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AAF SWVA promotes, protects, educates, recognizes and networks the quality communications professionals and students of Southwest Virginia.

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"I love meeting so many people with such different talents, backgrounds and ambitions. The connections you make with other members and presenters are priceless and has really benefitted myself and United Way."

− Leah FarmerMarketing & Communications Manager, United Way of Southwest Virginia

"I enjoy the camaraderie and the opportunity to see all the interesting work being done in our industry within the various businesses in our area."

− Danielle Lamson
Communications Manager, Highlands Community Services

"AAF SWVA events are the most enjoyable part of the club for me: Lunch-n-Learns, club mingles and even the AAAwards. The events are we are able to network, learn, and showcase our work."

− Amber Clark Marketing & Merchandising Manager, Berry Home Centers

Attire Ideas for North by Southwest

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You might be wondering, “what should I wear to this year’s gala?” Don’t worry we are here to help. Just think Mad Men meets James Bond. Ladies – you’ve got…

Government Alert

AAF Government Report, December 2014

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113th Congress Adjourns The 113th Congress has adjourned without enacting any legislation harmful to the advertising industry. The biggest threat to advertising in the past year was in Senate and…

Government Alert

Government Alert: Continuing Resolution Includes Food Marketing Language

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The Continuing Resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives includes language prohibiting the Federal Trade Commission from moving ahead with implementation of the Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) proposed nutrition…


The First Annual Silver Medal Award

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Many will follow, but who shall be first? The AAF SWVA is excited to announce the first ever Silver Medal Award Program in Southwest Virginia. This prestigious award was established…