West Side Business News & Notes
Jabbour’s Clothing closing
MERRIMAN VALLEY — Jabbour’s Clothing in the Valley, a men’s clothing store located at 1454 N. Portage Path, is closing after 42 years.
The store’s owner, Hoda Jabbour, said her husband, Chafic Jabbour, started the business in 1975. It offers men’s clothing, ranging from business to casual, and tailoring services. Hoda Jabbour said she took over the business after her husband died in 1993.
“I am now 67 and it’s time to retire,” she said. “I have appreciated my customers over the years, and I want to thank them for their support. I will miss them.”
Hoda Jabbour said the last day for the store is April 1.
“Everything must go, and we will be offering sales until that time,” she added. “We have a variety of good-quality men’s clothing.”
Those items range from shirts, ties, pants and belts to jackets, suits, topcoats and casual wear. Alteration services are available.
Hoda Jabbour said currently the store has everything in stock on sale for 50 percent off.
Jabbour’s Clothing is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The store can be reached by calling 330-836-9653.
AAF presents ADDY Awards
AKRON — The 2017 ADDY Awards, presented by the Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in partnership with HKM Director Market Communications Feb. 24 at the Akron Civic Theatre, recognized the best in the marketing communications community this year.
The award recipients in the various categories for this year included:
• Best of Show (Professional): Geometry Global, advertiser ContiTech, “Poly-V Posters”;
• Student Best of Show: Megan Steele, of The University of Akron (UA), “Heinen’s Brand Identity”; and
• Judges Choice Awards: Geometry Global, advertiser ContiTech, “Synchrochain EBlast”; Todd Biss Productions, of Downtown Akron for Hattie Larlham “I AM ABLE”; WhiteSpace Creative for Leadership Akron, “Civic Solutions Lab Mailer.”
Also during the evening awards dinner event, 92 other awards were given, with the following entities recognized:
√ 6 Brothers Marketing Communications — three gold
√ 427 Design — three gold, four silver
√Array Creative — two silver
√ Black Walnut Letterpress — one gold, one silver
√ Design X Nine — one silver
√ Eaton Creative — one silver
√ Geometry Global — seven gold, five silver
√ Grabowski & Co. — one silver
√ Hitchcock Fleming & Associates — two gold, one silver
√ Innis Maggiore — two silver
√ ipsoCreative — one gold
√ Kent State University (KSU) — one Gold, four silver
√ Kleidon & Associates — one gold, three silver
√ Knox Marketing Inc. — two silver
√ Minx Design — one silver
√ National Inventors Hall of Fame — one gold, two silver
√ Pritt Entertainment Group — two Gold, two silver
√ Power Media — one gold, three silver
√ Red Point Digital — five gold, three silver
√ SKYCATCHFIRE — four gold, one silver
√ Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery — one silver
√ TimkenSteel Corp. — one silver
√ Todd Biss Productions — three gold, five silver
√ TRIAD — one gold, two silver
√ Westfield Insurance — one silver
√ WhiteSpace — three Gold, four silver
In addition, a total of 10 Student Addy Awards were presented: gold to Steele, Caitlin Kane, CheTawni Miller and Mikayla Murnane-Donaldson, all from UA; and silver to Steele (two), Grace Harms and Amani Williams, both from KSU, and Sarah Wagner, of UA; and Emma Layshock, Matt Cutler and Nathan Shively, all from KSU, for a group award.
According to its website, the Akron AAF Chapter, open to professionals, nonprofits, corporations and students, brings all disciplines of Greater Akron’s integrated marketing communications community together to build networks and create business solutions through professional educational opportunities, social activities, public service, industry recognition, legislative awareness and scholastic support to its membership and community. For details, visit aafakron.com.
Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.
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