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Community Stakeholders Meeting – The Economic Impact of Creative Industries: Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!

Polk Arts Alliance presents Community Stakeholders Meeting on May 7 hosted by Southeastern University. Sponsored by Grasslands, Peterson & Myers, P.A. and Community Southern Bank.

Registration begin at 8:15am. The program begins at 9:00am.

The Economic Impact of Creative Industries “Full S.T.E.(A)M. Ahead!”

Science, Technology, Engineering, (ARTs) and Math

How Creativity Can Impact Community and Business Development and the Work Force.

~ Program ~

Meri Mass, Executive Director, Polk Arts Alliance

Opening Remarks
Commissioner Todd Dantzler
Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

Special Presentation Mayor Howard Wiggs
City of Lakeland

Keynote Speaker
Randy Cohen, Vice-President of Research & Policy
Americans for the Arts

The Impact of the Arts/Schools/Colleges (site Georgia Tech)
Claire Orologas, Executive Director
Polk Museum of Art

The Impact of Creativity on Business Sustainability and Acumen
Bill Mutz
Greenovative Homes

QGiv, Creative Component Value to Business
Todd Baylis, President
QGiv and Cipher Integrations

SEU College of Communications
Dr. Craig Collins, Dean
College of Communications, Languages and the Arts, Southeastern University

Closing Remarks
Kerri L. Post, Deputy Secretary of State
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Please RSVP name and number of attendees to or 863.804.0494


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