Empire Awards New


Tuesday January 29, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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257 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12205

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Mike Lesczinski 
Public Relations Society of America Capital Region Chapter 

2013 PRSA Empire Awards and Annual Meeting 

All of us at PRSA are excited to celebrate the new year with you by recognizing the best of 2012!

At this year’s Empire Awards/Annual Meeting combined event, we will kick off the night with a networking hour and “State of the Chapter’ address by 2013 Chapter President Mike Lesczinski, followed by delicious Treviso dinner. We will then recognize the “best of the best” public relations campaigns and projects of 2012 at our annual Empire Awards ceremony! 

Come celebrate and network with your fellow PR professionals at our most popular event of the year and learn about what we have in store for 2013!

$30 for PRSA members; $45 for nonmembers.


Hors d’oeuvres display with assorted imported and domestic cheeses, specialty breads, fresh cut vegetable crudités, assorted Italian relishes, fresh fruit display, assorted Chef’s choice hot stationary and butler passed items

Chef Attended Carving Station

Pasta Station

Coffee & Tea Station

One Drink Ticket per person good for either one Beer, House Wine or Soda.

Outstanding Practitioner Award

2012 Honoree: Penelope Vavura, Pierce Communications

This award is given to a Capital Region public relations professional, who has achieved exceptional success, displayed the highest ethics, and is dedicated to serving the community and our profession. The awardee must be a member of the PRSA Capital Region Chapter.

Outstanding Communicator Award

2012 Honoree: Matt Baumgartner, Owner, Bomber’s Burrito Bar Inc.

This award is given to a Capital Region professional/community leader/public figure who has demonstrated excellence in the field of communications. Both PRSA members and non-members are eligible.

2012 EMPIRE AWARDS FINALISTS – Who Will Take Home a Trophy?


AARP; American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey; Corning Place Communications, on behalf of the NYS Professional Fire Fighters Association; Corning Place Communications, on behalf of The PBA of New York State; New York State Association of Counties;  Pierce Communications, on behalf of MVP Health Care;  The Community Hospice; United University Professions; United Way of the Greater Capital Region.