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10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2013

There is an old quote attributed to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich: “If any man will draw up his case, and put his name at the foot of the first page, I will give him an immediate reply. Where he compels me to turn over the sheet, he must wait my leisure…With the 2013 arts advocacy season once again upon us, the following is my updated Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts:

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Federal Departments Announce New Tourism Strategy

On May 10, U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and the U.S. Secretary for the Interior Ken Salazar released the U.S. National Travel & Tourism Strategy as developed through the Task Force on Travel & Competitiveness. The task force had been set up through a Presidential Executive Order in January that called for a strategy […]

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10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2012 (from Arts Watch)

Almost one year ago, I posted The Top Ten Reasons to Support the Arts in response to a business leader who wanted to make a compelling case for government and corporate contributions to the arts. Being a busy guy, he didn’t want a lot to read: “Keep it to one page, please.” With the arts […]

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On the Road: Extolling the Virtue of the Arts, Tourism, & Business Partnerships

Our President & CEO, Bob Lynch, is always on the road extolling the virtues of the arts and arts education on behalf of our members and the general public. Recently, Bob spent a whirlwind week talking about tourism, business partnerships, and advocacy in Orlando, Houston, and Miami. In Orlando, Bob was sworn in for a […]

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What a Gift!

Surreal is a good word to describe how I feel working for the Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau these days. Why you ask? Well, in just five short months I will be just blocks away from the works of Thomas Hart Benton, Marsden Hartley, Andrew Wyeth, Asher B. Duran, and John Singer Sargent to name […]

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Business + Arts = Places We Want to Be

One night in mid-May, the coolest place in Cincinnati was a party on top of a painting. It was Cincinnati Fashion Week and we were all smack in the intersection of art and business. We went to parties celebrating Andy Warhol in the former Contemporary Arts Center, talks about fashion art at the Cincinnati Art […]

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