Main Street Muffins (now known as Main Street Gourmet) was founded in 1987 by Steve Marks and his partner, Harvey Nelson. Main Street Gourmet is a leading provider of customized bakery products for national and regional in-store bakeries, restaurants and other food operators. The company’s core product lines consist of muffins, cookies, brownies, bars, granola, quick breads, toppings, and many other dessert products.
Steve is also the co-founder of the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation. The mission of the marathon is to promote health and fitness and bring national attention to this region.
Main Street Gourmet founded an award winning program with Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General Medical Center called “Muffins for Mammograms,” designed to raise money for women who can not afford breast cancer screening costs. Main Street Gourmet is also the founder of the “No Muffin Left Behind” concept that benefits the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank.
Steve is very active in his community including currently participating as a Board Member of the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation and the Curated Storefront, along with past participation as a Trustee for the Greater Akron Chamber, the All American Soap Box Derby, the Summit County American Red Cross, the Akron Civic Theatre, the Akron Community Foundation and others.