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MCongrats April/May: Lucas Metropolitan Housing, The Collaborative Architecture

Mature Living says congratulations to these organizations and their recent achievements.

LMH Moves Into New Downtown Toledo Headquarters

Lucas Metropolitan Housing moved into its new primary headquarters in downtown Toledo after 90 years of providing its services from separate offices. The move consolidates four of LMH’s administrative offices into one central location.  The consolidation will increase customer service, as well as boost company morale, per President and CEO of LMH, Joaquin Cintron-Vega.  The office has over 26,000 square feet to accommodate 77 employees. and is the former United Way building, The new headquarters  is located at 424 Jackson St. in the former United Way building. The location provides a free parking garage for clients, and is within walking distance of the TARTA public transit center.

A mom and daughter look at the computer
Photo provided via LMH’s website

The Collaborative architecture firm celebrates 50 years

The Collaborative is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1973, this architecture, design and planning firm has operated for five decades out of Toledo and Ann Arbor, establishing itself as a leader in projects involving corporate, civic, education, non-profit and health and wellness. NW Ohio residents may recognize The Collaborative’s work in structures like the Fifth Third Field Mud Hens Stadium, Imagination Station’s KeyBank Discovery Theater and the Huntington Center Arena. The staff is proud to continue its legacy of collaboration with clients and communities.

The architecture lobby
Photo provided via The Collaborative’s website

NW Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award Winners Announced 

The Greater Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade announced the 12th annual NW Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award winners. These awards, presented in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, The Andersons, Waterford Bank, Buckeye Broadband and WTVG-13abc, recognize local nonprofit organizations that are going above and beyond with their work in the community. Connecting Kids to Meals won the Excellence in Collaborative Programming category; Children’s Theatre Workshop of Toledo won the Excellence in Strategic Action category; and Adopt America Network won the Excellence in Organizational Operations category. These organizations will also receive grant funding in addition to the awards.

People hold awards
Photo provided via GTCF website

Destination Toledo receives State Tourism Achievement Recognition

Destination Toledo has been honored with a coveted State Tourism Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award. These annual awards are given by The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus to recognize those Convention and Visitor Bureaus that are doing innovative, creative, and effective work to impact travel and tourism marketing and advertising. Destination Toledo was recognized for its marketing excellence, winning first place in Specialty Marketing for the 2022 Partner Newsletter distributed monthly to partners and stakeholders via email. According to the Office of TourismOhio, Lucas County’s tourism brought in $1.5 billion in direct visitor spending, $630 million in wages and $361 million in taxes.

The Toledo skyline
Photo provided via Wikimedia

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