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Nov09

Something New Entertainment MC/DJs Recognized as Community Leaders

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To enhance Greater Akron by identifying, Developing, and Connecting young leaders who possess a passion to serve their Community.

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Torchbearers Vision:

We envision a vibrant, enduring culture of diverse leadership in Greater Akron that sustains and improves the region’s quality of life.

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Today is a proud day for Something New Entertainment indeed!  We are thrilled and humbled to announce that — not one, but — TWO of our Masters of Ceremonies have been recognized as Akron Community Leaders through selection for membership in Torchbearers Akron, an organization dedicated to community service and leadership development.

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Founded in 2003 to “strengthen the connection between Akron area non-profits and young people and to further efforts to attract and retain young people to Greater Akron, the organization exists as a bridge connecting senior established leadership to the community leaders of the future.”  Our Founder, Justin Herman, and our Creative Director, Anna-Jeannine “DJ AJ9” Herman, are honored to be named among the community leaders honored in 2013.

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“The application process was daunting, to say the very least,” says Anna-Jeannine “DJ AJ9” Herman, “This is definitely an honor we’ve earned as individuals.  It included resume reviews, essay questions, and an in-person interviews, but the more I thought about the challenge of becoming a member, the more I remembered how much this organization’s core principles appealed to me, in the first place.  Every time I’ve made acquaintance with another Torchbearers Akron member or come in contact with their organization, I’ve realized more and more that this is where I belong.  The organization’s unyielding commitment to the Akron Community through service and leadership development is exactly what this city needs, and I am so honored to be a part of that initiative!”

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Justin Herman agreed: “This is a tremendous honor for us and for the company!  Akron is important to us.  We want to leave the world better for our son than when we found it, and Torchbearers is working hard to make that ideal a reality.”

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It won’t be an easy journey, though.  As members, the Hermans’ work has only just begun; over the coming twelve months they must serve actively on a Torchbearers Akron Committee, participate in service events, attend general membership meetings, and — last, but not least — complete a rigorous Leadership College Curriculum.

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A strong membership is the backbone of any service organization, and Torchbearers is no exception; “As Torchbearers, we recognize that our presence in the community is only as strong as our membership. That is why we strive to recruit members dedicated to the key values of our organization,” according to the organization’s official website.

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