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United Arts Council Business Support of the Arts Call for Nominations

Nominations Open for 2014 Business Support of the Arts Awards Sponsored by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

[Raleigh, NC]— United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2014 Business Support of the Arts Awards. The awards are presented annually to businesses, organizations, and individuals that promote the arts and humanities in Wake County in a significant way.

The 2014 Business Support of the Arts Awards, co-sponsored by The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, will be presented in January 2014 at the annual “State of Arts and Culture in Wake County” event.

logo-bsaaDeadline for nominations is November 22, 2013.

Categories for nomination:

  • Large Business (More than 100 employees)
  • Small Business (Less than 100 employees)
  • Individual/Foundation
  • Arts Education (Individual, business, or organization that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving education through the arts)

Entry requirements and nomination forms can be found HERE or at

Any questions contact eoakley[at] or call 919-839-1498 x 203


Large Business: •American Airlines, 1990 •Burroughs Wellcome Company, 1991 •Glaxo, Inc., 1992 •Capitol Broadcasting Company, 1995 •CP&L, 1996 •The News & Observer, 1997 •NORTEL Networks, 1998 •First Citizens Bank, 1999 •Hudson-Belk, 2000 •BTI, 2001 •ABB Inc., 2002 •Clancy &Theys Construction Co., 2002 •Time Warner Cable – Raleigh , 2003 •WakeMed, 2004 •BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, 2005 •Wachovia Bank, 2006 •Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, 2007 •Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of NC, 2008 •BB&T, 2009 •Capital Bank, 2010 •The Umstead Hotel, 2011 •Progress Energy of the Carolinas, 2012 •Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton,LLP, 2013

Small Business: •Carolantic Realty, 1990 •Envirotek, Inc, 1991 •Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, 1992 •Associated Insurers, Inc., 1993 •Spectator Magazine, 1994 •Clearscapes, 1995 •KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, 1996 •Deloitte & Touche LLP, 1997 •Crabtree Valley Mall, 1998 •John Montgomery Violins and Marsh Woodwinds, 1999 •Pearce, Brinkley, Cease + Lee, PA., 2000 •AV Metro, 2001 •Allen and Woodall, CPA, 2003 •Little Arts Gallery/Ruth Green, 2004 •Quail Ridge Books & Music, 2005 •Ruggero Piano, 2006 •Greg Paul Builders, Inc., 2007 •The Glenwood Agency, 2008 •The English Garden, 2009 •Irregardless Café and Catering, 2010 •Downtown Raleigh Alliance, 2011 •Stained Glass Associates, 2012 •National Pawn, 2013

Individual/Foundation: •R. Peyton Woodson III, 1990 •G. Smedes York, 1991 •Frank A. Daniels Jr., 1992 •Patricia R. Hackney, 1993 •C. Miller Sigmon, 1994 •Merrie R. Hedrick, 1995 •Jim & Peggy Fain, 1996 •Margot M. Richter, 1997 •Sherwood H. Smith, Jr., 1998 •Dianne Davidian, 1999 •Parker Call, 2000 •Peter Loftin, 2001 •K. D. Kennedy, 2001 •Dr. Assad Meymandi, 2001 •A. J. Fletcher Foundation, 2001 •Lichtin Family Foundation, 2001 •Martha N. Zaytoun, 2002 •Anne Packer, 2003 •Kay Struffolino, 2004 •Benjamin K. Gibbs, 2005 •Dr. & Mrs. Shaler Stidham, Jr., 2006 •Margery and Earl Johnson, Jr., 2007 •Bobby Kadis, 2008 •Ben and Lianda Taylor, 2009 •Anthony Blackman, 2010 •Dr. John Q. Walker, 2011 •Tim Stevens, 2012 •Elizabeth Beam, 2013

Arts Education:Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Program, 1995 •Arts Together, 1996 •Voices, 1997 •Artspace, 1998 •Lisa Geyer, 1999 •Artsplosure, 2000 •Marilyn Brown, 2001 •llse Mann, 2002 •CreARTivity, 2003 •Elizabeth Beam, 2004 •Explorer Post 512, 2005 •Artspace, 2006 •Vicki J. Perry, 2007 •Kathy Hopkins, 2008 •Elizabeth Grimes Droessler, 2009 •Community Music School, 2010 •Philharmonic Association, 2011 •Linda S. Bamford, 2012 •Raleigh Fine Arts Society. 2013

The United Arts Council’s mission is to build better communities through support and advocacy of the arts. The mission of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is to sustain and further develop a thriving economy and to enhance our community’s quality of life.

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