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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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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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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 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 2, 2023  •  

The Public Affairs Council

Are you a member of the Public Affairs Council? I joined the PAC’s Membership Committee, headed up by Greg Crist from AdvaMed and, in all honesty, was shocked at the companies who are not members. Consider this column your invitation […]

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January 26, 2023  •  


Happy New Year! Here we are now in 2023, and one of the many things that I want to continue to focus on is building connections! One of the things that I love about working at State and Federal Communications […]

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December 14, 2022  •  

Meet our Expert – Joe May

Meet Joe May, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at State and Federal Communications! What are your areas of expertise? I manage State and Federal Communications’ corporate social responsibility programs. This company is a true leader in corporate philanthropy and community engagement. […]

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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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Meet Adrienne Borgstahl, Esq., Manager, Compliance Services at State and Federal Communications! What are your areas of expertise? I am a Manager of Compliance Services in our compliance department. I specialize in providing guidance regarding ethics and lobbying laws. How […]

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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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