Golden Spike Awards

Today I attended the awards luncheon for the Public Relations Society of America Greater Salt Lake and Utah Valley Chapters and the International Association of Business Communicators Utah.

It was held at the Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus.

It just so happens that Saturday is the University of Utah versus Brigham Young University football game — it’s one of the biggest rivalries in these here parts.

During the presentation of the awards, the University of Utah marching band took to the field and began practicing. It was a clear, comic reminder of where we were dining.

Here are a couple photos I snapped from up above the stands where we were meeting. It’s too bad I didn’t get a shot of the view to the west because it was amazing – you could see the whole valley! And it’s too bad I don’t have access to this area on Saturday, but maybe my BYU blue wouldn’t be welcome up there.

I enjoyed the luncheon and meeting business communicators living and working in this area. There were more than 150 people in attendance and the event was done much like this year’s Bronze Quill Awards luncheon in Las Vegas, presented by IABC/Las Vegas (missing you guys!).

I like that the two organizations partner on the annual awards. It takes a large event and cuts costs in half for each presenting organization. Makes sense to me (cents too).

It’s good to have these affiliations and rub shoulders with fellow PR and marketing professionals.

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Golden Spike Awards

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  1. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Pete during the Golden Spike awards on Wednesday. I was very impressed with the setting and the view of both the field and the Salt Lake valley. I thought the event flowed nicely and the food was tasty. I helped organized this event last year and I was glad to see that this year’s event was well-attended. My congratulations to Chad Saley who organized this year’s event. He did a great job!

    Marcus Perry November 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm #

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