Category : Communitas Awards

Brilliant Factory Furthers Historic Hotel’s Preservation Efforts in a Pinch

Communitas Awards Company: Brilliant Factory
Title: “Hacienda Hotel Restoration”
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
Category: 3.1 Pro Bono

Brilliant FactoryMany are familiar with making the impossible possible in the face of short deadlines. But how many have donated their time and resources to help with such efforts?

Well, that’s exactly what a two-person crew from Brilliant Factory did. With only a weekend to complete a 2.5-minute video for the city of New Port Richey’s business development director, the team delivered a polished, persuasive video using original footage and anything else they could uncover about the Historic Hacienda Hotel.

To learn more about why Brilliant Factory stepped in to tell the story of its historic hotel and how it created a clip on such short notice, we talked with Brilliant Factory’s Jeffrey Hilton.


Education for All Children: Why Patrina Marino Designs

Individual: Patrina Marino with Davidoff Associates Title: “ChangeALife Uganda: Annual Review 2013” Location: New York, New York Category: 1.5 Individual Participation The skills of marketing and communication professionals are needed across the world for a plethora of reasons. Patrina Marino, principal at New York-based design consulting firm Davidoff Associates, has chosen to donate her skills and expertise for the […]


Texas NICUSA’s Community Efforts Sparkle Year-round – Rain or Shine

Communitas Awards Company: Texas NICUSA
Title: “Texas NICUSA Gives Back”
Location: Austin, Texas
Category: 1. Leadership in Community Service

Texas.govGiving back to the community is something many companies do, but how many businesses serve their local citizens every week? And how many have been doing that for more than four years?

The Lone Star State has at least one business with such a strong devotion to giving back, Texas NICUSA. The private company operates, the state’s official website. Beyond overseeing the site, Texas NICUSA’s 100+ professionals take a more active role in the Austin area, helping all sorts of organizations from Austin Children’s Shelter to Meals on Wheels and Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

To find out more about how the company fosters a culture of service and how it decides which organizations to help, we chatted with Lisa Carrell, senior marketing associate with Texas NICUSA.


Educate & Motivate: The Story Behind the Save Salt River Bay Website Created By Eclipse Marketing Services

Company: Eclipse Marketing Services Title: “Save Salt River Bay Website” Location: Morristown, New Jersey Category: 3.1 Pro Bono After experiencing the natural phenomenon of a “Bio Bay” in St. Croix and learning of a plan that would permanently affect the area, Eclipse Marketing Services president Margaret Boller and her team launched the website to help inform […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: IU McKinney School of Law

Organization: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Title: “Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Partnership with IPS Shortridge Magnet School for Law and Public Policy” Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Category: 1.1 Company Sponsored Volunteer Project Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law began a unique partnership in August 2012 with Indianapolis Public […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Cooksey Communications

Company: Cooksey Communications Title: “Twenty Years of Companywide Community Leadership and Involvement” Location: Irving, Texas Category: 1. Leadership in Community Service The staff at Dallas-area public relations firm Cooksey Communications considers community service and leadership integral to how they do business. Now in its 20th year, Cooksey Communications has grown to one of the largest […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: ReadyTalk

Company: ReadyTalk Title: “Leadership in the Commmunity” Location: Denver, Colorado Category: 10. Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility Brothers Dan and Scott King value community. So when they started ReadyTalk, an audio and web conferencing company, they were determined to create a company culture that encouraged community outreach and environmental sustainability while also […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C.

Company: Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C. Title: “Free Wills for Heroes” Location: Prineville, Oregon Category: 3.1 Pro Bono First responders and veterans, along with their families, gathered at the offices of Stahancyk, Kent & Hook on Dec. 13, 2013, for Free Wills for Heroes, an event in which law professionals donated their time and expertise […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Fireside Production

Company: Fireside Production Title: “Fireside Day of Service” Location: Denver, Colorado Category: 2.1 Organization’s Specific Program Even though Fireside Production, a small Denver-based video production company, held its first Day of Service three years ago, the firm has assisted the local community since its inception. “Giving back has been at the foundation of Fireside Production […]


2014 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Desmond Hunt

Individual: Desmond Hunt Title: “Technology Reaches Out” Location: Kissimmee, Florida Category: 1.5 Individual Participation Desmond Hunt lives by the motto, “The more you give, the more you receive.” So in 2007 when Pastor Maxwell Berkel at Mt. Zion Seventh-Day Adventist in Kissimmee, Florida, asked Hunt, owner and CEO of video production company Hunt Productions, to start a […]