Akron City Counsel and Mayor visit Akron Ascent Innovations

“It was thrilling!”  Akron City Councilwomen Marilyn Keith (left) and Tara Mosley-Samples (right) try out AAI’s dry adhesives to hang picture frames and hooks in the hallway of the Akron Accelerator.

“It was thrilling!”  Akron City Councilwomen Marilyn Keith (left) and Tara Mosley-Samples (right) try out AAI’s dry adhesives to hang picture frames and hooks in the hallway of the Akron Accelerator.

On Thursday, the Akron City Council and Mayor visited Akron Ascent Innovations’ lab at the Global Business Accelerator.  The AAI team provided a tour of the expanding facility and demonstrated the production and performance of dry adhesives to the attentive audience.  The members of the council were even invited to try out AAI’s dry adhesive tabs to hang and reposition picture frames multiple times without damage.

“I found the concept amazing and know without a doubt that this is a product that I would over others because it allows me to change my mind when positioning something on the wall,” said Akron Ward 8 Councilwoman and Council President Marilyn Keith.  “It was a thrilling experience!”  The Councilwoman also praised the Akron Accelerator for providing resources to cradle AAI’s idea into a reality.

Dr. Kevin White, Chief Operating Officer of Akron Ascent Innovations, gives a demonstration to the Akron City Counsel during a tour of the Akron Global Business Accelerator by the accelerator’s CEO Anthony Margida.

Dr. Kevin White, Chief Operating Officer of Akron Ascent Innovations, gives a demonstration to the Akron City Counsel during a tour of the Akron Global Business Accelerator by the accelerator’s CEO Anthony Margida.