December 19, 2012 •
See you next year in Quebec City!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Council on Government Ethics Laws (COGEL) for a great conference in Columbus. Eleven of our staff from State and Federal Communications attended, and we had a terrific experience. There were so many information-packed sessions and it was nice to see old friends and make some new ones.
Here is a little video montage we made about our COGEL 2012 experience. Enjoy!
December 10, 2012 •
Have you met these men from the staff yet?
Each of them, as well as eight more of us from State and Federal Communications, attended the Council on Government Ethics Laws (COGEL) in Columbus, Ohio last week. Each of them presented at the conference and took the work they do every day and shared it with others.
Jim Sedor is our in-house rock star. He is Editor of News You Can Use our weekly news service we provide to all of our clients. We know now difficult it is to read 100 newspapers a week so we…I mean, Jim…helps you out by reviewing them for you. At COGEL, Jim spoke at one of the breakfast table topics on Monday, December 4th on How Do You Use the News.
John Cozine is the Research Manager and oversees a group of attorneys reviewing states, municipalities, and Canadian provinces and territories to make sure our website has all of the information our clients need for lobbying, political contributions, procurement lobbying, pay-to-play, gift laws, legislative sessions, and on and on and on. At COGEL he led a breakfast table topic on Monday about the Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College.
Joe May, Social Media Coordinator, had an encore performance of an earlier presentation—DIY Outreach and Education: e-Learning and Beyond.
Joe has taken State and Federal Communications and put us on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Lobby Comply blog, and even You Tube (State and Federal Communications TV). He has conducted presentations to federal government agency staff and at the Heartland Group (a regional part of COGEL) on how everything can work together to reach people using social media…and that includes a lot of people.
I love sharing my staff with others. They are in the trenches and making sure we are always providing our clients with up-to-the-minute news.
Until next month, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and a Happy New Year. We look forward to 2013 and know you will be extremely busy with every state’s legislature in session.
November 2, 2012 •
Here is our November and December calendar. Say hello at future events where State and Federal Communications will be attending and/or speaking regarding compliance issues.
November 17-20, 2012 SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Santa Monica, California
November 28-30, 2012 ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit, Washington, D.C.
December 2-5, 2012 COGEL Annual Conference 2012, Columbus, Ohio
December 3, 2012 Women in Government Relations PACs, Politics and Grassroots Taskforce Annual Conference, TBD
December 2, 2011 •
The event will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.
State and Federal Communications President and CEO Elizabeth Bartz and seven of the company’s staff will be attending the Council on Government Ethics Laws (COGEL) 2011 Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
We are looking forward to COGEL 2011, which will run from December 4 – 7.
If you are planning to attend, be sure to say hello!
November 1, 2011 •
Plan to say hello at future events where State and Federal Communications will be attending and/or speaking regarding compliance issues.
November 9, 2011 WASRG Summit, Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2011 American League of Lobbyists Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
November 19-22, 2011 SGAC Foundation Leaders’ Policy Conference, Miami, Florida
November 29-December 2, 2011 NCSL 2011 Fall Forum, Tampa, Florida
December 4-7, 2011 Council on Governmental Ethics Laws, Nashville, Tennessee
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