TOLEDO, Ohio, July 31, 2019 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, and construction management firm, announced today that they are a proud sponsor of the “A City in Transit” gala x expo hosted by Midstory, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to retaining, cultivating, and attracting young people in post-industrial communities—beginning in Toledo, Ohio—through creative storytelling and solutions-oriented projects. This event will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Downtown Toledo Train Station, third floor, from 4pm – 9pm.
“A City in Transit” is Midstory’s annual gala and expo that focuses on bringing together the Toledo community in conversation about and celebration of the city’s future. The event is free and open to the public and will showcase the stories of over 100 local organizations, large and small businesses, and other institutions in the Toledo region. Each “platform” booth will exhibit their role in Toledo’s present and future. Attendees will be given tickets, which they can have punched by attending the interactive exhibitions listed on the schedule released at the event. Passengers who complete 10 punches will be entered into a raffle for prizes. SSOE’s platform will allow attendees to interact with a point cloud of the venue, captured with laser scanning equipment, and walk through 3D models using virtual reality. Additionally, there will be live music, food trucks, photo and media galleries, a car show, and a speech made by the Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz.
The event will also display the work of Midstory’s 2019 student cohort. Midstory has brought young people from all over the U.S. as well as from local colleges and schools to use creative storytelling as a means to bring Toledo into the national spotlight. Midstory aims to grow its college and high school programs to bring hundreds of young people to Toledo each year.
SSOE is a proud sponsor and supporter of Midstory and the “A City in Transit” gala event. SSOE’s Bob Howell, CEO, and Betsy Hurner, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, both serve on the advisory council for this growing nonprofit that has cultivated readership all over Ohio and nationwide.