Sweetwater president and founder Chuck Surack accepting the BCA award from BCA boardmember Martha Ingram of Ingram Book Group
Sweetwater Sound was named in the Business Committee for the Arts' BCA Ten: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America. This national list was initiated by BCA in 2005 to recognize 10 companies each year for their exceptional support of the arts in the United States—through grants, volunteer programs, matching gifts, local partnerships, sponsorships and board membership.
Accompanying Sweetwater on this list are Anadarko Petroleum Company, Brown-Forman Corporation, Emprise Bank, First Tennessee, H&R Block, Limited Brands, Northwestern Mutual, Wachovia and Zions First National Bank.
“These businesses are recognized for their exceptional involvement in the arts for the purpose of enriching the workplace, education and the community. They provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into lives of millions of Americans,” said J. Barry Griswell, chairman, Business Committee for the Arts Inc. Board of Directors. “This year''s extraordinary honorees have taken a proactive approach by leading, developing and sustaining arts and arts education programming in communities of all sizes, across the nation.”