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Speaker Embracing the Entrepreneur in You with Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot, Jessica Herrin - 5.6.16

AWARDS2016 31st Annual Arts + Business Council Awards Celebration at the Philadelphia Museum of Art - 5.24.16

Volunteer Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Volunteer Orientation - 3.31.16



Amy Cuddy

Embracing the Entrepreneur in You: Disrupting Business for the 21st Century Entrepreneur

Friday, May 6, 2016
8:30 am – 10:30 am
Tickets: $30 (VIP: $85)
Location: Prince Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


Join the Arts + Business Council for a conversation on May 6th, featuring serial entrepreneur, and Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot, Jessica Herron, who is now on her way to making her first billion by disrupting and democratizing traditional models in retail and entrepreneurship. 

Now, through her new book, Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms, Herrin presents how to leverage your network, skills and time to achieve extraordinary results—in your business and personal life—on your own terms.

In addition to exploring Herrin’s success, ABC will pair leading entrepreneurs with local businesses and investors—using a mini “shark tank” format—providing a platform to promote revolutionary new businesses as well as the trailblazing women who lead them.

VIP guests will have preferred seating and access to a meet and greet with the speakers. Registration is required and space is limited.





CELEBRATE AWARDS2016, the Arts + Business Council's 31st year of honoring exceptional volunteerism, leadership and innovation within the arts and cultural community, distinction in the for-profit creative sector, and unique partnerships formed between the business and arts communities.

Awards Celebration 2016 is expected to attract over 600 attendees from the business, legal, technology and creative communities. Purchase tickets and sponsorship packages or learn more about the event and honoreeshere.


QUESTIONS? Contact Emily Sullivan at 215.790.3688 or


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Each year the Arts + Business Council welcomes dozens of new volunteers who use their business, legal or technology expertise to build capacity in the creative community.

Each volunteer goes through an orientation session which provides an overview of the region’s cultural landscape, panel discussions with our creative sector clients and active volunteers and opportunities to practice their consulting skills through case studies and role-playing exercises.

After you've completed the orientation, we'll match you with a creative client on a clearly defined project that aligns with your area of expertise. We'll stay in touch with you throughout the project, offering counsel and resources to help both you and the client to succeed.

We've set the dates for the volunteer orientation sessions during our 2015-2016 program year. If you're interested in volunteering we encourage you to get started this Fall but, if you can't make the Fall date, mark your calendar for the Winter or Spring session.




Our Philadelphia Volunteers Lawyers for the Arts program (PVLA) provides much needed pro bono legal assistance to the region's creative sector. Whether it's a simple contract review or a full-service representation, our volunteer attorneys are committed to providing their expertise and time in areas ranging from intellectual property issues to immigration and staffing to startup business counseling and nonprofit formation.

2015-2016 Orientation Sessions:

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (cocktail reception to follow)
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


EARN 3 CLEs Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) is a PACLE Accredited CLE Provider. This program has been approved for a total of 3.0 CLE credit hours: 1 Substantive and 2 Ethics. You must attend the entire program to receive ethics credit.

Visit: or contact Miriam DeChant at 215.790.3822 or

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Business Volunteers for the Arts and  Technology Connectors are the perfect opportunity to develop your professional skills while lending your business or technology expertise to a nonprofit arts organization.

2015-2016 Orientation Sessions:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Visit to learn more about the programs or contact Eileen Cunniffe at 215.790.3621 or

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