CLEVELAND, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Business Communicators Cleveland chapter recognized the best in Northeast Ohio communication at yesterday's Vision Awards. The Vision Awards are the highest honor awarded by the local chapter, and entrants undergo rigorous judging by experts from around the country.
In addition, IABC Cleveland named its 2010 Communicator of the Year at today's event. Kimberly St. John-Stevenson, Communications Officer at Saint Luke's Foundation, gave the keynote address encouraging communicators to use their talents to bring awareness to the stories that should be told, for the betterment of our community. Loree Vick, senior public relations and media adviser for University Hospitals, served as master of ceremonies.
The Vision Awards honor individuals and organizations for exceptional business communication, with emphasis given to solid work plans, objectives, measurements and results, along with the actual work project. This year's excellence winners included:
- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for "NOT YOU?" in the Communication Creative, Special Project Design category
- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for Drawing Board in the Communication Creative, Electronic Communication category
- Roop & Company for Building Championship Fields in the Communication Management, Marketing/Client Communication category
- Roop & Company for Capturing Market Opportunities: RPM 2009 Annual Report in the Communication Skills, Publications category
- Roop & Company for Helping Ohio's Aerospace Community Soar: OAI 2009 Annual Report in the Communication Skills, Publications category
- Roop & Company for The Power of Cleveland Thermal in the Communication Creative, Special Project Design category
Entrants recognized for merit included:
- Findley Davies, for Communication Management, Employee/Member Communication
- Kent State University, University Communication and Marketing, for University, Publication Design
- Parker Hannifin, for Communication Skills, Publications
- Towers Watson, for Communication Management, Benefits Communication
Honorable mention went to:
- Alcoa Power and Propulsion, for Communication Skills, Electronic & Digital Communication
- Cleveland Metroparks, for Communication Skills, Social Media
- Dominion East Ohio, for Communication Skills, Electronic & Digital Communication
- Parker Hannifin, for Communication Creative, Publication Design
- Time Warner Cable, for Communication Creative, Electronic Communication
- Time Warner Cable, for Communication Management, Marketing/Client Communication
- Time Warner Cable, for Communication Management, Media Relations
- Towers Watson, for Communication Management, Employee/Member Communication
IABC Cleveland also presented its fourth annual Future Vision Award scholarship to an outstanding regional student working toward a career in communication.
John Carroll University sophomore communications major Jennifer Holton of Westlake, Ohio won this year's award. The scholarship goes annually to a Northeast Ohio college student showing talent and interest in a communications career. Holton earned $2,000 toward junior year studies and a free one-year membership to IABC. After graduation, Holton plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. The scholarship is funded through proceeds raised during the annual Vision Awards Raffle.
For more program details visit www.iabccleveland.com.
Medical Mutual of Ohio presented the event with support from PR Newswire and Time Warner Cable.
Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of more than 15,200 business communication professionals in more than 70 countries. The local Cleveland chapter includes 150 members who support the highest professional standards of communication and drive innovation in the communication field.
SOURCE IABC Cleveland