Business News & Notes
By Maria Lindsay
CAK director fighting brain
GREEN — Akron-Canton Airport Director Fred Krum is recovering from surgery for brain cancer performed June 1.
Krum, who has 32 years of service at the airport and who lead the facility to unprecedented growth in the past few years, sought medical attention several weeks ago after falling ill, according to CAK Marketing Director Kristie Van Auken.
Van Auken said Krum was released from the hospital June 6.
“He is in great spirits and is recovering well,” she said. “He is a fighter.”
Van Auken and Rick McQueen, assistant airport director, are handling business at the airport.
Van Auken said airport personnel are sending get-well packages to Krum to cheer him up. Anyone wishing to deliver a message to Krum can direct it to: Akron-Canton Airport, 5400 Lauby Road, North Canton, OH 44720.
Cambridge Home Health Care
names Green resident
AKRON — Judy Akins has been named president and chief executive officer of Cambridge Home Health Care. The announcement was made recently by owner and founder Nancy Diller-Shively, who is retiring from the company to be able to spend more time with her family and pursue other business interests, she said. Her husband, Kirk Shively, vice president and chief operating officer, also is retiring.
Akins, of Green, has a master
of science in nursing and bachelor of science in nursing
degrees from The University of Akron. Her more than 25
years of home care experience include serving as executive
director of Summa’s HomeCare Services and executive
director of Senior Health Services at Summa Health System.
“Nancy has created a very successful company which has been built on an outstanding reputation of providing excellent home health care,” Akins said. “I look forward to this opportunity and taking Cambridge Home Health Care to the next level by expanding our programs to include Medicare certified services.”
Akins and Diller-Shively have been working together since mid-March on the transition.
“Cambridge has been like a third child to me; therefore, the choice for my replacement was of the utmost importance to me,” Diller-Shively said. “Having worked with Judy before and knowing that she stands for the same level of quality and standards of care gives me great comfort. Her joining the Cambridge team only confirms that the blessings we have known in the past will continue in the future.” Diller-Shively began Cambridge Home Health Care in 1994 with two locations. The company has grown to 28 locations in Ohio. She continues to hold a major portion of stock in the company and remains an active board member, assisting with acquisition and future growth opportunities.
— By Stephanie Kist
Farmers markets bountiful
in Akron this summer
GREATER AKRON — Farmers markets bring the farmer to the buyer, and this year, Akron area residents are going to be able to meet a lot more farmers.
Five farmers markets will be open this season, with two of them having opened June 2.
That day, the Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy (CVCC) started its fourth year with its market at Heritage Farms in Peninsula, at 6050 Riverview Road, which is open every Saturday, through Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. And new to the area this year is the North Union Farmers Market in the parking lot of the Mustard Seed Market & Café in Montrose, also now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
The North Union Farmers Market is a 14-year-old Cleveland nonprofit organization that has partnered with Mustard Seed to bring its farmers to the parking lot of West Market Plaza, at 3883 W. Market St.
The CVCC also operates a second farmers market that this year will move from Downtown Akron to the grounds of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, located at 714 N. Portage Path in West Akron. The market will begin there July 12 and be open each Thursday through Sept. 27 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Visitors to the market will not be required to pay an admission fee to access the grounds of Stan Hywet. As the growing season advances, there will be two more farmers markets in Downtown Akron. The city’s Recreation Bureau is coordinating its market at Cascade Plaza every Wednesday and Friday, beginning July 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wednesday markets will tie in with the downtown concerts held on the plaza from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
The city also is planning for the return of the Homegrown Saturday Mornings farmers market to Lock 3 Park July 28 for nine weeks. The market also will feature a weekly pancake breakfast and a live remote broadcast of the Tom Dayton Show on WAKR. Farmers and vendors will be at the site, adjacent to the Akron Civic Theatre, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information on the CVCC markets in Peninsula and West Akron, go to www. cvcountryside.org. For information of the North Union Farmers Market, go to www. northunionfarmersmarket.org. For more information on the city of Akron markets, go to www.ci.akron.oh.us.
— By Kathleen Folkerth