Today is my 30th anniversary at Borshoff. I’m celebrating the big 3-0 exactly one year after the agency turned 30. Yes, I started on the company’s first anniversary. Back when Ronald Reagan was president and Robert Orr was Indiana’s governor. My desk sported a second-hand IBM Selectric typewriter. And the agency didn’t yet offer health insurance.
INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time, two poets have been selected as winners of the Indiana Authors Award. Purdue University professor Marianne Boruch is the winner of the $10,000 National Author prize given by the 2015 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Adrian Matejka, Lilly Professor/Poet-in-Resident at Indiana University-Bloomington, has been named the Regional Author winner, earning him a $7,500 prize. The National and Regional winners, along with finalists in the Emerging Author category, will be honored at the seventh-annual Indiana Authors Award Dinner on Oct. 10, 2015, at the Central Library in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS – Borshoff, a leading advertising, brand development and PR agency based in Indianapolis, recently announced top leadership changes. Susan Matthews, managing principal with a 30-year career at Borshoff, will step down at the end of 2015 but stay connected to the agency as a consulting principal. The other two principals, Jennifer Dzwonar and Karen Alter, will assume new roles. Dzwonar will become managing principal and Alter will assume responsibility for agency-wide operations.
As the summer concert season is upon us, I’m reminded of my days back in college when I served as a marketing intern at Deer Creek Music Center (it was still Deer Creek back then). That summer, I learned the in’s and out’s of the concert industry. Looking back, little did I know that a meet and greet with the Foo Fighters would stick with me professionally after more than 15 years.
Each year, as the weather begins to warm, the Hoosier Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America presents the Pinnacle Awards. And the show last Wednesday night left us with a spring in our step.
Many of us at Borshoff serve on community boards and committees, and we strive to attend every meeting. But when we miss a meeting because of travel or a client commitment, reading the minutes is a great way to catch up.
Diversity. It’s not that big of a word, but it can have a large meaning. At Borshoff, our definition includes differences of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, lifestyle, age, disability, religion and culture.
My oldest stepson was recently injured in a car accident that left him with two broken legs. He’s recovering very well, but our effort to get him home from Texas and to ensure he could get around in our house left me a lot more appreciative of my own mobility. It also made me realize how many challenges people with disabilities must overcome just to stay “even” with those of us who can move around unaided.
April is National Volunteer Month. If you’re a volunteer who helps make our community a better place to live and work, thank you. And if you’re not yet an active volunteer, what are you waiting for?
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