June 14: Networking Event/Fun in Willoughby

 Registration due 5 p.m. Monday, June 12

Wine stainsJune 14, 2017, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Cork’s Wine Bar, Downtown Willoughby
4084 Erie St, Willoughby, OH 44094 (Map)

Come to Cork’s Wine Bar for fun and networking and an adult beverage, if you’d like. We’ll be in the side private room, and we may spill out into the back outside patio if the weather is nice. A video of the most recent Clio Awards will be shown, and we’ll have appetizers to munch on. Cash bar.

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Marketing Communications Professionals Receive Top Honors at 12th Annual Apex Award Event

Awards Presented for Creative and Innovative Marketing

APEX logoCongratulations to the winners of the Lake Communicators 12th Annual APEX Awards competition held at Mooreland Mansion of Lakeland Community College on May 18. Lake Communicators presented fifty 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. With fewer categories to enter into this year, the competition was tough. But as always, we were impressed by the work of our local marketing professionals. Congratulations to everyone who won!” said Laura Lytle, Lake Communicators APEX Awards Committee Chair.

More than 75 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.

Businesses of note during the awards included Company 119, Hathaway Brown School, Lake County Y, Lake Metroparks, Laketran, Ten10 Design, and Little L Communications for receiving multiple awards.

In addition, two Best of Show prizes were awarded in both Print Media (winner SP Mount Printing for JFSA Annual Report) and Digital Media (winner Lake Metroparks for new website).

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

Network and Learn at these Upcoming Events:

Lake County Captains
Lake County Captains Game Aug. 2

August 2, 2017, 6:30 pm (Game at 7:10)
FREE EVENT for Lake Communicators
Take me out to the Ballgame!
The Lake County Captains, Eastlake, Ohio

Join your fellow Lake Communicators for a fun event that includes a game ticket and dinner – at no cost to you! This free social outing is one of the ways we say “thank you” for being a member!

Bring friends or family members at a cost of $30 per person. Rain or shine, we’re covered, as we will be sitting under the covered under the Party Deck. Enjoy a barbeque dinner and a cash bar!

Thom Fladung
Thom Fladung

September 13, 2017
Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications
“Winning on Social Media: Crisis Management in an Echo Chamber”

Social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and more – have become a primary information source and a dominant driver of reputation for individuals and organizations. Here’s a look at how and why social media has grown explosively – and what you can do to assess social media threats and use these powerful tools to communicate effectively and protect your reputation. Thom Fladung is vice president of Hennes Communications, one of the few firms in the United States focused exclusively on crisis communications and crisis management.

United Way Women’s Leadership Council Hosts Solstice Garden Party, June 22

Summer Solstice eveningPlease join the Women’s Leadership Council for an enchanting evening of lovely garden delights during their Solstice Garden Party. Tour the beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens of three private residences in the exclusive Sanctuary and Regency Woods developments of Kirtland. Garden gates will open to welcome you in discovering the splendid beauty that awaits while enjoying pleasant music, light refreshments, home and garden-related demonstrations, prize raffles and more.

Date and Time: Thursday, June 22, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Three private residences located in The Sanctuary and Regency Woods developments of Kirtland, Ohio.
Parking: As the date nears, please visit us at https://www.uwlc.org/solstice-garden-party for convenient parking information.


Online Registration: Click here to register online now!
Phone Registration: Call 440-639-1131
Limited tickets available. Register now for yours!

Submissions for the July VOICE newsletter are due June 21.