Your browser does not support JavaScript I want to

Contact Info and Maps
News and Entertainment

In August of 2020, Mayor Horrigan announced that the City of Akron was partnering with award-winning govtech company, Colu to launch the Akronite app to increase civic and community engagement, raise up female- and minority-owned businesses, and help residents connect with local retailers.

The app gives retailers marketing tools to connect them with residents while incentivizing Akronites to shop locally by rewarding them with specialized blimps that are redeemable at participating Akron businesses. 

To learn more about Akronite, check out this video produced by Pritt Entertainment Group

Want to join? Here’s how:
Download and register:
Business owners, register your business:
Already a participating business? Click to become a redeemer

Akronite App First Birthday Contest 

Akronite is celebrating its first year in Akron and launching a prize-winning contest!

Merchants and users will compete (each in their group) for a Goodyear Blimp flight over Akron and the surrounding area. As part of the contest, users will have to redeem as many Blimps as possible within the Akronite app.

Contest Timeline: Nov. 15, 2021- Dec. 15, 2021
Winners Announced: Dec. 20, 2021

Terms and conditions of the contest:


During the contest period (Nov. 15, 2021-Dec. 15, 2021), redeem as many Blimps as possible at local Akron businesses through the Akronite app. The top 100 redeemers will enter the big raffle to win a Goodyear Blimp ride with a friend! City of Akron employees and their families are ineligible to win.

Users can redeem their earned and accrued Blimps in any of the redeeming Merchants. To earn and accumulate Blimps, users have to link a payment card to the app, join reward offers on the app, and make purchases at participating Merchants. The accrual will be made according to the terms of the reward offers as specified on the app and in the Terms Of Use. Redemption of Blimps is not limited and is done through the app only. Residents who are interested in participating in the contest and have not yet registered as a User on the Akronite app, are invited to download the app, join all reward offers and make purchases to earn Blimps.

Users can register as a User and enter the competition at any stage. Participation in the competition is free.


Merchants participating in the Akronite program as redeemers will automatically be included in the competition. Merchants that do not participate are invited to join by filling out the form.  

Merchants that receive Blimps as a form of payment will automatically be part of the contest, no sign-up is required. All Merchants that receive Blimps during the contest period (Nov. 15, 2021-Dec. 15, 2021) as a form of payment will enter a raffle to win a Goodyear Blimp ride. Merchants may encourage their customers to use Blimps as payment or join the app to earn. There is no limit to the amount of Blimps that can be redeemed in any Merchant. Payment for the Blimps will be made by the City of Akron as stated in the Akronite Merchant Agreement.

Merchants can join the Akronite program and enter the competition at any stage. Participation in the program is subject to the terms defined by the City of Akron.

Participation in the program and competition is free.


At the end of the contest period, the City of Akron will calculate the sum of Blimps redeemed by Merchants and Users. The winning Merchant will be drawn at random from all merchants who receive Blimps during the contest period. A User will be drawn at random from the top 100 redeemers.

The Prize:

Each winner will receive a voucher for a flight for two on the Goodyear Blimp in the skies of Akron and the surrounding area, provided by Goodyear. Due to the Blimps schedule dates for the passenger flights are highly variable. As dates become available, Goodyear will contact the winners to schedule their flight. The prizes in the competition are provided by Goodyear and the winner must comply with all Goodyear’s rules and requirements related to Airship flights.

About Colu
Colu is an award-winning govtech company that creates a custom-branded mobile app for cities to reward residents who take actions that promote local goals. Colu helps cities support small businesses and encourage civic engagement by offering a platform that embodies the people and neighborhoods that make cities thrive — increasing local consumption, retaining jobs, and keeping wealth local. Colu has raised $35 million from respected venture capital investors. Learn more at

Top Requests
and Concerns

Mayor Don  Plusquellic

Search | Sitemap | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© 2016 City of Akron. All Rights Reserved.

This page was printed from the City of Akron Web site
Visit us online at www.
© 2015 City of Akron. All Rights Reserved.