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Rubber City Rewards

Rubber City Rewards is a discount program designed by YPA to promote the local business scene to young professionals within the Akron area. YPA strives to educate and engage young professionals in all that Akron has to offer!

Show your Rubber City Rewards card at participating businesses and receive the following discounts.

Don't have a Rubber City Rewards card? Become a member and reap the benefits!

2017 Business Partner Discounts

BeJames Photography
BeJames Photography was founded by Akron, OH native Brandon Smith specializing in portraiture. Brandon's portfolio does remain diverse however, as he's had the opportunity to photograph a wide range of events and individuals.

$25 corporate headshots (includes one digital image)

$100 Advertising Shots for Small Business (includes up to 5 digital images that may be used on Social Media and other forms of advertising).

  Akron Coffee Roasters
30 North High St
Akron, OH 44308‎
Akron Coffee Roasters is an Akron, Ohio based specialty coffee roasting company. We roast single-origin coffee beans sourced directly from individual farms and mills through transparent relationships. Our roasts highlight the unique origin characteristics the farmers 

15% off online or in-store purchases of coffee (equipment not included). Use code "YPA2016" at checkout online or present the card for in-store purchases.


Burning River Adventures

2025 Munroe Falls Ave

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

Burning River Adventures offers Kayak & Canoe rentals on the Cuyahoga River. They are based in Cuyahoga Falls. Visit their website at for schedule or to book online.  15% off rentals with the promo code "YPAkron"
  Second Sole Akron
1466 N Portage Path
Akron, OH 44313 ‎

Second Sole Akron has quickly become home for area cross country and track and field athletes, boasting the largest spike selection in the greater Akron area. We offer Akron's largest and deepest selection of top notch footwear, and still give a personalized 'sit and fit' service.  $10 off apparel
and shoes. 

Goodwill Industries
of Akron

570 E. Waterloo Rd
Akron, OH 44319

Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region's workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. 

20% off total purchase. Valid at blue boutique in Akron and all retail locations in Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. Not valid on new goods, gift cards or at the Outlet location. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.

Brubaker's Pub
All 6 Summit County Locations

At Brubaker’s Pubs, you will find Summit County’s Original Irish American neighborhood pub. Six locations dot the area, providing escape 365 days-a-year, for four decades. For everyone: We offer an escape 365 days-a-year; our guests enjoy Happy Hour pricing EVERY DAY (3-7pm) and seasonally-influenced specialty drinks – only $5 before 3pm EVERY DAY! Be sure to try our Reuben Flatbread, Bavarian Pretzels, Brubaker’s Chicken and more. And CHEERS to this; our Craft Beer selection is improving daily! Come hungry & thirsty…Escape at Brubaker’s Pubs: Meet. (Eat.) Drink. Be Irish!

50% off Appetizers* (Dine-in only)
*regular priced items

Rubber City
Shakespeare Company

140 E. Market St
2nd Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Rubber City Shakespeare Company strives to bring excellent, affordable Shakespeare and other classical drama to the Akron area. RCSC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, reaching the community through education and the Free Shakespeare program, which offers opportunities to see professionally produced Shakespearean and classical theatre to all. In addition to classical drama, at Rubber City Shakespeare Company you can catch the occasional modern comedy or even a musical. Check out our website for our current season! $2.00 off adult ticket to Rubber City Shakespeare Company plays. Mention Rubber City Rewards when ordering over the phone or in person. Enter "YPARubberCity" when ordering online. 
Pizza Hut
All Summit, Portage and Medina County Locations
Pizza Hut Hut Hut! Where you will find amazing fried wings, famous original Pan Pizza and original Thin N Crispy Pizza plus breadsticks, cheesesticks, pasta and more! That's right Pizza Hut! Most of our locations offer delivery and carryout service, many have dining rooms with weekly lunch buffet, Wednesday night buffet and ice cold beer! So come to the Pizza Hut, Hut, Hut - you make the call or order online, Pizza Hut will deliver hot, fresh amazingly good pizza, pasta, wings and more. See you at the Pizza Hut!
50% off Appetizers
or Desserts
(Dine-in only)
*regular priced items
3757 Fishcreek Rd
Stow, OH 44224
USIlluminations specializes in saving money with energy efficient lighting solutions that conserve energy, reduce maintenance costs and enhance the work environment. They offer a turnkey approach, providing and installing the highest quality and most cost-effective solutions tailored to fit all lighting needs. USIlluminations also provides comprehensive maintenance and upgrade programs designed to update and maintain the integrity of existing lighting system at any facility. They develop a customized plan for any facility with that facility being visited and designated amount to replace and/or retrofit all outdated fixtures, lamps and ballasts with energy efficient equipment. Free comprehensive site lighting audit and detailed energy analysis for any business located within 50 miles.  
 Stonehedge Entertainement Inc
580 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310

We offer fun and excitement with a variety of entertainment for everyone. Enjoy friendly service, great food and beautiful surroundings. Since 1976, we have been dedicated to providing quality recreation. Stonehedge is home to Akron's largest pinball parlor (25+ games), J Freddies Sport Bar, Ohio Lottery and Keno games, Game Station Arcade, 48 bowling lanes with automatic scoring, and newly renovated 18-hole miniature golf course with outdoor Party Patio, complete with food and beverage service (weather permitting).BOGO: Up to 2 Games of open bowling (upon availability)

BOGO: Lunar Bowling*

*Lunar Bowling offer available SUN - THUR. Lunar Bowling runs 10pm - 1am. You MUST be 18 Years or older with a valid ID to enter.

Greater Akron Area business owners - want to get involved in Rubber City Rewards?

YPA is always looking for new partner businesses to introduce to our members. You can download the information sheet and commitment form here or feel free to contact YPA at

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