April 3, 2017
I am thrilled to share this news! 

CHICAGO – April 3, 2017 – L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., public relations firm. 
JSH&A brings food and beverage expertise and a long history of work with major brands and household names.  It will complement LCWA’s current roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare, and business-to-business sectors.  LCWA and JSH&A each have been in business for more than 30 years in the Chicago area.

“We are a perfect match for both our clients and teams because JSH&A and LCWA share similar values and a commitment to delivering outstanding client service,” said Kim Blazek Dahlborn, president and CEO of LCWA.  “Our teams provide clients with the best of both worlds: big agency thinking with the dedication typically found in a smaller firm.  We always have respected the high quality, award-winning work of JSH&A.”
Jonni Hegenderfer founded JSH&A in 1989.  The firm soon became known for its strong marketing expertise, especially for food and beverage clients.  Teams at JSH&A have helped leading consumer packaged goods brands drive consumer awareness, engagement and advocacy through traditional and social media programs.  The agency’s trademarked LIF™style approach helped the agency earn numerous industry awards, including Consumer Marketing Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our combined teams and the great clients they serve, offering an expanded roster of highly talented professionals and resources,” said Hegenderfer.  “LCWA is known for its commitment to client service with a focus on delivering impact and bottom-line results.  It will be exciting to watch the creative programming that develops in the future.”

JSH&A staff relocated to LCWA’s office in downtown Chicago.  Clients of the combined firm include First Alert, Beam Suntory, Trex, Conagra Brands, Electrolux, DAP, Culligan International and Boise Paper. 

Providing full-service public relations and communications services, LCWA is one of the top 10 independent firms in Chicago.  The company is ranked in the top three agencies specializing in home products and in the top 45 agencies working in healthcare and in professional services, according Jack O’Dwyer’s list of national, independent PR firms.  More information on the firm is available at lcwa.com.

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