Port of Vancouver receives communications award

The Port of Vancouver USA has been awarded a top communications prize by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The port was notified in June that it was selected to receive the prestigious “Award of Excellence, Best Overall Campaign” for its centennial celebration efforts. The award will be presented to the port in October during AAPA’s annual convention in Mobile, Alabama. The Port of Vancouver is celebrating its centennial in 2012, commemorating the establishment of the port on April 6, 1912. To highlight its history, the port created the award-winning communications campaign, which includes a centennial logo, promotional materials, traveling displays, and a special centennial website that presents information on the port’s first 100 years through short narratives and photographs. The port also published a commemorative boo, All Ahead Full, Port of Vancouver USA Marks 100 Years of Possibilities and Progress, written by local author and historian Ted Van Arsdol. To learn more about the port’s centennial, visit www.portvanusa.com/centennial/. For more information about the port, visit www.portvanusa.com.