Summer is in full swing and I hope everyone had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the 4th of July holiday weekend.
I continue to look for hope in all the uncertainty of the current times. I recently came across a story about a mural painted on an abandoned bridge near Scioto Audubon Metro Park in downtown Columbus. The bridge has been abandoned since at least the 1980s and a local artist, Mandi Caskey had been to the bridge a few times and thought it would be a really cool spot for a mural. The idea came to life in the early days of the pandemic. Caskey wanted to do something that could cover everything and anything. Something that would be a strong message, that would bring hope, inspire the city and give Columbus a smile. Within three weeks she had collaboration from the Columbus Arts Commission, permits from the city and recruited 12 artists to assist with the painting which took 50 gallons of paint. The creativity and innovation of this local artist to inspire us as a community proves We ARE Stronger Together!
We held our June chapter meeting via Zoom with a panel discussion on the New World of Work – Working Remotely. Thank you to Teresa Shuler, Aspen Careers for moderating and our panelists Kelly Cooley, Ricoh USA, Deb McLaughlin, Design Collective and Kathy Rosenberry, Aspen Careers. Your insight was valuable!
Our membership renewal letters were recently emailed to all current members. Please forward any specific questions to Holly Potter, our VP of Membership at [email protected] or myself at [email protected].
We are looking forward to our next Chapter meeting on Tuesday, July 21 where we will be joined by Rhonda Talford Knight, CEO and founder of The Knight Consulting Group.
“We are stronger together than we are alone.” –Walter Payton