Archive for “October, 2014”

Downing Exhibits Sponsors the Love Akron Awards Breakfast


The third annual awards breakfast of the Love Akron Network was held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. Karen Gallaher, Mike Carano, Bridgett Shearer, Danielle Akins and Aaron Akins represented Downing Exhibits at the event which was attended by more than 600 guests.

The program of the awards breakfast recognized Judge Carla Moore, Dottie Achmoody and Perry Clark for their work in the community and to celebrate God’s call to serve the greater Akron area.

The Love Akron Network is a Christian, faith-based catalytic organization whose primary mission is to mobilize Christian leaders and people of good will to be servants to the city.

Downing Exhibits is pleased to be a Fellowship sponsor of the awards breakfast.


Design Students Gain Real-World Experience at Downing

Professor Dave Szalay of The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art brought a group of 14 students from the Environmental Graphic Design class to Downing Exhibits again this year. This has been the fifth year Downing and UA have met to discuss design trends, processes and presentations in the trade show industry. Graphic Design Director Bridgett Shearer and Senior Designer Tim Rasicci presented case studies and discussed future trends in trade show, marketing and advertising.

Mr. Szalay said, “My students really appreciate the opportunity to meet exhibit design professionals and learn how they solve unique design issues first hand. It is also very helpful for them to see exhibit materials, fixtures, and structures in person at Downing. This experience brings the topic to life.”

Downing is committed to continuing our on-going partnership with design education in our community.