Choctaw Nation Honored at 2020 Southern Economic Development Council Annual Conference

Published Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:41 am

For the second consecutive year, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma received the top honor for a communications piece during the virtual 2020 Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Annual Conference, August 17-18. Choctaw Nation won Best of Show Award for General-Purpose Brochure category 2018/19 Community Profile.

"These annual Communication Awards recognize and showcase the leading communication and marketing work done by economic development professionals throughout the south," states Gene Stinson, SEDC President. "Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's piece not only showed creativity, but also solid messaging and effectiveness at reaching their target audience."

The awards are given each year by SEDC at its annual conference. Over twenty categories of communications and marketing work submitted by SEDC members are evaluated. Judging criteria for General Entry Awards include Graphic Appeal, Clarity of Message, Quality of Information, Positioning/Differentiation and Format.

"We are very proud to have won the Best of Show Award for the second year in a row," states Tammye Gwin, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Senior Executive Officer of Strategic Development. "Our work is truly a collaborative effort between our Economic Development and Marketing teams. The Community Profile is the communication piece used by our communities attracting Site Selectors. We are grateful and honored to have such forward-thinking partners, community members and leadership who contributed to us receiving this award."

The SEDC Annual Conference is SEDC's main educational event of the year. Over 400 economic development professionals spent three days networking and learning recent economic development trends and strategies from corporate, government and executive professionals.

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Tammye Gwin, Michael Southard and Shannon Compton
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From left to right: Tammye Gwin, Senior Executive officer of Strategic Development; Michael Southard, Director of Economic Development and Shannon Compton Executive Director of Strategic Development

About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with nearly 200,000 tribal members and more than 10,000 employees. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, the historic boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation's vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.

About the SEDC

The SEDC Annual Conference is SEDC's main educational event of the year. More than 400 economic development professionals spent three days networking and learning recent economic development trends and strategies from corporate, government and executive professionals. SEDC is the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, with more than 860 members representing a variety of backgrounds. From local, regional and state economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, business and industry, utilities, transportation, finance and education, members share a common interest: the promotion and enhancement of the economic development profession. To find out more about SEDC, please visit www.sedc.org.

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