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Greater Akron Chamber Presents Stephanie York at the January 13 Morning Buzz


Greater Akron—Sponsored by SummaCare, The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday, January 13, 2017, join us to hear Stephanie York, Vice President at Hennes Communications, present “Crisis Management and Communications: How to Plan & Prepare for the Unthinkable.”

In the event of a crisis situation, everyone is going to want answers—fast: customers, clients, vendors, business partners, elected officials—and the media. They say it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a few moments to destroy one.  In a split second, business owners can find themselves in a position where they need to know how to handle the media, be a public spokesperson, or respond effectively on social media.

With over 20 years’ experience in law and communications, Stephanie and the firm’s past and present clients include the 2016 Cleveland Host Committee for the recent Republican National Convention, ThyssenKrupp, Avery Dennison, Lubrizol, Kent State University, Oberlin College, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as well as scores of municipalities and law firms across the U.S.

Better recognized as the Assistant Director of Law and spokesperson for the City of Akron and former Mayor Don Plusquellic, Stephanie serves on seven local non-profit boards, and is President of Downtown Akron Kiwanis.

The Morning Buzz will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Akron, 1307 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44305.  Business connections, registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will be held from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.  The cost is $25 for members, $50 for non-members and includes a breakfast buffet.  To make a reservation, call the Greater Akron Chamber at (330) 376-5550 or register on-line at www.greaterakronchamber.org.  RSVP by noon on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
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