20-year-old PR agency opens new office in Blue Bell

Kimball Communications Marks Anniversary with New Montgomery County Location

Marking its 20th anniversary in business this July, public relations firm Kimball Communications announces it is opening a new office at 794 Penllyn Pike, Suite 214 in Blue Bell, Pa. The agency will begin working from its new offices on Aug. 3.

Kimball Communications provides a full array of public relations services, including branded content and social media. It has also developed a specialty in crisis communications. The agency serves organizations in a wide array of industries with specialties in insurance and financial services, trade association, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate and sustainable energy.

“After 20 years in business, most of our client work is national and international rather than regional,” says Gary Kimball, president of Kimball Communications. “However we have a number of clients in the Philadelphia region that make it advantageous for us to be in Montgomery County. We’re looking forward to moving into the new space.”

Over the last two decades, Kimball says one constant has been the need for businesses to tell compelling stories. “As we developed expertise in social media, video and branded content for our clients over the years, the fundamentals of public relations haven’t changed. We just have new tools, better tools, to tell those stories.”

Kimball says moving closer to Philadelphia will provide the space needed to recruit more regional clients as well as better accessibility for clients flying to the region from around the U.S.

The agency previously was located in Easton, Pa.


Sustainable Energy Fund issues 20 grants to Pennsylvania students

Travel grants will allow students to attend Energypath 2015 in July

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF), a nonprofit non-governmental organization dedicated to educating, supporting and financing energy users seeking sustainable energy options, today announces it has issued all of its 20 available travel grants to students planning to attend Energypath 2015 at the University of Scranton beginning next week. The travel grants are sponsored by West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Foundation (WPPSEF).

Recipients include:

  • Matthew T. Brockett, Edinboro University
  • Sydney M. Bynum, Washington & Jefferson College
  • Devin Clark, Robert Morris University
  • Marysol Frost, Lock Haven University
  • Kelli Gohn, Penn State University
  • Benjamin Holmes, Ambridge High School
  • Kealeb Hyde, Washington & Jefferson College
  • Kayla Griffith Kalinoski, Penn State University
  • Abigail Katsos, Washington & Jefferson College
  • Nick Kolesar, Penn State University
  • Nick Lehmann, Penn State University
  • Zachary Phillips, Shippensburg University
  • Mike Reichart, Penn State University
  • Allen Rutter, Penn State University
  • Rebecca Schmitt, Gettysburg College
  • Michael Sell, Saint Francis University
  • Corry Shaffer, Shippensburg University
  • Alaria Sun, Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School
  • Sue Tran, Washington & Jefferson College
  • David Samuel Zuckerman, Wilson College

“Working with our partner WPPSEF, these travel grants ensure tomorrow’s leaders in the sustainable energy space are able to attend the leading conference on these issues in the region” said John Costlow, president and CEO of SEF which hosts Energypath annually.

The travel grants are part of larger $10,000 grant WPPSEF made to SEF in April to fund additional programming for Energypath, as well as to provide travel funding. Students living in or attending school in the WPPSEF region are eligible for the grants. The Energypath events begin July 20 with a series of energy camps ahead of the July 23 opening of the conference.

Energypath is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and passion for sustainable energy among industry professionals, policymakers and academia. This year’s event will be held at the University of Scranton, July 23 & 24.