Friday, February 25, 2011

SMART Growth Welcome Dinner

We were thrilled to see all of you at Petterino's last night. It is your personal participation that makes our Board and executive leadership so aware of the benefits of SMART Growth.

I hope you all met someone new that will be an asset to your organization. As you all know, every opportunity to network like this holds the potential to broaden your audience, cultivate new donors, and create collaborations that lead to more innovative artistic work.

Thanks again to the Arts & Business Council for organizing this event.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Welcome to the SMART Growth Program!

Welcome to the 2011 SMART Growth program blog site.  As I believe was briefly discussed at the orientation, this blog is really here for you to make as much use of as you can.

You can use this blog to communicate with the other organizations within the program, share tips or thoughts on the program or the Chicago Arts culture, and post events on the calendar that you want to promote for your organization.  We will also be posting specific program deadlines on the calendar ensuring that you are up to date with information.

We will also use this blog as a center for frequently asked questions, which I will post (along with the answers) as and when they come up.  Please be sure to check out this section before emailing me with a potential query.

I hope the blog becomes a helpful, exciting and informative tool for all of you, and once again I extend our welcome to all of you participating in our program.  I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SMART Growth Dinner

SMART Growth Dinner – for Executive Director and Board Chair
Thursday, February 24th at 5:30 p.m.
150 N. Dearborn

SMART Growth Orientation

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Chicago Community Trust
111 E. Wacker Drive, 26th floor conference room