Northeast Ohio public relations agency celebrates 15 years of exceeding client’s expectations

AKHIA, a public relations and marketing communications agency located in Northeast Ohio, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this November. Founded in 1996, by President Jan Gusich, AKHIA’s sole mission was to serve its clients’ needs beyond their expectations. Fifteen years later, that mission still remains the foundation of AKHIA.

“I founded the company November 1, 1996, at my dining room table. I had three clients and two employees, including myself,” said Gusich. “It’s so great to look back from where I started and to see how far this company has come. I couldn’t do it without the hard-working professionals who strive to serve our clients beyond their expectations everyday and execute my vision.”

Since its humble beginnings in 1996, AKHIA has grown to 29 employees and more than 30 clients. The company celebrated its anniversary with a reflective champagne toast, a fun employee dinner and an exciting reveal of the new office addition. As a way to thank AKHIA’s employees for all their hard work, AKHIA is giving employees fun little gifts on their desks each morning for 15 days.

“AKHIA is based on an aggressive service model where client needs not only come first, but also second, third and fourth. We hire people who are very service-orientated because we need to rely on their skill set as well as their ability to do whatever it takes to garner results,” Guisch said.

Next month, AKHIA will knock down walls expanding into an additional 1,800 square feet of office space to accommodate its growing client and employee rosters. AKHIA continues to grow as industry veterans have recently joined both the account service and creative teams. This is the result of new clients as well as long-tenured clients who have increased their business with AKHIA.

“Working for AKHIA is literally a dream come true,” said AKHIA Account Director Angela Bachman. “Jan is a great leader and experienced public relations professional. The culture she has created truly inspires each and every one of us, every day. I am honored to be part of this company and celebrate 15 years of success.”

To see more of the month-long celebration unfold, visit the AKHIA Facebook page, the AKHIA Twitter page,, or follow the hashtag #AKHIA15.

Founded in 1996, AKHIA, Public Relations and Marketing Communications has offices in Hudson, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia. The 30-person organization was founded on a philosophy of message integrity and best-in-class account service. Today, that philosophy remains in the form of the agency’s dedication to strategic execution for its 30 clients spanning a wide range of industries in the business-to-business, service and consumer sectors.