Public Health Resources

Support Local Businesses

Support Local –  A platform built by Gannett, a news media company that includes USA Today and the Akron Beacon Journal, that enables users to buy gift cards to local businesses for future use, thus providing financial assistance during the pandemic.  Users of this platform can also add additional local businesses that are not already listed.


For additional information on supporting local businesses in Akron, visit

To share specific ways that your business is being impacted, or to identify specific forms of assistance, send your insights to Brian Anderson, Senior Director of Research, Greater Akron Chamber, at