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Organization Name: Boise MarComm Mechanics
Tagline: “Helping Small-Business Marketing Professionals Succeed”
Logo: a wrench…

Who we are: The Boise MarComm Mechanics (previously known as the Capital City Communicators) is a community organization whose sole purpose is to provide marketing and communications professionals at small Treasure Valley companies with the information and tools they need to succeed personally and elevate the profession.

Why we exist: Big companies with big marketing and communications departments still exist. But the trend, especially here in Boise, is toward smaller companies that hire one—maybe two—people to do all the things those larger corporate teams do. 

As working Small-Business Marketing Professionals, we create and implement marketing and PR strategies. We build and manage internal and external relationships. We create print collateral, web copy, and internal documents. We make videos, build strong social media presences, and elevate SEO rankings. And we do all this for companies that may be reluctant or unable to provide sufficient budget or training—or that have yet to fully understand the value that marketing and communications brings to an organization.

What we do: Drawing on Treasure Valley marketing pros, IT experts, and social media mavens, Boise MarComm Mechanics presents monthly lunch-hour events that provide our audiences with upper-level, actionable intelligence to make you more effective in meeting a wide range of marketing and communications challenges. Then we offer an even higher level online presentation available exclusively for our current members, further developing your personal ability to master marketing communications issues.

Our event schedule for 2014-2014 presents the following topics:

Series 1: “Establishing ROI”

$1•    Oct. 7, 2014 Trends in Marketing: Big Data Enters Paradise

$1•    Nov. 11. 2104 Measuring Metrics: Is there a Magic Tool?

$1•    Jan. 13, 2105 The Pitch: New Tactics and the Art of Persuasion

$1•    Feb. 10, 2105: The Ask: Communicating Cost and Value

Series 2: “Elevating the Profession”

$1•    March 10, 2015 The New Workplace Reality: Intergenerational Communications

$1•    April 14, 2015 Managing Up: Evolving Communications, Present and Future

$1•    May 12, 2015 Making Work Work: Time and Task Management

$1•    June 9, 2015  It’s Up to You: Showcasing Your Product, Proving Your Value

CCC News

CAPITAL CITY COMMUNICATORS COMPLETES 6th ANNUAL STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION,

THIS YEAR AT HILLSIDE JUNIOR HIGH

FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATELY

CONTACT: David Cuoio, 208-890-9075

The Boise School District in 2006 approved a proposal by Capital City Communicators to conduct an annual writing contest in the ninth-grade class of one school per year in the fall, and prizes now have been awarded to this year's winner, Natasha Darnell of Hillside Junior High.

During the first five years of the competition, students at Les Bois Junior High, North Junior High, Fairmont Junior High, Riverglen Junior High, and East Junior High submitted essays on "Why Communication is Important," the same subject for this year's competition among Hillside ninth graders.

"This contest is a good fit for the Boise School District's ninth-grade students, most of whom are taking speech," said Stephanie Youngerman, the district's supervisor of education services. "The competition validates the idea of the importance of effective communication in the workplace, and gives the students an excellent opportunity to display their skills."

Winners this year in addition to Gold Award recipient Natasha Darnell are Silver Award recipient Olivia Wargo and Bronze Award recipient Samantha Jestadt. In addition to certificates recognizing their achievement, students received cash prizes of $100 for Gold, $50 for Silver, and $25 for Bronze.

Natasha read her essay at the CCC Christmas luncheon Dec. 18 with her parents and speech teacher Eric Rausch in attendance, along with about 40 CCC members and guests.

CCC News

CCC board elections will be held at the June meeting. Open positions include Treasurer, Secretary, Programs and At-Large. Submit nominations today or even throw your name into the hat!

CCC News

The CCC board has begun work on the organization's seventh annual writing competition for ninth graders in the Boise School District.

The competition started in 2006 when board member David Cuoio suggested that a writing competition be started to interest youngsters in professional writing careers.

"I figure the best way to grab their attention was to offer cash prizes," said Cuoio.

Read more: Seventh Annual Writing Contest

CCC News

The Boise School District in 2006 approved a proposal by Capital City Communicators to conduct an annual writing contest in the ninth-grade class of one school per year in the fall, and prizes were awarded recently to this year’s winners.

During the first four years of the competition, students at Les Bois Junior High, North Junior High, Fairmont Junior High, and Riverglen Junior High submitted essays on “Why Communication is Important,” the same subject for this year’s competition among East Junior High ninth graders.

“This contest is a good fit for the Boise School District’s ninth-grade students, most of whom are taking speech,” said Stephanie Youngerman, the district’s supervisor of education services. “The competition validates the idea of the importance of effective communication in the workplace, and gives the students an excellent opportunity to display their skills.”

Winners this year are Gold Award recipients Carson Mondada and Jerica Schlachter, Silver Award recipients Emily Bodden, Michelle Fretwell, Maeve McGuire, and Paige Raudenbush, and Bronze Award recipient Jake Felzien. In addition to certificates recognizing their achievement, students received cash prizes of $100 for Gold, $50 for Silver, and $25 for Bronze.

Carson and Jerica read their essays at the CCC Christmas luncheon Dec. 14 with their parents and speech teacher Linda Byron in attendance.

According to contest originator and CCC board member David Cuoio, there seemed to be a correlation this year between being a good writer and being a singer.

“Most of the writing winners are also in the choir,” he said. “Not sure what that means, if anything, but it makes this story a little more interesting.”

CCC News

Why do the top people in PR, MarComm, Media, and Graphic Design join Capital City Communicators (CCC)? To get Connected!

In business, as in life, relationships are everything. They are a measure of our success, of our civility. And CCC is all about helping you build relationships with others in your field. Others who can lead you to a new technology. A new idea. Maybe even a new job.

For just $50.00 per year, your CCC membership will give you:

1. An easy way to rub shoulders, both in person and online, with others in your profession. Share a drink, a laugh, an email. Make friends. Make connections.
2. Reduced admission to CCC monthly professional development events (See below for the Sept. 18 event). Learn to grow and change with the ever-changing trends in the communications industry.
3. Access to the CCC members-only website, where you can read and post blogs and get an inside track on current job openings.

Join* today!

Read more: Membership Drive Underway

CCC News

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