2018 Blacksmith Awards

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The Summit Hotel

5345 Medpace Way

Cincinnati, OH 45227

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The Blacksmith finalists have been announced and now it’s time to celebrate the best public relations work in Greater Cincinnati in the past year!

And as if that wasn't enough, we’ll also be toasting:

  • Jonathan Kissell, APR, Communications Manager at Rumpke Waste & Recycling, the 2018 Werner-Vonderhaar-Bogart Award recipient for his outstanding leadership in the field of public relations, and his dedication to Cincinnati PRSA.
  • The 2018 President's Award Recipient, Molly Wellmann.

Register today for the 2018 Blacksmith Awards ceremony and dinner.

This year, we are celebrating at the brand new Summit, a Dolce Hotel. The Summit, located on the Medpace campus at Interstate 71 and Red Bank Road, is a stunning space with commissioned works of contemporary artists throughout the hotel.

In honor of Kroger, a Platinum Sponsor, and its Zero Hunger Zero Waste campaign, we invite all PRSA members and guests to bring nonperishable food items (no glass, please) to the Awards Dinner on Nov. 15 to benefit the Freestore Foodbank. Click here to see what food items are most needed.

Prefer to make a financial contribution? Donate here: http://freestorefoodbank.org/cincinnati-prsa. All those who donate will be entered into a raffle for a one night stay at the Summit Hotel. We thank the Summit Hotel for its support.

So, no excuses! Join us as we toast our friends and colleagues in style at the Summit, and help the Freestore Foodbank as well!

Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m.
The Summit Hotel
5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati

All registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5. This is also the deadline to cancel and refund purchased tickets.

Questions? Contact:

Sarah Sampson: sarahesampson728@gmail.com
Kathleen Williams, APR:

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

EmpowerPlatinum Sponsors



Gold Sponsor

Gilchrist Group


Design Sponsor


In-Kind Sponsors

Joe Simon Logo



I'd like to register for both a member and nonmember. Can I do that at the same time?

Yes, you can. Please note that for The Blacksmith Awards only, members can purchase up to 4 tickets at the member price, including for up to 3 non-member guests. To take advantage, the tickets must be purchased in a single transaction.

What is the refund policy?

If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know by the the refund deadline, Monday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m. We cannot refund tickets after this time. Please see our detailed reservation policy for more details.

You can now cancel your reservation and request a refund online. Please see this page for full instructions on how to cancel your order and request a refund.

Is my registration transferrable?

You can change the information on your registration to another person through your order on Eventbrite, but only if it is for the same ticket type. For example, a nonmember changing the registration information to another nonmember, or a member to another member. You can do so even after the reservation deadline.

To see full instructions on how to update your information, please see this page.

To transfer to someone who needs a different registration type, you must cancel your reservation and re-register.

Can I pay at the event instead of when I register?

Per our Chapter bylaws, non-member reservations must be paid prior to the event. PRSA Cincinnati Chapter members have the option to pay at the event, or can send a check as payment prior to the event.

In order to take advantage of this option, select the quantity of member tickets being purchased, and click the register button. In the payment section of the register page, change the payment method to "pay at the door" or "pay by check." The fields to enter card information will disappear, and you will be able to continue your registration. Please follow the instructions to complete your payment at the bottom of the page, and click the button to confirm your registration.

For payments made by members at the event, we accept check, cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover).

Please also note, all registrations, including those to be paid at the event, are subject to our reservation and refund policy. Any member not paying in advance who no shows or cancels after the reservation deadline will still be responsible for payment of their ticket.

What are my parking options when I arrive at the event?

Free parking is available in the hotel parking lost - just acorss from the main entrance.

I have dietary restrictions. Will dinner include options that meet my needs?

During the registration process, you will be asked to select whether you would like a regular (including meat) or vegetarian option, so we can ensure we meet your dietary preference.

If you have other dietary restrictions, please use the "contact the organizer" button to the right of this page, or email cincyprsa@gmail.com after you register, and include a description of your dietary requirements. We will do our best to accommodate.

Do I need to bring a copy of my email confirmation or a ticket?

If you received a confirmation email after registering, it means we have you in our system as registered for the event. You do not need to bring a copy of the confirmation email or a ticket.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please email cincyprsa@gmail.com

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5345 Medpace Way

Cincinnati, OH 45227

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