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Announcing our 2019 Arts and Business Partnership Awards Honorees!

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Announcing our 2019 Arts and Business Partnership Awards Honorees!

The BCA 10 awards program launched 15 years ago and since that time more than 150 companies have been recognized for their support of the arts through the program. In 2019, the program’s 15th anniversary year, Americans for the Arts is excited to be unveiling a new name and look for the awards which shall be known in future as the Arts and Business Partnership Awards.

 

The Arts and Business Partnership Award is a national recognition given annually to businesses that have mutually beneficial, innovative, and sustained partnerships with the arts. Each year, winners of this award are celebrated at the Arts and Business Partnership Awards Gala in New York City and become part of a network of like-minded businesses and leaders. These companies set the standard for excellence and serve as role models for others to follow.

 

For outstanding contributions, we also honor an individual arts-champion with the Leadership Award and an extraordinary collaboration between a business and its arts partner is awarded the David Rockefeller pARTnership Award.

 

The honorees and their partnerships are promoted nationally as exemplars in creating dynamic arts and business partnerships. We are honored to announce the awardees below.

 

David Machado Restaurants (Portland, OR)

Doyle Coffin Architecture (Ridgefield, CT)

Erie Insurance (Erie, PA)

Grounds for Thought (Bowling Green, OH)

Jiffy Lube of Indiana (Fort Wayne, IN)

Nokia Bell Labs (New Providence, NJ)

Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI)

Omaha Steaks (Omaha, NE)

The Marcus Corporation (Milwaukee, WI)

Warby Parker (New York, NY)

 

The recipients of the 2019 David Rockefeller pARTnership Award are Gensler + Access Gallery in Denver, CO.

 

Image: 2018 Leadership Award Winner Chandrika Tandon and Business Committee for the Arts Chair Edgar Smith

 

The Leadership Award goes to Michael Martella, President of Boar’s Head and Chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation.

 

“We are grateful to honor these businesses and individuals for their exceptional involvement in ensuring that the arts thrive in their communities," said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “They provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into their employee, customer, and community relations activities. They enrich the lives of millions of Americans and truly set a standard for other businesses to follow.”

 

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Hospitality for the Arts

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Hospitality for the Arts

When searching for hotels, people are drawn to places that exude a sense of intention and creativity. A hotel’s aesthetics thus play a key role in its success –  as an industry, the hospitality world already has a need to be imaginative. It is only natural that they would embark upon successful partnerships with arts organizations and artists.

 

In 2017, three of the ten companies honored in the BCA 10 were hotels: 21c Museum Hotels based in Louisville, KY; The Betsy-South Beach in Miami Beach, FL; and Halekulani Corporation from Honolulu, HI. These businesses fulfill their need for strong, creative design while developing relationships with arts organizations and artists that also benefit the employees and the communities.

 

The same goes for the InterContinental Milwaukee, whose leadership has long recognized the value of the arts. Owned by The Marcus Corp., the InterContinental’s highly anticipated renovations will integrate spaces for studios, exhibits, and performances. President and CEO Greg Marcus recognizes the importance of a vibrant arts community for the wellbeing of a city, and hopes that the new downtown hotel will become a place to develop and share Milwaukee’s culture.

 

The Company has already demonstrated their commitment to the arts through Sculpture Milwaukee, an outdoor gallery initiative; the Warner Grant Theatre, which they donated to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; and the Pfister Hotel, which features an extensive Victorian art collection and an artist-in-residence program that is now in its ninth year.  

 

We are excited to see where these collaborations will lead and will keep an eye on this growing trend! 

 

Photo: The Betsy Orb Poetry Rail

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Badger Meter’s CEO Shares Expressive and Crucial Remarks at the BCA 10

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Badger Meter’s CEO Shares Expressive and Crucial Remarks at the BCA 10

On October 5, 2016, Badger Meter, manufacturer of flow measurement and control technology products received a BCA 10 award.  Badger Meter’s Chairman, President, and CEO, Richard Meeusen, accepted the award on the company’s behalf at the BCA 10 gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City.

 

During his exciting speech, he talked about how the arts and creativity have positively affected a majority of his staff, no matter what department they represent.  He acknowledged the arts as a large part of the inspiration needed to run businesses successfully and stimulate critical thinking among his staff.

 

Nominations are now open for the 2017 BCA 10.  If you are a business leader or community leader who wants to share or learn more about partnerships that benefit both the business and arts community, please contact us.  We want to hear from you.

 

Watch Richard Meeusen’s speech:

 

 

photo: Rana Faure

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