In This Issue:

Join us for an Evening of Networking and Entertainment – June 8th

CLIO AwardsFun and networking are on the calendar for Lake Communicators in June! Don’t miss our Networking/Entertainment event on Wednesday, June 8th at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Mentor. You’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, while we play a networking game and get to know each other better. New members in particular will not want to miss this one! Then, we’ll show a few of the best of this year’s international CLIO Awards (for advertising) and talk about what we like about them. Can’t wait to see you there!

June 8, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn
7701 Reynolds Rd, Mentor, OH 44060


• Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members
• Reservations are required. Non-members must pay in advance.
• RSVP requested by noon – Friday, June 3 via our website.
• Please note that this event replaces our luncheon meeting.

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Congratulations Apex Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Lake Communicators 11th Annual APEX Awards competition held at Mooreland Mansion of Lakeland Community College on May 19. The professional marketing group presented nearly 70 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to individuals, businesses and organizations that work and serve clients in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties for their outstanding marketing and public relations campaigns.

“We are always blown away by the talent and creativity shown in the many entries received for the APEX Awards. We were especially impressed this year by our winning businesses and marketing professionals. Congratulations to everyone who won and celebrated with us during the awards ceremony,” said Annemarie Donnelly and Laura Lytle, Lake Communicators APEX Awards Committee Co-chairs.

More than 100 entries were received from individual marketing professionals, local businesses, nonprofits and creative boutiques. Categories ranged from traditional print marketing and advertising to video, radio and digital marketing, including websites, online advertising and blogs.

The following businesses of note received multiple awards:
• Blackbird Interactive
• Company 119
• Effective Training & Communication
• Fraser Video
• Hathaway Brown School
• Lake County Visitors Bureau
• Lake Metroparks
• Lakeland Community College
• Laketran
• Little L Communications
• Ten10 Design
• The Vanderhaven Group

In addition, Two Best of Show prizes were awarded:
• For Print Media, Hathaway Brown School for its alumni magazine
• For Digital Media, The Vanderhaven Group for the Winking Lizard website

A complete list of Gold, Silver and Bronze APEX Award winners is available on the Lake Communicators website.

– Laura Lytle

We’ve beeeeen very beeeeesy…

GCBA logoTwo years ago, Lake Communicators embarked on a marketing project for the Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association. Kathy Smith designed their logo and website and Laura Lytle wrote sparkling copy for a brochure for which Villa Beach implemented a very appealing design.

We are pleased to announce the culmination of our project with the newly printed brochure!

Keep an eye out for more Lake Communicators projects – rumor has it there will be opportunities to work on a marketing program for a new business incubator project.

– Kathy Smith

Submissions for the July VOICE newsletter are due June 15.

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