You're A Rock n' Roll Suicide

Submitted by KMonoxide on Sun, 04/02/2006 - 11:58.
04/08/2006 - 19:00
04/08/2006 - 21:00


April 8th - May 4th

"You're A Rock n' Roll Suicide" works by Arabella Proffer
opening reception Saturday, April 8th 7pm-9pm
as part of Highland Square "Second Saturdays" with Square Records and We Are Campfire Printing.
@ Revival, 822 Market Street, Akron OH 44303 (330) 762-4845


Revival & Square Records
822 Market Street
Akron, OH
United States
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Fundraiser to create the Digital Media Technology Industry at Massimo's da Milano

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 03/19/2006 - 13:01.
05/04/2006 - 17:00
05/04/2006 - 19:00

Prelude2Cinema second in a series of fundraisers to support the Studio Expansion and the creation of a New Industry in Northeast Ohio. This Dinner is at Massimo's da Milano and takes place May 4th from 5pm to 7pm. It features a free dinner and a cash bar. The cost is only $20.00. Celebrities are expected to attend. You must RSVP by alexmichaels [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio">http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/alexmichaels [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio


Massimo's da Milano
1400 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

Akron's emerging networks of entrepreneurs

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sun, 03/12/2006 - 08:15.

A good discussion appears this morning in the Akron Beacon Journal on the emergence in Akron/Canton of a new effort to promote networks of entrepreneurs. The mere fact that the meeting took place -- and the published transcripts appear in the paper-- provide some sense that this effort will succeed. Read more. Read the transcript. The newspaper even includes audio clips of the proceedings.

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Political Bribery is Not “Business As Usual”

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Wed, 02/01/2006 - 23:20.

Ohio Congressman Bob Ney is certainly entitled to have the facts proved before he’s considered guilty, but it’s a disservice to voters to claim the charges against him are “just politics” or “the way things work in DC.”  By asserting that these allegations are “the way things get done,” supporters drag politics and government lower and give disgusted voters more reasons to give up on government.  To really understand the accusations and why the allegations are more than routine, readers need to understand the nature of the charges and the facts at hand.

Our Moment in the Sun and Akron's Plan for the Future

Submitted by el jefe on Mon, 10/10/2005 - 13:02.

Booyakasha! Much Respek! And I'll let you know that it's about friggin' time. 2 years this site has been going. Sometimes strong and sometimes slackerish. But let's face it, if there ever were a mirror for the people of Akron, this would be it. Hell this IS Akroness in all it's glory. That said, it's only fair that once every two years or so we get our just dues. This time our just dues mean David Giffels finally pimped us a bit in Akron's daily BJ. And to think we didn't even have to whore ourselves out too much to get it. It seems somehow mystical that our 'moment in the sun', as it were, came on the tails of telling some dumb chick how dumb she is. Perhaps there really is a God. Still doesn't make Pat Robertson any better though.

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Cool People from Akron

Submitted by el jefe on Mon, 10/10/2005 - 12:54.

Cool People from Akron is an Akron based online community that is devoted to independant news, views, and discussion such as it effects our local scene. We have an active forum, concert and event calendar, galleries, and more. We are relatively new but offer an open, uncensored place for our local town. Kind of like the Alternet of Akron. Come check it out and contribute. It is what you make it.

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Rebecca Ryan of Next Generation Consulting at the City Club of Cleveland: Generation X Has Spoken

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 09/19/2005 - 14:01.
09/22/2005 - 11:00

In place of our usual Tuesday Excellence Roundtable lunch, we encourage all our friends to join us for lunch at the City Club Thursday, September 22, to experience the insight of Generation-X expert and good friend of NEO Excellence Rebecca Ryan. We have reserved space for other Roundtable friends who would like to sit together - please let me know ASAP if you will attend with us - norm [at] realinks [dot] us.


City Club of Cleveland

Connection Series' Election ’05: Pursuing the Future

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 09/19/2005 - 13:13.
09/22/2005 - 16:00

This one of a kind forum will provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about each of the City of Cleveland’s mayoral candidates. The format of the evening will allow for insight into each candidate's unique style of leadership and how he or she plans to develop and nurture a relationship with Cleveland.


Akron Chamber Board Meeting featuring Rebecca Ryan

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/14/2005 - 14:42.
08/24/2005 - 06:30

Akron, Ohio - at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Auditorium
Rebecca Ryan will speak on her work for the Akron Chamber of Commerce



Akron-Summit County Public Library Auditorium

JumpStarting the Future through Technology & Innovation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 07/05/2005 - 04:12.
07/13/2005 - 17:00

Event:     JumpStarting the Future through Technology & Innovation
Date:     7/13/2005 - 7/13/2005
Time:     6:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM

Location:     University of Akron Student Union Center (Ballroom A)


University of Akron Student Union Center (Ballroom A)

Ideas on the Next Generation attractiveness of Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 06/05/2005 - 20:55.

The June 2nd WVIZ Ideas TV program explored what makes a city “cool�, by considering the former “Rubber City� of Akron's efforts to understand Generation X (folks born 1961-1981), which is the “Gold Standard� in the knowledge based economy. Akron is the first city in this region to analyze this critical economic development sector, with their Chamber of Commerce hiring the world-experts on the subject, Next Generation Consulting, of Madison, WI. Led by their Gen X CEO, Rebecca Ryan, Akron is comparing its Generation X appeal versus that of many of America’s most vibrant cities, like San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Minneapolis.

Akron leading understanding of Generation X in Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 06/02/2005 - 21:00.

The City of Akron has taken the lead in Northeast Ohio to understand Generation Xers in their community, how to appeal to them, and how to transform their economy as a community inclusive of young and old for leadership in the New Economy. Related insight is posted here.

Access to the Arts: Artisitic Value of Architecture in Akron Museum of Art Expansion

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/25/2005 - 14:25.

With a major expansion project about to commence at the Cleveland Museum of Art, it is easy to forget about the exciting expansion project going on only 45 minutes away at the Akron Museum of Art. Access to the Arts’s “Arts on the Air� program Monday, March 14th brought much deserved attention to this project through an interview with Dr. Mitchell Kahan, Director of the Akron Museum of Art and Tom Wiscombe, Project Partner of Coop Himmelb(l)au, the architectural firm that designed the addition to The Museum. Steven Litt, the Arts and Architecture Critic of the Plain Dealer conducted the interview before a live audience of approximately 100 in the Ritz-Carlton.

Making sense of technology, art, and whether David Byrne loves PowerPoint

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/20/2005 - 14:56.

Could cultural consciousness icon David Byrne truly " PowerPoint"? Co-founder of the groundbreaking and fascinating Talking Heads, Byrne is known for creating globally relevant music and art, making it surprising he would go on tour championing the close-minded "Office" anti-intellect of big brother champion Microsoft, the icon of anti-culture. Yet, as Byrne posts to his website, I have been working with PowerPoint, the ubiquitous presentation
software, as an art medium for a number of years. It started off as a
joke (this software is a symbol of corporate salesmanship, or lack
thereof) but then the work took on a life of its own as I realized I
could create pieces that were moving, despite the limitations of the
Before the talk, attendees were treated to some of
Byrne's EEEI PowerPoint art project, which was striking.

03.12.05 Art@Akron Library: Everyone (Hearts) David Byrne

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 03/20/2005 - 12:45.

Anyone who attended David Byrne’s presentation “I (Heart) PowerPoint� will never think of PowerPoint the same way. Byrne gave his satirical presentation on the popular Microsoft program Sunday afternoon to a sold out crowd at the Mainm Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library as part of the Akron Art Museum’s Modern Masters Series.

As the crowd gathered, before Byrne was introduced, a PowerPoint presentation he had created using images, words and symbols accompanied by music played across the auditorium’s huge screen. Many of the slides depicted facial features; some were color photo collages of facial features. Other slides resembled clip art and images appropriated from advertising. Enigmatic symbols such as bull’s-eyes in brackets in black on a white background were also included.

03.14.05 Access to the Arts: Akron Museum Director and Architect

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/13/2005 - 19:29.
03/14/2005 - 10:30

Access to the Arts
The Arts on the
Air series continues with Mitchell Kahan, director of the Akron Art
Museum, & Tom Wiscombe, architect, interviewed by Steven Litt, art
& architecture critic for The Plain Dealer.
March 14 at 11:30 am with lunch; $; Ritz-Carlton Riverview Room, 1515 W Third St, Cleve; 216-791-4654.


Ritz-Carlton Riverview Room
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Akron Art Museum Is Bringing David Byrne to Akron!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/12/2005 - 00:43.
03/12/2005 - 14:00

Akron Art Museum Is Bringing David Byrne to Akron!


Public Library-Main Branch Auditorium, 60 South High Street
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Greater Akron Chamber's Annual Meeting: How Cool is Greater Akron?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/07/2005 - 00:02.
03/16/2005 - 16:30

DATE: March 16, 2005

Annual Meeting: How Cool is Greater Akron?
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Fairlawn
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Rebecca Ryan, Founder, Next Generation Consulting, Inc.
Non-member Cost: $55.00 Member Cost: $55.00


Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St., Fairlawn

Akron looks to a cool future for Gen-Xers, in empowering ways

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/06/2005 - 23:29.

Ideastream's 03.06.05 Ideas program took an interesting look at economic development issues and opportunities in Akron, and how the city seeks to raise it's "cool" factor. They featured Elizabeth Sheeler, who returned home to Akron from Boston to work with the Akron Art Museum and ArtCetera because she feels she can have a bigger impact in her smaller home town than in a big city  she has started an after work arts party and networking scene in Akron - part of making the scene cooler there. The objective is to make Akron desirable to Gen-Xers  and the need is serious. Rebecca Ryan, an economic development consultant from Madison, WI, based Next Generation Consulting, has been hired to lead the Akron community to focus on their Gen-X quality of life  she notes only 4% of NEOs 18-24 have loyalty to this region vs. 25% nationwide, and only 35% of NEO residents in general feel there is good opportunity here for the young, vs. 69% nationwide. Gen-Xers are needed to replace Baby Boomers as they retire from the workforce, and Gen-Xers are the innovators needed to fuel the future of the economy, so not satisfying the Gen-Xers is very foolish.

Calling all Entrepreneurs! Join Us for Mixin' It Up With JumpStart!

Submitted by lhummer on Wed, 02/09/2005 - 23:57.
02/10/2005 - 16:30

Come and meet serial and aspiring entrepreneurs, supporters of entrepreneurship, community leaders, business leaders, deal makers, and investors at Northeast Ohio's premier networking event at Pickwick & Frolic. Make new contacts and connections while enjoying an assortment of drinks and hors d'oeuvres.Individuals from JumpStart's new portfolio companies will also be present to share their stories and insights.

Over 600 are expected. Space is Limited. Register Now!


Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Pub

Forum: The Economics of Early Childhood Development

Submitted by RWaxman-Lenz on Thu, 01/20/2005 - 11:26.

A two-part forum on: The Economics of Early Childhood Development

 Awareness: Session; One February 1, 2005, 4:00-6:00PM, Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Wade Oval in University Circle

 Alignment and Action: Session Two, February 14, 9AM to 12PM, Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in Shaker Heights