CLEVELAND, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Be inspired and motivated at an event that celebrates communicators in Northeast Ohio who reach for the top. On June 9, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Cleveland chapter will hold the "Reach for the Top" event to recognize the Communicator of the Year, announce two Reach for the Top Scholarship winners and recognize three high-performing organizations while providing a networking opportunity for area professionals.
"I'm pleased we are sponsoring an event to recognize communications professionals who strive every day to make a difference," says Sharon Lamcha, chapter president. "This event also recognizes the importance of community, and in that spirit we're donating twenty percent of the evening's proceeds to the Cleveland Foodbank."
The Communicator of the Year Award honors a practitioner who reaches for the top of the profession by demonstrating an understanding of the power of communications. The winner consistently displays leadership in the delivery of information to employees, customers and/or stakeholders.
Three area organizations that make an impact in communications every day will be spotlighted during the event. Organizations selected routinely produce effective materials and actively support the communications profession. Those honored will be announced the week of May 30 and representatives will be at the event to discuss how they reach for the top.
This year's Reach for the Top Scholarships will provide the opportunity for one professional and one student to attend the regional IABC conference to network and learn new skills and trends.
The event will be held Thursday, June 9, at the Velvet Dog Rooftop Bar and VIP Lounge 1280 W. 6th St., starting at 6 pm.
Register online at iabccleveland.com or contact Kate Hawk, awards director, at 216-781-2300 or [email protected]. Tickets for the event are $25 for IABC Members; $35 for Non-Members; and $15 for Members-in-Transition and Students. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit the Cleveland Foodbank.
Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of more than 15,200 business communication professionals in more than 80 countries. The local Cleveland chapter includes nearly 130 members who support the highest professional standards of communication and drive innovation in the communication field. Visit www.iabccleveland.com/.
SOURCE IABC Cleveland