Winners of Business in the Arts Awards Announced

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, Bellwether Community Credit Union, New Hampshire Magazine, and Fin Brand Positioning were announced as the winners of the Business in the Arts Awards at a gala evening presentation by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on May 16 in Manchester. More than 325 guests attended the 27 th annual celebration.

The winners were applauded for their outstanding support of the arts through donations of time, money and resources to the arts in their communities and statewide.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant was lauded for their planning support as well as for providing of all the food and décor for the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center’s annual fund raiser. Bellwether Community Credit Union received accolades for making the arts a priority in greater Manchester especially wit their support of the Palace Theatre, and for living their belief that the arts are the soul of their community. New Hampshire Magazine was cited for their support of artists and cultural organizations in their publication, especially for the creation of the New Hampshire Theatre Awards and for establishing a network for and about professional and community theater statewide. Fin Brand Positioning was credited with creating the design and branding of the Portsmouth Museum of Art and for developing the successful campaign for the final 2010 exhibition.

Each winner received a framed painting by New Hampshire artist Melissa Miller of Concord. The Sharon Arts Center provided the table centerpieces. The ArtsBags Cultural Trivia Show highlighted the evening’s sponsors and contained cultural goodies of tickets, tee shirts, posters and books contributed by New Hampshire’s many cultural organizations. The grand prize was donated by Wentworth-by-the-Sea.

Kevin Flynn, journalist and author, was the master of ceremonies for the festivities. The evening’s performance showcase featured the creative placemaking of New Hampshire communities and included of the Manchester Community Music School faculty trio Infinities, author Howard Mansfield, “The Impossible Dream” by the Seacoast Repertory Theatre and the barbershop quartet Breakaway.

Corporate Sponsors were Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Hypertherm, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, People’s United Bank, Public Service of NH, RiverStone Resources LLC, Winthrop Charitable Gift Fund. TD Charitable Foundation was the underwriter.

Event Supporters were Concord Hospital, The Duprey Companies, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, McLane Law Firm, RMC Research Corp., and Stibler Associates

The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts presents the awards annually to recognize and honor outstanding business support of the arts. The NHBCA was founded to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts. For more information about the awards or the NHBCA contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or visit the web site at www.nhbca.com.

Chairman Barry Brensinger Remarks at the 2011 Business in the Arts Awards

Good evening. I am Barry Brensinger, Chairman of the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. And, it is my pleasure to be with you tonight and to welcome you to our 27 th Annual Business in the Arts Awards.

As has been our tradition for nearly three decades, we gather here to be inspired by the artists and arts organizations that call New Hampshire home, and to applaud those businesses that invest in the rich culture of our State.

Let’s celebrate again the wonderful performance by the talented musicians from the Manchester Community Music School.

As a member of Manchester’s business community and proud parent of a former Manchester Community Music School student, I certainly appreciate and value all that the School brings to the quality of life in our City and the role that it plays in defining this “Place” we call Manchester.

The theme of tonight’s dinner is “Creative Placemaking”. Shaping space and building community are essential elements of my work as an Architect, so I am particularly interested in this evening’s message.

In recent years we’ve heard much about the concept of the creative economy. And, in our cities and towns from all four corners of New Hampshire we’ve seen communities enhanced by the fusion of economic strength and cultural vitality.

Creative Placemaking more deeply integrates arts and culture into the daily life of a community. Through Creative Placemaking a diversity of community interests collaborate to celebrate their collective resources, values, and passion for life. It is a way for us to show the world that our communities are places where life is enriched by the arts.

And, indeed, the best examples of Creative Placemaking teach us that not only can a “place” inform and inspire art, but that in turn “art” shapes and informs place.

Creative Placemaking adds dimension to life by engaging us in art, nurturing innovation, and celebrating community.

While the technologies of the modern world enable us to live almost anywhere and remain “connected”, we continue to be drawn to those communities we “choose” to call “home” in large part because of their investment in the arts and culture.

We can all be proud that so many New Hampshire communities are taking important steps toward incorporating Creative Placemaking into their planning efforts. A sampling of this good work includes:

• Newmarket Mills: A center for the arts and heritage in Newmarket’s historic mill district that is combining retail and space for the arts as a means of bringing citizens together to enjoy the visual and performing arts.

• Another revitalized mill, the Washington Street Mills Business and Cultural Center in Dover has cultivated a vibrant community of businesses and artists. This “place” retains its historic character, while providing commodious space for offices, restaurants, manufacturers, retailers, and an artists’ colony complete with gallery.

• Nashua Arts is building on the Gate City’s strong tradition of supporting the arts by promoting accessibility to art through public art walks, gallery strolls, film festivals and public performances.

• Upper Valley Arts Alliance honors the bi-state culture of its communities, giving its vibrant arts scene a cohesive voice on both sides of the Connecticut River.

• And in Concord, examples of Creative Placemaking in downtown life continue to thrive. Each Saturday, the Concord Arts market brings the community together to celebrate the talents of local artists. This summer a new development on South Main Street will open, offering office space, galleries, and live/work space for artists, thereby continuing the transformation of the City’s south end into a thriving arts district.

More and more our cities and towns are embracing the truth that artists and their art are essential to vital community.

Portsmouth’s whimsical outdoor sculpture symbolizes a community that values artistic curiosity. Manchester’s cultural organizations are working together with local government to support its theatres and galleries, in the City’s historic buildings, through physical proximity and cross-promotion.

And, to our west, communities in the Monadnock Region have banded together to promote their identities through Arts Alive.

When creativity is nourished and allowed to flourish, it inspires curiosity, wonder, and engagement with the world around us. In other words, a community’s investment in the arts can lead not only to the creation of more art, but to an inspired and engaged citizenry.

And, of course none of these successes would be realized without your investments as our business leaders. Your involvement in community and your outspoken and generous support of the artists and art organizations that make New Hampshire so culturally rich, are essential.

Tonight we salute you and your good work. All of the companies nominated have demonstrated leadership by contributing resources, volunteer power, and good counsel to make sure that arts organizations of all types and sizes are well-supported and integrated into the “places” we call home.

For that and more, we thank you.

Business in the Arts Awards 27th Annual Gala May 16

The 27th annual Business in the Arts Awards will be held Monday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center of New Hampshire – Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts, the gala will honor the thirty-one New Hampshire businesses nominated for this year’s awards. The evening highlights a celebration of business support for the arts and entertains with a performance showcase of drama, literature and music. The grand finale is the announcement of the Award winners.

Kevin Flynn, journalist and author, is the master of ceremonies for the festivities. The performers include the Manchester Community Music School faculty trio Infinities, “The Impossible Dream” scene and music from Man of La Mancha by the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, author Howard Mansfield and the men’s a cappella quartet Breakaway.

More arts features include a cultural trivia quiz show with lucky contestants winning baskets filled with goodies from New Hampshire’s cultural organizations, table centerpieces by the Sharon Art Center and the award prizes by painter Melissa Miller.

The thirty businesses were nominated for their sponsorships, employee volunteerism, and donations of products and services in support of the arts. The winners in each of four categories will be announced during the evening.

The nominees are:

APS Lighting, Sound and AV

Bank of America

Bellwether Community Credit Union

Beswick Engineering

Brady Sullivan Properties

Bridgewater Power Company

Ceaser Photography

Citizens Bank

Common Man Family of Restaurants

Coventry Assets

Devin Moisan Auctioneers

Elbrys Networks

Fin Brand Positioning

Goodbrain.com

Greene Lombardi Law Group

Laconia Savings Bank

Lincoln Financial Group

Margaritas Restaurant

Megaprint Inc.

Meredith Village Savings Bank

New Hampshire Magazine

Peerless Insurance

People’s United Bank

Piscataqua Savings Bank

Plymouth State University

Rath, Young & Pignatelli, P.C.

TD Bank

The Studio of Photographic Arts

The Citizen of Laconia

The Provident Bank

UNH School of Law

The Business in the Arts Awards Corporate Sponsors are Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Dartmouth-Hitchcock , Hypertherm, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, People’s United Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire, Riverstone Resources LLC and Winthrop Charitable Gift Fund. TD Charitable Foundation is an Underwriter.
Event Supporters include: Concord Hospital, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, The Duprey Companies, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, McLane Law Firm, RMC Research Corp. and Stibler Associates.

For more information, or to reserve tickets for the May 16 gala, contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or arts@nhbca.com. Tickets are $75 each; tables for 10 are $750. Thanks to the support of the Sponsors and Underwriter, the NHBCA is able to offer a limited number of reduced price tickets to artists and arts administrators who make a request for them. The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts was founded in 1985 to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts.

Winners of Business in the Arts Awards Named at 26th Gala

NextEra Energy, RiverStone Resources, Persian Rug Galleries and Monadnock Living were announced as the winners of the Business in the Arts Awards at a gala evening presentation by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on May 17 in Manchester. More than 350 guests attended the 26 th annual celebration.

The winners were applauded for their outstanding support of the arts through sponsorships, staff involvement, project assistance and donated services to the arts in their communities and statewide.

NextEra Energy was lauded in particular for their planning and support of the Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s annual fund raiser and for assisting the Rep with securing the Mill Pond Center for expanded educational and performing arts programming. RiverStone Resources received accolades for making the arts a priority statewide, believing that the arts add to quality of life for their workforce and in particular for support of The MacDowell Colony’s Medal Day. Persian Rug Galleries was cited for their support of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters – sponsoring the annual auction, donating business space to host special events, arranging presentations to rotary clubs and offering business and marketing expertise. Monadnock Living was credited with raising awareness and support of art and culture in their region by hiring only local artists for writing projects and graphic design assistance as well as creating a focused appeal to their 18,000 readers that raised gifts of time, talent and funds to area arts organizations.

The Leadership Award was presented to Steve Duprey of Concord to honor his long time support of and vision for incorporating the arts into New Hampshire’s communities. He helped establish the Community Development Finance Authority and persuaded others to adopt policy that supported his belief that economic development in the state was vitally connected and directly linked to arts development. Organizations that he has worked with to ensure their success include the League of NH Craftsmen, Capitol Center for the Arts, Colonial Theatre in Keene, Red River Theatres, The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Concord, CATCH Neighborhood Housing and the New Hampshire Art Association. In addition he has funded exhibitions at The Currier Museum of Art and maintains a personal art collection.

John Clayton, columnist for the Union Leader and author of several books, was the master of ceremonies for the festivities. The evening’s performance showcase featured the creative communities of New Hampshire and included fiddler Patrick Ross, Camerata New England, poet Alice B. Fogel, the Seacoast Repertory Theatre and the Acting Loft.

Each winner received a framed print photograph by New Hampshire photographer Sid Ceaser of Nashua. The League of NH Craftsmen provided the table centerpieces. The ArtsBags Cultural Trivia Show highlighted the evening’s sponsors and contained cultural goodies of tickets, tee shirts, posters and books contributed by New Hampshire’s many cultural organizations. The grand prize was donated by Wentworth-by-the-Sea.

Corporate sponsors were Bank of America, FairPoint Communications, Isaacson Structural Steel, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Ocean Bank, a division of People’s United Bank, Public Service Company of NH, RiverStone Resources, and Winthrop Charitable Gift Fund. Underwriters were Citizens Bank Foundation and TD Charitable Foundation.

Event supporters included Anthem BCBS, Concord Hospital, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Lavallee Brensinger and Stibler Associates, McLane Law Firm and RMC Research Corporation.

The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts presents the awards annually to recognize and honor outstanding business support of the arts. The NHBCA was founded to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts. For more information about the awards or the NHBCA contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or visit the web site at www.nhbca.com.

Winners of Business in the Arts Awards Named at 25th Gala

Citizens Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, HippoPress and One Washington Center were announced as the winners of the Business in the Arts Awards at a gala evening presentation by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on May 11 in Manchester. More than 300 guests were in attendance for the 25 th anniversary of the Awards.

The winners were applauded for their outstanding support of the arts through sponsorships, staff involvement, project assistance and donated services to the arts in their communities and statewide.

Citizens Bank was lauded for its extensive financial and board service support to many arts organizations statewide, guided by its belief that the strength of the company is tied to the strength of communities where they do business, and that the arts are integral. Merrimack County Savings Bank received accolades for its support of a variety of arts projects in the Concord area and specifically for its support of the Friends Program “Friends Finding Friends” art auction. HippoPress was cited for coverage of the arts scene, and also for helping to create and expand the offerings in the state. One Washington Center was credited for its promotion of the creative economy in renovating its historic building to create a mixed-use space for artists, nonprofits, and small business alike that demonstrates its commitment to developing not just a thriving business, but a thriving community as well.

Mike Morin, host of “New Hampshire in the Morning” on 95.7 WZID was the master of ceremonies for the festivities. The evening’s performance showcase featured the cultural richness of New Hampshire and the participation of business over the past 25 years and included Apple Hill String Quartet, Rebecca Rule, Peacock Players and Average Joes barbershop quartet.

Each winner received a framed print by New Hampshire artist Elizabeth Mayor of Hanover. The New Hampshire Potters Guild provided the table centerpieces. The ArtsBags Cultural Trivia Show highlighted the evening’s sponsors and contained cultural goodies of tickets, tee shirts, posters and books contributed by New Hampshire’s many cultural organizations and a grand prize of a two-night stay at Wentworth-by-the-Sea.

In honor of the 25th celebration Bank of America and Public Service Company of NH were the presenting sponsors. Corporate sponsors were FairPoint Communications, Isaacson Structural Steel, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Ocean Bank, Riverstone Resources, and Winthrop Charitable Gift Fund. Underwriters were Citizens Bank Foundation and TD Banknorth.

Event supporters included Concord Hospital, Lavallee Brensinger and Stibler Associates, McLane Law Firm, RMC Research Corporation, and Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green.

The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts presents the awards annually to recognize and honor outstanding business support of the arts. The NHBCA was founded to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts. For more information about the awards or the NHBCA contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or visit the web site at www.nhbca.com.

Business in the Arts Awards 25th Gala May 11

The 25th annual Business in the Arts Awards will be held May 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Center of New Hampshire – Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts, the gala will honor the twenty-six New Hampshire businesses nominated for this year’s awards. The culmination of the evening will be the naming of the winners. The evening highlights a celebration of business support for the arts and entertains with a performance showcase of drama, literature and music.

Mike Morin, host of “New Hampshire in the Morning” on WZID is the Master of Ceremonies for the festivities. The performers include the Apple Hill String Quartet, Peacock Players and Rebecca Rule.
More arts features include a cultural trivia quiz show with lucky contestants winning baskets filled with goodies from New Hampshire’s cultural organizations; table centerpieces by the NH Potters Guild; and award prizes by Elizabeth Mayor.

Twenty-six businesses were nominated for their sponsorships, employee volunteerism, and donations of products and services in support of the arts. The winners in each of four categories will be announced during the evening.
The nominees are:

One Washington Place

Bank of America

Bridgewater Power Company

The Citizen of Laconia

Citizens Bank

The Common Man Family of Restaurants

Elbrys Networks

The First National Bank of Ipswich

Four Points Sheraton Manchester

Frisbie Memorial Hospital

Gordi’s Fish and Steakhouse

The Governor’s Inn

Great Bay Aviation

HippoPress

The Inns and Spa At Mill Falls

Laconia Savings Bank

Lincoln Financial Group

Loon Mountain Recreation Corp.

Meredith Village Savings Bank

Merrimack County Savings Bank

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation

NH Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

The Portsmouth Brewery & Smuttynose Brewery

Ravenwood Curio Shoppe

Sprague Energy Corp.

WYCN TV13 Nashua

The Business in the Arts Awards Presenting Sponsors are Bank of America and Public Service of New Hampshire. Corporate Sponsors are: FairPoint Communications; Isaacson Structural Steel; Lincoln Financial Group; Northeast Delta Dental; Ocean Bank; and Riverstone Resources LLC. Underwriters are Citizens Bank Foundation and TD Banknorth.

For more information, or to reserve tickets for the May 11 gala, contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or arts@nhbca.com. Tickets are $75 each; tables for 10 are $650. Thanks to the support of the Sponsors and Underwriters, the NHBCA is able to offer reduced price tickets to artists and arts administrators who contact the NHBCA. The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts was founded in 1985 to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts.

Arts Recovery

House Appropriations Committee’s Economic Stimulus Package Includes $50 Million for the National Endowment for the Arts

The House Democratic leadership has just released details of an $825 billion economic stimulus package with $275 billion in tax breaks and $550 billion in spending.

The proposal includes a $50 million allocation for the National Endowment for the Arts, with the stipulation that 40 percent of such funding be distributed through state and regional arts agencies, the balance to go out in direct grants from the NEA. The proposal further stipulates that all funds must be awarded by September 30, 2010 using existing grant-making procedures.

This information is being passed on from the State Arts Council to alert the N.H. arts community and related enterprises about the ways that the House leadership version of the new economic stimulus package is including provisions that could benefit the arts and communities that involve the arts to meet local needs.
Here are more details from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies:

The announcement made by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. David Obey (D-WI), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, marks the first step in the legislative process of moving forward on the stimulus measure with the goal of passing the legislation and sending it to President-elect Barack Obama by Feb. 13, when Congress is scheduled to begin its Presidents Day recess.

The funding and tax proposals outlined by the Democratic leaders go to the tax-writing and appropriations committees in the House next week, after the presidential inauguration, to draft the legislation embodying the proposals offered today. Similar action needs to be taken by the Senate before a final piece of legislation is ready for the President’s signature.

The funding for the NEA, in a section tagged “National Treasures” with a total of $400 million, includes $200 million to address the deterioration of the National Mall and repair of the Tidal Basin ‘s collapsing walls at the Jefferson Memorial, and $150 million for the backlog of repairs at the Smithsonian. No other cultural agencies were marked for funding.

Overall, the stimulus proposal would provide $141.6 billion for education programs; $124.1 billion for health care programs; $102 billion in assistance to workers for job training and unemployment benefits; $90 billion for transportation infrastructure; $87 billion to help states with Medicaid costs; $54 billion in energy spending; $16 billion for science and technology-related programs; and $4 billion for state and local law enforcement funding.

The specifics of the proposal announced by the Democratic leaders include an unusual statement of accountability attached to the measure, referred to as “a historic level of transparency.” Among the safeguards, the measure states: “Public notification of funding must include a description of the investment funded, the purpose, the total cost and why the activity should be funded with recovery dollars. Governors, mayors or others making funding decisions must personally certify that the investment has been fully vetted and is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. This will also be placed on the recovery website…. There are no earmarks in this package.”

Winners of the 2008 Business in the Arts Awards Announced

Concord Hospital, Mascoma Savings Bank, Bresette + Company, and Atlantic Media were announced as the winners of the 2008 Business in the Arts Awards at a gala evening presentation by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on May 12 in Manchester. Patrick Duffy was named as the recipient of the Leadership Award. More than 350 guests were in attendance including the Governor and Dr. Lynch.

The winners were applauded for their outstanding support of the arts through sponsorships, staff involvement, project assistance and donated services to the arts in their communities and statewide.

Concord Hospital was highlighted for its extensive collection of visual art and use of performing arts in therapeutic care, commitment to local artists, and creating an overall environment that celebrates the role of the arts in healing. Mascoma Savings Bank received accolades for its support of a variety of arts organizations and of its leadership support of the extensive renovation and recreation of the AVA Gallery in Lebanon. Bresette + Company was cited for its creation of a marketing campaign and new design for the Seacoast Repertory Theatre including producing a web site, logo and brochure. Atlantic Media was cited for its promotion of the creative economy including in-kind promotions for The Music Hall, cultural exchanges and serving on boards of various cultural organizations.

Patrick Duffy was honored for his successful leading of the transformation and grand expansion of the Currier Museum of Art. Using his statewide contacts from an extensive background in business, government and civic and community affairs, he oversaw a 33,000 square foot expansion and a successful 21.4 million dollar capital campaign.

Virginia Prescott, host of the NH Public Radio show “Word of Mouth” was the master of ceremonies for the festivities. The evening’s performance showcase featured New Hampshire’s arts presence on the national stage with the Nashua Symphony Chorus, NH Poetry Slam Team, NH Theatre Project’s The Primary, Primary , and best-selling author and illustrator Tomie dePaola.

Each winner received a framed painting by nationally known New Hampshire artist Clifford Smith. In honor of its upcoming 75 th Annual Craftsmen Fair, the League of NH Craftsmen provided the table centerpieces. The ArtsBags Cultural Trivia Show highlighted the evening’s sponsors and contained cultural goodies of tickets, tee shirts, posters and books contributed by New Hampshire’s many cultural organizations and a grand prize of a two-night stay at the Mt. Washington Resort.

The Business in the Arts Awards Corporate Sponsors were Bank of America, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, FairPoint Communications, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Ocean Bank, and Public Service of NH. Underwriters were Citizens Bank Foundation and TD Banknorth.

Event Supporters included Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in NH, Concord Hospital, Ernst & Young, Isaacson Structural Steel, Lavallee/Brensinger and Stibler Associates, McLane Law Firm, RMC Research Corporation and Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green.

The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts presents the awards annually to recognize and honor outstanding business support of the arts. The NHBCA was founded to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the art. For more information about the awards or the NHBCA contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or visit the web site at www.nhbca.com.

Business in the Arts Awards Set for May 12, 2008

The 24th annual Business in the Arts Awards will be held May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Center of New Hampshire – Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts, the gala will honor the thirty New Hampshire businesses nominated for this year’s awards. The culmination of the evening will be the naming of the winners. The evening highlights a celebration of business support for the arts and entertains with a performance showcase of drama, literature and music.

Virginia Prescott, host of “Word of Mouth” on New Hampshire Public Radio is the Master of Ceremonies for the festivities. The performers include the Nashua Symphony Chorus, the New Hampshire Poetry Slam Team, the New Hampshire Theatre Project and best-selling author Tomie dePaola.

More arts features include a cultural trivia quiz show with lucky contestants winning baskets filled with goodies from New Hampshire’s cultural; table centerpieces by the League of NH Craftsmen; and award prizes by Clifford Smith.

Thirty businesses were nominated for their sponsorships, employee volunteerism, and donations of products and services in support of the arts. The winners in each of four categories will be announced during the evening. Additionally, one individual will receive an award for leadership based on his or her demonstrated efforts in promoting business leadership commitments to the arts.

The nominees are:

Atlantic Media

Bank of America

Bellwether Community Credit Union

Bresette + Company

Bridgewater Power Company

The Citizen of Laconia

Citizens Bank

Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A.

Coldwell Banker Redpath

Concord Hospital

Crotched Mountain

Crowne Plaza, Nashua

Four Points by Sheraton Hinckley, Allen, & Snyder LLP

HippoPress

Independent Services Network

The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls

The Keene Sentinel

Laconia Savings Bank

Lincoln Financial Group

The Littleton Coin Company

Loon Mountain

Mascoma Savings Bank

Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion

Meredith Village Savings Bank

Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation

Pauli’s Bakery & Restaurant

Southern New Hampshire University

TD Banknorth

The Business in the Arts Awards Corporate Sponsors are: Bank of America, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Ocean Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire. Underwriters are Citizens Bank Foundation and TD Banknorth.

For more information, or to reserve tickets for the May 12 gala, contact the NHBCA at 603 224-8300 or arts@nhbca.com. Tickets are $75 each; tables for 10 are $650. Thanks to the support of the Corporate Sponsors, the NHBCA is able to offer reduced price tickets to artists and arts administrators who contact the NHBCA. The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts was founded in 1985 to educate, motivate and recognize business support of and participation in the arts.