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Partnership honored by Southern Economic Development Council

August 7, 2015

Four marketing tools awarded to group at 2015 conference

RICHMOND, VA – The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (“Partnership”), the region’s economic development marketing organization, has won four communications awards from the Southern Economic Development Council (“SEDC”) for their marketing tools.

Among the honorees were the 2013-2014 Annual Report and the Partnership’s 20th Anniversary timeline brochure. Each won Superior, the highest prize in their categories.

“We love kicking off the new fiscal year with awards season,” said Barry Matherly, President and CEO of the Partnership. “Historically, our team has produced award-winning, innovative work and this past year is no different.”

The total list of winners include:

  • Award of Superior: 2013-2014 Annual Report
  • Award of Superior: 20th Anniversary Timeline Brochure
  • Award of Excellent: Greater Richmond Partnership electronic newsletters
  • Award of Merit: Partnership rebranding package

The Communication Awards are given each year by SEDC at its Annual Conference. More than 20 categories of marketing work submitted by SEDC members are evaluated within four division size levels. Judging criteria for General Entry Awards include Graphic Appeal, Clarity of Message, Quality of Information, Positioning / Differentiation and Format.

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. was launched in 1994 as a pioneering regional public-private initiative to serve as the regional economic development group for the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. The mission is to help grow the regional economy through the attraction of high quality jobs and new capital investment, the retention of existing businesses, and the continued improvement of the region's business climate. Please visit

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