OMAHA, NE / ACCESSWIRE / November 7, 2023 / In November 2023, Monique Farmer, APR, president and founder of Avant Solutions, a full-service PR and communications firm, received the Excellence in Small Business Award from Inspire, an Omaha-based organization affiliated with the Omaha World-Herald dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the efforts of inspiring women leaders in the community.
“The program was developed to celebrate extraordinary leaders in our community. It aims to inspire and help emerging leaders and achievers across multiple industries to inspire others,” said Ava Thomas, president of Lee Enterprises and founder of the award program.
The public nominated award candidates, and an advisory board of local leaders from various industries voted for five finalists in each of the 10 categories and named the ultimate winners at an awards event.
“It is a true honor to be recognized alongside so many amazing women,” said Farmer. “This recognition is not just a celebration of the incredible achievements of women in Omaha, but a testament to the incredible strength and potential we have to inspire and uplift one another.”
The Inspire Excellence in Business Award is given to both small and large business leaders. Farmer sees the award and its inspiration as motivation to grow and nurture Avant Solutions.
“Winning this small business award stoked my everyday flame of passion to continue learning, growing and assisting our clients with tailored, result-oriented communication services.”
In addition to leading Avant Solutions, Farmer is the CEO and Founder of Anvil Ready, a digital project management and strategy platform for PR professionals. She is a new author, with her first book, “Chart Your Path,” set to publish in Spring 2024.
Farmer helps mentor young professionals as an adjunct professor and gives back to the community as a volunteer for several nonprofit Boards of Directors, including the Public Relations Society of Nebraska Chapter, where she serves as President.
About Monique Farmer, APR
Monique Farmer, APR, has devoted more than 20 years to the field of communication and is committed to advancing the profession. Her work has garnered invitations to speak at the Ragan Communications Crisis Conference and PRSA’s International Conference. She previously served in a Public Affairs Officer role for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has also worked in Corporate Communications for ConAgra Foods (now ConAgra Brands), leading Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs Communication, including global food recall notifications, Supply Chain Communication, and global employee volunteerism. She served as the Director of Communications for Nebraska’s largest school district for four years, then transitioned into a Professor of Practice role teaching Advertising and Public Relations for the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She currently leads Avant Solutions and teaches part-time for the University of Texas at Austin.
About Avant Solutions:
Avant Solutions is a full-service public relations (PR) and communication firm that provides customized communication strategies, media training, media relations, executive communication support, and services to clients across various industries and sectors. The team has in-depth strategic communication and PR knowledge, serving a diverse clientele, including federal and local government, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, education, small businesses and startups.
Avant Solutions belongs to the Public Relations Consultants Group, a national network of 50 award-winning independent communications and public relations professionals and consultancies. The firm also maintains its membership in the Goldman Sachs 10KSB Small Businesses Alumni group, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract. It is the only Black, women-owned PR and communication firm in Nebraska with these accreditations and prestigious memberships.
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