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Downtown Akron Unveils Outdoor Audio System

New visual and audio features have been installed in seven unused phone booths with the purpose of bringing art and streamed music to the sidewalks of Downtown Akron. West Akron residents Allyson Boyd and Kat Pestian received a $4,000 grant from the Knight Foundation through the Torchbearers’ S.P.A.R.C. (“Small Projects Achieving Real Change”) project to […]

Torchbearers announces Class of 2017

Torchbearers is proud to announce the selection of 42 emerging leaders for its Class of 2017. These individuals represent a diverse group of emerging leaders and a strong professional cross section from across the Greater Akron region. Members of this new class will take part in the year-long Torchbearers Leadership Development curriculum focused around community […]

Torchbearers welcome incoming UA freshmen

On Saturday, August 27, in collaboration with the University of Akron, Torchbearers helped connect, engage and educate the University’s incoming freshmen about the Greater Akron area with a new event during the University’s “New Roo Weekend.” Torchbearers worked with Pritt Entertainment Group to help tell the story of why Akron is a great place to […]

Torchbearers take on Cincinnati and return inspired

As a bus full of 35 Akronites rolled into the Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati on June 5, smart phones began taking pictures and tagging social media posts with the hashtag “#TB2Cincy.” There was no question that the working minds of Torchbearers of Akron had arrived, and they were eager to learn about the southwest Ohio […]