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Volunteer Opportunities Help Employers Attract Talent, Report Says
Jul 25, 2014 0 Comments
Attracting young talent to a company may be linked to the company’s opportunities for workplace giving and volunteerism. A recent article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy cites the results of the 2014 Millennial Impact Report...
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Ameren Employees Raise Nearly $102,000 for the Arts in St. Louis in 2013
Oct 16, 2013 0 Comments
The Arts and Education Council, the St. Louis region’s United Arts Fund, recently announced that employees of Ameren Corporation have raised nearly $102,000 for the arts and arts education this year. This brings the total for...
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Businesses "Go Ape" for South Dakota Zoo
Jul 15, 2013 0 Comments
(Photo credit: Emily Spartz, Argus Leader.)   Reason to partner with the arts #1: Employees want to live and work in a vibrant community. That’s exactly why business support is pouring into the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge...
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Part of the Value of Culture
Sep 20, 2012 0 Comments
Last Friday, a couple of Arts & Business Council of New York staff members attended a City Council hearing on how cultural organizations support New York City businesses, to help Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, his City Council...
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Demonstrating the Arts as a Key Component to the Local Economy
Aug 09, 2012 0 Comments
Just like most small to medium-sized metro areas around the country, Harrisburg, PA has not always fully capitalized on the power of its local arts scene. About eighteen months ago the Cultural Enrichment Fund (CEF), the region’s...
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Matching Gifts: A Good Cause to Stay
Jun 29, 2012 0 Comments
Author: Ryan Scott The Best Gift You Can Give Your Employees was originally posted on Forbes.   Telecommuting, competitive pay, stock options, extended vacation time, a gym, catered lunches and other attractive benefits will...
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Who's Number One?
Apr 19, 2012 0 Comments
The sweet sixteen. The elite eight. The final four. But what does it really come down to…Who’s number ONE?!?!   In the case of The Economist’s Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global City Competitiveness (just released last week), IT’S...
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Greater Lansing's Art in the Sky
Mar 21, 2012 0 Comments
Driving around Greater Lansing, MI, commuters may be surprised to discover 672-square-foot works of art on area billboards that normally carry advertising. These artful billboards can be found in the sky along the highways leading...
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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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Support for the arts is good business for Arizona
Mar 19, 2012 0 Comments
In an op-ed in the Phoenix Business Journal, Michael Seiden writes about the value of the arts to the Phoenix business community.  Here is an excerpt.   It has been said that Arizona often attracts businesses because their...
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Iowa View: Fine arts nurture growth of cities
Mar 12, 2012 0 Comments
By Robert Lynch, President & CEO, Americans for the Arts and Suku Radia, President and CEO, Bankers Trust Company   Creative placemaking — leveraging the arts to help shape and revitalize the physical, social, and economic...
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Let the Arts Live Long and Prosper
Feb 07, 2012 0 Comments
The crew from the Star Trek Enterprise made a stop in Kansas City to warn people about what the future will look like in a world without funding for the arts.  ArtsKC's award luncheon and campaign kick-off honored businesses...
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Zappos Shoe Company Makes Its Mark in Downtown Las Vegas
Nov 10, 2011 0 Comments
Zappos CEO Mr. Hsieh has hundreds of employees donating time to brainstorm ideas for new restaurants, bars, and artistic opportunities near Las Vegas City Hall. This includes purchasing the rights to First Friday, a monthly celebration...
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