Public Relations, Business, Management
STUART, Florida (May 2013) – The Economic Council of Martin County recently announced the date for its upcoming June Membership Breakfast, which will be held June 20, 2013. During the meeting, the council’s 2013 chairman, Tom McNicholas, will welcome new members and address issues affecting the local community and the state. In addition to his post on the council, Tom McNicholas is the president and founder of McNicholas & Associates. Established in 1985, the council was formed by community leaders Bud Jordan, Peter Cummings, John T. Carmody, and Larry Buchanan, among others. The council is dedicated to fostering a positive business environment that promotes and nurtures entrepreneurialism; protecting the environment; and strengthening bonds within the community. The council is comprised of local business leaders who are committed to maintaining Martin County’s success in the areas of business, the environment, research, and technology. In 2011, Tom McNicholas was named Leader of the Year by the council for his efforts to realize the council’s mission and for his volunteer service to nonprofit organizations. Tom McNicholas is president and founder of McNicholas & Associates, a public relations and marketing firm based in Stuart, Florida.
Florida-based advertising firm McNicholas & Associates has the distinction of winning numerous awards from the American Advertising Federation for two consecutive years. President Tom McNicholas and his staff won the ADDY awards in 2011 and 2012 in recognition of their creative excellence in ad campaigns. In 2012, McNicholas & Associates won awards in the arts and sciences category for advertising content it produced for ArtsFest 2011 and the Arts Council’s Private Beauty Collection reception. The firm also received recognition for its promotion of the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center’s Campaign for Wild Things in Wild Places and for an original logo design produced for Rastrelli Private Investigation and Consulting. The firm also earned an award for advertising industry self-promotion. In addition, McNicholas & Associates took home two coveted mixed-media awards at the 2011 American Advertising Federation ceremony held by the organization’s Treasure Coast Chapter. Mixed-media campaigns reveal the quality of an agency’s video, signage, merchandise, brochures, and print advertising. Tom McNicholas’ firm received a gold award for its advertising work for the Barley Barber Swamp and Treasured Lands Foundation and a silver award for ArtsFest 2010. McNicholas & Associates has a 12-year history of providing public relations, governmental affairs, and marketing services to diverse clientele in the ag
A successful media professional, Tom McNicholas directs the public relations and marketing initiatives of his clients as president of McNicholas & Associates. The firm represents a diverse clientele, including landowners, government agencies, environmentalists, builders, and attorneys, among others. In recognition of his accomplishments, Tom McNicholas has received numerous accolades and awards, including multiple ADDY Awards, an Emmy nomination, and the Crisis Communicator of the Year Award from the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). Question: What is the FPRA? Tom McNicholas: Established in 1938, the FPRA is the oldest organization of public relations professionals in the country. The organization was founded by Lieutenant Colonel John W. Dillin. Question: What is the organization’s mission? Tom McNicholas: The FPRA is dedicated to assisting practitioners perform their jobs better by providing resources such as continuing education courses, development programs, and professional accreditation opportunities. Question: Who are the FPRA’s members? Tom McNicholas: The FPRA is comprised of nearly 1,500 members, both industry professionals and students. Members stem from a variety of industries, including counseling firms, government entities, not-for-profit organizations, and independent public relations practitioners.
Tom McNicholas, the founder and president of McNicholas & Associates, was recognized as a Leader of the Year by the Economic Council of Martin County. The award ceremony took place at the council’s annual dinner at the Flagler Center in Stuart, Florida. The honor recognized Tom McNicholas’ 2011 accomplishments as well as his ongoing work to better the county. In bestowing the Leader of the Year award, the Economic Council of Martin County considers the recipient’s community service record as well as dedication to the council’s mission. McNicholas has donated many hours of personal time to volunteering in support of local nonprofit organizations. As the head of a successful advertising firm based in Stuart, Florida, he also exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurism and business leadership that the council values. His firm has provided public relations, marketing, and government affairs services to both public and private clients for the past 12 years. To learn more, visit www.mcnicholas.biz.
Public Relations, Business, Management