June 1, 2017 •

Recognizing a Fabulous Anniversary

It isn’t everyday someone walks in your doors and stays for 20 years. I am not talking about my husband or my pets…Nola Werren entered State and Federal Communications and has found a home, which has been fabulous for the […]

It isn’t everyday someone walks in your doors and stays for 20 years. I am not talking about my husband or my pets…Nola Werren entered State and Federal Communications and has found a home, which has been fabulous for the company and our clients.

Twenty years ago, I sent letters to attorneys all over Akron looking for an attorney who did not want to practice. The letter made its way to a University of Akron Law School professor who forwarded it to Nola. She has held a lot of different titles at State and Federal Communications, and all have been handled with the love and care only Nola can provide. She leaves no stone unturned in her work.

Nola was recognized for her tenure with a companywide party on May 26. The video tributes from her colleagues are hilarious. Check them out here to see how much she is adored.

Nola is the company’s first employee to reach this milestone…and there are others closely behind. It fills my heart knowing people have the confidence to work for a small business owner.

I cannot thank her enough for sticking with us through thick and thin and building up the company to what it is today…And, I look forward to her contributions for our future.

Thank you, Nola.

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July 5, 2013 •

Our July Photo Scrapbook

Enjoy these fun pictures from recent events:

Chad Wilson, Nationwide, and Nola Werren, Esq.,  Compliance Specialist, at the Nationwide  Memorial Golf Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.
Chad Wilson, Nationwide, and Nola Werren, Esq.,
Compliance Specialist, at the Nationwide
Memorial Golf Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.
For the 5th year, several of our staff at State and Federal Communications, Inc., have chosen to volunteer for the  United Way Day of Action.  This year the East Akron YMCA was our assignment.   Participating were: Ken Kelewae, Kimberly Crowley, David Jones, Myra Cottrill, Esq., Joanna Kamvouras, Joe May,  Alessandra Dickos, Cristina Dickos, John Cozine, Esq., Susan Stofka, Michael Beckett, Esq., Sarah Kovit, Esq.,  Shamus Williams, Esq., and Becky Campbell.
For the 5th year, several of our staff at State and Federal Communications, Inc., have chosen to volunteer for the United Way Day of Action. This year the East Akron YMCA was our assignment.
Participating were: Ken Kelewae, Kimberly Crowley, David Jones, Myra Cottrill, Esq., Joanna Kamvouras, Joe May, Alessandra Dickos, Cristina Dickos, John Cozine, Esq., Susan Stofka, Michael Beckett, Esq., Sarah Kovit, Esq., Shamus Williams, Esq., and Becky Campbell.
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic with Elizabeth Bartz at the State and Federal Communications 20th Anniversary celebration.
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic with Elizabeth Bartz at the State and Federal Communications 20th Anniversary celebration.
Summit County Executive Russ Pry with Elizabeth Bartz at the State and Federal Communications 20th Anniversary celebration.
Summit County Executive Russ Pry with Elizabeth Bartz at the 20th Anniversary celebration.
Ren Koozer and Sanibel, Florida City Manager Judie Zimomra at the 20th Anniversary celebration.
IT Executive Director Ren Koozer and Sanibel, Florida City Manager Judie Zimomra at the 20th Anniversary celebration.
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July 2, 2013 •

We are 20!

July 1, 2013

Yesterday we celebrated our 20th anniversary. It has been an amazing journey…

And, all I have to say is…

Watch what we do next!

Thank you for being a part of State and Federal Communications history
and our future.

Anniversary Card

Thank you,

Elizabeth Bartz

President and CEO

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July 1, 2013 •

Local Business with National Reach Hits Milestone

State and Federal Communications, Inc. Celebrates 20 Years

Banner surprise
The staff decorated the State and Federal Communications headquarters on
South Summit Street in Downtown Akron.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of State and Federal Communications, Inc., and in honor of the company’s commitment to the Akron community, Mayor Plusquellic has declared July 1, 2013, ‘State and Federal Communications Day.’

For twenty years, small-business owner Elizabeth Bartz has made serving her city a priority. When she made the conscious decision in 1993 to bring her national business—what would become State and Federal Communications, Inc.from Washington, D.C. all the way to her hometown of Akron, Ohio, some questioned the decision. Two decades later, Bartz has proven the relocation a lucrative move. On the eve of her company’s 20th anniversary, she knows, in part, she has her city to thank.

“Akron is a great place. I wanted to start my business somewhere I knew it could thrive and where it would have a highly successful national impact,” she said. “And I wanted to help the area grow however I could.”

Charity and community work are a priority for State and Federal Communications. United Way, Go Red for Women, Haven of Rest Ministries, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, Susan G. Komen – Race for a Cure, and the WKSU/Kent State University Foundation only begin to chronicle the array of local organizations Bartz and her company support. In 2007, United Way of Summit County, Ohio named Elizabeth Bartz its Woman Philanthropist of the Year.

“As a small business owner and a woman, I think it is important to bring this type of example to my city, to show the community what women can do and the impact they can have.”

Because of her dedication to business, the community, and philanthropic endeavors, Bartz has earned both local and national respect. In 2006, she was cited as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business News “Women of Note,” and in 2011, Bartz was elected president for the year of the State Government Affairs Council.

The company, too, has garnered praise for its services. In 2010, it was recognized by COSE’s “Weatherhead 100” as one of Northeast Ohio’s Fastest Growing Companies. That same year, State and Federal Communications, Inc. earned the Excellence in Business Award given by the Greater Akron Chamber’s Small Business Council.

State and Federal Communication, Inc. is now considered a forerunner in its field. From Akron, Ohio, the company now serves international businesses, many of which are Fortune 500 companies. Bartz herself has become an active leader in the city. She has discovered that through diligent work in both business and community, achievement is truly possible.

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June 28, 2013 •

Anniversary Wishes from United Way of Summit County

Two of our great friends, Bob Kulinski and Katie Rennard

Bob Kulinski, President of the United Way of Summit County, and Katie Rennard, Senior Vice President of Resource Development, offer warm wishes to State and Federal Communications on its 20th Anniversary. We think the world of everyone at United Way of Summit County. Thank you for the hard work you do in our community!

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June 27, 2013 •

Anniversary Wishes from Judie Zimomra

All the way from sunny Florida

Judie Zimomra, City Manager of Sanibel, Florida, and longtime friend of Elizabeth Bartz, offers her congratulations to State and Federal Communications on its 20th Anniversary on July 1, 2013. Thank you for the beautiful message, Judie!

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May 23, 2013 •

Anniversary Wishes from Summit County Executive Russ Pry

May 16, 2013

Summit County Executive Russ Pry is such a good friend that I will even endure a little bit of his good-natured ribbing as he congratulates State and Federal Communications.

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May 13, 2013 •

Anniversary Wishes from Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic!

May 2, 2013

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic offers his congratulations to State and Federal Communications on its 20th Anniversary! We thank the mayor, who is a longtime friend of Elizabeth Bartz, for taking a moment amid a busy schedule to offer his thoughts:

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May 7, 2013 •

Anniversary Wishes from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown!

April 25, 2013

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown offers his congratulations to State and Federal Communications on its 20th Anniversary! Sen. Brown attended Kent State University’s Washington Program in National Issues Celebration at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and generously took the time to offer this message:

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April 23, 2013 •

Anniversary Wishes from the Council of State Governments!

April 18, 2013

David Adkins, Executive Director of The Council of State Governments extends his congratulations to State and Federal Communications on its 20th Anniversary! Mr. Adkins was in town last week as the featured speaker at the Akron Roundtable.

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