Behind The Journey

We’re pleased to share The Journey—a 33-minute documentary film produced for Foellinger Foundation that follows four leaders through their experience in the Leadership Lab, the signature program of the Helene Foellinger Leadership Development Initiative. Over the course of more than a year, we followed four area nonprofit leaders—Amanda Shepard (Fort Wayne Museum of Art), Andrew Gritzmaker (Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne), Kandace Kelly (Positive Resource Connection) and Tabitha Ervin (Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA)—in the Leadership Lab, at work and at home.  While videos of this nature often [...] Read More

Uncover the Gold: David Wax Museum

In 2017, OLG presented David Wax Museum at the Middle Waves Music Festival. The band had previously played two stripped-down concerts at our own B-Side; the first as a trio, and the second as a duo with band leaders David Wax and Suz Slezak, who are married. David and Suz’s commitment to their art—and to being incredible parents to their young children—inspired us. For the Middle Waves set, the band brought their full seven-piece power—and, as they were debuting new songs from the forthcoming Line of Light album, asked if we might [...] Read More

Fifteen and change.

Executive summary: September 2019 marks our fifteenth year at 1301 Lafayette Street in downtown Fort Wayne. We’ve spent the last 3,840 days (along with a healthy dollop of nights and weekends!) with great coworkers, great clients, great collaborators, great neighbors, and great music—in the heart of this great city. Feeling all the gratitude, and we’re fueled by an explosive amount of energy for this community’s future, and our role in it. Onward. Click here for a PDF of the timeline above. Unabridged version: Before moving to 1301 Lafayette, I was [...] Read More

Always moving.

Literature is filled with stories wrapped around the symbolic power of rivers.  Rivers swell with the dream of a new beginning. They rush with the power of an unstoppable current. And they inspire with the life-affirming energy of progress. In Fort Wayne, it was our three rivers that brought us here.  We arrive at them today with high expectations. An appetite for adventure, or a yearning for solitude. A need to connect with heritage and community, or a restless desire to never see the same view twice.  The chance to [...] Read More