How to Partner with your Chamber of Commerce Coffee Chat July 2021
Recorded On: 07/22/2021
About this Conversation
Join your peers for a free virtual conversation where we will explore tactics for how local arts agencies can create effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with their local chambers of commerce. This conversation is a continuation of the live discussion in Part one of the How to Partner with your Local Chamber of Commerce Series. We recommend checking out the on-demand webinars and toolkit before joining us for this discussion.
Jessica Stern (Moderator)
Senior Manager, Local Arts and Business Partnerships
Americans for the Arts
Jessica is the Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager with Americans for the Arts. Prior to this position, she acted as the Membership and Resources Manager for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), providing oversight of NAO’s statewide membership program while curating and reinventing its online platform of nonprofit management best practice resources. Prior to NAO, Jessica spent nearly five years working with Portland’s local business committee for the arts, Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA), delivering programs that engaged employees from BCA’s 200+ business members, managing all marketing and communications strategies, and retaining and cultivating corporate and community partnerships. Jessica has also served in development roles at Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Literary Arts; and has freelanced as an independent web designer and developer.
Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene
Kelly graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2006 with a degree in Theatre, Film, and TV. She worked as a stage manager and on run crews at the Curious Theatre Company and the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities. She decided to pursue a career in Arts Administration and attended graduate school at the University of Oregon. Upon graduating, she worked in the nonprofit sector as a development manager and director for seven years. She returned to the arts world in 2018, to lead the Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene.