NOV 15 - The 2018 Blacksmith Awards

Eventbrite - 2018 Blacksmith Awards

The Blacksmith finalists have been announced and now it's time to celebrate the best public relations work in Greater Cincinnati in the past year!

And as if that wasn't enough, we'll also be toasting:

  • Jonathan Kissell, APR, Communications Manager at Rumpke Waste & Recycling, the 2018 Werner-Vonderhaar-Bogart Award recipient for his outstanding leadership in the field of public relations, and his dedication to Cincinnati PRSA. 

  • The 2018 President's Award Recipient

Register today for the 2018 Blacksmith Awards ceremony and dinner.

This year, we are celebrating at the brand new Summit, a Dolce Hotel. The Summit, located on the Medpace campus at Interstate 71 and Red Bank Road, is a stunning space with commissioned works of contemporary artists throughout the hotel.

Thanks to our Blacksmiths Awards Platinum Sponsor, Kroger.  In honor of their Zero Hunger Zero Waste campaign, we invite all PRSA members and guests to bring nonperishable food items (no glass, please) to the Awards Dinner on Nov. 15 to benefit the Freestore Foodbank. Click here to see what food items are most needed.  Want to make a financial contribution instead?  Donate here:  All those who donate will be entered into a raffle for a one night stay at the Summit Hotel.  Thanks to the Summit Hotel for their support.

So, no excuses! Join us as we toast our friends and colleagues in style at the Summit, and help the Freestore Foodbank as well!

Tickets are now on sale through Monday, Nov. 5 at 5:00 p.m. Get yours today!  

Event Details:

Eventbrite - 2018 Blacksmith Awards

Thursday, November 15
The Summit - 5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati
6:00 p.m. - Doors open for check-in; Mix and mingle
6:30 p.m. - Dinner and program begins
Regular Pricing
$80.00 - PRSA Cincinnati Chapter Members 
$80.00 - PRSSA Members
$90.00 - Non-members
$300.00 - VIP Half Table of 4 ($75.00 per person)
$580.00 - VIP Table of 8 ($72.50 per person)  
Finalist Pricing
Note to Finalists: please see your finalist notification for a link to access the special pricing below.
$70.00 - PRSA Cincinnati Chapter Members 
$70.00 - PRSSA Members
$80.00 - Non-members
$260.00 - VIP Half Table of 4 ($65.00 per person)
$500.00 - VIP Table of 8 ($62.50 per person)
Deadline to register is Monday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m. (this is also the deadline to cancel and receive a refund).
Parking Information:
Free parking is available in the hotel parking lost - just across from the main entrance.

Eventbrite - 2018 Blacksmith Awards

Award Entrants: All Blacksmith entrants were sent a message with updates on the status of your entries. Finalists should use the link included in their email to purchase tickets at finalist rates. If you submitted an entry and have not received a message, please first check your spam folder. If you cannot find it, please respond to this message or email, and we can forward a copy of your message.

2018 Blacksmiths Sponsors

If you are interested in being a 2018 Blacksmith Awards sponsor, please visit Cincinnati PRSA's sponsorship page, or contact Barbara Grimsley, APR, for information on packages and opportunities.

Thank you to our 2018 Blacksmith Awards sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Scooter Media Logo

Gold Sponsor

Vehr Logo

Design Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor