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10/11/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Digital Color International celebrates 20 years in business

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Digital Color International (DCI), an Akron-based manufacturer of retail displays, packaging and commercial print, is celebrating its 20th year in business today, Oct. 11.

Co-founders Dave Fusselman and Dave Welner opened DCI in 1992 as a prepress service provider for area printers and ad agencies. DCI is now a fully integrated printer.

“We’ve made it through two recessions and a dramatic decline in the demand for commercial print,” said Welner, who is the chief operating officer. “We’ve been fortunate to have a talented team of employees who have stuck by us as we continuously evolved to meet the needs of our clients.”

In July 2011, DCI was acquired by the Che International Group (CIG) and is now one of three subsidiary companies under the leadership and direction of President and CEO Christopher Che. Under the direction of Che, DCI has added a high-speed packaging line, added Fortune 500 companies to its client list and become a 100-percent minority-owned business. Company officials add that DCI continues to focus attention on the local clients it has served since opening its doors.


Jennifer M Photography hosting Art Show and Open House  

Jennifer Mancuso
AKRON — Jennifer M Photography will host a Grand Retrospective Art Opening Nov. 17 from 6 to 11 p.m. at 15 Broad St.

There will be live music provided by Fuze Entertainment and catering by Ivan’s Diner, as well as drawings for photography giveaways and artwork available by purchase.

The event is free. For additional event details, visit www.facebook.com/events/158453814295845/.

Mancuso also will open her new studio space for tours and display her work in collaboration with the owner and tenants of the historic building in the Middlebury neighborhood.

Jennifer M Photography, in business since 2007, specializes in weddings and portraiture and relocated to the Middlebury studio this summer after expanding business required a larger space, she said. 

“I’ve lived in Akron and Copley my whole life,” Mancuso said. “I got my fine art degree at UA [The University of Akron], and I fell in love with the building where my new studio is located.” 

The building housed a clay manufacturing facility and two different hospitals. Tours of the building also will be available during the photography show.

For more information, call Jennifer M Photography at 234-200-6757.


Stephanie Kist and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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