Author Archives: TB Admin

Torchbearers log more than 2700 volunteer hours in 2017

As the year is coming to an end, Torchbearers this year were busy! In 2017, Torchbearers volunteered their time for a total of 2,796 hours. A variety of places were represented, as mentioned below. ACCESS Race to a New Start 5k and Jewelry Box ADM Recovery Challenge 5K Akron Children’s Hospital Have a Heart Radiothon […]

Torchbearers announces Class of 2018

After thoughtful consideration, 40 of Greater Akron’s emerging leaders have been selected from an exceptionally competitive field to join Torchbearers in 2018. Applicants endured a detailed process to be considered for membership including a written application as well as an interview by three current members of Torchbearers. The entire process, which was led by the […]

Activate Akron series encourages conversation, service opportunities in greater Akron

In April, the Community Impact committee launched Activate Akron – a series of exploratory conversations about Akron-related issues of interest to Torchbearers. The April topic was education in Akron, but recent topics have included social justice, behavioral health, and economic development. The goal of Activate Akron is to generate ideas and learn where Torchbearer membership […]

Torchbearers celebrates 11th annual AkRun & Crawl

Held Saturday, May 20 in the Merriman Valley, this year’s AkRun & Crawl drew hundreds of runners for the annual 5K race, which followed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Like last year, the event kicked off after dark following introductions from Torchbearers President Michael Wilson, as well as special guest, Akron City Council […]

Leadership & Development Update

We’re a bit over half way through our year. That means we’ve had three new member programming sessions, two returning members sessions, and an equal number of each remaining. We’re sitting at an average survey rating of 4.43 out of 5 for all of our events. As an example to highlight the importance of feedback, […]

The Summit Hosts Torchbearers

Torchbearers members and alumni were hosted on April 18 by the staff at 91.3 The Summit FM. The event, titled “Meet The Summit,” was a mixer organized by Torchbearers Events Committee as part of their efforts to establish new relationships with fantastic organizations in the community to find ways in which we can partner and […]

Torchbearers examine talents, leadership, passion at DiSC workshop

On April 19th, the Torchbearers Class of 2017 met at the Akron Rotary Camp to learn about how to interpret their DiSC results from Brio Performance Solutions President Linda Diefendorff. Prior to meeting, each member of the class was required to complete a DiSC assessment. Defined by the DiSC Insights website – “A DiSC Assessment utilizes a method for understanding behavior, […]