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The Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Announces 2013 Award Honorees


Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia honors the organizations, partnerships and individuals who shape the creative landscape of the Philadelphia region at its 28th Annual Awards Celebration on May 8.

Philadelphia, PA, April 21, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC) is pleased to announce the honorees of its 28th Annual Awards Celebration.

“We are honored to recognize such an exceptional group of leaders, innovators, partnerships and volunteers. The Arts & Business Council nurtures the exchange of talent and energy between the business and creative communities and, as the convener of these two sectors, it is important for us to publically honor those who facilitate, participate in and drive this exchange,” said ABC Executive Director Karin Copeland.

Nominated by their peers throughout the 11-county region and selected by a jury comprised of Arts & Business Council Advisory Board Members, the awards are presented in 10 categories:

Anne d’Harnoncourt Award for Artistic Excellence
Claes Oldenberg

G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Individual Leadership Award
Carole Haas Gravagno

Business & Arts Partnership Award: Large Business with an Arts Organization
PNC & The Barnes Foundation

Business & Arts Partnership Award: Small to Mid-Size Business with an Arts Organization
Philadelphia Sculptors & Globe Development Group

PNC Arts Alive Award for Innovation in Honor of Peggy Amsterdam
People's Light & Theatre Company

Creative Economy Award for Distinction in a For-Profit Creative Field
ShootersINC

Business On Board Volunteer Leader of the Year Award
Melissa Blanton, Esq., Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Business Volunteer for the Arts Volunteer of the Year Award
Mary Rosenberger, Owner and CMO, Amare Inc.

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Volunteers of the Year Award
Keith Joseph, Esq., Associate, Ballard Spahr, LLP
Maura McKenna, Esq., Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis

Technology Connectors Volunteer of the Year Award
John Tigh, Senior Manager, The North Highland Company

The Arts & Business Council Awards Celebration 2013 is Co-Presented by ESM Productions and Jacobson Strategic Communications in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by: The Bancorp Bank; Comcast|NBC10; Fisher & Phillips LLP; Independence Blue Cross; KPMG;
Nutrisystem; PECO; PNC Arts Alive; Safeguard Scientifics; Saul Ewing LLP; TD Bank.

The regional arts and business community is invited to join the 2013 honorees and event sponsors to celebrate the 2013 winners at the Arts & Business Council Awards Celebration 2013 at Vie on Wednesday, March 8, 2013. The celebration features a theater style awards ceremony, a cocktail soiree with a dinner buffet, and ample time to network.

For more information or to register, visit: www.artsandbusinessphila.org/awards2013

About the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC) strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the business, legal & technology communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener. ABC, with the support of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, is uniquely positioned to actively connect the creative sector with the business, legal and technology communities. For more information, visit www.artsandbusinessphila.org.
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Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
Anna Stokes
215-790-3638
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http://www.artsandbusinessphila.org/

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