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One Spark raises more than $300,000 for 2013 event, announces hires

One Spark, an innovative group of Jacksonville designers, artists and entrepreneurs, announced it has achieved a key fundraising goal and hired staff to prepare for the April 2013 event in downtown Jacksonville.

One Spark Inc. is a non-profit founded in 2011 by a group of Jacksonville designers, artists and entrepreneurs. The One Spark signature event will attract artists, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to Jacksonville for five days in April 2013. The event will be an interactive experience that allows attendees to support creators and projects that inspire them. Those interested in getting involved can visit the One Spark website at for more information.

Among the staff members joining the organization are Vince Cavin, Inka Joensuu and Laura Phillips. Each have enjoyed successful careers in event planning, non-profits and marketing on a national scale.

Rivas also expressed his appreciation for the recent endorsement of the event by organizers of the Epoch Project, an art event planned for 2013 that was recently suspended.

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