November 8, 2018 •

United Way Read to Me Day

On read to me day, volunteers sign up with the United Way of Summit County to read to an elementary school classroom for 30 minutes. Joe May and I were assigned to a kindergarten and third grade class at the […]

On read to me day, volunteers sign up with the United Way of Summit County to read to an elementary school classroom for 30 minutes.

Joe May and I were assigned to a kindergarten and third grade class at the Harris-Jackson Community Learning Center in the Akron Public School (APS) system.

I read “Leo the Late Bloomer” and “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” to the kindergartners. These books were recommended by retired APS teacher, Zoe McClish.

The kids LOVED both books, and the teacher was quite excited when I gifted them to the class.

Upon finishing, I got a Certificate for Participating, and even received some sweet hugs for coming in!

Joe May read “The Chocolate Touch” and “Pippi Longstocking” to his third grade class.

The teacher and the students were truly excited to receive those books as gifts too!

 

 

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April 4, 2017 •

About our 47 U.S. Vice Presidents

Since George Washington took his oath as president of the U.S. in 1789, there have been 47 vice presidents of the United States. All have been men. In looking at the modern Republican and Democratic parties as we know them, […]

veepSince George Washington took his oath as president of the U.S. in 1789, there have been 47 vice presidents of the United States. All have been men.

In looking at the modern Republican and Democratic parties as we know them, there have been 13 Republican and 10 Democratic vice presidents since 1900.

Fourteen vice presidents have become president of the United States; eight because of death.

Richard M. Nixon is the only vice president to become president, but not go directly from one office to the next. In 1961, Nixon left the office of vice president, and in 1969 he was inaugurated as president.

Two men have not been elected to the office of vice president: Gerald Ford in 1973 and Nelson Rockefeller in 1974.

Two men have resigned from the office of vice president: John Calhoun in 1832 and Spiro Agnew in 1973.

There have been three times that the 25th Amendment, Section III of the U.S. Constitution has been invoked, where the vice president actually became the acting president. This occurred when President Ronald Reagan had surgery in 1985 and when President George W. Bush was sedated for medical procedures in both 2002 and 2007.

The Nobel Peace Prize has been won by vice presidents three times: Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, Charles Dawes in 1925, and Al Gore in 2007.

Lastly, there has been one vice president accused of murder. In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr shot and killed Alexander Hamilton.

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March 14, 2017 •

Happy Pi Day, State and Federal Communications!

A great, big thank you to Elizabeth Bartz for treating the staff to an amazing array of delicious pies in honor of Pi Day, March 14! As you can see, we have been enjoying them. These superb pies came from […]

A great, big thank you to Elizabeth Bartz for treating the staff to an amazing array of delicious pies in honor of Pi Day, March 14! As you can see, we have been enjoying them.

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These superb pies came from Gardner’s Pies of Akron.

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February 13, 2017 •

Our January Photo Scrapbook

Enjoy these fun photos from recent events!

Enjoy these fun photos from recent events!

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The State and Federal Communications, Inc. holiday party was held at Glenmoor in N. Canton. Once again, after dinner and great conversation, each employee received a delicious Temo’s of Akron chocolate tree to enjoy.
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Over the holidays, Elizabeth hosted a “super girls night out”, SGNO, at the Girves Brown Derby in Medina, OH. Part of the group included the seven women pictured above who were once company interns at State and Federal Communications. [Alexa Livadas, Cristina Dickos, Joanna Kamvouris, Allie Vernis, Elizabeth, Alessandra Dickos, Elizabeth Scozzaro, and Elaina Laikos.] All of them are super achievers. #internlove
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Included at the SGNO were Howland High School grad and the first Elizabeth Z. Bartz scholarship winner, Kayleigh Crumb, and Dr. I. Renee Axiotis, Howland Class of 1982.
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Elizabeth Bartz talking with the Kent State University student’s participating in the Washington Program on National Issues.

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December 6, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! December 6-9   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC December 6   SGAC Holiday Reception, Washington DC December 7   Ohio Holiday Reception, Washington, DC December 7   […]

december-calendarHere is our December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

December 6-9   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC

December 6   SGAC Holiday Reception, Washington DC

December 7   Ohio Holiday Reception, Washington, DC

December 7   WGR Holiday Party, Washington, DC

December 8   DDC Advocacy Holiday Party, Washington, DC

December 11-14   COGEL Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

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October 3, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our October/November calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! October 3   Akron Roundtable 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, Akron, Ohio October 19-21   Public Affairs Council Fall Board Meeting, Laguna Beach, California October 20   Akron […]

October November calendarHere is our October/November calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

October 3   Akron Roundtable 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, Akron, Ohio

October 19-21   Public Affairs Council Fall Board Meeting, Laguna Beach, California

October 20   Akron Roundtable, Akron, Ohio

November 10   Professional Women in Advocacy Conference, Washington, DC

November 16-18   NABPAC Biennial Post-Election Conference, Breakers Palm Beach, Florida

November 19-22   SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Dana Point, California

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September 27, 2016 •

Today Is National Voter Registration Day!

September 23, 2016 •

The Akron Marathon / International Orthodox Christian Charity [IOCC] Race

State and Federal Communications, Inc. is a mile marker sponsor for the Akron Marathon held on Saturday, September 24. The dollars raised for the Akron Marathon go to the Cleveland Clinic – Akron Children’s Hospital. This marathon is also the […]

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Elizabeth Z. Bartz, President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, Inc. with Rev. Fr. Andrew Lentz, assistant priest from Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Akron and chief local representative of the IOCC.

State and Federal Communications, Inc. is a mile marker sponsor for the Akron Marathon held on Saturday, September 24. The dollars raised for the Akron Marathon go to the Cleveland Clinic – Akron Children’s Hospital. This marathon is also the vehicle for local Orthodox Christians to raise money for the IOCC. We proudly sponsor the IOCC in their efforts.

The dollars raised for IOCC will help provide life-saving and life-sustaining services–without discrimination–to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations in over 50 countries, including the United States, Ethiopia, and Gaza/West Bank.

Among its programming, IOCC has done the following:

  • Promoted literacy and learning for underserved youth in America;
  • Provided emergency relief to the people affected by the Syria conflict;
  • Supported the drilling and long-term maintenance of wells in Tanzania;
  • First responder after Hurricane Sandy; and
  • First responder after the flooding in Baton Rouge.

The IOCC is an incredibly efficient non-profit organization that provides aide throughout the world to those in need with 97 cents of every dollar going directly to helping people.

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September 2, 2016 •

Celebrating Staff Anniversaries!

Each month at our staff meeting, Elizabeth acknowledges the employment anniversaries of the staff. In August we celebrated the following: These employees are essential members of the staff.  Congratulations to each of you!

Each month at our staff meeting, Elizabeth acknowledges the employment anniversaries of the staff.

In August we celebrated the following:


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Jim Sedor, Editor, 16 years;

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John Cozine, Esq., Compliance Manager, 11 years;
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Mark Sedmock, CPA, Comptroller, 3 years; and

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Jennifer Jaketic, Campaign Compliance Assistant, 1 year.

These employees are essential members of the staff.  Congratulations to each of you!

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September 2, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our September/October calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! September 8-9   Practising Law Institute, Corporate Political Activities Seminar, Washington, DC September 15   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH September 26-28   PAC State and Local […]

September calendar 1Here is our September/October calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

September 8-9   Practising Law Institute, Corporate Political Activities Seminar, Washington, DC

September 15   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

September 26-28   PAC State and Local Government Relations Conference, Alexandria, VA

October 3   Akron Roundtable 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, Akron, Ohio

October 19-21   Public Affairs Council Fall Board Meeting, Laguna Beach, California

October 20   Akron Roundtable, Akron, Ohio

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August 1, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our August/September calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! August 8-11   NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit, Chicago, IL August 18   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH September 7-9   Practising Law Institute, Corporate Political Activities Seminar, Washington, […]

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Here is our August/September calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

August 8-11   NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit, Chicago, IL

August 18   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

September 7-9   Practising Law Institute, Corporate Political Activities Seminar, Washington, DC

September 15   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

September 26-28   PAC State and Local Government Relations Conference, Alexandria, VA

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July 14, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our July/August calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! July 14-17 National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Des Moines, IA July 21   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH July 26   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC August 8-11   […]

calendarHere is our July/August calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

July 14-17 National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Des Moines, IA

July 21   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

July 26   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

August 8-11   NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit, Chicago, IL

August 18   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

September 7-9   Practising Law Institute, Corporate Political Activities Seminar, Washington, DC

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June 6, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our June/July calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! June 6-9   2016 BIO International Convention, San Francisco, CA June 13-15   US Chamber’s America’s Small Business Summit, Washington, DC June 20-22   Public Affairs […]

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Here is our June/July calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

June 6-9   2016 BIO International Convention, San Francisco, CA

June 13-15   US Chamber’s America’s Small Business Summit, Washington, DC

June 20-22   Public Affairs Council National Grassroots Conference, Alexandria, VA

June 23   Public Affairs Council Digital Media and Advocacy Summit, Alexandria, VA

June 24-27   U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

June 28   Walmart Manufacturing Summit,  Bentonville, Arkansas

July 14-17 National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Des Moines, IA

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May 5, 2016 •

Our May Photo Scrapbook

Enjoy these fun photos from recent events.

Enjoy these fun photos from recent events.

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At the April State and Federal Communications staff meeting, Elizabeth Bartz acknowledged the employment anniversary of Shamus Williams, Esq., Compliance Associate.
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We also celebrated the anniversary of Mandy Lebus, Compliance Assistant.
Kent State University Public Relations alums  attended the 2016 YouToo Social Media Conference in April.
Kent State University Public Relations alums attended the
2016 YouToo Social Media Conference in April.
State and Federal Communications President and CEO Elizabeth Z. Bartz received the PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) Mentor Award in Washington, D.C., in a recent ceremony honoring exemplary leaders committed to education. Elizabeth was recognized for her outstanding commitment to mentoring the next generation of women leaders in public policy careers. PLEN is the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena.
State and Federal Communications President and CEO Elizabeth Z. Bartz received the PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) Mentor Award in Washington, D.C., in a recent ceremony honoring exemplary leaders committed to education. Elizabeth was recognized for her outstanding commitment to mentoring the next generation of women leaders in public policy careers. PLEN is the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena.

 Jasmine Wyatt, Ohio's 2016 Cherry Blossom Princess, is from Akron and attended St. Vincent St. Mary High School and Harvard.  She has worked as a congressional page, Akron Mayor office intern, and promotes volunteerism. Wyatt represented Ohio in the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. on April 16. We were proud to be her sponsor.
Jasmine Wyatt, Ohio’s 2016 Cherry Blossom Princess, is from Akron and attended St. Vincent St. Mary High School and Harvard. She has worked as a congressional page, Akron Mayor office intern, and promotes volunteerism. Wyatt represented Ohio in the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. on April 16. We were proud to be her sponsor.

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