FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2007

CONTACT: Tom Plante, (908) 527-4746
Seb D’Elia, (908) 527-4419


Union County Hosts “Idea Exchange” Networking Meeting
for Arts Groups, Oct. 10
- Deadline for Registration is Oct. 3

RAHWAY, NJ – Is your organization involved in arts programming? A networking workshop may be just the thing for you. Don’t miss the opportunity to share resources with other organizations. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, this event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Arts Guild of Rahway,
1670 Irving Street, Rahway.

Linda M. Czipo, Executive Director of the Center for Non-Profits will provide introductory remarks and discuss trends, challenges and opportunities for the
non-profit community in today’s environment.

Breakout sessions will be facilitated by Andy Chiang, Executive Director of the
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Co; David Winitsky, Producing Director of the Playwrights Theatre; and consultants Anne Dunning, Arts Action Research and Suzanne Clare LaRosa.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Department of Economic Development, is presenting the workshop. The event is funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Registration for the workshop is $10.00 and includes continental breakfast. The deadline is October 3. To register for the workshop or to request a brochure, contact

the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs
at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202,
or e-mail:
Telephone (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay users dial 711.
Assistive services are available on request two weeks in advance.