Afterglow includes live music, food, networking and more!

MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, September 23, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Some of the brightest and best communication professionals, and their organizations will be recognized at this year’s International Association of Business Communicator’s Renaissance Awards and professional communicators celebration. It’s Michigan’s most sought-after and prestigious communications award; and it’ll be given to some of the top practitioners in the field. The fun and interactive celebration will be from 6-9 p.m. October 17, 2019 at Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan, 600 E. Lafayette, in Detroit, Michigan.

“Each year communicators get together to celebrate our profession and our work,” said Pete Ternes, president of IABC Detroit. “We invite all communicators to join us as we reveal “who done it” best among Michigan’s talented communication professionals.”

Award recipients competed in four communication disciplines: Management, Research, Training/Education, and Skills. Each entry was reviewed by evaluators from other IABC chapters who are seasoned communications professionals familiar with the IABC seven-point global scale of excellence. Entries must fall within a threshold to qualify for an IABC Detroit Renaissance Award of Excellence or Award of Merit.

Also, at the event, Rich Homberg, president and CEO of Detroit Public Television, will be recognized as the 2019 IABC Detroit Communicator of the Year. This well-respected award is presented annually by IABC Detroit and acknowledges a leader who has demonstrated excellence in the communications field. We’re more than honored to salute Mr. Homberg.

“This year’s celebration will not only highlight and showcase some of Michigan’s most outstanding communicators, but we’ve designed the event experience with live music, food, and an array of business professionals to connect and build relationships with”, said Edward G. Walters, Renaissance Awards chair. “Allowing the event to be more interactive was intentional, and we’ve endeavored to do this with an amazing planning team, volunteers, and our host and presenting sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.”

Event schedule:
6 p.m. – Networking and Awards Showcase
7 p.m. – Awards program (Acknowledging Renaissance Award winners and Communicator of the Year)
8 p.m. – Afterglow (Live music, food, and more)
9 p.m. – Event ends

Tickets for the IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards and Professional Communicators Celebration are available and are $60 for members and $75 for non-members. CLICK HERE to get tickets and save your seat, or visit our FAQ for more details.

IABC Detroit thanks the following event and chapter sponsors for their generous support:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, DTE Energy, Barton Malow, Brogan & Partners, DPTV, and Ginny Roo Design.

Contact: Nancy Skidmore at [email protected] for more information, or call 248.739.1063.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is an international organization with over 40 years of enriching the professional lives of business communication professionals in more than 80 countries. Our Detroit chapter has some of the best communication minds in the area and provides an array of resources to help our more than 100 members. Learn more at

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