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For Immediate Release
March 26, 2009

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Sarah Lentini Opens Spring Business Briefings Series

Press Release Photo Sarah Lentini, left, and Brockport Foundation Chair Mary Worboys-Turner.

BROCKPORT, NY – Sarah Lentini, president and CEO of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, kicked off the Spring ’09 College at Brockport, State University of New York’s Business Briefings Speakers Series. Lentini spoke to New York State’s current budget woes saying, “Arts are key to economic development.”

Approximately 45 local business leaders attended the event, which was held in the Grand Atrium of The College at Brockport MetroCenter, 55 St Paul St.

In addition to describing how the arts can positively impact the Greater Rochester region’s economy, Lentini discussed the importance of integrating the arts throughout our education system.

Lentini, who has been at the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester since 2000, spoke of the role her organization will play going forward within the local arts community. For example, the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is working to help arts organizations consolidate certain operations, such as administrative services, in an effort to save money.

The College at Brockport Business Briefings Series, hosted by College President John R. Halstead, was established to build a network among leaders from Western New York, Greater Rochester and The College at Brockport to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities facing the region.

Business Briefings will welcome Michael Doyle, Regional Vice President of Entercom Communications Corporation, on Thursday, April 16, and Ali M. Zoibi, President and Publisher of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, on Thursday, April 23.

All Business Briefings events are free and open to the public.

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