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Carolina Ballet to Sponsor Chamber Executive Women’s Luncheon Jan. 17

Local Arts Organization Supports Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Event.

Raleigh, NC, January 17, 2013 --( Robert Weiss, artistic director and CEO of Carolina Ballet (, has announced that the company will sponsor the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Executive Women’s Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary, N.C., located at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd. The Chamber Executive Women’s Luncheon is a quarterly networking event that connects executive-level professionals and managers to share thought leadership in their respective fields. This event, titled “How Engaging with Nonprofits Benefits Your Business,” will provide attendees the tools needed in order to make solid charitable decisions when investing in their communities. Furthermore, attendees will learn which nonprofits are a good fit for their business, when it is OK to deny a request, which staff members should be appoint to this task, and what opportunities for partnerships with nonprofits are available.

A panel of local business professionals and nonprofit leaders will share their knowledge during the event, including: Sandi Macdonald, president and CEO of the North Carolina Symphony; Michele Reeves, manager of organizational development and human resources at SAS; Crystal Suazo, partner at Vaco Raleigh, LLC; and Pat Wilkins, president of the Junior League of Raleigh. For more information regarding the Chamber Executive Women’s Luncheon, visit

“We are excited to help the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce reach the growing audience of women entrepreneurs in the Triangle area,” said Weiss. “At Carolina Ballet, we are committed to making Raleigh an even better place to live and work by providing people with access to the foremost business thought leadership, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Chamber in the future.”

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- Carolina Ballet has been involved with supporting the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and related events for five years.

About Carolina Ballet:
Carolina Ballet is a world-class professional ballet company based in Raleigh, N.C. Since its professional launch in 1998 under the leadership of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, the company has staged over 80 world premiere ballets, toured internationally in China and Hungary, has been acclaimed as one of the premiere arts organizations in the country. The mission of Carolina Ballet is to entertain and enlighten audiences in Raleigh, the greater Triangle area, North Carolina and beyond. The organization seeks to accomplish this mission by presenting traditional ballets of legendary masters; commissioning new works by innovative choreographers; educating current and future audiences through programs for school-aged children and other performance outreach activities, as well as attracting, developing, and retaining excellent dancers and artistic personnel combined with a fiscally responsible management and board of directors. For more information, please visit or call (919) 719-0800.

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