Meet The Owner

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Heather Ciranna

Heather Ciranna is the Owner and Operator of Corner Cup Coffeehouse. She was born and raised in Stow, graduated from Stow-Munroe Falls High School, and currently resides here. She prides herself on long-standing ties to the community, its small businesses and schools, and had dreams of opening a coffeehouse in her hometown since her teenage years.

Favorite Corner Cup Beverage

Americano

Heather is a member of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Stow-Munroe Falls, the Greater Akron Chamber, and the Greater Akron Knowledgeable Network of Women. She is passionate about mentoring young people, and frequently speaks to students of all ages about leadership, entrepreneurship, and the right steps to take to make your dream a reality. Prior to opening Corner Cup Coffeehouse, she had a successful 20+ year corporate career in business, marketing and public relations.

Favorite Quote

The small man builds cages for everyone he knows, while the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, keeps dropping keys all night long for the beautiful rowdy prisoners. – Hafiz

After nearly 3 years of research, number crunching, networking, and building what she still calls her dream team, Corner Cup Coffeehouse opened its doors to the Stow and surrounding communities in January of 2015. Heather’s greatest joy in building a small business has nothing to do with getting rich…it’s about offering a place where humans can connect and learn, with and about each other and the community it serves. Her core brand promise is providing an exceptional, memorable customer experience, and she focuses on doing this with her product, her people, and her passion.

What I'm Doing Outside of the Corner Cup

When I’m not hanging out behind the bar at Corner Cup, I’m typically: On the running trail, playing with my dogs, spending time with friends and family, working on an interior decorating project at home, or camped out at the end of the cyber bar getting some work done. I love this place, and its a day in the life of living my dream!

Fun Fact

I learned how to be a barista at the same time as the rest of my original staff. I will always love that we trained and spilled and learned together, and I still learn from them every day. About everything.