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9/27/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Papa Joe’s seeks memories for 80th anniversary

Papa Joe’s restaurant is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Iacomini family’s first restaurant, which opened in 1932 on Exchange Street. A memory book is available at Papa Joe’s Merriman Valley restaurant.
Photo courtesy of Papa Joe’s
MERRIMAN VALLEY — The Iacomini family, proprietors of Papa Joe’s restaurant, invites the public to share memories and experiences by writing in the memory book located at the front desk of the restaurant. Gathered memories will be shared and used to celebrate 80 years serving Akron Oct. 23-27.

In 1932, August Iacomini opened Iacomini’s on Exchange Street and started a family restaurant business now operated by fourth-generation family members Jeff Bruno and Kim McLaughlin, as well as their mother, Judy Amato.

While the names and locations of the family’s restaurants have changed over the years, including Little Joe’s in Bath and Hudson, the family has continued to serve the area with Papa Joe’s, located at 1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, for the past 26 years.

“We are humbled and grateful to our loyal customers,” said Amato. “From the early days of The Florentine Grill to the present at Papa Joe’s, we thank all the generations that have, and continue to, dine at our restaurant.”

Comments and stories also are welcome via Papa Joe’s Facebook or Twitter pages, or by emailing kim@papajoes.com.

For more information, call 330-923-7999 or visit www.papajoes.com.


TRIAD/Next Level accepting 2013 Design4Good applications

CUYAHOGA FALLS — TRIAD/Next Level is accepting applications for Design4Good, the agency’s probono design program that provides free design and interactive services to 501(c)(3) organizations to help them stretch marketing budgets and make a difference in the Northeast Ohio communities they serve.

During the last 18 years, TRIAD/Next Level has provided more than $250,000 in these services to more than 40 different not-for-profit organizations, according to company officials.

“Our probono program is an important part of what we do,” said Rick Krochka, president of TRIAD/ Next Level. “Not only is it extremely gratifying to help these great organizations who are making a difference in the communities where we live and work — but we’ve also been able to push our creative efforts, garnering awards and awareness for the not-for-profits and allowing us to explore collaborations with like-minded partners.”

Interested organizations are asked to fill out and submit a form that can be found on TRIAD/Next Level’s website, www.triadadv.com/design 4good. All applications must be postmarked or delivered to TRIAD/Next Level by Nov. 30. Final selections will be made by Dec. 31, and the selected organizations will be notified to determine an approximate date to begin the project.

Custom work for the probono projects will range from print, web, interactive, video and planning/strategy.

TRIAD Communications Inc. was established in 1994 and serves clients from its Cuyahoga Falls and Downtown Akron offices. For more information, visit triadadv.com or nextlevelinteractive.com.


Stephanie Kist and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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