Business in the Arts

Sentinel President and COO Terrence Williams, second from left, accepted one of four Business in the Arts awards on The Sentinel's behalf Monday night in Manchester.

MANCHESTER — The Keene Sentinel was among four winners of Business in the Arts Awards presented by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on Monday night.

The awards, in their 35th year, go annually to businesses in the state that make notable contributions to promoting arts and culture in New Hampshire. Also recognized were The Duprey Cos. of Concord, in the large business category; Fiduciary Trust of New England, with an office in Manchester, in the small company category; and The Art Center of Dover in the micro-company category. The Sentinel was honored in the medium-sized business class.

Judges made the award to The Sentinel based on its history of supporting the local arts community, specifically in donations of advertising and cash; for its news coverage of the arts; and for establishing the Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards in partnership with Arts Alive!. The Ewing awards, which recognize local arts excellence in 10 categories, are in their fifth year, with nominations currently being accepted.

“We were delighted to receive the recognition,” said Terrence Williams, president and COO of The Sentinel. “We had the good fortune of being with a number of Monadnock Region arts enthusiasts at the event, which was particularly gratifying since our efforts have been about celebrating them.”

The event took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton and featured a pop-up gallery by Christine Destrempes, a Monadnock Region artist and past recipient of a Ewing Award.