Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce

July 2018 Entrepreneur Issue

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2017-2018 MACC Board of Directors Terry Rataiczak Chairman of the Board Kinetic Networking Executive Committee Dan Harrison Past Chairman Harrison Construction Kristopher Justice Advocacy/Education TheisenBrock Kathy Schalitz Member Services Pioneer Pipe Mark Morris Communications/Technology JD Byrider Steve Smith Board Treasurer Selby Hospital Michael Beardmore Industry/Shale Development MB Distributing Directors Tina Adams Settlers Bank David Bricker Hampton Inn Gary O'Brien O'Brien's Safety Services Deborah Rhoades Peoples Bank David Schramm Workingman's Store Dr. William Ruud Marietta College Dr. Vickie Wood Washington State Community College Joan Zoller Trademark Solutions MACC Staff Carrie Ankrom President/CEO Morgan Brown Member Services Manager Candi Heiss Accounting/Special Programs Manager Kelsey Vincent Executive Assistant Charlotte Kuehn RSVP Volunteer 740-373-5176; Fax: 740-373-7808 2017 1st Place Winners Mallet Rentals 2017—18th Place Solvay Specialty Poly- Page 2 Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce Cross-generational collaboration...those are the big words that we used last fall to de- scribe one of the things we envisioned hap- pening in the Epicenter Makerspace. Basi- cally, we want to bring people together to create and build community networks that support all area youth in order to have suc- cessful students and prosperous communi- ties. These are our mission and vision can look it up. It's happen- ing! Let me tell you about Corey Farns- worth and David Vandenberg, and Steve Foutty. We have recruited David Vandenberg as our "Woodshop Personal Trainer". He is retired and is volunteering to share his knowledge of woodworking tools and equipment that he has gained through com- pleting projects (like building a cabin) on his own. We are thrilled to have him! Corey Farnsworth is a college student at Ohio University majoring in computer science, and is a local who recently gradu- ated from Marietta High School. Corey is a member of the Makerspace and wants to build his own arcade game. Not having full knowledge of all of the woodshop equip- ment, he was a perfect candidate for some personal training with David. "Dave Vandenberg was an absolute pleas- ure to work with. He's very knowledgeable and encourages you to learn how to use equipment properly and safely. He is as- sisting me in building an arcade machine cabinet which I wanted to build as an exer- cise to increase my woodworking skill and use my current knowledge of electronics." ~Corey "I've always enjoyed hands on activities in my spare time. It was a contrast to my ca- reer. Passing on some experience to other people has always been satisfying. I look forward to expanding my volunteer ef- forts." ~ David There are multiple ways to increase your woodshop skills at the Epicenter Mak- erspace. If you have a project in mind, be- come a member and schedule some time with David. If you prefer something a bit more structured, we have also recruited Steve Foutty to help us out, who is a local architecture, engineering, and wood shop teacher. He has put together a 3 session woodworking class that is designed to in- troduce you to each of piece of equipment in the woodshop. Participants will finish the class with a completed project and (hopefully) the motivation to work on pro- jects independently. Contact Jenny Bruce, or any of us at Building Bridges to Careers to find out more, get registered for the class and to find out about volunteering. Article submitted by: Tasha Werry, Build- ing Bridges to Careers

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