FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Contact:         K. Dawn Rutledge
 October 1, 2014  VP for Communications
 615) 293-3304

IABC/Nashville to Recognize Best Business

Communication Work at 2014 Gold Pen Awards

NASHVILLE – (October 1, 2014) – The International Association of Business Communicators/Nashville Chapter will present its 2014 Gold Pen Awards, recognizing area professionals and agencies for their top communication projects Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. at Cabana Nashville, located at 1910 Belcourt Avenue.

The IABC/Nashville 2014 Gold Pen Awards reception and ceremony honors Nashville-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.

In addition, each year IABC/Nashville extends exclusive awards to chapter members who have made valuable contributions. Among the special Gold Pen Award recipients are Phil Matisak, retired from United Parcel Service, who will receive the “Fellow Award”; Pam Eldridge, principal/director of sales for Connexon Partners and Tom Kenley, communications specialist with The Rogers Group, Inc., who will both receive the “President’s Award.”

“IABC/Nashville is excited to host this year’s awards program, which always showcases impressive entries, and provides an opportunity for industry professionals to network with one another, and to see some of the great work from their peers,” said Julie K. Davis, IABC/Nashville president. “We look forward to highlighting these outstanding entries and congratulating the distinguished winners.”


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 ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program.


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