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CATOOSA, OKLAHOMA Cherokee Nation Businesses was honored nationally with a prestigious PR Daily Award on Tuesday. The Cherokee Nation Businesses'
Where the Casino Money Goes was recognized as
Best External Publication at Ragan Communications' award banquet held in Washington DC. The printed publication is produced to inform Cherokee citizens how profits from Cherokee Nation owned casinos are spent.
Recognize this project as the best in the nation.
“This publication is extremely important to our people, because it demonstrates transparency,”
said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker.
Casino revenues continue to grow each year, and the Cherokee people deserve to know where all of their money is going. I am pleased that three times a year we use this publication to inform Cherokees how the casinos help fund our various programs and services.
Where the Casino Money Goes was originally produced annually but now prints three times per year. It is distributed in the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper and in magazine racks at casinos, the Cherokee Nation tribal complex, health centers, tag agencies and other sites around the Cherokee Nation. Along with fully disclosing the financial breakdown of how casino revenues are allocated, the magazine highlights success stories of Cherokee citizens.
From the writing of the content to the design work,
Where the Casino Money Goes is produced by Cherokee Nation Businesses' communications department, with photography and printing outsourced to Cherokee owned and operated businesses.
“We are so thrilled to be recognized on a national level like this,”
said Amanda Clinton, director of communications for Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses.
Our in-house team produces fantastic work on a daily basis, so this is wonderful validation of our hard work. This project is truly a team effort, from seeking out the stories, to writing to layout and design. We're extremely proud Ragan Communications chose to recognize this project as the best in the nation.
posted September 17, 2012 6:00 am edt