The NYC Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Organ man from Queens

Work & Calling | One New York phone technician saves and fixes old pipe organs
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/22/18, 11:33 am

A New York moment: 

A half-burned organ sits in a historic building, Brooklyn’s oldest Baptist church, surrounded by new luxury condos. I’m working on a story about the church, formerly called the Baptist Temple but now the Recovery House of Worship. In reporting the story I came across Keith Bigger, 71, who has spent years caring for that organ. 

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Richard Scarry

Candyland vs. Busytown

Work & Calling | Will America’s future be scary or Scarry?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/19/18, 03:36 pm

This year is the 50th anniversary of Richard Scarry’s terrific picture book, What Do People Do All Day? It’s also the 70th anniversary of Candyland, which Eleanor Abbott designed in 1948 after she contracted polio in San Diego and sought something to delight the children in her hospital ward.

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Charlie Nye/Genesis

Corporate compassion

Business | The Hope Awards each year recognize outstanding nonprofits, but a for-profit family business shows another way to help
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 7/18/18, 01:03 pm

INDIANAPOLISFifteen years ago Tom Morales wasn’t planning to build a $100 million staffing business.

He had lived the American Dream and wanted to share it with immigrants for the second half of his life. The Purdue University grad had climbed the corporate ladder at companies such as Procter & Gamble and Union Carbide. He was looking for a way to give back to the growing Hispanic community in Indy: “I knew there was more to life than just being successful in corporate America.”

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