Category: Business News

Jul 15

AMM Communications Voted One of the Best St. Louis Public Relations Firms in 2019 by Small Business Monthly

This is the Tenth Consecutive Year for AMM Communications to Make the List of Best STL PR Firms

July 15, 2019 (St. Louis) – AMM Communications LLC, a St. Louis-based strategic communication and marketing communication firm, focused on public relations, business development, internal communications, content marketing, crisis communications, reputation management, executive communication skills training, and social media consulting, was selected as one of the “Best Public Relations Firms in St. Louis in 2019” by Small Business Monthly readers.

The firm has made the list of Small Business Monthly’s Top Public Relations firms for 10 consecutive years from 2010-19.

“This is an incredible honor,” said Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications partner and co-founder. “We want to thank our customers, partners, vendors, family, and friends for selecting us as one of the top public relations firms in St. Louis. To be included with this group of St. Louis firms demonstrates the level of marketing and public relations talent in the St. Louis region.”

Since its founding in 2008, AMM Communications has served the leading companies in their industry sectors providing them with support ranging from media relations and crisis communications to content marketing, and executive communications skills training.  The company, co-founded by Ed and Ann Marie Mayuga, focuses on serving financial institutions, professional services firms, manufacturing and distribution companies, healthcare, government entities and not-for-profits throughout the Midwest.

The list of the top public relations is published in the July 2019 Small Business Monthly. To view the list of the best public relations firms, please click on the link, http://www.sbmon.com/Awards/Article/1520/2019-Best-Public-Relations-Firms.

About AMM Communications

Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the leading St. Louis-based strategic marketing and firm, provides media relations, digital marketing, business development, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, communications skills training, reputation management, social media consulting, and executive communication skills training. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and certified by State of Missouri, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  The company is federally certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the SBA and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). AMM Communications has been voted one of the “Best PR Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly from 2010-2019. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

Jun 19

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis Held Annual Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI) May 15

The Hon. Lyda Krewson, Mayor, City of Saint Louis; and
The Hon. Jimmie Edwards, Director, Public Safety, Served as Keynote Speakers

June 18, 2019 (St. Louis) – The Association of Corporate Counsel Chapter of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, held its annual Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI) May 15 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, MO.

More than 300 in-house counsel attorneys, lawyers and legal professionals attended the all-day event where lawyers and in-house counsel attorneys presented on a variety of topics including block-chain and cryptocurrency, labor and employment issues, alternative billing, and third-party litigation financing. The sessions concluded with a lively panel discussion from four in-house counsel about “What keeps them up at night?”

The Honorable Lyda Krewson, Mayor, City of Saint Louis, and The Honorable Jimmie Edwards, Director, Public Safety, City of Saint Louis, served as the keynote speakers during the luncheon.

Partnering with the ACC STL to host the CCI was The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), which has more than 6,800 members in the St. Louis region, including attorneys, judges, paralegals and law firm administrators, and is the oldest and most respected voluntary bar association in the area.

Zoe Linza, BAMSL executive director, said, “I think the partnership between BAMSL and the ACC STL is unique and successful. Our organizations have worked together for more than 30 years on a variety of events to offer comprehensive, timely and strong Continuing Legal Education to members of the St. Louis legal community, and each time we work together it is a win-win!”

“The CCI continues to be one of the largest CLE events in the Saint Louis region bringing together both in-house and private practice counsel from across the legal services industry,” said Chrissy Teske, ACC STL 2019 president and a senior attorney with Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

“We want to thank our 2019 CCI sponsors for their support. We couldn’t have such a strong and memorable program without their support,” added Teske.

Sponsors of the 2019 CCI included:

  • Event Sponsors: Bloomberg Law; Dowd Bennett LLP; Lathrop Gage
  • Breakfast: Stinson Leonard Street
  • Lunch and Cocktail Reception: Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Breaks: Polsinelli
  • Materials: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Attendees who qualified for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit received 8.8 hours.

The 2020 CCI is scheduled for May 14, 2020.

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications
314.485.9499
annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 550 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 30-year-history, the ACC STL has grown to become one of the leading chapters in the country having been selected as a 2017 Gold Level Award recipient and winning the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Jun 04

AMM Communications Celebrates Eleventh Anniversary

June 3, 2019 (St. Louis) – AMM Communications LLC, the St. Louis-based marketing, public relations, executive skills training and talent acquisition firm, celebrated its 11th anniversary June 1.

Founded in 2008 by Ed and Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications works with businesses and not-for-profits nationwide serving organizations in the financial services, banking, professional services, technology, and health care industries.

“We want to thank our clients, family and friends for their support for the past 11 years. The future of marketing and public relations is exciting with advancements in Artificial Intelligence, expanding social media platforms and different ways to reach customers’ target audiences. The one thing that will never change is the need for focused, strong messaging and communications,” said Ann Mayuga Mayuga, AMM Communications co-founder and partner.

Founded in 2008 by Ann Marie and Ed Mayuga, AMM Communications, a PR and digital agency, serves clients throughout the St. Louis region and nationwide. The firm has evolved from its initial offerings of public relations and social media consulting to expanding into one of the only digital public relations firms in St. Louis using the Paid Earned Social Owned (PESO) model when working with clients. The PESO model was created by Gini Dietrich, PR-thought leader and founder of the influential blog, http://spinsucks.com.

“It is hard to summarize the lessons learned from the past 11 years as an entrepreneur and communication professional. The best lessons we’ve learned is that things change quickly, and we must be ahead of the curve to serve our customers well. Our goal from the first day that we opened our doors for business is to help each customer become wildly successful to grow their businesses by telling their story well, create a thriving culture, and grow their businesses,” added Mayuga.

AMM Communications has also been voted one of the “Best St. Louis Public Relations Firms” by the readers of Small Business Monthly for 10 consecutive years from 2010-19. Also, the firm was selected by Small Business Monthly as one of its “2017 Future 50” companies, an award recognizing privately held companies that are key economic indicators for regional business growth.

About AMM Communications

Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the leading St. Louis-based strategic marketing, PR, and talent acquisition firm, provides media relations, digital marketing, business development, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, communications skills training, reputation management, social media consulting, and executive search services for businesses nationwide. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and certified by State of Missouri, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  The company is federally certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the SBA and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). AMM Communications has been voted one of the “Best PR Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly from 2010-2019. We want to help you … Drive your sales. Communicate better. Hire well. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

Feb 12

AMM Communications Earns SBA Certification as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

image of Ann Marie Mayuga

Ann Marie Mayuga is AMM Communications co-founder and principal

AMM Communications, the leading St. Louis-based strategic communications, PR, and talent acquisition firm, is pleased to announce that it received the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) federal certification as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB).

The Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), was the Third-Party Administrator to conduct the approval process.

Founded in 2008 by Ann Marie and Ed Mayuga, AMM Communications, a PR and digital marketing firm, serves clients throughout the Midwest. The firm has grown from initially offering public relations, media relations and social media consulting more than a decade ago to evolving into one of the only digital communication firms in the Midwest using the Paid Earned Social Owned (PESO) model, which was created by Gini Dietrich, PR-thought leader and founder of the influential blog, http://spinsucks.com.

“This certification will assist our clients by helping them achieve their diversity initiatives, demonstrating their commitment to fostering diversity, and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs. It also provides our clients with a proven professional services partner holding a certification that is federally accepted by hundreds of major corporations and government entities,” said Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications partner.

AMM Communications is Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by WBENC for national certification; the State of Missouri, and St. Louis County and St. Louis City. The firm is also Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified by the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis County, and the City of St. Louis.

 


 

About AMM Communications

Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the leading St. Louis-based strategic marketing, PR, and talent acquisition firm, provides media relations, digital marketing, business development, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, communications skills training, reputation management, social media consulting, and executive search services for businesses nationwide. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and certified by State of Missouri, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  The company is federally certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the SBA, and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). AMM Communications has been voted one of the “Best PR Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly from 2010-2018. We want to help you … Drive your sales. Communicate better. Hire well. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

Jan 30

The Association for Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter Elects 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

Chrissy Teske, senior attorney with Commerce BancsharesThe Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, elected its 2019 Officers and Board of Directors.

The 2019 ACC STL leadership team includes:

  • President: Chrissy Teske, Senior Attorney, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • President-Elect: Brian Parsons, Senior Counsel, Macy’s Inc.
  • Secretary: John Rebman, Sr. Corporate Counsel, Regulatory Law & Policy, Monsanto Company
  • Treasurer: Sven Fickeler, Senior Corporate Counsel, Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC
  • Immediate Past President and Co-Sponsorship Chair: Toni Douaihy, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Macy’s Inc.
  • Advocacy Co-Chair: Barbara Barrett, Chief Compliance Officer, Reliant Care Management Company
  • Advocacy Co-Chair and Director-at-Large:  John Farmer, Vice President Litigation, Charter Communications
  • Communications Chair and Director-at-Large: Danielle Langeneckert, Director, Contract Design, The Resource Group
  • Corporate Counsel Institute Chair: Ty Ulmer, Chief Counsel, The Boeing Company
  • Diversity Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Tamee Reese, Assistant Vice President Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment
  • Diversity Co-Chair and Director -at-Large: Denise Whitener, Managing Counsel, Wells Fargo Law Department
  • General Counsel Forum Co-Chair: Kate Molamphy, General Counsel, ICL Americas
  • General Counsel Forum Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Erika Schenk, General Counsel & Vice President of Compliance, World Wide Technologies
  • Annual Golf / Spa Event Co-Chair: Peter Barkofske, Associate General Counsel, Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
  • Annual Golf / Spa Event Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Jay Repaso, Manager Legal Services, Mastercard
  • Law School Relations Chair and Director-at-Large: Kate Krebel, Corporate Counsel, DRS Technologies, Inc.
  • Membership Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Beverly Garner, Associate General Counsel, Bunge N.A.
  • Membership Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Jennifer Feldhaus, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Maritz
  • PAN – Labor & Employment Chair: Latieke Lyles, Counsel, Macy’s Inc.
  • Pro Bono Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Patricia Duft, Vice President, Legal, Medtronics
  • Pro Bono Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Paula Finaly, Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel-Labor & Employment, AT&T
  • Program Chair and Director-at-Large: Jennifer Herner, Associate General Counsel, World Wide Technology
  • Professional Development and Director-at-Large: Sharhonda Shahid, Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.
  • Social Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Nancy McCahan, Managing General Counsel, Sugar Creek Capital
  • Social Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Margy Weisman, Assistant General Counsel, ESCO Technologies
  • Sponsorship Co-Chair: Kristol Simms, Corporate Counsel, Ameren
  • Past President Committee Chair: Christopher Goddard, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Associate General Counsel, Washington University

 

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications

314.485.9499

annmarie@ammcommunications.com

 


 

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 550 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 30-year-history, the ACC STL has grown to become one of the leading chapters in the country having been selected as a 2017 Gold Level Award recipient and winning the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Jan 30

Easterseals Celebrates 100th Anniversary Providing Services, Education, and Support for Individuals with Disabilities

This year, Easterseals celebrates their 100th anniversary as a trusted resource for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The organization’s reach touches communities across the country with 71 locations, including Easterseals Midwest. With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Joplin, Springfield, and Cape Girardeau, Easterseals Midwest provides support to more than 5,000 Missourians with disabilities each year.

“Easterseals has a well-defined mission to make a difference in the lives of our program participants, their families, and communities by equipping each person we support with the tools they need to live a vibrant, confidant, and independent life,” said Wendy Sullivan, Easterseals Midwest CEO.

Easterseals unique, inclusive services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families include autism support, employment services, community living services, and an early-childhood program in Kansas City.

 


 

About Easterseals Midwest

Easterseals Midwest is a nonprofit organization changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.  The organization employs nearly 2,000 employees delivering services to more than 5,000 individuals statewide through four divisions: Autism Services, Community Living Services, Early Childhood Services and Employment Services.

Jan 28

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to Host Justice For All Ball on Saturday March 9, 2019

Legal Services of Eastern MissouriThe 29th annual Justice For All Ball will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Khorassan Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza.

In recognition of their lifetime dedication to insuring access to Justice, Legal Services is pleased to announce the 2019 Honorary Co-Chairs are: the Hon. Susan E. Block, Circuit Judge, Retired, 21st Judicial Circuit of Missouri; the Hon. Robert M. Clayton II, Presiding Circuit Judge, Retired, 10th Judicial Circuit of Missouri; and the Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr., U.S. District Judge, Retired.

The Ball attracts more than 500 of the area’s top legal professionals including Judges, Managing Partners and Senior Counsel from the area’s largest firms and companies.

By popular demand, the Ball is returning to the Chase Park Plaza. The 2019 event is a classic cocktail party with a “twist,” featuring upscale food stations, an open bar, complimentary valet parking, a select silent auction and black-tie optional.

Paula Finlay (AT&T) and Priscilla Murray (Husch Blackwell) are the Ball Co-Chairs, with Tracy Tabb (Brown & James) as Auction Chair.

Tickets are available for $250 per person or Underwriting Support at $2,500 with ten tickets. Please visit www.lsem.orgfor more details or contact Louisa Gregory, Associate Director of Development at lmgregory@lsem.org or 314.256.8736.

 


 

About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2017 nearly 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Jan 22

Tom Dunn CPA Firm Hires Eric D. Hansen as a Partner

Eric Hansen, Partner at Tom Dunn CPA FirmThe Tom Dunn CPA Firm hired Eric D. Hansen as a partner. Hansen will handle accounting for mid-sized businesses.

Hansen has more than 10 years of accounting, tax and audit experience with a deep background working with for-profit and nonprofit entities, and family owned businesses.

“We look forward to Eric being an integral part of our team by sharing his experience and knowledge with our clients to help them grow their businesses, and achieve their personal and professional goals,”  says Tom Dunn, owner of the firm.

 

 


About the Tom Dunn CPA Firm, “Our business approach is truly unique. We take a proactive approach, tailor-made for the busy small & mid-sized business owner. We regularly meet with our clients one-on-one to stay in front of the issues as your CPA and business advocate. Our goal is to net you more savings from my services than they cost. In fact, often, the true savings is many times greater.”

Jan 22

AMM Communications Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

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Ann Marie Mayuga is AMM Communications co-founder and principal

AMM Communications, the leading St. Louis-based PR, digital agency and talent acquisition firm, received the prestigious national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

The WBENC certification for women-owned business is the most recognizable and sought-after certification of its kind. WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection.  The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

Founded in 2008 by Ann Marie, AMM Communications, a PR and digital agency, serves clients throughout the St. Louis region, nationwide and internationally. The firm has grown from initially offering public relations, media relations and social media consulting from 10 years ago to evolving into one of the only digital public relations firms in St. Louis using the Paid Earned Social Owned (PESO) model, which was created by Gini Dietrich, PR-thought leader and founder of the influential blog, http://spinsucks.com.

This certification benefits our clients by helping them achieve their diversity initiatives, demonstrating their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs. It also provides our clients with a proven professional services partner holding a certification that is nationally accepted by hundreds of major corporations and government entities.

AMM Communications has been certified by the State of Missouri as a WBE since 2011, and by St. Louis County and St. Louis City since 2018. The firm is also certified by the Missouri Department of Transportation as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) since 2018.

 


 

About AMM Communications

Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the St. Louis-based PR and digital agency, and talent acquisition firm, provides media relations, digital public relation, business development, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, communications skills training, digital marketing, reputation management, social media consulting, and executive search services for businesses nationwide. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council ((WBENC), WBE- certified by State of Missouri, and St. Louis County and St. Louis City, and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). AMM Communications has been voted one of the “Best PR Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly from 2010-2018. We want to help you … Drive your sales. Communicate better. Hire well. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.comor call 314.485.9499.

 

About WBENC

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification.

Nov 30

Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Adds Three New Board Members

Loren Menefee, Nino Przulj and Ericka Simpson Conner have joined the Board of the Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. The Young Friends are a group of young professionals committed to increasing public awareness of the mission of Legal Services within the community and providing volunteer and financial support for the agency.

Loren Menefee, Corporate Counsel with Bayer’s Crop Science Division

Loren Menefee, Corporate Counsel with Bayer’s Crop Science Division

Loren Menefee, corporate counsel with Bayer’s Crop Science Division, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University in California and a J.D. from Saint Louis University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar. She joined Monsanto in 2016 as a corporate attorney and previously interned with The Simon Law Firm, P.C. and Hon. Audrey Fleissig in the Federal District Court of Missouri.

Nino Przulj, Associate with Thompson Coburn

Nino Przulj, Associate with Thompson Coburn

Nino Przulj, an associate with Thompson Coburn holds a Bachelors degree and a J.D. from Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and Illinois Bar. He was formerly court clerk for Hon. Paul C. Wilson in the Supreme Court of Missouri and a Board Member of the Bosnian-American Professionals Association and of the Community Development Corporation Board of the International institute. He was named as a “30 under 30” awardee by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2018.

Ericka Simpson Conner, Associate with Husch Blackwell

Ericka Simpson Conner, Associate with Husch Blackwell

Ericka Simpson Conner, an associate with Husch Blackwell, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. She is a member of the Missouri Bar and Illinois Bar. She previously interned with Wells Fargo Advisors, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri Court of Appeals.

 


 

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2017 nearly 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.