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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, […]

Marketing & Communications Update

We are going to be producing a brand video which will be an out warding facing video we can use out in the community. It is not a recruitment tool, but more for something we can use at events, to tell our story. We are also going to be rolling out a TB brand guide […]

Community Impact Committee Update

The Community Impact Committee has reported the following in service hours: TB Sponsored Service Hours: 376.5 Outside Service Hours: 773.25 Small Group/One on One Opportunities The committee is seeking volunteers for the following opportunities: Women’s Network – consolidating databases in Google Drive Summit Lake Farmer’s Market – help in putting on a Happy Hour Cash […]

Look Forward to More Returning Member Programming!

First-year members have their next session with Linda Diefendorff on Saturday, June 3. The session will focus on board training and feature community members from organizations and boards such as Riverfront YMCA, ArtsNow, Goodwill Industries and more. This is also a reminder to returning members who may have missed this session their first year – […]

Join us May 20 for AkRun & Crawl

The 11th Annual AkRun & Crawl will be held Saturday, May 20 at 9 p.m. This 5K race follows the scenic Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through the Merriman Valley and is followed by pub crawl through the Valley Bar District. Like last year, this will be an after-dark glow run, complete with glowing […]

Reserve Your Spots for Leadership Akron: Edge

In partnership with Torchbearers, Leadership Akron: Edge is a high-energy addition to any internship or new hire experience. The summer program connects your interns or early career professionals to Akron as a place to build a life and a career.  With access to community decision-makers and behind-the-scenes tours of our greatest assets, Edge heightens talent […]

Torchbearers S.P.A.R.C. Meaningful Change

In 2015, Torchbearers was awarded a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight foundation to help enhance Greater Akron. To that end, Torchbearers dedicated $25,000 to establish the S.P.A.R.C. program – Small Projects Achieving Real Change. The idea behind the initiative was to encourage members to partner with community leaders and organizations to […]

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 […]

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