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IABC/Delaware Announces Winners of 2007 First State Awards for Excellence in Communications


Wilmington, DE, August 1, 2007 — The Delaware chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators announced today the winners of the organization’s prestigious First State Awards, which recognize excellence in the field of communications in Delaware.
“We have talented communicators throughout the state who make important contributions each day to Delaware’s corporations, government organizations, small businesses, agencies and consultancies,” said Dan Tipton, president of IABC/Delaware. “The First State Awards recognize communicators who were singled out by their peers for developing communications campaigns or displaying skills that were truly exemplary.”
The winners were judged according to goals and objectives, solution overview, implementation and challenges, and finally, measurement and evaluation of outcomes in each of the respective categories.

Following are the 2007 IABC/Delaware Award-Winners by category:

 Marketing Communication – Maria Antonelli, Star Shipley
 Public Relations / Issues Management – Darelle Riabov, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
 Public Relations / Issues Management –Leslie Pott, Astra Zeneca
 Employee/Member Communications – Maria Antonelli, Star Shipley
 Publications – Leslie Pott, Astra Zeneca
 Writing – Carla Koss, Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

About IABC/Delaware
The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of more than 14,000 business communication professionals in over 70 countries. The Delaware chapter of IABC offers educational programs and networking opportunities, supports leadership development and accreditation, promotes ethical practices and shares information and trends to enhance the value and visibility of our members.


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