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Submitted by Sandra Arnette, APR

Here are three key reasons to attend:


Be on hand to find out who will be chosen for an Award of Excellence or Best in Maryland Award and hear firsthand some of the most successful PR concepts that will be applauded at this year’s gala. Learn from professionals that are transforming PR in Maryland and discover innovative ideas to use at your prospective organization.


Whether it’s putting a face to key opinion leaders, forging closer relationships with fellow colleagues, or meeting new potential partnerships, the 2014 Best in Maryland Awards gala offers some of the best PR networking opportunities available. Meet peers, in a relaxed environment, with similar interests and experiences who can help expand your network and circle of influence.


Come celebrate and watch the excitement unfold as this year’s winners are announced. Hear their success stories and party at the premiere gala that’s sure to be the perfect way to end the year. This year’s keynote speaker will be Terrence O’Hara, a former journalist and editor of the Baltimore Business Journal who was also a financial services reporter for The Washington Post for nine years and director of executive communications for Fannie Mae. O’Hara is currently vice president of communications for UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement. He will speak about the changing nature of corporate communications in a social media world, navigating a career in journalism and public relations, and what he believes are the most important communications strategies to follow in a digital world.

Conveniently located at the Hilton Baltimore near the beautiful Inner Harbor Waterfront, the 2014 Best in Maryland Awards gala is an event not to be missed!

–Industry News