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Keep America Beautiful Hosts 2014 National Conference in Charlotte, N.C.
400 civic and community leaders to explore strategies to build and sustain vibrant communities
STAMFORD, Conn. (Jan. 31, 2014) — Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon will welcome more than 400 community improvement leaders from across the nation when they gather at the 2014 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, taking place from Feb. 4-6 at the Westin Charlotte.
Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference is the premier educational and networking event for its national network of state and local affiliate directors as well as community and volunteer leaders.
The conference will bring together business leaders, policymakers and other national experts who will focus on cultivating new ideas and strategies to build and sustain vibrant communities; update and enhance programs that lead to behavior change; provide guidance on how to build public-private coalitions; share fundraising ideas and best practices; address urban blight through vacant lot restoration, urban gardens and public space recycling; and explore the power of youth and corporate employee engagement.
Conference keynote speakers include:
The 2014 National Conference also features the award-winning work of KAB affiliates, partnering organizations, and community leaders and volunteers at the annual National Awards celebration.
For a list of sessions and times, please go to KAB's National Conference website. On the day of the events, reporters and photographers should contact KAB on site at (704) 375-2600 and ask for the Keep America Beautiful registration desk.
America’s leading companies have made this conference possible. Title Sponsors – Waste Management and Wrigley Company Foundation. Leadership Sponsors – Altria, Bud Light and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company. Stewardship Sponsors – Anheuser-Busch and Ingersoll Rand. Strategic Sponsors – The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, Dow, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Lowe’s Charitable & Educational Foundation and Novelis. Supporting Sponsors – The Coca-Cola Company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful, Keep North Carolina Beautiful, Re-TRAC Connect, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Steel Recycling Institute and Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment.
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