SOURCE: NIRI Orange County

NIRI Orange County

May 18, 2011 11:30 ET

NIRI OC Announces Call for Entries for Its 2011 IR Achievement Awards

Program Expands to Include Four New Categories Including IR Website and Earnings Release

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - The Orange County Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI OC) announces its Call for Entries for its 2011 Investor Relations Achievement Awards. Entrants can visit for more details and to register online.

For the past 17 years, NIRI Orange County has hosted an annual event to honor annual reports that best exemplify the contribution of the investor relations profession to the communication of corporate strategies. For its 18th year, NIRI OC is expanding its program in recognition of the broader range of investor communications in today's changing market. As a result, the NIRI Orange County 2011 IR Achievement Awards event is designed to recognize additional key components that are critical to a successful IR program today.

Award categories include:

  • Printed Annual Report / 10-K Wrap
  • Online Annual Report
  • Shareholder Letter
  • IR Website
  • IR Presentation
  • Earnings Release

All entries must represent a publicly traded Southern California-based company. IR/PR agencies and graphic design firms are welcome to submit multiple entries, as long as they are Southern California-based public companies. The last day to enter is Friday, May 27th.

The 2011 IR Achievement Awards Ceremony and Banquet will take place Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Andrei's Restaurant in Irvine, CA, at 6:00 p.m. At this special event you can expect to see examples of excellence in IR communications from a wide range of Southern California companies. RSVP is requested by Thursday, June 23, 2011. Online registration is available at

We would like to thank our current sponsors for their continued support: Curran & Connors; Georgeson; NasdaqOMX; Wells Fargo Shareowner Services; Hunter Graphix; and Marketwire.

If you have any questions about the 2011 IR Achievement Awards, please contact Tammy Perry at 949.632.8021,

About NIRI Orange County
Founded in 1969, NIRI is a professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants whose strategic management responsibilities integrate finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company and the financial community and other constituencies. This communication ultimately contributes to a company's securities achieving fair valuation. NIRI has over 3,500 members representing more than 2,000 public companies in 32 chapters around the country. For more information, visit The Orange County Chapter of NIRI (NIRI OC) was established in 1990. The NIRI OC chapter holds regular and special meetings and networking events throughout the year, featuring programs on topics of professional interest to investor relations practitioners such as capital markets, social media, economic discussions and other IR-related topics.

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