(July 25, 2005) – The Shelton Group, a Chicago-based boutique PR firm specializing in the nutritional products industry, has received a Business Achievement Award from the Nutrition Business Journal for the company’s ‘Efforts on Behalf of Industry’ at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Newport Summit in Laguna Niguel, CA July 20-22, 2005.
In bestowing the award to Suzanne Shelton, NBJ co-founder and editor Grant Ferrier noted Shelton’s many contributions to industry include: serving on the steering committee of the recently formed industry self-policing initiative the Natural Products Foundation (NPF), founding the Consultant’s Association for the Natural Products Industry (CANI), past board positions with Citizens For Health and Sustain, and ongoing committee work for both AHPA (the American Herbal Products Association) and NNFA (National Nutritional Foods Association).
“I think it says a lot about our industry that among NBJ’s awards for business success there is a category called Efforts of Behalf of Industry.” Shelton noted.
“Building a strong industry that can capitalize on the many opportunities while meeting and responding to the challenges we face is critical. We’re fortunate to have some leaders very committed to taking a long-term view. The smartest thing any company can do is be part of industry leadership by joining and being active in trade associations and affiliated groups. When you have a seat at the table, you can have some influence on the future.”
The Shelton Group, founded in 1989, is a boutique PR firm specializing in the natural products/dietary supplements industry. Suzanne Shelton, President, has provided public relations services to both international and domestic natural products manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and associations since 1989. With more than 25 years spent in niche marketing, Suzanne Shelton's experience includes public relations and publicity, industry groups liaison, government relations, crisis communication management, and sales and marketing strategy.
Ms. Shelton assists clients by alerting them to regulatory issues, market sensibilities, industry issues and practices as well as facilitating industry networking. Her extensive industry network is a result of years serving on various boards and association committees, frequent speaking appearances at tradeshows and a commitment to the natural products industry.
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