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Chandler Christian Community Center Unveils New Name, AZCEND
After 50 years of service to the communities in Southeast Valley, local nonprofit organization embraces new brand that reflects its growth and future.
Chandler, AZ. May 16, 2017 - In front of a crowd of volunteers, donors, sponsors, clients, and local church and community dignitaries, the Chandler Christian Community Center (CCCC) board of directors unveiled its new brand name…AZCEND.
“We have changed our name but our mission and services remain the same. We change lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected, thriving community. This is an exciting new chapter in the life of this longstanding organization,” said Trinity Donovan, AZCEND CEO. “Our new name embraces who we are now, and establishes the foundation for future growth.”
“We felt our 50th anniversary was an ideal opportunity to look back at the history that brought CCCC to this point, as well as look ahead to prepare our organization for the fifty years to come,” said AZCEND board president Gail Kavanagh. “As part of those strategic discussions, we realized that our organization had grown far beyond the physical and service boundaries of our initial name and what we are known for. We wanted to move forward under a new name and brand that would honor our current mission and allow for potential future growth.”
The first step in the rebranding process was to conduct an extensive survey of all constituents to document their opinions about the organization and services rendered. The results of the survey were clear: partners, donors and volunteers would not feel differently about the organization with a new name and brand. They would only feel differently if our mission changed.
Donovan continued, “The name AZCEND speaks to our goal of transforming lives and improving the lives of those in need. We want to do more than simply help them move from today’s crisis but to gain stability and to have prosperity.”
AZCEND, formerly Chandler Christian Community Center
Founded in 1966, AZCEND is a 501(c) 3 that last year served 17,375 unique individuals with efforts supported by over 1,000 volunteers. Programs are designed to help people move from crisis to stability to prosperity with services including food boxes, senior nutrition and activities, rent and utility assistance, homeless services, case management, and family programming. For more information on AZCEND, formerly Chandler Christian Community Center, visit www.azcend.org or call (480)963-1423.
ANA ANNOUNCES 2017 B-to-B
HALL OF FAME HONOREES
Five Execs to be Inducted in Hall in its Second Year
NEW YORK (May 8, 2017) — The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today announced that five prominent veteran B-to-B marketing executives will be inducted into the ANA’s Business-to-Business Hall of Fame at a gala awards banquet later this month.
The induction will be made during the 2017 Masters of B2B Marketing Conference presented by the ANA’s Business Marketing Association, May 31–June 2 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
The five honorees are:
- Philip B. Clement: Phil Clement is global chief marketing and communications officer for Aon.
- John Favalo: Currently Executive Vice President of Group B2B, Eric Mower + Associates.
- Al Maag: Retired chief communications officer for Avnet.
- Tom Stein: Tom Stein is founding partner of New York-based Stein + Partners Brand Activation.
- Sherri Leopard: Sherri Leopard founded Leopard Communications 30 years ago, which was sold to Ogilvy & Mather in June 2006.
"We are thrilled to welcome such an auspicious lineup of executives to our B-to-B Hall of Fame,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “Each of these worthy honorees exemplifies professionalism, integrity, and innovation in B-to-B, and our sincere congratulations go out to Phil, John, Al, Tom, and Sherri.”
The ANA B-to-B Hall of Fame is intended to pay tribute to B-to-B professionals from all sides of the industry who have made significant and lasting contributions throughout their careers while serving as advocates of the industry and displaying a consistent spirit of innovation and professionalism.
The honorees were chosen by the BMA Advisory Board from among more than a dozen nominees. To be eligible for induction into the B-to-B Hall of Fame, a participant must have at least 15 years of B-to-B experience along with demonstrated, unquestionable B-to-B excellence and talent. Any B-to-B marketer who has had a significant impact on the development, evolution, and expansion of B-to-B marketing deserves consideration. The individual does not have to be a member of the ANA or the ANA’s Business Marketing Association to be nominated or receive the award. Nominations can be made by any BMA Board of Advisors member or chapter leader.
The ANA B-to-B Hall of Fame was founded in 2016. The inaugural inductee was Gary Slack, founder and chief experience officer of Slack and Co., one of the world’s first integrated marketing communications agencies and one of the few worldwide that works exclusively with business marketers.
- Champions win a suite at a 2017 Diamondbacks game
- Second place wins $25 gift certificates for up to 15 team members to Don & Charlie's restaurant in Scottsdale
- Corporate Team: $500
- Non-Profit Team: $450
For more information visit: http://azchicagofest.com/
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