MARCH 4, 2012
The Davis Building
winner: Glass City Pedicabs
Chef Pam Weirauch of Pam’s Corner
Timothy Wright, locally-grown squash soup
Amelia Contreras of Egg & Honey, bread
Anneliese Grytafey, salad
(1) tart::projects, Kimberly Adams
tart::projects is a newly formed organization that is geared towards promoting excellence in the arts. The long term goal of tart::projects is to form a multi-disciplinary artist-in-residency program that would house approximately twenty emerging artists at one time from all over the world with lengths of stays varying. The artist-in-residence program has the potential house more than 250 artists in a year with residencies lasting anywhere from two weeks to six weeks with the average stay being four weeks. Before this can become a reality, tart::projects needs to build in a way so it can sustain. In order to do that, we will be holding a number of events (specifics below) yearly that promote our local artists along with artists in the Midwestern region.
(2) Glass City Pedicabs, Maxwell Austin
Glass City Pedicabs a new bicycle taxi service operating in Downtown Toledo, who will use the funds to purchase operating insurance, and new parts for the bikes. The company runs three-wheel bike taxis to transport people. The bikes are non-motorized, fully pedal-powered, and completely “green.” Taxi drivers work for tips only to provide affordable means of transportation to the Downtown, Uptown, and Warehouse District neighborhoods for games, bars, lunch hour, etc.
Website, Facebook Update
(3) Glass City Goat Gals, Elizabeth Harris & Unique Jones
Glass City Goat Gals vision to start a vegetation management and weed control business. They provide services to public and private landowners. They will be capable of providing services to both small and large properties. The goal is to provide professional, quality, and eco friendly services to the community. The Goat Gals vision is to utilize this business opportunity to as a multi- faceted resource for Toledo.
(4) Toledo’s Petbull Project, Cindy Reinsel
Toledo’s PET Bull Project was founded by a group of dog owners, lovers and trainers in our community with three main goals in mind: to Prevent animal cruelty and dog fighting in our community, to Educate youth on how to treat animals humanely and to stay away from dog fighting, gangs and drugs, and also the advantages of spay and neuter and to Train pets and people on how to become responsible pet owners and good advocates for their breed in our community.
(5) Force Within Community Garden, Beth Lewandowski
The Force Within is a youth group that meets in ONE Village. The youth work to make a better community for themselves and the neighborhood. The group plans to build a community flower garden in a vacant lot at the corner of Lagrange and Bancroft. The youth hope to start the garden and then interest other youth from that area to join them in completing and maintaining the garden. This allows the youth to take pride in their neighborhood.