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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Kari Rinn Joins Economic Development Team to Support Creative Businesses

We're excited to welcome Kari Rinn to our team! Kari will focus on innovation in the creative sector of Pierce County to foster businesses development, collaboration and connection. “I believe in the power of creativity; to heal, provide identity, improve economies, build equity, impact quality of life and spur innovation. I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to serve as an advocate for the creative community of Pierce County,” she said.

Kari has focused her business acumen on serving the creative sector, from nonprofits to education, as an artist, for artists and as a gallery director. She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in craft and materials studies focusing on glass and metal. She has served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Glass Center, Director of Creative Arts at Haywood Community College, Director of Craft Entrepreneurship at Handmade in America, and as a Creative Sector Business Development Consultant for over ten years. Click here to connect with her via email.


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