Compliance Now Archives - State and Federal Communications

July 2, 2024  •  

Now Onto the Next Milestone

We totally have enjoyed celebrating our 30th anniversary. And now we move on. If it is July 1st then it is our anniversary and we are ready to start year 31! I had thought we could utilize a logo resembling […]

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Maybe things are no longer “hot off the presses”, but our 2023 CSR Annual Report is definitely hot. The year was full of events and activities, which kept us busy all year long and it was all headed up by […]

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A few years ago, we added a tab on our website and called it Ask the Expert. Subscribers could pose a question about the content of our online guidebooks. We found this to be a great value add for our […]

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I saw these two videos [below] last week at the National Governors Association meeting in DC… and, I have been thinking about it. How can I disagree differently this election year? It’s a big deal in my household. My husband […]

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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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Q: We recently hired a lobbyist that is coming to our company directly from spending a number of years as a Senate staffer. What restrictions should we be aware of as her new employer in terms of who she can […]

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I was a traditional student. You know I did what was expected of me. I graduated high school and went to college for a BA. Took a short-term job at an NPR station and realized if I needed to make […]

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October 3, 2023  •  

I am the Richest Person in Town

Earlier this year, our business development department started a quest to find colleagues, friends, clients, and officials to give a brief comment about reaching our 30th anniversary. Have you seen these videos? You can find them on the State and […]

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December is now upon us, and as everyone is in the midst of work, family and holiday season obligations, it is important to take some time this month to get into “PRO” mode in preparation for 2023.  What is PRO […]

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L-R: Joe Wasser, Rebecca South, Jon Spontarelli, Gamble Hayden | PWIAC 2022

I am always looking for great folks to add to our State and Federal Communications community. I recently was aware that Joe Wasser was looking for a new opportunity. Joe has more than 24 years of business development experience in […]

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During this upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, many family members and friends will gather around a dinner table, and right before they dig in for a scrumptious meal, they will profess at least one person, place, thing, and/or idea for which they […]

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It was bound to end sooner or later … All those Zoom conferences ending and people meeting again in person. We already have 55 meetings on the calendar for 2023. 55 and if you do the math there are a […]

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Q: I am a registered lobbyist in Illinois and want to take an Illinois official out to dinner in order to garner goodwill.  What do I need to know to ensure we are compliant? A: In Illinois, lobbyists reports must […]

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