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Publicom communications firm wins national awards

EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, has won three national awards in the 32nd annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition, conducted by Healthcare Marketing Report. The winning entries were generated for McLaren Flint, McLaren Lapeer Region and McLaren Port Huron.

“We create ads and marketing campaigns to meet our clients’ marketing goals, not to win awards, however it is rewarding that the quality of our creative is recognized nationally,” said Lisa O’Connor, president of Publicom.

The advertising entries that were recognized are:

McLaren Port Huron, “Still Local” newspaper single execution

McLaren Lapeer Region, “Expect More” total advertising with TV

McLaren Flint, “No more” radio single execution

Publicom’s work was up against more than 3,500 entries in this year’s competition, making this the largest healthcare advertising awards competition. Entries were scored based on creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact.

To view a portfolio and for more information about the Publicom team, visit — G.G.

Security Credit announces 2015 board, hosts meeting

FLINT— Security Credit Union (SCU) announces the re-election of five members to its board of directors following the credit union’s recent annual meeting, April 28 at SCU’s headquarters on W. Boulevard Drive in Flint.

The elected members include Jerry DeMaria of Columbiaville, Dick Hazel of Clio, Joe Niedzwiecki of Swartz Creek, Phil Thick of Lapeer and John Truchan of Swartz Creek.

Details: Visit, or call 810-235-2322 or toll-free at 800-373-2333. — G.G.

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