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11/14/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs celebrates 100 years

CLEVELAND — Established in Akron in 1913, the law firm of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs has announced the celebration of its centennial and the unveiling of its new logo and tagline, “Leading the Future, Honoring the Past.”

John Slagter, Buckingham’s managing partner, said in a press release, “Our firm’s 100-year anniversary provides us an opportunity to reflect on the traditions instilled by our founders, including a commitment to putting our clients first. As our firm moves forward into a new century, we will continue to honor our past, and we will lead the future by engaging in a more personal and in-depth relationship with our clients.”

Buckingham commemorated its centennial by hosting a client celebration at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in West Akron that was attended by approximately 700 guests.

“We are excited to be a part of this milestone anniversary in Buckingham’s history. We have a great team and valued clients who have made this possible,” Slagter said.

According to firm officials, Buckingham has through the years earned reputable designations, including listings as The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers®, Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers collaboration.


Mayor a keynote speaker, Akron signs MOU at event in the Netherlands

AKRON — Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic and his economic development, water and sewer management teams were in the Netherlands last week attending, exhibiting at and speaking at the largest water conference in the world, according to city officials, who added that Akron was the only U.S. municipality exhibiting at this conference.

“We are in the midst of putting together a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] with the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP),” stated Plusquellic in a news release. “We hope to start implementing projects in conjunction with NWP shortly as part of our own water technology hub, and in conjunction with other domestic and overseas entities. This is not unlike our partnership with Mekorot, Israel’s national water carrier system, which entered into an MOU to bring and commercialize its WaTech (Entrepreneurship and Partnership Center for Water Technologies Program) portfolio companies to the U.S. market through Akron’s Global Business Accelerator. By partnering with huge entities like Mekorot and NWP, we not only get to learn and use the most efficient, cutting-edge technologies in the world, but we will be able to improve our water system security, quality and service and bring additional companies to Akron. That means more jobs for our residents.”

International Water Week (IWW) 2013 hosted more than 40 official country delegations. The IWW 2013 conference delegates were a mix of international water professionals from knowledge institutes, consultants, utilities, educational institutes, governments, water-using industry, manufacturers, financial institutes, nongovernmental organizations and young water professionals, according to city officials. The total number of registered conference delegates was expected to be more than 400, next to the more than 20,000 visitors of the Aquatech Exhibition.

“Akron is not only getting a front-row seat at this worldwide water technology conference, but Mayor Plusquellic was asked to be one of its keynote speakers,” stated Akron Service Director John Moore. “He was asked to talk about Akron’s experience as an innovator in water technology because Akron leads the way in developing and implementing new technologies for water efficiency through partnering with overseas companies.”


New business offers parties, painting classes

BATH — A new business has opened in Bath to offer a new way to spend an evening with friends — sipping wine and dabbling in paint.

Hillary (Andrew) Ash and Nancy Clary have combined their talents to host painting classes with a relaxed, party atmosphere at Colorful Canvas. They provide step-by-step instruction to paint a featured scene on canvas. All materials are provided.

Participants may bring their favorite beverage and friends. No experience is necessary. At the end of the night, everyone leaves with his or her own piece of art. 

Colorful Canvas offers classes for children, as well, and will host private parties, including birthdays, girls’ nights out, book clubs, couples nights and more.

Colorful Canvas is located on the second floor of the Garth Andrew Co. at the corner of Ira and Cleveland-Massillon roads.

Visit www.colorfulcanvasevents.com for more information and to register. For details, call Ash at 330-351-0445.


Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.

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