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Community Open House — More like Community Welcoming Us The housewarming is always hard to plan. Do we have everything in place? Are we ready to welcome the neighborhood? March 25th was our community open house — five months after […]

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February 2, 2024  •  

The Importance of Promoting from Within

Recently I promoted Amber Fish Linke from a Director position to Vice President. She earned the promotion. Amber joined State and Federal Communications in March 2005 as one of our research associates. She took some time off that summer to […]

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January 4, 2024  •  

Preparing for the 2024 Elections

When I decided to write about upcoming elections in 2024, the song from Band-Aid (1984) came to my mind, with my own words. It’s Election time, there’s no need to be afraid At Election time, we let in light, and […]

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December 4, 2023  •  

Movers are Done … Now for the Fun!

Moving is not for the weak. After 21 years, State and Federal Communications moved to our new offices at 222 S. Main Street in downtown Akron. Yours truly was the only person on staff who never moved to a different […]

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July 20, 2023  •  

Meet Our Expert – Mark Sedmock

What are your areas of expertise? Accounting, financial reporting, compliance, internal controls, budgeting and forecasting, and financial analysis. How long have you been with State and Federal Communications? I have been with the company for ten years. How do you […]

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What are your areas of expertise? I manage a portfolio of state and local jurisdictions on our website to ensure our clients adhere to the latest rules and regulations concerning communications and gifts to public officials, political contributions, and contract […]

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I have learned so much about the Girl Scouts, especially Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio. The organization honored me as one of the Women of Distinction Honorees along with nine other women in the area. Background of Girl Scouts Juliette […]

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May 12, 2023  •  

Meet our Expert – Rebecca South

What are your areas of expertise? With a background in federal compliance, I head the company’s federal services practice and work with our clients to fully comply with federal registration and reporting requirements as well as gift and travel laws […]

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People talk about Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR as we refer to it at State and Federal Communications. But is it a line item in your company’s business plan and budget or just something on your TO-DO list, transferred from […]

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How many know the International Soap Box Derby is in Akron, Ohio? That is right, the big hill is right here and that is where we found Mark Gerberich, who up until the end of February was its president. That […]

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March 20, 2023  •  

It’s March – Let’s CELEBRATE

Every year around this time, I not only look forward to the coming of Spring and to another birthday, but I also look forward to honoring the outstanding achievements and contributions made by women both past and present! Women’s History […]

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March 9, 2023  •  

Meet our Expert – Ren Koozer

Ren Koozer - Vice President

What are your areas of expertise? Network architecture, design and management, SQL Database design and management, as well as web design and data integration. How long have you been at State and Federal Communications? I have been with the company […]

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March 1, 2023  •  

You Asked…and We Responded

We rarely send surveys to our clients. There are so many times people send suggestions that I just do not think about it. In 2022, we did send out a survey to all our subscription clients. These are the people […]

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February 15, 2023  •  

Meet our Expert – Mariah Dick

Mariah Dick - Manager, Research Services

What are your areas of expertise? I focus on the lobbying, campaign finance, and pay-to-play laws in the northeastern United States. How long have you been with State and Federal Communications? I have been with State and Federal for a […]

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