|Aug 9th, 2019
From the CEO 8/6/2019
With members all over the state including Miami Valley, the Idea Foundry family is deeply saddened by the senseless violence our neighbors in Dayton experienced this week, just hours after another mass murder in El Paso; barely a month after yet another major mass shooting in Virginia Beach.
|Mar 29th, 2019
Jewelry At The Foundry
All winter I went to craft fairs looking for Christmas presents for my friends and family. Being involved in a Maker community makes you more aware of the care, time and skill that goes into the creation of something. Either you’ve tried to make it yourself and know how difficult it was, you’ve seen it made by people you admire and saw how difficult it was, or you’ve never seen it made so you can only assume how difficult it is.
|Dec 19th, 2018
Making A Winter Wonderland
Holiday shopping has a whole new look these days. What used to be family caravans to shopping centers for day-long adventures, are now a few quick hours online snatching up the best digital deals.
The glowing screens luring us all into the convenience of one-stop shopping may allow us to quickly wrap up our holiday needs, but what has happened to the magic of the shopping experience?
|Dec 19th, 2018
Make Your Meeting More
Are your meeting attendees jaded and bored by the same old stale routine? Would you like to engage with your team in a refreshing and meaningful way? You are not alone. Psychology Today suggests the way we have been structuring our meetings is based on an outdated understanding of how our brains work. In fact, studies show only 5% of the people who attend a meeting will recall the figures and statistics discussed.
|Dec 18th, 2018
The Idea Foundry supports inclusivity and empowerment for makers of all kinds. It’s not uncommon to find women working in traditionally male arenas like the woodshop and blacksmith shop. Our own staff is largely made up of influential and talented women.