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OneMain Celebrates HeatSync Labs With Its Final Made on Main Street Event of 2018

OneMain Celebrates HeatSync Labs With Its Final Made on Main Street Event of 2018

By Staff • October 22, 2018

OneMain Financial hosted its final Made on Main Street event of the year on Saturday, October 13, in Mesa, AZ to celebrate the grant awarded to RAILmesa (the Retail, Arts, Innovations & Livability Community Development Corporation) to expand its all-volunteer community makerspace, HeatSync Labs.

RAILmesa was one of seven organizations across the country to receive a $25,000 community action grant to help revitalize local communities. The awarded funds are being used to expand community access to HeatSync Labs, which serves as a home for local innovation and business development. The grant will help the lab purchase additional tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines and welders while creating a series of classes to teach novices of all ages how to use the updated equipment.

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Members of the Mesa community enjoy the free, family-friendly event.

Despite the rainy weather, hundreds of guests enjoyed OneMain’s free, family-friendly party honoring the grant and expansion of HeatSync Labs. Made on Main Street guests were treated to food, games, crafts and demonstrations of some of the equipment used at the lab. During the festivities, former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Congressman Andy Biggs and Mesa Mayor John Giles addressed the crowd and proclaimed October 13 as “HeatSync Labs Recognition Day.”

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Photo #1: Mesa Mayor John Giles (far left), Congressman Andy Biggs (2nd from L) Milton Williams (HeatSync Board Member) and RAILmesa’s Board Chair David Crummey (2nd from right) help celebrate “HeatSync Labs Recognition Day.” Photo #2: Former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton speaks to the crowd.

RAILmesa’s Board Chair David Crummey says he is thrilled to see the continued growth of Mesa’s innovative spirit through the help of Made on Main Street: “We’re honored to support HeatSync, in partnership with Main Street America and OneMain Financial. This partnership is bringing additional resources and attention to HeatSync and downtown Mesa.”

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