IABC Edmonton

June 17, 2009 17:46 ET

IABC Edmonton Announces Its 2009 Capital Awards Winners

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - On June 12, IABC Edmonton celebrated its annual Capital Awards gala with a hot and spicy fiesta at the Alberta Royal Museum in Edmonton. The fun event with Latin flair gathered more than 70 business professionals from diverse industries and disciplines to celebrate the region's best practices in communications.

For 31 years, IABC Edmonton's annual Capital Awards program has rigorously tested and rewarded the work of business communicators in all aspects of the communications work in the Capital region- from writing and design to strategic communication planning. This year's competition selected 26 Awards of Excellence and 14 Awards of Merit and included individuals and teams from a wide range of industries, including: Alberta Recycling, Alberta Blue Cross Artsmith, ATB Financial, Calder Bateman, DDB Canada, Institute of Health Economics, MacEwan College, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, SnoGlobe Communications, WCB Alberta, University of Alberta International, and the Youth Emergency Shelter Society.

"We have an outstanding communications talent here in the Capital Region. This year's winning entries were very strong. In today's uncertain economic climate, these companies were able to move their companies' business forward while crafting good strategies with tight budgets. All of our winners have demonstrated high level of creativity, innovation and good strategic planning and we are very pleased to recognize their exceptional work at the Gala," says Julie Naylor, President of the IABC/Edmonton chapter.

IABC Edmonton also presented its first annual Student Entry of the Year Award to Goldwin McEwen, Jannie Edwards, and Barry Boroditsky from MacEwan College for "The Launch of the Rough".

The Member of the Year award was presented to the IABC Edmonton Volunteer - Jagreet Sandhu, who has made a sincere commitment and contribution to the success of the local chapter.

For the complete list of winners, click here http://edmonton.iabc.com/

For more information about the IABC Edmonton chapter and its awards program, visit http://edmonton.iabc.com/awards/

About IABC/Edmonton:

IABC Edmonton is the local chapter of The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - the premier global network for professionals engaged in strategic organizational communication. Founded in 1978, IABC Edmonton has over 370 members - representing a broad range of interests and experiences in communications.

The chapter's goal is to promote excellence in communications by offering opportunities for networking, expanding knowledge, and ensuring quality through ethical practices and accreditation. IABC Edmonton also offers professional development seminars, workshops, education sessions and social gatherings designed to inspire communications excellence.

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