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Blog // Connect Ohio

Smartphone Applications Bettering our Lives

By Connected Nation

Written by: Zach Gerhardt You might remember the 2009 Apple Commercial, “There’s An App For That” that described how there is essentially an application on an iPhone for everything. Since then, all smartphones now carry “apps” consumers can utilize for many reasons. Whether it is the hottest game or a ledger to help manage your finances, you can access and download apps on your smartphone and use them a minute later. According to Business Insider, Apple launched the App Store on July 10, 2008. Users of iPhones during the launch of the store had access to nearly 500 applications. Now they have access to hundreds of thousands. PhoneSaber, New...

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Veteran Exceeds Expectations at Digital Works

By COH Staff

  Written by Zach Gerhardt Kory Benedict has become an example of how the Digital Works training and job program is changing lives. He has taken every opportunity that Digital Works offers and capitalized greatly on it. He is a veteran, single dad, full-time student, and Digital Works West Union’s newest facilitator. The leadership and mentoring skills Benedict demonstrated are what made him a natural fit when the facilitator position became available. “Digital Works presents me with the flexibility to do what I want,” Benedict said.  “I am my own boss. If I need to watch my kids or study for a test, I can because Digital Works...

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Digital Works Summer Picnic

By COH Staff

By Zach Gerhardt Digital Works recently held a picnic at Lake Hope in Vinton County, Ohio for its staff and participants. Over 80 people came for the picnic and activities. The picnic served as a “summer get-together” and allowed participants and staff to get to know each other and share stories and experience of Digital Works. “We appreciate all of the hard work and effort that the Digital Works participants put in,” said Executive Director, Stu Johnson. “It was great to see all them have fun, relax, and come together.” Digital Works staff rewarded several participants with Certificates of Completion for finishing the Digital Works training...

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