The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) is proud to announce TKM Print Solutions as its first presenting partner. The year-long partnership will provide funding for valuable club activities that benefit marketing and advertising professionals in the Greater Akron area, including Lunch and Learns, socials and networking events.
“We are thrilled to have TKM as our presenting partner,” said Scott Kessler, President of AAF-Akron and Creative Director of Zeto Creative. “This was our first year seeking a partner at this level, and the response from TKM was outstanding. We’re proud to be working with a local Akron company that’s so greatly respected in the area.”

TKM has been involved with AAF-Akron for years, most recently as a sponsor this past February at the American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), AAF-Akron’s biggest event of the year. This new partnership will continue to build upon that existing relationship as both organizations work together to provide top programming for club members and other professionals in the area.

“We were interested in becoming more involved with AAF-Akron, so when the presenting partner opportunity arose, we were very excited to get on board,” said Luke Messner, Director of Operations at TKM and current AAF-Akron board member. “As TKM continues to build its presence in the local community, we’re looking forward to being a part of all of AAF-Akron’s events this upcoming year.”

This historic partnership will also provide support for the role of an Executive Director for AAF-Akron, which will be filled by Cecilia Sveda of Minx Design. A past president of AAF-Akron, Sveda has been a board member for the past nine years. Her experience in the industry and passion for AAF-Akron made Sveda the ideal choice for Executive Director.

ADDY and event sponsorships are available year-round. Learn more about ways to get involved and support AAF-Akron by contacting Sveda at ed@aafakron.com.

About AAF-Akron:
The Akron Chapter of The American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) was founded as the Advertising Club of Akron in 1945. AAF-Akron’s efforts today include programs that educate members and help them conduct business better, government relations on behalf of members, educational programs to help provide a more prepared and diverse workforce, and promoting recognition of the economic and social value of advertising as an industry.
AAF-Akron won two national Club Achievement Awards for 2010 – first place in the Communications category and second place for Club Operations. AAF-Akron is a member of AAF District 5 and the national AAF. Further information on the club is available at www.aafakron.com.

About TKM Print Solutions:
TKM is a rapid, one-stop digital wide-format print shop serving a diverse range of clients. TKM’s specialty is high-end, color-managed printed materials. A family-owned, Akron-based business, TKM provides a full range of services that include in-house custom cutting, finishing and fulfillment. TKM handles full production runs as well as one-offs, prototypes, mock-ups, and custom runs. TKM also provides a full range of branded promotional and ad specialty items including apparel and unique gift and award products.