Matchmaking is a service often associated to websites such as E-Harmony, but by harnessing the power of crowdsourcing and social platforms in the urban sectors, these necessary resources can come into reach (and our communities can certainly benefit from finding a little bit of love). Whether connecting with someone on ioby to fund a local environmental project, Change By Us to create a link between resident and leader, or matching spaces with creative ideas on ArtHERE to crowdsource revitalization, there are an increasing number of tools that help to realize the visions we previously thought impossible by simply creating connections."
Posted by Shayna Pollock on July 11, 2012 | Featured Partners
Indianapolis has a fantastic sense of community. It has a long history and culture of welcoming outsiders into the community leadership arena. I'm a Californian who came here to run a regional professional theatre company and they made me the President and CEO of their community foundation. It's hard to get more open and welcoming than that. Indianapolis has a knack for getting people to work together for the benefit of the community and gets incredibly ambitious projects done. The whole country witnessed Indianapolis' talent and creativity this year when our city completely reinvented the Super Bowl.
I am most passionate about seeing Indianapolis develop such a special quality of life that it becomes widely known as a top ten American city for developing, attracting and retaining highly educated, creative and community-minded citizens.
Indianapolis made me feel welcome and appreciated from the first day I came here to interview at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in 1993. I felt instantly at home here even though I was born in Los Angeles and…
Posted by Shayna Pollock on June 27, 2012 | Featured Partners
The diversity of businesses, attractions, neighborhoods and people, as well as a newfound energy, makes Richmond a great place to live. At one time, the Region’s tagline was “Easy to Love,” and anyone who spends time here can immediately see why. You can be out to dinner on a Saturday night and find yourself in company with corporate leaders, small business owners and university professors alike. And that restaurant will most likely be sporting a mural by a local artist along its historic brick walls.
To expand its legacy to include a broader story than just four years in the late 19th century and communicate to the world the quality of jobs, housing and life that we have here. We at the Chamber already know how committed the local business and non-profit communities are to the bright future of this city. Their buy-in gives me tremendous confidence that our shared goals can become realities.
Establishing the Capital Region Collaborative has been one of the most rewarding projects in my short time in Richmond thus far. The…
Posted by Shayna Pollock on June 19, 2012 | Featured Partners
Memphis is a city with Soul. You can feel her Soul through her people, their kindness, their spirit of giving, their energy. Memphis is a great city because within its Soul lies the opportunity to make a difference. Memphis is still evolving. In a city the size of Memphis, anyone can be as engaged as he or she wants to be.