UNL C.O.O, Gavin McGuire, Delivers Key Note at Sm(art) Business Symposium

LAKELAND — The purpose of Friday’s Sm(ART) Business Symposium is to educate business leaders about the role creative industries play in economic development.

And that starts with helping instill a bit of self-awareness.

“There are businesses in the creative industry sector that don’t even realize they’re creative industries,” said Meri Mass, executive director of Polk Arts Alliance, citing graphic design as an example.

Polk Arts Alliance is organizing the second annual symposium with Southeastern University, which will host the event in the school’s Bush Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon. Read More