Special Appearance by Jill Bumby at GGP’s 3rd Annual HomeGrown Geauga

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Geauga Growth Partnership is making preparations for the 3rd Annual HomeGrown Geauga annual fundraising event with fresh new talent to make your experience fun and unique, while raising money for a good cause. HomeGrown Geauga is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2015, 6PM at the Federated Family Life Center in Bainbridge. For guest entertainment, HomeGrown will feature a special appearance by “home-grown” Jill Bumby of The Bumbys, along with other local talent.

For the first time since the formation of the Bumbys in 2008, a Cleveland audience will have the opportunity to experience a sampling of the internationally-recognized sensation, “The Bumbys.”

The Bumbys (Jill and Gill) are anonymous performance artists who provide “A Fair and Honest Appraisal of Your Appearance” using nothing more than analog typewriters and charming wit. http://www.thebumbys.com/index.html/

A true entrepreneurial success story, The Bumbys first appeared on the scene in a Brooklyn subway station as a social experiment in 2008; since then, they’ve performed nationally and internationally on behalf of Whitney Museum of American Art, Microsoft, Coachella Music Festival, Bad Robot for the Sundance Film Festival, and HBO for the Berklee College of Music, Vogue, and MTV, to name a few. They’ve written for New York Magazine, been commissioned for multiple art residencies, and been profiled by publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The LA Times, CBS News, ELLE, and Vogue Italia.

Experiencing a performance by The Bumbys is as simple as it sounds: participants stand in front of Jill or Gill Bumby while they type out a personalized narrative that playfully describes how each individual’s appearance is read by the world. Instead of snarky takedowns, appraisals by The Bumbys are warm and funny; The Bumbys believe it’s most interesting to look for the good in people, and then to help them see it too.

Demonstrating entrepreneurism at its best, and founded on an outlandish idea, The Bumbys are a perfect fit to help Geauga Growth Partnership celebrate its fifth anniversary at this year’s HomeGrown Geauga. The Bumbys are all about letting go and taking creative risks; they are champions of the idea that you can find an authentic and sustainable meeting point between art and commerce.

HomeGrown Geauga is a unique evening of home grown food, spirits, a farmers market, and entertainment provided by Geauga musical and other artistic talent. Featured Chef Kimberly McCune Gibson of Hungry Bee Catering, along with other local chefs, will once again provide a great culinary experience featuring locally grown produce, farm raised meat and exquisite desserts. Other attractions include musical entertainment by No Moss, personal photos and sketches provided by Kaman’s Art Shoppes, live auction and more.

HomeGrown Geauga is the primary annual fundraising event to support the GGP’s Workforce Development programs, which strive to BUILD TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE TODAY. The High School Internship Program and Career Readiness days are providing Geauga County high school students with valuable skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Geauga Growth would like to thank all sponsors who are helping to make HomeGrown Geauga possible: Great Lakes Cheese, Hungry Bee Catering, University Hospital, Rothenbuhler Cheesemakers, Inc., Patterson Farms, Richard & Christie Frenchie, Universal Disposal, Inc., Sheoga Hardwood Flooring, Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, Geauga County Farm Bureau, Glenmede Investment & Wealth Management, FirstMerit Bank, Kent State University at Geauga, HD Davis CPAs, LLC, Electrolock, Inc., POV Communications, and The Wealthcare Group of Raymond James.

If you are interested in knowing more about HomeGrown Geauga event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tracy Jemison or Paige Orvis at 440-564-1060 or [email protected] or [email protected].

Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) business-led organization dedicated to the retention, growth and attraction of jobs, investment and economic growth in Geauga County.  For more information visit www.geaugagrowthpartnership.com or call 440-564-1060.

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