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Tents line the streets of Downtown Kent at the annual Heritage Fest July 1, 2023.

Kent Heritage Festival supports community at its 28th annual event

Annalexis Davis, Reporter July 2, 2023

Hundreds of Kent locals kicked off Saturday in Downtown Kent at the 28th annual Kent Heritage Festival, which consists of local businesses, local food vendors, a kids' area, live music and a duck race. The...

Kent Area Chamber of Commerce to host expo

Francesca Barrett March 16, 2018

On Saturday, the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Business, Healthcare and Community Expo and Taste of Kent.The KACC’s expo event is open to the community. The event will be hosting...

Downtown Kent to host Festival of Lights

Nathaniel Harvey November 30, 2016

The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the city's annual Festival of Lights in downtown Kent at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.The Festival of Lights has free admission, so students, residents and other community...

Kent State holds 53rd Annual Bowman Breakfast

Olivia Minnier March 30, 2016

The 53rd Semi-Annual Bowman Breakfast continued the discussion on the global impact of Kent area businesses as well as the boost they give the economy locally.  Sponsored by the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce...

Bob Oborn, a Kent State alumnus and president of Kent Elasomer Products, explains how his business has impacted the local and global economy at the Bowman Breakfast on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Local business owners share how they expand Kent’s global footprint

Madeleine Winer April 1, 2015

Rubber bands for braces, technology that stabilizes Buckingham Palace, material-handling equipment for the Marine Corps and liquid crystal technology that detects Ebola have one common element — they’re...

Kent mayor Jerry Fiala gives a proclamation renaming what is known worldwide as Black Friday to Black Squirrel Friday in the city of Kent. The proclaimation stated Black Squirrel Friday will create an opportunity to show support for local business owners by spending the holiday dollars locally.

Shop small with local businesses

Kelsey Husnick November 24, 2014

Avoid the long lines and packed supermalls this weekend by using Black Friday and the following Saturday as an opportunity to shop local. Main Street Kent is sponsoring Black Squirrel Friday and Small...

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