Earlier this fall, the kind folks at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its Small Business Excellence Awards for 2014. Our advertising agency was named the 2014 Professional Service of the Year and we are set to receive this honor at the Chamber’s reception on November 20.
The eleven small business honorees were chosen for their “positive impact on the region’s economy,” and, in our particular case, for the agency’s extensive work for the city’s municipal offices and organizations, including the Center City District, the Philadelphia Streets Department, the Fairmont Park Conservancy and the Philadelphia Recycling Office, all current clients of our 29-year-old agency. LevLane president David Lane says, “We’ll call this an early start to our 30th anniversary celebration.”
Thanks again to the Chamber of Commerce, all of our clients and our incredible employees who keep this place running day in and day out.
Two of our brightest up and coming staffers, Cortney and Emily, completed the 4A’s Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies (IAAS) last Thursday evening, and graduated with honors. As you know, the IAAS program provides an intensive and comprehensive training environment for young, promising professionals in our industry. Cortney and Emily participated with about 25 other “students” from advertising agencies in the 4A’s Phila. council area.
Cortney, along with her “agency team” partners, won the overall competition for the Hertz Rental Car account. Congratulations, Cortney. We have a proud tradition at LevLane for bringing home a winning team in this tough competition. Thanks so much for keeping the streak alive.
Now a shout-out to Emily. Although not on the winning agency team, Emily had a big winning idea. Emily was singled out at the graduation, by the Hertz client, for her fabulous suggestion of a public relations program which Hertz says it will consider implementing. Wow! Congratulation, Emily.
Also, a big thank you to Drake, Scott, and Lori for participating in the program and contributing their outstanding mentoring skills.
Thanks to all of you who make this 4A’s program possible, and a final congratulations to Cortney and Emily for considerable extracurricular hours and a ton of hard work.