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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Organizers of the eBay-backed “Retail Revival” program closed their one-year mission Thursday with a look back at their successes – and what they learned – in Northeast Ohio.

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CHRIS WALLIS / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, December 13:

Akron is Becoming a Go-To Place for eBay

Sep 21, 2018
Paul Gazeley, Dan Horrigan, Chris Librie
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

eBay is back in Akron.  In January the international web marketplace chose the Rubber City to roll out its “Retail Revival” internet-storefront training program.  Thursday the company returned to introduce a new service called eBay@Home.

Knowing the time is an essential part of life, whether you’re running late for work or you want to be early for a date. And for decades people turned to wristwatches or pocket watches to keep track. But in the age of smart devices, could the hobby of collecting timepieces be dying out?

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ROB BYRON / SHUTTERSTOCK

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 15:

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M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

A juggler, an urban beekeeper and a man who sees modern decor in a tattered Goodyear sign. These are three of the more than 100 small businesses in Akron and Warren who are getting intensive training from eBay over the next two months. They’re part of eBay’s first Retail Revival.

WKSU’s M.L. Schultze visited with some of the uber-local businesses hoping to market themselves on a global scale.

Jason Horinger
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

More than 100 small-business people from Akron and Warren absorbed some eBay religion in an old church in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood today. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on the first meeting of eBay’s first Retail Revival program in the U.S.

Retail Revival crowd
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

More than a hundred small businesses from Akron and Warren met with top officials of eBay today – the next step in the launch of the company’s first Retail Revival in the United States. 

JEFF ST.CLAIR / WKSU

The city of Akron is teaming up with eBay to help its brick and mortar businesses make the move toward a digital marketplace. 

They’re passionate about their customers, they are hiring, they are exciting and full of energy. We love entrepreneurs! We’re builders, and the sense I get is that Akron is a building town, and that’s why we’re here.

Ebay’s CEO Dan Wenig told small business owners and media his reasoning for eBay’s interest in making Akron their pilot city for the “Retail Revival” initiative.