WESTBURY, N.Y., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Long Island Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS. This year's winners will be honored on Wednesday, June 15th at a special awards luncheon at the Viana Hotel and Spa in Westbury, New York.
Presented annually, the Achievement Awards recognize the region's most talented communications professionals and students. Entrants undergo rigorous judging by seasoned communicators from the Long Island business community.
"This year's winners have all added value to their businesses and communities by developing innovative communications strategies and contributing their talents," says Ann Middleman, Long Island Chapter President. "Moreover, their passion and commitment to the communications field comes through in all of their work, covering new and traditional media. They set the bar high for all who work in this industry and all who aspire to succeed as professional communicators."
This year's award recipients are:
- Kali Chan, Director of Media Relations, Adelphi University - Achievement in Communications
The Achievement in Communications Award recognizes professionals who enhance the communications profession and its public perception and who serve as role models for the profession.
- Jerry Alloca, President CORE Interactive - Achievement in Digital Communications
The Achievement in Digital Communications Award honors communications professionals who have enhanced the burgeoning field of digital communications.
- Sharon Weston, SUNY Old Westbury - Student Achievement in Communications
The Student Achievement in Communications Award acknowledges academic achievement in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, or Graphics (Commercial) and professional accomplishment.
- Tracy Lobdell, Chair, Canstruction® Long Island – Community Service
The Community Service Award recognizes distinguished community service by writers, graphic designers, photographers/videographers, public relations or advertising professionals.
- Laura Hauser, Director of Marketing, Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP - Communicator of the Year
Communicator of the Year is an award given to a Long Island Chapter member who has worked tirelessly to make IABC/LI a vibrant presence on the Long Island business scene.
About IABC /Long Island
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of more than 15,000 communication professionals in 80 countries, committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. IABC/LI is dedicated to the education and professional development of its members, productive networking among colleagues, and the advancement of the communications profession on Long Island, regardless of niche or specialty.
For more information, go to IABC/LI Chapter News.
SOURCE International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)