MAY 22, 2013 — DISTINGUISHED COMMUNICATOR GALA & BRONZE QUILL AWARDS CEREMONY
Honoring our area’s best communicators and the Distinguished Communicator of the Year
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 — 6 to 9 p.m.
At this festive gala, IABC/Columbus will celebrate our area’s best communicators and Jeni Britton Bauer, founder/owner of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. We will honor Jeni as our 2013 Distinguished Communicator of the Year and present our 2013 Bronze Quill Awards. It’s a time for attendees to celebrate excellence in communications in central Ohio with peers, enjoy food and drinks, and socialize with other communications professionals.
Building a Strong Brand Through Building a Community
Our gala theme is Building a Strong Brand Through Building a Community. It honors Jeni’s contributions to the central Ohio community through her work as an advocate of Columbus entrepreneurship and in helping local business owners grow their businesses to a national level as she has done with her own. Jeni launched her career in Columbus’ North Market in 1996 and has built the business into a brand that is recognizable throughout the U.S. and stands for quality and ingenuity.
“Jeni is being honored because of her leadership in Columbus for more than 15 years and for being someone who, through her commitment to supporting the local community, has put central Ohio on the map,” said IABC/Columbus President Amy Gillespie. To learn more about Jeni’s career, read her bio.
In addition to accepting the Distinguished Communicator award, Jeni will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers at the event will include:
- Warren Taylor, co-owner and dairy nerd of Snowville Creamery;
- John Angelo, executive director of the Short North Alliance;
- Dave Wible, former executive director of the North Market;
- John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
The gala will also feature drinks and dinner. There will also be a raffle with proceeds directed to a charity chosen by Jeni: Local Matters. Attendees may also choose to add a donation to Local Matters when purchasing their gala tickets.
Honoring central Ohio’s best communicators
In addition to recognizing Jeni, the event will honor IABC/Columbus’ 2013 Bronze Quill Award winners. These professionals set the standard for communications excellence in central Ohio and beyond. Their work represents the best of communications from all sectors: business, education, freelance, government, health care and non-profit organizations.
The evening’s agenda
We’ll start at 6 p.m. with cocktails and networking. At 7 p.m., we’ll sit down a for a three-course dinner and recognize the winners of our annual Bronze Quill Awards. Then, at 8 p.m., we’ll begin the program to honor our 2013 Distinguished Communicator of the Year.
Ticket prices to the gala include entry, a three-course meal and complimentary valet parking. A cash bar will also be available. Registration is now closed.
- IABC Member Ticket — $55
- Non-Member Ticket — $65
- Couples Ticket — $100
- Sponsor a table of eight — $400
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- Complimentary valet parking will be available at the Athletic Club of Columbus.
- On-street parking will also be available.
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