Sue Cook, Executive Director of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the next Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Forum sponsored by Singpoli. The Forum is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the Chamber’s conference room at 388 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, which is sponsored by Foothill Credit Union.
The non-profit Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation was created to support arts education in the schools and is dedicated to maintaining the Performing Arts Center as a nucleus for the arts, education and engagement where the lives of students and the greater community are enriched. The Performing Arts Center opened in late 2012.
The most recent high school musical production is “Hairspray,” set for March 19-21.
The first two non-student shows of this season at the Performing Arts Center were 1970s super group Three Dog Night and the 1960s popular Motown band The Four Tops, the latter coming on Feb. 21. The rest of the winter/spring season features three more exciting acts, Big Voodoo Daddy (March 27), The Muppet Movie Sing-Along (May 16), and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza (June 6).
Tickets are on sale at www.Arcadiapaf.org. For information please call 626-821-1781. VIP Meet and Greets for each concert are also available for purchase.
As Executive Director, Sue is responsible for planning, organizing and directing fund-raising events and performing arts programs reaching all sectors of the Arcadia community and surrounding areas. She also provides long-range strategic leadership and day-to-day administration with the goal of providing an optimum learning and performance environment for students and the surrounding communities.
In her prior career path, Sue left a successful career in sales and marketing at See’s Candies to follow through on her degree in Business Entrepreneurship from USC and take classes in project management and floral design, earning her Certification in Meeting and Event Planning from Cal State Long Beach.
She was hired as Project Manager for celebrity event producer, The Party Goddess!, and then as Event Producer for Los Angeles Party Designs, where she was the lead event producer for the IFC Television Critics and Spirit Awards events. In 2009 she founded boutique event production and design company SoozEvents!, specializing in creating distinctive social events. In 2011, she was a finalist in the BizBash Reader’s Choice Awards for Social Event Planner of the Year.
The public is invited on the first Thursday of each month to hear informative presentations at the monthly Government Affairs Forums sponsored by Singpoli and led by Chairman Jack Orswell and co-chair Peter Ulrich, former Arcadia City Councilman. A discussion of pending legislation and other updates will be provided by representatives from City, County, and State government offices, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension and the Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council. RSVPs to the Chamber of Commerce office are appreciated – (626) 447-2159 or info@ArcadiaCaChamber.org.