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As Manager of Marketing and Outreach, Liz leads the marketing and communication efforts of our corporate, foundation, non-profit, and other member partner programs. She is also responsible for other engagement and outreach activities including coordinating the communications of our Allied Network, serving as the point person for our advertising program, and cultivating new and emerging audiences.

Liz brings over a decade of experience working in marketing and communications for non-profit and community-based organizations. This includes serving as the Program Director for the Elkhart Arts Alliance in Elkhart, Indiana, and the Director of Communications at the Center for Healing & Hope. 

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Prior to this, Liz served as a Writer and Media Coordinator, then later Creative Coordinator, at Eyedart Creative Studio, a marketing firm specializing in serving local businesses and community events in Goshen, Indiana. She also worked as an Editorial Assistant at Grist, a climate change and sustainability news outlet.

Liz is an active member in the community, having served as a volunteer with Goshen First Fridays, The Goshen Theater, Arts on the Millrace, and River Bend Film Festival, and a board member and Vice President of the Goshen Farmers Market. Liz holds a BA in Communication & Peace Studies and recently earned a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University.

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Backing Small Businesses Grantee Q&A: Sarah Cole, Abadir’s

Sarah Cole, owner of Abadir’s in Greensboro, Ala., was a 2023 Backing Small Businesses grantee. Abadir’s is a pop-up eatery specializing in seasonal and wholesome baked goods influenced by Egyptian traditions and flavors combined with inspiration from true Southern cuisine.

March 22, 2024
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