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Cherokee Office of Economic Development Awarded Best in Class

August 20, 2018

 

Gene A. Stinson, SEDC President awarding Misti Martin, COED President, with the “Best in Class,” and “Merit,” awards.

The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) was officially recognized for their award-winning entries in the Communication Awards competition by the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) at the 2018 Annual Conference in Mobile, Alabama. SEDC, the oldest and largest regional economic development association representing 17 states, hosts the annual competition to recognize communities with outstanding implementation in messaging, marketing, and outreach campaigns. Over 20 categories of marketing work submitted by SEDC members were evaluated within four division size levels. Gene A. Stinson, SEDC President awarding Misti Martin, COED President, with the “Best in Class,” and “Merit,” awards.

COED’s Cherokee by Choice Strategy and Campaign Brochure won the top award “Best in Class” and the 2017 Annual Report received the “Merit” award. This recognition shows a record of excellence as COED previously won “Award of Excellence” for their 2014 Annual Report. “The COED team was happy to work with Stone Ward on the Campaign Brochure and MOJO Productions on the Annual Report to spotlight Cherokee as a sustainable community where you can live, play, and work,” said Misti Martin, President of COED.

“These annual Communication Awards recognize and showcase the leading communication and marketing work done by economic development professionals throughout the south. The Cherokee Office of Economic Development hit the mark this year with these communication pieces.  Its entry in the Special Purpose Brochure category titled Cherokee By Choice Campaign Brochure, won an Award of Excellence for the Medium Division. Its entry in the Annual Reports category titled Cherokee Office of Economic Development Annual Report, won an Award of Merit for the Medium Division. These pieces not only showed creativity, but also solid messaging and effectiveness at reaching their target audience. We were wowed by all the entries we received this year and were impressed with the high level of marketing work being done in economic development by SEDC members,” said SEDC President, Gene Stinson, after the ceremony.

To view the annual report, follow the link here: www.cherokeega.org.