Virginia Professional Communicators

Journalist and author Beth Macy, champion of the ‘Factory Man,’ is VPC Newsmaker 2015

macy_red_smile For more than past 25 years, the Roanoke Times has featured well-written, substantial stories by Beth Macy. As she writes on her website, “Intrepid Paper Girl,” her beat has encompassed “a displaced furniture factory worker, a veteran with PTSD and a group of Somali Bantu refugees who are finally getting outside the public housing apartment they’ve been stuck in for five years — and doing what they loved before the war tore their lives apart: digging in the dirt.”

FMpaperback cover For a sample of her excellent work, read Macy’s last article for the paper. Macy has made news herself with the publication of “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town.”

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Time to renew for 2016!

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The communications contests, professional development opportunities and friendships with other communicators are just a few of the reasons you should take the time now to invest in yourself and your professional career and renew your NFPW membership for 2016.

We have an exciting year ahead. This is the third year of conducting the communications contest online, and we continue to refine the contest to make it even more user-friendly. In 2015, we made a number of changes to NFPW.org and will continue to improve our website in the coming year.

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Important dates: Mark your calendar

Monday, Feb. 1: Final deadline for entering for the VPC Communications Contest. Visit the NFPW website and enter the all-electronic 2016 professional communicators competition for statewide recognition and the chance to compete against pros in the national contest. The website provides complete instructions.

Members of Virginia Professional Communicators AND professional communicators who live or work in Virginia are eligible to enter. If you are not a member of VPC, and you win first place at the state level, you will be given the option to join VPC and NFPW so that your entry can move to the national level to be judged. Work published from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, is eligible for this year’s contest.

Monday, Feb. 8: Deadline for nominations for Communicator of Achievement. Get your detailed narrative about one of our outstanding VPC members to Martha Steger soon. Send bio and career achievements, as well as community contributions to Martha at steger4@verizon.net. Questions? Call 804-794-7724.

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The communications contests, professional development opportunities and friendships with other communicators are just a few of the reasons you should take the time now to invest in yourself and your professional career and renew your NFPW membership for 2016.

We have an exciting year ahead. This is the third year of conducting the communications contest online, and we continue to refine the contest to make it even more user-friendly. In 2015, we made a number of changes to NFPW.org and will continue to improve our website in the coming year.

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treasureTwo of Linda Salisbury’s books in the Bailey Fish Adventure series have won top honors.“Treasure in Sugar’s Book Barn,” won gold for Best Children’s Fiction in the President’s Book Awards sponsored by the Florida Publishers Association. And, her newest book, “Earthquake Surprise,” took a bronze medal in the prestigious Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the pre-teen fiction category.

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