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Top Communications Professionals Recognized at 2018 Music City Gold Pen Awards

Special thanks to PR Newswire for news release distribution.

Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2018 – The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Nashville Chapter presented the 2018 Music City Gold Pen Awards on Sept. 20. in Nashville. Pete Weber, the Voice of the Predators who is beginning his 21st season as part of the Nashville Predators broadcast crew, presented 28 awards in categories ranging from internal communications to social media programs. Photos from the event are posted on Nashville.IABC.com.

Award winners at this year’s event, which was sponsored by Exhibits South, StagePost, Vincit Group, and Sollie Studios, represented a range of industries, including strategic communications, education and healthcare. The team at MP&F Strategic Communications took home numerous awards for their work in corporate social responsibility, nonprofit campaigns, social media programs, communication research and special events. This year’s award winners are:

  • Angela Argiro, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Michelle Fowler, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Amanda Gambill, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Laura Haynes, FirstBank
  • Genma Holmes, The Ohio State University
  • Mich Michaud, M*Modal
  • Mich Michaud, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Cole Miracle, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Misty Moore & Mignonne Blair, HCA Physician Services Group Communications
  • Ameerah Palacios, APR, MBA, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Rosemary Plorin, Lovell Communications Inc.
  • Jan Read, Vanderbilt University
  • Rob Scobey, World Christian Broadcasting
  • Javier Solano, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Millie Wert, MP&F Strategic Communications

“It’s a great joy to recognize the most talented communicators in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky with the Music City Gold Pen Awards,” said IABC President Gene Boulware. “The annual awards ceremony not only recognizes great work, but also provides attendees with the opportunity to connect with top professionals who are raising the bar for excellence in communications.”

Visit Nashville.IABC.com to learn more about the Music City Gold Pen Awards, IABC Nashville, and our professional development luncheons and networking mixers. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

ABOUT IABC NASHVILLE
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!


There’s still time to register for Southern Region Conference! (before 10-1)

Make Your Communications Sing!

Join us in our hometown in October and connect up with other communicators as you learn best practices in communication.

Dates: October 17-19, 2018
City: Nashville, TN
Hotel & Venue: Hilton Garden Inn • Nashville, TN

Sessions are organized by tracks that focus on leadership, strategy, reputation, marketing, brand, employee engagement and communication skills.

The connect18 Opening Reception will be held at the Tin Roof, a well-known Nashville live music venue. Attendees with a full conference registration are invited to join us Wednesday, October 17.

The Original Tin Roof opened near Nashville’s famed Music Row to give musicians a place to play and a place to hang when they weren’t on stage. The tasty food, fun, eclectic environment, community of regulars and friendly crew quickly established the Roof as the place to be for musicians and non-musicians alike. Over the years, the Tin Roof stages have hosted the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between.

Learn more on the event website: connect18


2018 Music City Gold Pen Awards

Congratulations to 2018 MCGPA awardees!

  • Angela Argiro, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Michelle Fowler, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Amanda GambillMP&F Strategic Communications
  • Laura Haynes, FirstBank
  • Genma Holmes, The Ohio State University
  • Mich Michaud, M*Modal
  • Mich Michaud, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Cole Miracle ,MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Misty Moore & Mignonne Blair, HCA Physician Services Group Communications
  • Ameerah Palacios, APR, MBA, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Rosemary Plorin, Lovell Communications Inc.
  • Jan Read, Vanderbilt University
  • Rob Scobey, World Christian Broadcasting
  • Javier Solano, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Millie Wert, MP&F Strategic Communications

 

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Mix It Up Aug.23 @ Diskin Cider

Join us on Thursday, Aug.23 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for IABC Nashville’s Networking Mixer! The mixer will be a fun evening of networking, food, and  drinks with fellow communications professionals and industry leaders from the middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky areas.

We’ll meet at Diskin Cider, located at 1235 Martin Street in the booming Wedgewood-Houston Nashville neighborhood!

Enjoy the first drink on us, light appetizers, authentic conversation, and great networking! Get to know new members and strengthen your network the right way. Be seen – and see who else is in the room! 

Members are FREE and non-members are $10 to attend! 

Prepay only. Registration will not be taken at the door.

 

IABC is the only place to connect with Communicators globally!


Wednesday August 15th – Your Next Story

Identifying Signature Strengths To Support The Career You Truly Desire

Do you ever feel stress at the intersection where “life meets work,” having to choose one or the other? This session will help you effortlessly merge WHO YOU ARE with the WORK ROLE that needs YOUR UNIQUE GIFTS. Come find out how to identify and bring your Signature Strengths to work. Create a map and a plan for happiness and excellence, doing work that plays to your “genius” and unique gifts. 

Learn how to use the plan to 1) find more energy, meaning and purpose at work, 2) grow your influence that leads to your next desired role and 3) become truly re-engaged in your own career growth.

Hear from two successful senior leaders who have done just that. Page Boyd and Traci Clayton provide coaching and advising servies to leaders and top-performing global organizations. Learn from them what other engaged leaders already have… that the ticket to individual happiness and organization success is alignment with the real you. Leave the session re-energized to make a difference – for yourself and your workplace.

Traci Clayton, PhD is a trusted leadership advisor and executive consultant in Nashville, TN.  She’sdone  extensive work at the CEO, Board, and Executive Team level with global leaders in multiple industries, including the Fortune 500.  Traci is known for her deep insights about individuals and organizations, bringing together multiple perspectives to solve some of the toughest leadership, career, culture and business challenges.  As an author, speaker and business owner, she uses her expertise to support organizations most passionate about meaningful change and growth.  Her work includes Strategic Leadership Development, Executive Team Development, Executive Coaching, Organizational Culture Change, Leadership for the Top 100  and Leadership Transformation.  More about Traci at www.DrTraciClayton.com. 

 

Paige Boyd is a trusted coach, consultant and speaker in the Nashville business community.  Known for her authenticity and business acumen, she has collaborated and consulted with executives, leadership teams and professional organizations across multiple industries.  Her corporate & non-profit life includes a 10-year sales and consulting career before moving to Senior HR roles at the invitation of clients who valued her insight and capability.  After 13 years in Senior Leadership of Corporate HR at Asurion and Nissan, she coaches and consults with organizations and individuals focused on growing their networks, careers and business.

 

 

 

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

 

Join us at IABC Nashville’s Wednesday August 15th Professional Development Luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy.  

Join our members, and other Mid-South communications and marketing professionals. Be seen — and see who else is in the room.IABC is the only place to connectwith communicators globally.IABC Nashville is your passport!

New to the area or IABC Nashville? Let us know when you register, and we’ll make sure to connect you with others working in the Communications, Advertising, PR and Marketing fields.

$30 for members and just for $40 for non-members. Prepay only. Registration will not be taken at the door.

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