Two ordinances providing funding for the All-America Soap Box Derby and Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau were approved by Council at Monday’s meeting. The Derby will receive $60,000 for operations – the same amount it received last year. The CVB will get $138,000 which will be paid from hotel and bed tax collections. The Derby and CVB contribute an estimated $57.5 million to the local economy by attracting visitors to the Greater Akron area.
April 30, 2012 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.