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Turnkey Corporate Event Management Division Leads Service Offerings

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (August 6, 2014) – Connell Communications has officially launched operations, led by Iowa business veteran, Alyssa Connell. Positioned as a preeminent PR, marketing and social media consulting firm, the company feels it has a unique niche in an already saturated market: turnkey corporate event management.

The company offers six communications service lines: corporate event management, crisis communication, public relations, marketing, online/social media and business development/strategic planning.

The main division, coined Connell Event Management, offers global turnkey corporate event services, providing executive-level services for every stage of a corporate event. “I’ve worked on dozens of economic development projects across the nation and for many of the largest brands in the world. Through that experience, we learned what it takes to be successful,” said Alyssa Connell, CEO/Owner of Connell Communications. “We aim to take the pressure off the company, no matter the size of their project or event. That’s the driving force behind the division: flawless execution.”

As its first major project in business, Connell Communications recently managed the successful Grand Opening Celebration of the new $146 million biorational facility in Osage, Iowa, for Valent BioSciences Corporation.

“The Grand Opening of our new manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa, was a high profile event for both internal and external audiences. From day one, the Connell Communications team was lockstep and synchronized with our project managers to ensure the flawless execution of this important event,” said Rick Melnick, Global Brand and Communications Manager of Valent BioSciences Corporation.

“From graphic design to event layout, facilities, event communications and the procurement of a seemingly endless list of detail items, Connell Communications provided the dedicated support we needed to achieve and exceed our goals.”

Another differentiating factor for the company, Connell Communications leads the industry with high-level pioneers in online and social media marketing, a service offering still often underused by companies and organizations. “We’re early adapters in online and social media. And our team has executed campaigns globally. We understand the Why and the How to manage your online presence,” said Connell. The company helps build online strategy and execute tactics that create the highest return on influence.

“Business owners want to speak directly to the expert about their challenges. They have needs that need to be met, often immediately,” said Connell. “We built a team of industry experts and preferred partners to serve our clients. We removed the layers so we can get down to solving problems.”

The company plans to announce another new venture in the coming weeks, this one dedicated solely to the aviation and aerospace industry. For more information, please visit

About Alyssa Connell

Alyssa is a nationally-recognized industry leader in PR, marketing and social media. As a PR & marketing consultant, she brings a multi-faceted skill set – offering a unique mix of PR, marketing and social media strategy, leadership and copywriting. Her expertise includes strategic communications, social media/SEO, reputation management, trade events, crisis communication, media/community relations, fundraising, TV production and event planning.

About Connell Communications

Connell Communications is among the nation’s preeminent public relations, social media and marketing consulting firms. Our CEO, Alyssa Connell, started the firm after spending years in boardrooms and meetings, creating solutions to problems just like yours. We’ve figured out a few things along our journey about what you need in an integrated communications partner. And, we’re turnkey corporate event management specialists. You can expect a lot from us.