First Fridays on The Landing

At OLG, we believe in the power of place branding. We've worked with trusted collaborators and partners to produce myriad community development and placemaking campaigns throughout the country—but the work we do right here, in Allen County… it’s special. We’re passionate about the community we call home. Our investment in placemaking goes beyond brand engagements, too. OLG, and OLG’ers, donate their time, talent and treasure to initiatives that make northeast Indiana more vibrant. That’s why OLG is proud to sponsor First Fridays on The Landing. Every Friday from May–October in [...] Read More

It’s Gonna Get Harder, Before It Gets Easier

Close your eyes. Warmth. Wonder. Optimism. They’re intrinsic to our wellbeing. To our ability to see—and feel—the light in dark times. They fuel whispers of hope; add luster to our worn boots that make moving forward, possible. Open your eyes. Do you see it?—the marigold. The marigold symbolizes hope, which is something we’ve all desperately needed over the last year, as the coronavirus pandemic stripped our lives of these sought-after, intimate moments. At least, we thought it did, at first. For many of us, these moments define our experience. The [...] Read More

Ten Playlists for Your Next Writing Project

As a writer, I find that words distract me. What?  Yes. I'm easily distracted by words. If there's a TV on, I'm subconsciously listening. If there's a conversation going on, I can't not hear it. And, of course, if a song has words, my mind is following (and maybe singing) them. I'm on a quest to devour as many words as possible, and I can't save me from me. That's why Matt and I listen to instrumental music when we write, and we've compiled our most-frequented playlists and albums to share with [...] Read More