Bette Sharpe - 2011 Communitas Award Winner

The Communitas Awards program for 2011 recognized exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility.

Online PR News – 15-September-2011 – – Glendale, AZ, September 15, 2011 -- The Communitas Awards program for 2011 recognized exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility. Bette Sharpe at the Glendale Daily Planet was presented with a 2011 Communitas Award. The award was for Community News Service for Glendale Arizona in category 5. Community Service.

"Our judges found that Bette Sharpe at the Glendale Daily Planet clearly exhibits the spirit of communitas, a Latin word that means people coming together for the good of a community." Ed Dalheim, executive director of AMCP stated. "Bette Sharpe joins other Communitas winners recognized for specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy or ethical, sustainable business practices."

Communitas Awards recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities.

Communitas nominees are evaluated based on the extent and effectiveness of their program. The size and potential scope of the nominee is also taken into consideration. Winners range from a one person design firm donating $35,000 in services to help improve the diets of inner-city an online retailer enlisting help from vendor-partners to design and create teddy bears that have helped cheer-up 20,000 recovery room patients at a Children's Hospital... to a Fortune 500 business that is converting its fleet of cars and trucks to energy efficient vehicles.

"I am honored to receive this Communitas Award for Community Service" Sharpe stated "The Glendale Daily Planet represents the community... our goal is to get the story out! "

How did the Communitas awards come to be? - Communitas Awards is an outgrowth of the pro bono recognition program of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals ( ). a several thousand member group that honors creative achievement and fosters partnerships with charities and community organizations. As part of its mission, AMCP gives grants to community organizations and underwrites a large portion of Communitas expenses.

"By recognizing individuals, organizations and companies for their volunteerism and socially responsible business practices, we are hoping to not only bring attention to great programs, but are working with community minded leaders to make the spirit of communitas an essential element of every business," said Ed Dalheim, executive director of AMCP.

About Emmy(R) Award Winning: CouryGraph Productions / Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV in Glendale, AZ
Glendale Daily Planet, the parent organization of KKAT-IPTV was started in 2004 as the first community video journalism news site in Glendale and perhaps all of Arizona... Serving The Metro West Side of the Valley of the Sun, Glendale Daily Planet has witnessed, participated in and recorded the further rejuvenation of the downtown core, the meteoric rise of the 'Glendale Sports Empire' and the restoration of historic sections of the town.

The work of the participative community journalists and engineering staff may be viewed, 24-hours a day, seven days a week at

Interested in having your work seen by the world? Contact the Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV to schedule airing! Use the email link on the site.

Contact :
Ed Sharpe
CouryGraph Productions
5802 W. Palmaire Ave
Glendale AZ 85301 USA

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Ed Sharpe
CouryGraph Productions