Fri. 10/13
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at Courtyard by Marriott
4375 Metro Circle Northwest
North Canton, OH
Questions? 330-458-2070

Crisis Management, Crisis Communications and Social Media

Your "good reputation" is your organization's largest uninsured asset. So, what are you doing to protect it?

SPEAKER: Stephanie York,
Hennes Communications

In today’s world of immediate information virtually everyone is a “journalist” armed with a camera and able to reach thousands of people with one simple Facebook message, managing communications amid a crisis is a necessary skill set for business leaders.  Social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more – are now the places where a reputation built up over years of good work can be shattered in an instant.

This fast-paced talk by crisis communications and media specialist Stephanie York will focus on a highly-strategic approach to communicating during a wide variety of situations, offering methods for establishing and maintaining “control of the message,” enabling you to move your message forward or mount a defense against a sudden press onslaught.

About the Breakfast:

Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead producing sessions in Stark County. You’ll hear compelling speakers, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious breakfast. And, if you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll even star in your very own 30 second commercial to promote your business!


Stephanie York is Vice President and an attorney at Hennes Communications, one the few firms in the U.S. focused exclusively on crisis communications and crisis management.

Hennes Communications serves corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, education and healthcare institutions, as well as law firms and their clients, that are “on trial” in the Court of Public Opinion.

With over 20 years’ experience in law and communications, Stephanie and the firm’s past and present clients include the 2016 Cleveland Host Committee for the recent Republican National Convention, ThyssenKrupp, Avery Dennison, Lubrizol, Kent State University, Oberlin College and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as well as scores of municipalities and law firms across the U.S. 

Better recognized as the Assistant Director of Law and spokesperson for the City of Akron and former Mayor Don Plusquellic, Stephanie serves on seven local non-profit boards, and is President of Downtown Akron Kiwanis Foundation.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. | Event starts promptly at 7:30 a.m.

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