Arts Breakfast of Champions: Recognizing excellence
BCA’s annual Arts Breakfast of Champions celebrates outstanding support and leadership of the arts in Oregon. This lively event recognizes businesses and everyday arts “heroes” who have shown extraordinary commitment to innovation, creativity and economic development.
As one of Portland’s premier places to acknowledge the arts, the Breakfast brings together many of Oregon’s top business leaders and arts organizations for a morning of stimulating conversation and idea-sharing. Guests also have the chance to get an up-close look at Portland’s flourishing cultural scene with special performances from some of our region’s most talented arts groups.
2012 Arts Breakfast of Champions
On November 14, 2012, over 45o business and arts leaders gathered at the Portland Art Museum to celebrate outstanding business support of the Arts. A ‘whodunit of inspiring magnitude,’ the celebration featured artists, performers, business leaders all seeking to discover how the arts went missing. As it is, Oregon’s business heroes make sure the arts will never go missing through out their commitment to our vibrant community.
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BCA solicited nominations for the interesting, the bizarre, the people whose characters and special traits and skills give a flare and a flavor to that ever-strengthening bridge between arts, business and community. Here are the winners:
- Arts Writers Who Tell It Like It Is: Barry Johnson – Nominated by Susan Myers
- Awesome Branding in the Arts: Melissa Delzio of Meldel.com – Nominated by p:ear
- Genius in Technology in the Arts: Corwin Light-Williams – Nominated by p:ear
- Arts Patron w/ the Biggest Heart and Smallest Ego: Ronni Lacroute – Nominated by Hand2Mouth Theatre
Many thanks to these companies sponsored a table at the Arts Breakfast:
Bank of the Cascades
The Boeing Company
Davis Wright Tremaine
Ernst & Young
Gerding Edlen Development
JP Morgan Chase
Jordan Ramis PC
New Seasons Market
PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc
Perkins & Co
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Tonkon Torp LLP
Vibrant Table Catering
West Coast Bank
Want to know who the top business donors to the arts are this year? Visit our BCA Research Page and find out!