SOURCE: Urban Entrepreneur Partnership

Urban Entrepreneur Partnership

November 14, 2011 06:00 ET

Kauffman's Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP) Takes Top Honors for Marketing and Communication Excellence

Media Campaign Wins Four Prestigious MarCom Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - The Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Inc. (UEP), a national program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has received top honors in the 2011 MarCom Awards. The international competition, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), recognizes outstanding creative achievement in 200-plus categories.

The Urban Entrepreneur Partnership competed successfully against more than 6,000 entries from the U.S., Canada, and other countries, taking two Platinum Awards and two Gold Awards for the UEP's informational brochure and media kit, "The Building Box."

A complete list of platinum winners can be found at

This year's MarCom winners ranged from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Joining the UEP in the winners circle were the United States Navy, the Kennedy Space Center, Ernst and Young, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Toyota Motor Sales Inc., Google, The Coca-Cola Company, Booz Allen, Walmart Foundation, and Rotary International, among others.

"We are thrilled and honored that the AMCP has recognized our marketing and communication efforts," said Lena T. Rodriguez, the UEP's chief marketing and development officer. "As a young organization working with a small budget, it's especially gratifying to share the limelight with Fortune 500 firms and other world-class organizations."

About the UEP

Distinguished by a unique and innovative one-to-one coaching model, the UEP offers a suite of business solutions that help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, create new jobs and help to revitalize the economy.

Operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the UEP is a program of the Kauffman Foundation and is supported by public, private and nonprofit-sector resources. For additional information on Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP) programs, contact
Lena T. Rodriguez at (816) 581-2900 or or visit

About the Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. The Kauffman Foundation empowers individuals to attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, visit, and follow the Foundation on and

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