Best in Show Insights: April Luncheon

Lunch with Tim Hortons and Common Ground Public Relations to learn all about their award-winning sweet success in 2015!

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April 28 | Tim Hortons: A tale of sweet succes

The iconic Tim Hortons restaurant and brand took St. Louis by storm in recent years. Join IABC St. Louis for lunch with Common Ground Public Relations to hear about how St. Louis hosted the most successful US market launch in the Tim Hortons company history. The Common Ground Public Relations team, along with Tina Bryan, vice president for Tim Hortons St. Louis, will share the strategies that have sustained intense interest more than a year and a half, earning an IABC St. Louis Quill Award of Excellence, the top prize in 2015, the Best in Show Award as well as thousands of happy, full restaurant guests in the process. When: Thursday April 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CST Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy #2 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO 63117 How Much: Members: $30 | Non-members: $40 | Students: $20 RSVP now » WATCH NOW: 2015 IABC St. Louis Quill Awards Best in... read more

Member Spotlight: Patti Beck

Name: Patti Beck Employer: Bi-State Development (BSD) Title: Director of Communications Favorite Quote: In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. −Abraham Lincoln How have you benefited from being an IABC St. Louis member? The monthly lunch meetings are great learning opportunities for me as well as my team members. Also, the CW magazine contains good information I can use to do my job better and I appreciate the online resources IABC offers. Why did you to enter the communications profession? I liked to write growing up and did a lot of public speaking through 4-H and church from the age of nine until I left for college. As a double major in mass communications/TV-radio and journalism, I thought I would end up in radio but fell in love with television news. I was hired at KTVI during my TV-radio internship and worked my way up to news producer. After a few years, I accepted a producing position at KMOV, where I ate, breathed and slept television news for nearly two decades until I was recruited by a national charity here in St. Louis to become its director of communications. In 2010, I was hired by BSD as the external communications manager and then promoted to director of communications in 2013. How would you describe your role at BSD? I am the spokesperson for the organization so a good portion of time is spent talking to the media. I am on call 24/7. I am responsible for leading internal, external, social media and community outreach communications. I am very... read more

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