November 30, 2011 12:49 ET

IABC/DC Metro Honors Top Business Communicators at Silver Inkwell Awards Gala

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - The International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) DC/Metro chapter honored the area's top business communicators at its 2011 Silver Inkwell Awards gala on November 28 at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD. IABC/DC Metro's prestigious Silver Inkwell competition recognizes excellence and leadership in the field of business communication.

"The Silver Inkwell awards are a chance to recognize the outstanding campaigns from some of the top communicators in the greater Washington, D.C., area," said Angelo Ioffreda, IABC/DC Metro president. "The quality of entries we received is testament to the high level of expertise and skill of the business communicators in our area."

Veteran ABC7/WJLA-TV reporter and Maryland Bureau Chief Greta Kreuz entertained the audience and honored each of this year's winners as the event Emcee.

This year's Award of Excellence honorees included: Washington Hospital Center, CRT/tanaka, Network Solutions, Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing & Communications and Ruder Finn. Award of Merit honorees included: National Cancer Institute and Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Lipman Hearne, Vincent Roa Group, LLC and Sage Communications, LLC, Enterprise Community Partners and Enterprise Community Investment, ICF International, The MITRE Corporation, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., John Forrest Ales and MCR Federal, LLC.

This year's gala was sponsored and contributed to by leading businesses including Marketwire, Capitol Communicator, Aiya Ink, Henninger Media Services, Marvin T. Jones & Associates and Rob Grauert.

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About IABC/DC Metro
With nearly 600 members, IABC/DC Metro is the largest U.S. chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and the second-largest chapter in the world. The chapter prides itself on its diverse membership which includes professionals in a wide variety of communication fields including public relations, marketing, advertising, corporate communications, human resources communications, government relations, the web, social media, and shareholder relations as well as graphic design, video production, photography, and printing. Chapter members work as consultants, independent business owners, and corporate staff in the public, private, and non-profitsectors.and in non-profits. The chapter offers a variety of educational and professional development opportunities for members as well as specialized programs for students and new communicators, government, senior, and independent communications professionals. To learn more, please visit

Contact Information

  • IABC/DC Metro Silver Inkwell Contacts:
    Robin Lane or Angela Peluso
    Tel: 1 202 360 8142
    E-mail: Email Contact