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Sounding-Off on Arts & Business pARTnerships at the 2014 BCA 10

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As we gear up for October 6th’s BCA 10 Awards, honoring the best businesses partnering with the arts in America, we recall the powerful words of last year’s honorees as they address attendees from the arts and business worlds from the BCA 10 stage…

 

“We think that in our area much of the economic success over the last 25 years is due to the regions’ ability to attract creative, entrepreneurial, bright young people. We not only have beautiful mountains and forests and boundless recreational activities, but we also have a vibrant arts and culture and drama and music community.” --Mike Hollern, CEO, Brooks Resources Corporation


“Hallmark’s mission is to inspire meaningful connections, which enhance relationships and enrich lives. We feel the arts are central to this purpose.” --Donald Hall, Jr., President & CEO, Hallmark Cards


“We believe that the arts can be inspirational, transformative to children and to adults as well who experience them through so many different venues… through theatre and dance, music, film, and visual arts. Businesses, I believe, working in partnership with arts organizations, can and must play a vital role to help make this happen today and in the future.” --Jim Weddle, Managing Partner, Edward Jones


“We will provide over $1.5 million in 2014 to the arts, but I don’t want anyone to forget the fact that in Philadelphia it will provide a billion dollars to our local economy.” --Craig L. Adams, President & CEO, PECO Energy

 

“The arts encourage all of us at Milliken to challenge how far we can push our own unique talents, whether it’s through architecture and interior design, through chemical research, through product design, material fabrication, and building infrastructure. We know that innovation in all of these areas really truly starts with preserving and promoting the arts and art education within our own local community.” --Barbara Haaksma, Vice President- Corporate Marketing and Communications, Milliken & Company

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