Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement and Communications Intern


In an age where big banks dominate the financial industry, Marblehead Bank is a brave, shining exception, managing not just to survive, but to thrive.

Marblehead Bank does not take a one-size-fits-all approach to its customers, but instead strategically designs its services to meet their customers’ particular needs.

“We do banking the old fashioned way,” said William Tuttamore, Marblehead Bank President. “At our bank, customers aren’t just numbers, they’re people.”

Just as Marblehead Bank doesn’t view its customers as just numbers, it’s safe to say that customers don’t just choose Marblehead Bank for its numbers. However, if they did, we wouldn’t blame them. The Bank’s Bauer Ratings, which measures the safety of a bank, and Texas Ratios, which measures the quality of the bank’s assets, are powerful indicators of the bank’s success.

Marblehead Bank has been awarded Bauer’s “Five Star Rating”, the highest classification that can be achieved, each quarter for the past 28 years. Less than 10% of all banks have a “Five Star Rating.” Read More

Name: Natalie Swift
Hometown: Wooster, OH
College: University of Findlay
Major/Minor: Marketing/Event Management

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story?

I heard about internship opportunities at Lakeside through a professor who forwarded me the information. I had never heard of it until I secured a position and then multiple groups of family and friends messaged me and said they LOVE Lakeside.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside?

I’m most looking forward to getting to know “Lakesiders” and their stories. I’m excited to explore this quaint community and take advantage of all it has to offer.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

On the professional side of things, I would like to learn more details and helpful hints about successfully executing an event. I would also like to gain insight into making a customer’s experience better. On the social side, I would like to expand my network and learn through the diversity of other interns as well as guests. Read More

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long will serve as Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week from July 8-12. This week is supported by the Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment.

He will preach at the Hoover Community Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8 in Hoover Auditorium.

An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Rev. Dr. Long is Director of the Early Career Pastoral Leadership Program and Bandy Professor Emeritus of preaching at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Referenced by “CNN” and the New York Times, the Rev. Dr. Long has been studying the contemporary style of preaching and teaching seminary students for most of his life, primarily focusing on homiletics (the history, theory and practice of preaching).

He’s authored more than 21 books and is a frequent contributor and editor to The Christian Century and the Journal for Preachers. His book, The Witness of Preaching, was named “One of the 25 Most Influential Books in Preaching for the Last 25 Years” by Preaching Magazine in 2010 and is now widely used in theological schools around the globe, translated into multiple languages. Read More

Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement/Communications Intern


Take one peak at the calendar and it’s clear that you’ll never be bored at Lakeside. Sometimes there are so many things to do that it can be difficult to choose. To help you out, here’s a chronological list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Lakeside during Fourth of July week.

  1. Pet Parade; Sunday, July 1; Central Park Basketball Court & Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, 2:30-4 p.m.

Meow! Begin the week of the Fourth of July by attending the Pet Parade at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July at Central Park Basketball Court & Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo. The Pet Parade showcases Lakesiders’ fluffiest, bushiest, and best-spirited pets. Lucy, a spaniel therapy dog, will be this year’s grand marshal and will be escorted by Jody Geyer. Island Safe Harbor Sanctuary and The Humane Society will also be at the Parade; Feel free to ask them questions as to how you can adopt a pet or support the local shelter.

  1. Family Night in the Park: Blue Lunch ; Sunday, July 1; Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo,  6-7 p.m.

You can wind down from all of the Pet Parade excitement by attending the Blue Lunch at 6 p.m. at the Steele Memorial Bandstand and Gazebo. The Family Night will showcase eight virtuoso musicians from Cleveland as well as five vocalists. From rock & roll riffs, to doo-wop style ballads, the Family Night in the Park with Blue Lunch has it all. Read More

Name: Jillian Goulet
Position: Youth Education and Music Intern
Hometown: Delaware, OH
College: Heidelberg University
Major: Psychology

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story?

My family has been coming to Lakeside my whole life. Quite a few of my friends from Heidelberg have been previous interns. My best friend had this position last summer, and hearing about how much she enjoyed it inspired me to apply.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside?

I am looking forward to learning the ins and outs of the place I have loved growing up, as well as working with the youth and challenging myself.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I hope to gain improved planning skills and the ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way. Working with children is such a rewarding experience, so I am hoping to gain some of their knowledge.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer.

One goal I have for the summer is to take advantage of the programming in my free time. Netflix can wait until fall; I want to experience everything here that I can, whenever I can.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy tennis, biking, crafting, hammocking, music, swimming, hiking and traveling. I love anything that involves being outside or on the water!

What is one of your proudest moments or major accomplishments you have achieved thus far in life?

One of my proudest moments was becoming president of Delta Sigma Chi, my sorority. I am graduating a year early so I am younger than most past presidents. Being trusted to lead and represent a large society in this capacity is an honor.

What is your dream job?

My dream job is teaching and researching in social psychology at a university. Ideally, I would like my research to focus on bias and discrimination.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

My great-aunt worked at Hotel Lakeside. She got in trouble one day for placing the knife the wrong way at the table setting for Eleanor Roosevelt.


Name: Erin Carroll
Position: Educational Event Planning & Promotions
Hometown: London, OH
College: Hillsdale College
Major: English and Economics

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story?

I have spent a week every summer at Lakeside with my family since I was a child.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside?

I am looking forward to spending the whole summer at Lakeside and all the adventures that entail along with experiencing what goes on behind the scenes at Lakeside.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I hope to gain wonderful memories and valuable work experiences.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer.

This summer I would like to get to know and network with as many interesting people that I can.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I spend most of my free time reading. My favorite places to read at Lakeside are the swing on the intern porch or the Hotel Lakeside porch.

What is one of your proudest moments or major accomplishments you have achieved thus far in life?

One of my proudest moments this far in life was being accepted into a study abroad program to study literature in England which then led to my decision to attend my current college.

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to be a princess.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I am OBSESSED with anything British. I love British literature and culture. I am particularly interested in British royalty. I woke up at 4 a.m. on the first weekend at the intern house to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.