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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts presented its 26th annual Business in the Arts awards Thursday. The lunchtime ceremony at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel was hosted by WSFA 12 News anchor Mark Bullock.
The awards honor businesses that offer their monetary gifts and volunteer services to River Region arts organizations. The program was launched by famed Montgomery businessmen Wynton M. "Red" Blount, Bobby Weil, Sr. and Frank Plummer in 1979.
A piano and strings ensemble from BTW Magnet High School provided entertainment at the luncheon. And the awards themselves were actual pieces of art, created by Montgomery artist Mark Dauber. (St. James student Hannah Ritter designed the Arts in Education award.)
Here are the 2012 award winners:
Small Business in the Arts Award Winner: Jennie Weller Catering
Medium Business in the Arts Award Winner: River Bank & Trust
Large Business in the Arts Award Winner: Goodwyn Mills & Cawood
Virginia & Robert S. Weil Arts in Education Award winner: BBVA Compass
Special Community Award winner: Huntingdon College
Frank Plummer Award winner for lifetime contributions to the arts: Harmon Dennis & Bradshaw
In 1967, David Rockefeller founded the Business Committee for the Arts in New York to ensure the development and growth of the arts in America.
In 1979, Montgomery, Alabama-based Blount, Inc. was awarded a National Business in the Arts Award for its support of the arts. As a result, Wynton M. "Red" Blount, Chairman of Blount, Inc., returned to Montgomery and along with help from Bobby Weil, Sr. and the late Frank Plummer, founded our local Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts known today as the MABCA.
The MABCA was the very first affiliate created in the United States and had a mission in mind to provide businesses with the services needed to develop strategic alliances with the arts and arts education that would meet business objectives, foster creativity in the arts and the workplace and enhance the quality of life for the community.
Over 30 years later, many things have changed, but MABCA's commitment to bringing businesses and the arts community together has remained the same.
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