Holiday Magic in the Magic City

A guest blog written by City of Barberton Mayor William B. Judge The Magic City offers dozens of opportunities to make your own holiday magic this month—from must-see annual traditions to unique local shopping.  Here are a couple of our favorite local happenings this month: 4th Friday in December: Every 4th Friday of the month, […]

10 Totally-Akron Holiday Gift Ideas

Guest blog by Heather Roszczyk, Akron Entrepreneurship Fellow at Fund for Our Economic Future As always, holiday shopping has snuck up on me this year. It’s like my own little tradition: at the end of every December I vow to pick up little gifts throughout themonths—thoughtfully!—whenever I see something that reminds me of someone I love. […]


Recap of 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

“I believe that creativity will be the currency of the 21st century.” — Gerald Gordon, Ph.D., President/CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention.  I loved meeting impressive folks from across the country and learning from them, but the best part was […]