February 25, 2010
PR News recently honored Abshire Public Relations with a prestigious 2009 Legal PR Award for developing and promoting the Critical Issues Forum on behalf of HunterMaclean, a leading law firm headquartered in Savannah. Jennifer Abshire Patterson, CEO of Abshire Public Relations, accepted the award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on February 24, 2010.
Each year, PR News’ Legal PR Awards recognize top public relations professionals in categories ranging from crisis communications to social responsibility. The winners reflect the creativity, business savvy and media relations expertise of public relations firms worldwide.
Abshire Public Relations received the award in the area of Community Relations for its work with HunterMaclean in developing and promoting the Critical Issues Forum, which brings Savannah area business leaders together with political leaders to develop possible solutions for important community problems in areas such as transportation, education and economic development.
“We are grateful to receive this award and to enjoy a longstanding professional relationship with HunterMaclean, a law firm with a true commitment to coastal Georgia,” said Abshire Public Relations CEO Jennifer Abshire Patterson. “The Critical Issues Forum draws attention to important issues, connecting politicians and business leaders to help make Savannah an even better place for everyone.”
Praised among business leaders, the Critical Issues Forum features regional and local experts in a range of fields and has included U.S. Congressman John Barrow, Memorial Health University Medical Center president and CEO Phillip S. Schaengold and Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson.
“Our firm’s partners are continually pleased by the positive feedback we have received from clients as well as political leaders who recognize the proactive role we are playing in finding creative solutions to common community challenges through the Critical Issues Forum,” said Brooks Stillwell, a partner at HunterMaclean. “We are grateful for Abshire PR’s professionalism, vision and leadership in this ongoing initiative.”
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