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Chatham County Economic Development Corporation hosting Creative Economy Summit

Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Silk Hope, NC - The Chatham County Economic Development Corporation is hosting the Creative Economy Summit on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Silk Hope Community Center, 4221 Silk Hope Road. This event is free and includes lunch.

The Creative Economy Summit begins with a keynote address from Linda Carlisle, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Industry professionals will participate in panel discussions about the arts and economy.

Panelists include: Georgann Eubanks, author and regional Emmy award-winning filmmaker; David Fellerath, cultural editor for Independent Weekly; and Stuart Rosenfeld, economist and founder of Regional Technology Strategies.

Lunch will be catered by Celebrity Dairy and entertainment provided by Tommy Edwards, leader singer and guitarist of The Bluegrass Experience.

The Creative Economy Summit is sponsored by Progress Energy, but other groups involved in planning the event are The Chatham County Arts Council, The Chatham Artists Guild, The NC Arts Incubator and the Shakori Grassroots Festival.

To attend, please respond no later than Friday, March 11. Send an e-mail to or call 919-542-8274.

For more information, contact Dianne Reid, president of the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation, at 542-8274 or

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