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Annual Business Supports the Arts Awards Breakfast 2023

October 12, 2023 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Join us for a fantastic morning at the Business Supports the Arts Awards Breakfast, where we celebrate the intersects of business and arts!

Join us for the **Annual Business Supports the Arts Awards Breakfast 2023** on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 7:30 AM . This exciting event will be held at **1 Stacey Road, Danbury, CT 06810**.

The Annual Business Supports the Arts Awards Breakfast is a gathering where local businesses come together to celebrate and recognize the outstanding contributions made by individuals and organizations in supporting the arts. It’s a morning filled with inspiration, creativity, and appreciation for the arts community.

This event provides a unique opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, business leaders, and artists who share a passion for promoting and sustaining the arts. You’ll have the chance to connect with influential figures in the industry, exchange ideas, and discover new ways to collaborate and make a positive impact.

The Awards Breakfast will feature engaging presentations, captivating performances, and heartfelt speeches from renowned artists and community leaders. It’s a chance to gain insights into the transformative power of the arts and how it contributes to the growth and vibrancy of our community.

Don’t miss out on this incredible event that celebrates the intersection of business and the arts. Join us at the Annual Business Supports the Arts Awards Breakfast 2023 to honor those who have made a significant difference and to be inspired by the artistic talent that surrounds us.

Presenting the 2023 Award Recipients:

B SA Award – Danbury Fair

Arts in the Community – Dee Dee Colabella, Ridgefield

Arts Impact Life – Wendy Cahill, Bethel

Heart of Arts Award – Olga Meija, Danbury


BSA AWARD. Presented to a mid-sized or large business and the most prestigious award given for exemplary giving practices to the arts. A funder of the arts and has a broad impact to art and culture throughout the Greater Danbury area. Past recipients: 2019 – Litchfield Distillery; 2018 – Makery Coworking; 2017 – Branson Ultrasonics Corp.; 2016 – Doyle Coffin Architecture; 2015 – Savings Bank of Danbury; 2014 – Fairfield County’s Community Foundation; 2013 – Danbury Hospital & Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (joint award); 2012 – Fairfield County Bank; 2011 – Goodrich Corp.; 2010 – Comcast, Western New England Region; 2009 – Western CT State University; 2008 – Joe DaSilva; 2007 – Union Savings Bank

ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD. Presented to a local small business or entrepreneur who is a funder of the arts in their local community. Their support encourages and finds innovative ways to leverage the arts to build and sustain a vibrant, healthy, and creative community that fosters economic development. Past recipients: 2019 – Bank Street Group; 2018 – Perry Salvagne Jr.; 2017 – Whip Salon; 2016 – Bethel Economic Development Office; 2015 – Steve Zemo; 2014 – Pizzeria Lauretano; 2013 – Steven Greenberg; 2012 – Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith; 2011 – Jack Farley; 2010 – Two Steps Downtown Grille; 2009 – Kathy Walsh & Trip Rothschild; 2008 – Wendy Cahill

MARY RINDFLEISCH HEART OF THE ARTS AWARD. Presented to an outstanding volunteer for their extraordinary efforts and contribution made to nurture arts and culture and increase quality of life in their community. Past recipients: 2019 – Anthony DePoto; 2018 – Mary Rindfleisch (posthumously); 2017 – Diane Dubreuil; 2016 – Howard Lasser; 2015 – Allison Stokel; 2014 – Wayne Leiss; 2013 – Barbara Manners; 2012 – Alison Greely; 2011 – Mary Daniel; 2010 – David Gesualdi

ARTS IMPACT LIFE AWARD. Presented to a nonprofit or for-profit business who incorporates the arts to significantly impact the quality of life for their constituents and the people they serve or do business for. Past recipients: 2019 – Village Center for the Arts; 2018 – Harambee Youth Center of Danbury; 2016 – Hancock Hall

Art is uplifting, fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty.

It helps us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together. Arts strengthen the economy. We invite you to get involved with the work we are doing. In whatever way speaks to you, put your passion for the arts and community to work.

The Cultural Alliance connects with artists, creative entrepreneurs, arts and cultural organizations in the region, and we provide support to them. We love to engage with the public, businesses, and government leaders to advance the arts and to integrate creativity in communities. We are a 501C-3 nonprofit organization.


October 12, 2023
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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The Amber Room Colonnade
1 Stacey Road
Danbury, CT 06810 United States