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Are you ready to celebrate the best of the best in Capital Region public relations for 2013?
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Capital Region Chapter created the Empire Awards competition in 2008 to celebrate and commemorate the triumphs of the programs, projects and people that strengthen, promote and sharpen the public relations profession. The competition is open to both PRSA members and non-members.
This year’s Empire Awards will be held on November 12, 2013 and held at the Hilton Albany (formerly the Crowne Plaza).
Cost: $35 for PRSA members; $50 for nonmembers. The registration price includes dinner. (Check back for full menu closer to the event.)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres; 6:30 pm – 8 pm Program.
Outstanding Communicator Award
2013 Honoree: Carolyn Jones, The Business Review
This award is given to a Capital Region professional/community leader/public figure who has demonstrated excellence in the field of communications. Both PRSA members and non-members are eligible.
2012 Penny Vavura, Pierce Communications
2011 Tom Nardacci, Principal and Founder of Gramercy Communications
2010 Ben Marvin, The College of Saint Rose
2009 Jonathan Pierce, APR, Pierce Communications
2008 Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, APR, Pierce Communications
Outstanding Practitioner Award
2013 Honoree: Edward Parham, Rueckert Advertising & Public Relations, Inc.
This award is given to a Capital Region public relations professional, who has achieved exceptional success, displayed the highest ethics, and is dedicated to serving the community and our profession. The awardee must be a member of the PRSA Capital Region Chapter.
2012 Matt Baumgartner, Owner, Bomber’s Burrito Bar Inc.
2011 Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Professor of Nanoscience and Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
2010 Ed Lewi, Ed Lewi Associates
2009 Linda Hillman, Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
2008 Pamela Sawchuk Brown, Eric Mower and Associates
2013 EMPIRE AWARDS FINALISTS – Who Will Take Home a Trophy?
American Heart Association, blue.0, Credit Union Association, Corning Place Communications, Excelsior College, New York State Association of Counties, Overit Media, Pierce Communications, Rueckert Advertising & Public Relations and The Sage Colleges