June 18, 2014: Bronze Beacon Awards Event

Join us for an inspirational evening and find out this year’s Bronze Beaconsmike-lepis Award winners!

Special guest speaker: Mike Lepis, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Vignette: The Agency for Employees

WHEN:  June 18, 6:00pm
WHERE: The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway in Portland
COST: $35 members, $45 non-members (until June 4)
$45 members, $55 non-members (after June 4)

Register now.

Mike Lepis, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Vignette: The Agency for Employees, focused on producing creative and meaningful internal brand communications to engage employees, will speak at our 2014 Bronze Beacon Awards event. Mike has been leading the creative development of brand communications for over 15 years. Holding a variety of roles at Nike and Sony, he developed and managed programs in retail, internal, mobile, and consumer marketing. Drawing on his experiences at these global brands, Mike expressed his entrepreneurial efforts and creative vision in 2000 as a Co-Founder at Lost Highway Pictures and then Alpha Multimedia Solutions in 2004. Vignette was founded in 2011.

“Understanding people is the key to engagement. No idea or creative concept can connect with an audience if you don’t understand what they need and how they’ll best receive it.”
~Mike Lepis

The Beacon Awards recognize excellence in business communication in Oregon and southwest Washington. They are awarded to professionals who have proven that their communication programs effectively furthered the goals of their organization by boosting revenue, saving money, rallying employees or otherwise contributing to a successful outcome.

The event includes a dinner buffet and wine raffle.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Expresscopy
  • Hip Chicks Do Wine
  • Ira Pasternack
  • Jeffery Yarbor of Century 21
  • Riley Research Associates
  • Wells Fargo

Past Events 2014

January 22, 2014: Learning to Lie: What Fiction Taught Me About Storytelling

We welcomed celebrated writer, and former editor at The Oregonian, Jack Hart. Jack shared a presentation and a writing exercise during this professional development event.

February 25, 2014: Building an Empire with a Department of Two

We welcomed Alise Munson, Brand Manager, LAIKA/house for a lively and animated presentation about building a big brand presence with a small creative team.

March 19, 2014: Speakers with Acting Skills ALWAYS Have an Edge

We welcomed Barbara Kite, who shared the best-kept secrets for speakers. Attendees learned how to transform their presentation skills by applying the same principles used by actors:

  • authenticity
  • great storytelling skills
  • heightened energy

May 7, 2014: Communicators Conference

Communicators from around the Pacific Northwest explored the possibilities of storytelling, storymaking, and storydoing to define ambition, collaborate with audiences, and drive action.

May 9, 2014: Enter the Bronze Beacon Awards

Earn the recognition of your peers, coworkers and boss by entering the Bronze Beacon Awards! Entering is simple. All you need to do is submit your project work plan and sample materials.