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Making the Arts in Rural Oregon Their Business (from The pARTnership Movement)

In 2002, jobs were scarce in rural, isolated Baker City, OR, population 10,000. My husband and I decided to dedicate ourselves to growing our 20-year-old company, Chaves Consulting, Inc. from providing two jobs to creating 100 with a complete package of benefits. At about the same time, another vision was being created by the Crossroads […]

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BCA10 Awards Showcase pARTnerships (from The pARTnership Movement)

When business supports the arts, everyone profits. I had the honor of serving as a judge for The BCA 10 awards this year and found tangible evidence that this is true. The annual awards recognize 10 U.S. companies for their exceptional commitment to the arts. We evaluated nominees from across America—from small mom and pop […]

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Partnerships Between Arts and Business Have Pasta-bility

Collectively, we know the arts accomplish more than what meets the eye (or the ear), but sometimes there are partnerships which are attention grabbing for their creative approach. The collaboration between Aetna and the Center for Puppetry Arts is one of those partnerships. Well…whose attention wouldn’t be pulled towards a puppet called ‘Little Noodle’? ‘Little […]

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The Awards are Over, but the Celebrating Continues! (from ArtsWatch)

On November 4, arts and business leaders from all over the US commended twelve exceptional businesses for their commitment to the arts at the BCA 10 awards in New York City. Now that the awards are over, the black ties have come off and the awardees have returned to their respective home bases. But from […]

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