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eBay Revitalizing Main Street by Helping Small Businesses Thrive Locally and Sell Globally

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By Chris Librie

Small businesses are the biggest generator of jobs in America, making up nearly half of all private sector employment. Yet many of those small businesses have been locked into local—and sometimes depressed—markets. Nearly 75 percent of small businesses don’t have any e-commerce presence, and less than 2 percent of U.S. small businesses export.

Retail Revival: Hello Lansing!

By: Chris Librie, Head of Global Impact and Giving, eBay
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After six months in Akron, the program has expanded to Lansing, Michigan with more than 50 participating small businesses.

eBay Brings Akron’s Innovative Entrepreneurs to New York City

Shop original artwork, streetwear, homewares and more at the New Stand, a retail concept store, and support Akron small businesses.
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This month, eBay takes over retail concept store, The New Stand, to bring a collection of new and unique items from Akron to the Big Apple.

Destined for Greatness: 5 Places Where Women Made History

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Sure, you can crack open a history book to read about the courageous women who fought for women’s rights over the years. But why just read about them when you can take a walk in these women’s shoes, and visit the places where they took a stand? In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re sharing 5 places we fly where you can get inspired by the powerful women who have paved the way for women today.

Seneca Falls, New York (July 19 – 20, 1848) 

eBay Launches ‘Retail Revival’ Program to Boost Small Businesses

Partnering with the City of Akron, Ohio, eBay will empower local entrepreneurs to harness the power of technology and ecommerce.
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by: Kendall Fields

Members of eBay’s leadership team gathered with the Akron Mayor’s office, local government officials, representatives from the Downtown Akron Partnership and area small business owners to celebrate the launch of eBay’s Retail Revival program on Friday, January 19, in Akron, Ohio. Through the 12-month pilot, eBay and the city of Akron aim to advance existing economic development efforts by harnessing the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace in support of the local business community.

New Program Supports U.S. Retailers Who Are 'Always Open on eBay'

eBay partners with sellers to help connect their online and offline efforts.
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Today, we are launching Always Open on eBay to support our sellers who also own physical retail stores, helping them showcase their products, attract new customers, and grow their business. Participating retailers receive co-branded collateral for their physical space that promotes their eBay store, where their customers can shop at any time, and from anywhere.

Millions of American Small Business Owners Feel Left Behind, and This Is How Tech Can Help

We have a structural advantage in tech, so let’s make the most of it.
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by Devin Wenig, President and CEO, eBay

In the last few decades, the technology sector has been a cornerstone of innovation in the United States. It has sparked rapid growth, provided access to global markets and created entirely new, massive industries — generating an estimated $1.3 trillion and accounting for about 8% of U.S. GDP.

TWC Presents Akron Regional Science Olympiad at the University of Akron

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March 31, 2015 - Rubber band powered planes, bottle rockets and model bridges are just a few of the 46 contests that made up a whirlwind day of SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATH (STEM) at the University of Akron’s (UA) Regional Science Olympiad, presented by Time Warner Cable (TWC).

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