The Partnership for the Minority Business Accelerator (PMBA) is accepting applications for its business accelerator and mentoring PMBA Class V program for people in Medina, Portage and Summit counties.

The program combines the resources and expertise of the Akron Urban League, Akron SCORE and Kent State University.

The partners offer a 15-month business accelerator program for African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, Native-American, veteran and women business owners doing business in Medina, Portage and Summit counties.

Partnership staff identify and address each business owner’s specific needs and goals through evaluations, counseling, mentoring and workshops.

Application are due on or before Friday, Jan. 4. The application is available online for downloading at

Address applications to Tobin R. Buckner, Akron Urban League, c/o PMBA, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307 or email a PDF document to Businesses will be notified in January regarding the selection process.