Greetings from Akron, Ohio!

We are embarking on efforts to meaningfully connect with our business community countywide. Part of that work will be to identify best practices around how businesses engage with artists and arts organizations and to support businesses in incorporating these best practices into their efforts.

I know many of you have been engaged in this work for many years and I'm hoping to learn from your experience if at all possible.

We are seeking a set of best practices or criteria around a business being able to claim they are "Arts Friendly."  This could just be a list of recommendations you provide to businesses, or it could be a certification process by which you assign this designation to a business.

If you have any thoughts or experience around this idea we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!