How-to Workshop Jan.11

Go for the Gold!MC-Gold-Pens

IABC Nashville’s Music City Gold Pen Awards had a great first year back in 2016. Aligned with the International IABC Gold Quill awards, the awards recognize exceptional efforts of middle Tennessee communicators by highlighting best practices in business communications, management skills, thought leadership, and creativity.

Again this year, McNeely Pigott & Fox Vice President Javier Solano is offering to help area communicators navigate the changes and prepare their best entry in a special workshop on Jan. 11, from 4-6 p.m., at Rogers Group Inc. 421 Great Circle Road Nashville, TN 37228

He will be sharing his strategies and secrets to turn your 2016 projects into award winners to build your portfolio, resume and career. Javier brings a judge’s mindset to the workshop, offering tips and tricks to help you put forth the strongest presentation of your outstanding work and anticipate the critical review to come.

Take part to earn awards for your best business communications programs, impress your CEO/clients with third-party validation of your efforts, improve your B to B outreach and personal resume, and get feedback on your work from your peers. Join IABC Nashville for this special networking event. FREE TO MEMBERS!

You’ll learn…

  • Why you should take part in Gold Pen
  • How to put together a winning entry, step by step
  • What resources are available
  • Common problems
  • What’s the judges are thinking

For more information and all the details about the Award Program, see IABC Nashville Music City Gold Pen Awards.

Register Now

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2016 Music City Gold Pen Awards Celebration

See all of this year’s award winners!

Thanks to our sponsors for this year’s event Lellyet & Rogers CompanyStagePost and Bernadette Ruby.

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Best Business Communication Work to be Honored at IABC Nashville 2016 Music City Gold Pen Awards

Apr 25, 2016, 12:31 ET from IABC Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Nashville Chapter will present its 2016 Music City Gold Pen Awards, recognizing area professionals and agencies for their top communication projects, on Thursday, May 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Oak Room at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery located at 1414 Clinton St, Nashville. The event’s emcee is April Eaton, host of the long-running popular program “Urban Outlook” on the NewsChannel5 Network.

MCGP FB Event image4The IABC Nashville 2016 Music City Gold Pen Awards reception and ceremony honors Middle Tennessee/Southwestern Kentucky area business communicators and provides an evening of networking, celebration and an opportunity to hear about award-winning projects in diverse categories that demonstrate excellence in creativity, effective strategy, and measurable results. Go to the IABC Nashville website to reserve your spot to attend this prestigious event.

This year marks a relaunch of the prestigious regional awards program, which honors individuals, agencies and companies who are leading the communication profession as measured by international quality and impact standards.

“This year’s awards program, which always showcases impressive entries, also provides an opportunity to connect with industry professionals who are setting new standards for communication excellence,” says IABC Nashville President Philip J. Matisak, ABC. “And, this year, the celebration is in a popular new venue, providing an appropriate setting to recognize the best, as well as providing an opportunity to enjoy a unique, historical and trendy atmosphere in our vibrant and growing city.”

Proudly sponsoring this year’s event is Lellyet & Rogers CompanyStagePost and Bernadette Ruby.

IABC Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual Music City Gold Pen Awards program. IABC is the only place to connect with communicators globally. Connect here. Go Anywhere!






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Raise a Glass and Toast Excellence!


Music City Gold Pen Awards — May 19


Award-winning fine bourbon is the product of meticulous planning, hard work and attention to detail. The results should be celebrated. It’s the same with award-winning accomplishments in communication.


So, let’s celebrate the best in business communications.


Come get a “taste” of the best as IABC Nashville proudly presents the Music City Gold Pen Awards during a special reception, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at the Oak Room at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville’s historic Marathon Village. The ceremonies will be hosted by April Eaton, Host of NewsChannel 5, Urban Outlook, and Corporate Relations Manager, National Media Team, Allstate Insurance.

  • Tour one of Nashville’s hottest “new” distilleries with a surprising history. (Free tour offered at 5:30p prior to event.) Taste their award-winning products.
  • Connect with leading communications, PR and marketing professionals as you mix and mingle.
  • Join in celebrating the presentation of awards for communications projects in the middle Tennessee/southeastern Kentucky area and learn what made them successful.
  • Enjoy live music and great food, complete with a full bar.


Come. Connect. Celebrate.


 The Music City Gold Pen Award Celebration is brought to you by:




Event photography generously provided by Bernadette Ruby



 IABC is the only place to connect with communicators globally.

Connect Here. Go Anywhere!

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Music City Gold Pen Awards!

MC-Gold-PensIABC Nashville is proud to present the Music City Gold Pen Awards, recognizing effective communications projects by firms, departments and individuals.

There will be dozens of categories available, ranging from writing a simple e-mail to designing a corporate brochure to building a comprehensive communications plan or campaign.

The Music City Gold Pen Awards offers you the opportunity to earn:

  • Recognition for your team
  • Bragging rights for your clients
  • Feedback from qualified communication professionals

Watch for an official Call for Entries on January 1, 2016. Entries will be accepted online January 31 through February 21. Winners will be announced by April 1. Also, watch for more information about our exciting Music City Gold Pen Awards event in May 2016.

About Us

IABC Nashville is the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.  The only place to connect with communicators globallyConnect Here. Go Anywhere!

Questions? Email Gold Pen Awards CoChair Tom Kenley

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