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Meet Our Members

Our members power the Innovation Hub with their creative ideas and interests. They kickstart businesses, solve community issues, hone and develop their skills—and they push us to do so much more. In this space, we highlight their stories. 

Member Highlight: Meet Crystal Mercer

Crystal C. Mercer is an all-around Afro-Creative—a textile artist, actor, activist, poet, playwright, and author. She is the founder and creative director of Columbus Creative Arts + Activism, and the lead designer and merchant of Mercer Textile Mercantile. 

Member Highlight: Meet Beverly Maddalone

Beverly Maddalone found more than lessons and space. She found a community.