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Meet Bill, the Shakespeare of Central Pennsylvania
Jun 28, 2012 0 Comments
Bill, the Shakespeare of Litigation made an appearance in the Central Penn Business Journal through the work of The Cultural Enrichment Fund in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   Want to learn how to place ads in your own community?...
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On the Fence in Denver
Jun 28, 2012 0 Comments
I hate construction sites.   I know, I know: it means architects drafting blueprints; it means a plumber buying his daughter a new tutu; it means an accountant sweating the costs of nuts and bolts; it means a toy manufacturer...
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We Mean Business in Chattanooga
Jun 21, 2012 0 Comments
I would characterize our relationship with our local business community as “maturing” and “promising.”   As a united arts fund agency, Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga has received significant support from our businesses...
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Miami's Marriage of Arts and Tourism
Jun 12, 2012 0 Comments
Cultural Tourism is exploding here in a Miami—in a good way according to Bruce Turkel, CEO of TURKEL, a travel and tourism marketing firm in Miami.   “It makes sense that when you have people coming from all around the world...
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Perserverance Pays Off: Reaching out to Your Local Chamber of Commerce
May 31, 2012 0 Comments
After several years of trying, I was happy to finally snag a meeting with the Montgomery County (Maryland) Chamber of Commerce to make a presentation called Innovative Ways to Attract/Retain Top Talent: Innovative Arts & Humanities...
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Getting Strategic With Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Karen Zinn, Principal, KZB Advisors, speaks about her experience as a business volunteer with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens after being matched with the organization through Philadelphia Arts & Business Council's Business Volunteers...
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A Utility Player Comes Through
May 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mayor Pedro Segarra and the Northeast Utilities video team getting ready to film.   The arts and corporate communities have an interesting, long-standing relationship—especially here in Hartford. In fact, the Greater Hartford...
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Planning that Gets You New Partners
Apr 27, 2012 0 Comments
Most community leaders don’t think about the arts much and most don’t really believe there is a link between arts and economic development.   I try to change that by hosting my own arts and economic development planning process...
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Cultural Foundation Gets New Name, Mission
Apr 17, 2012 0 Comments
As part of its plan to more aggressively court local business leaders, the nonprofit Cultural Foundation of Broward has changed its name and its mission for engaging the county's corporate community. The new name is Business...
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Dallas Business/Arts Initiative
Apr 11, 2012 0 Comments
The North Texas Business Council for the Arts (BCA) is teaming up with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to encourage more partnerships between arts and business.  A group of 15 business leaders who support the arts are working with...
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Kansas City Celebrates Artists at Work
Mar 29, 2012 0 Comments
Spring is my favorite time of year because companies across Kansas City begin luring artists, writers, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers from their cubes for the sixth annual Art@Work corporate arts festival.   When the program...
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Getting to know the new Corporate Give-meister
Mar 26, 2012 0 Comments
BIG NEWS: The corporate giving landscape is changing.   Ok, you already know this, don’t you?   We are all becoming more and more familiar with the changes in corporate giving. And as we all try to adjust to these changes...
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Partnering with the Arts On and Off the Slopes
Mar 20, 2012 0 Comments
Aspen Skiing Company won Colorado Business Committee for the Arts' (CBCA's) 2012 Business for the Arts Impact Award which highlights innovative use of the arts to propel business strategies.  Aspen Skiing Company partnered with...
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Corporate Giving is an Investment in the Community
Mar 15, 2012 0 Comments
The company, Glatfelter Insurance Group, has 500 employees and is one of the largest privately held insurance brokers in the United States. They not only value the arts as a tool for human resources (very pragmatic), but also...
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