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Thursday, September 29 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Using Economic Impact Studies to Build Success and Meaningful Partnerships

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Art Works. Those two words are used around the country to define arts based events and venues as economic engines. This session will equip attendees with the tools needed to find, understand and use Economic Impact Studies. We’ll take a look at these scenarios:
•one guy, one event, no resources - what’s available for free?
•one facility, multiple events, some resources - where to find the resources?
•one event, some resources - how to forge and maximize resources?
•many events, many resources - how to spread the wealth?

Moderators
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Wendy Tyner

Development/Publicity Director, Wintergrass Music Festival
Wendy is the Development Director for Acoustic Sound/Wintergrass. Wendy oversees all philanthropy and publicity for Wintergrass Music Festival, spending endless hours working with city and county government entities as well as private and public funding organizations. Prior to her work with Wintergrass, she was the Executive Director for Friends of the Farms, a non-profit organization supporting the preservation of farmland on Bainbridge... Read More →

Speakers
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Loren Gold

Staff, visitRaleigh.com
Loren is the Executive Vice President of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GRCVB as the official destination marketing organization of Raleigh and Wake County, accelerates sustainable economic growth and development by increasing visitor and group business. He is an integral part of the team that helped bring IBMA to Raleigh.
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Ron Raxter

Mr. Raxter recently retired after practicing law for almost 40 years.  His practice included advising non-profit arts organizations.  He was a founder of two non-profit arts organizations, the Apple Chill Cloggers and PineCone - the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of PineCone, the Education Committee of the International Bluegrass Music Association and Raleigh’s Local Organizing Committee... Read More →
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Leah Ross

Leah Ross is the Executive Director of the Birthplace of Country Music. Over the past 15 years, Ross has played an integral role in the development and growth of Bristol establishing its identity as the birthplace of country music. She served as a Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion volunteer from the first Festival in 2001 and became the executive director of the Festival in 2005. In 2011, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the Birthplace of... Read More →


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