Category: Community Connections

By Josh Lapp, Designing Local This past March, Designing Local had the unique opportunity to take a driving tour of Akron with retired Akron Deputy Mayor of Administration, author, historian, and someone we would definitely want on our trivia team: Dave Lieberth. Dave, [...]
Park East Artist-In-Residency Phase 1 Internship Those of us who have augmented our higher education with an internship know the routine: fetch coffee, make copies, run errands, take meeting minutes; all while trying to soak in the inner workings of the corporate landsc[...]
Hosting a corporate retreat on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Guest blogger: Lindsay Ridinger, Summit Education Initiative You may have heard a change of scenery may help clear your mind, spark ideas and/or boost creativity. Maybe your favorite mellow tunes, desk c[...]
By Nicole Mullet In late June of 2015, I received a phone call from Gregg Mervis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau, offering me the position of Executive Director of the yet to be named ArtsNow. I’m ashamed to sa[...]
Written By Erika Newcome, Intern Last week I had the opportunity to explore Akron’s locally owned and operated, smART Studio. The multi-arts studio offers a variety of enrichment workshops, and provides creative opportunities for individuals of all ages, regardless of[...]