In This Issue:

Wednesday, February 10 Luncheon Program at Holiday Inn at Rt. 306 (7701 Reynolds Rd)
“T.E.D. Talk – Traditional, Experiential, and Digital”

Panel discussion lead by Kirk Stonebrook of Spirit Media about maximizing the power of multi-platform marketing in getting our clients seen, heard, and experienced.

Speakers at the February 2016 Lake Communicators meeting

Cost: $20 for members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn at Route 306 (7701 Reynolds Road) just south of Route 2 in Mentor.  Register by 5 p.m. Friday, February 5.

Make reservation…

Ready, Set, Smile!

If you need a photo for the Lake Communicators Directory, or would like to update an old one, be sure to attend our February 10 luncheon. Tom Szabo will begin taking photos at 11 a.m., and will also be able to take photos immediately following the event. Dress sharp and bring a big smile. We can’t wait to see your new professional photo!

From the President
Hello, Lake Communicators!

Annemarie Donnelly
Annemarie Donnelly

February is here, and we’re off to a great calendar of events planned for you this year, but we still have a few openings for speakers in the fall.

Have you recently been to a conference or event where you listened to a great presentation? Do you have someone in mind that would be a good “fit” for speaking at one of our monthly meetings?

If so, please contact me or Jim McClintock, and we will explore the possibility. Thanks for all of the input and effort as we strive to make it a great 2016.

Best regards,

You can’t be a winner if you don’t play the game!

Apex 2016 ThemeBe a winner in the Lake Communicators 2016 APEX Awards – Lake County’s premier showcase of the brightest creative talent in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties.

Take a chance at being recognized as the best for delivering creative marketing programs, and show off your glittering award to clients and customers.

Go online to the Apex 2016 page to to see the full list of categories. There is a category appropriate for all types of marketing projects, whether a PR program, a new website or a multimedia endeavor. Entries must have been created between January 1 and December 31, 2015.

Don’t gamble your time… be sure to submit before Friday, March 4 to get our early bird discount at just $30 per entry for members. Entry fee increases to $40 on March 5 until the final deadline of Friday, March 25.

Our Casino Royale-themed event will be held at the Mooreland Mansion of Lakeland Community College on Thursday, May 19 – mark your calendars now and plan to attend. Apex is always a fun evening and a great way to celebrate our community’s marketing excellence.

Lake County has talent, and we want to recognize it proudly!

– Laura Lytle

Upcoming Meetings and Events


March 9 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lisa Crilley Mallis: Escape the “I’m So Busy” Trap: Three Steps to Get Out of Overwhelm and Back In Control
Holiday Inn, Route 306, Mentor, Ohio

Do you wake up at 2 a.m. worried that something is going to fall through the cracks? Have you thought, “If I add one more thing to my plate, everything will fall apart”?

Participants will:


April 15 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Joint meeting with the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Joe Pulizzi of Content Marketing World
Location TBD


May 19 – 5:30 p.m.
2016 Lake County Apex Awards
Mooreland Mansion, Kirtland, Ohio

Submissions for the March VOICE newsletter are due February 17.

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