Tuesday, November 09, 2010

IABC’s Bronze Quill Award Ceremony Set For Nov. 17 at Stetson

Gulfport, FL — Top communication professionals in the Tampa Bay area will be honored at an awards ceremony hosted by the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Great Hall at the Stetson University College of Law.

“The Bronze Quill Award is IABC Tampa Bay’s most prestigious award,” organizers said. “Given annually, the award recognizes the best of the best in communications in several categories, including Writing, Design, Electronic Delivery, Employee Publications and more.”

The featured speaker at the event will be Stetson professor Clark Furlow. His topic is “Business Ethics for Communications Professionals.”

Cost is $50 per person, if pre-registered by Nov. 10, and $60 at the door. Admission includes a reception, two drink tickets and dinner. Tables of eight are available at $500 each. There is a registration link at www.iabctampabay.com.

Dress is business attire, organizers said. Parking is available on the south side of campus, adjacent to the tennis courts. Reception and cocktails will start at 6:30 p.m. Speaker and dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m., followed by the Bronze Quill Awards Ceremony, which is expected to end about 8:30 p.m.

“The Bronze Quill annual competition is an opportunity to recognize excellence in communications throughout Southwest Florida,” a spokesperson said. “Through the Bronze Quill competition, area communicators showcase their talents and compete for Awards of Excellence, Merit and Honorable Mention in a variety of categories.”

The Stetson University College of Law is located at 1401 61st Street South in Gulfport. According to organizers, Stetson’s Executive Director of Communications Frank Klim, will host a campus tour for those who are interested in seeing more of the University’s historic halls.

For more information about the Tampa Bay Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, visit www.iabctampabay.com.

ABOUT IABC: Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) provides a professional network of more than 14,794 business communication professionals in more than 70 countries, operating more than 100 chapters around the world, in every industry, within both the public and nonprofit sectors.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Nov. 20 Fun Runs in Hyde Park Village to Benefit Children With Cancer

SUMMARY: An event called “Heel to Heal” that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20, is designed to raise funds to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. “Heel to Heal” will feature a 5k Fun Run/Walk and a 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk and Dog Walk as well as a variety of family festivities.

TAMPA — A morning of fun, runs and festivities is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, in Hyde Park Village in Tampa. The event, dubbed “Heel to Heal,” will benefit the Children’s Cancer Center and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

“Heel to Heal is family friendly, and pets are welcome,” organizers said. “There will be complimentary food by Panera Bread, Indigo Coffee, Coca-Cola, Smoothie King and Klondike.”

Admission for adults is $25 per person. For youngsters age 6-12, the cost is $15 each. There is no charge for children age 5 and under. Registration can be completed online at www.pcfusa.org/special_events.htm or on the day of the event at 6:45 a.m.

The 5k Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. The 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk and Dog Walk will start at 8:30 a.m.

“In addition, we will host activities in and around the village circle from 9 a.m. to noon,” a spokesperson said.

For more information about “Heel to Heal,” call Tyler Freriks, Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator for the Children’s Cancer Center, at (813) 367-5437 ext. 5 or visit www.ChildrensCancerCenter.org.

ABOUT: The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-profit 501c (3) organization that helps children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders. The Center also helps their families with immediate emotional, financial and educational support necessary to cope with their life threatening illnesses. The Pediatric Cancer Foundation exists to raise money to fund pediatric cancer research. The Foundation’s focus is to fund research to find less toxic, more targeted treatments that will lead to the elimination of pediatric cancer worldwide.