities, and links to online event calendars. “We want to underscore the interconnectivity of the hospitality ecosystem with overall local employment, education, quality-of-life and positive economic impacts,” states Gregg M. Mervis, President & CEO, Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau and John S. Knight Center. “By working together, we will be better equipped to meet current and future challenges, while developing strategies now that will accelerate our local recovery.”
The initiative is a work in progress and will continue to evolve as the overall situation and specific circumstances change; new information will be posted as it becomes available, according to the Akron/Summit CVB. “Our resilience, collaboration and ingenuity are the pillars upon which we will rebuild our dynamic local hospitality industry and community. We have to be there for each other in every way possible and lean on one another now more than ever,” states Mervis.