Corporate Member Spotlight
WMA works with our corporate members to make the Wiregrass region a more creative, connected place to live, work, and visit. We talked with Elaine Taylor of RealTime, LLC, to talk about their support for the museum, and their company’s culture and priorities. RealTime, LLC, proudly supports WMA as a Supporter level corporate member.
WMA: Tell us a little bit about your company. What is important to you and your team?
Elaine: RealTime, LLC is a service provider – we provide both managed services for technology in our IT division and revenue cycle management services for physician practices in our RCM division. Our mission is to deliver client success through exceptional service. We work hard to provide the support our clients need which will allow them to focus on what they do so well, without the distractions.
WMA: Why do you support the arts as a company and specifically as an individual?
Elaine: RealTime values our community and we believe it’s important to give back. We know that helping to create a positive and exciting environment here in Dothan and the Wiregrass – which the museum certainly does – will help to bring new people into our area and keep them happy here as well. Supporting the museum is an important part of our community involvement at RealTime.
For me, individually, when I was young, I didn’t have a lot of exposure to the arts. In fact, it wasn’t until I was in college, taking a required art appreciation class, that I visited my first museum. I was amazed to learn that art comes in all sizes, shapes, and forms. Visiting museums made me realize that everyone can enjoy art for whatever it is that draws them in and whatever it means to them.
WMA: Do you have any experiences at WMA that you’d like to share with us?
Elaine: Yes! I moved to Dothan back in the late nineties when my children were young. They were very fortunate to have an art program in their school with a wonderful art teacher who loved to expose them to the WMA and encourage them to participate in its children’s programs.
My children, now grown, recall their visits to the museum fondly. My daughter, who lives in another area now, and I had the opportunity to visit WMA as it recently reopened for Art After Hours. When we walked through the door, her face lit up with joy as she recalled how much fun she had had there in the past and how much the museum had meant to her.
WMA: What do you hope for in the future?
Elaine: I hope that all children in the Wiregrass of all ages, even adults, can have the opportunity to experience the museum. I hope that they can learn how to appreciate whatever art inspires them and take encouragement from that art back out into our community. I hope that every person who crosses the door of the museum has that moment of pure joy. Thank you, WMA, for all that you bring to us.