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David Blanchette, owner, Get The Word Out Communications

David Blanchette, owner, Get The Word Out Communications

Owner David Blanchette has been involved in the news media business since 1979, first as a news reporter and then as media relations director for a number of public and private sector entities.  His work in proactive news media relations has included:

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, including its development and the April 2005 grand opening that featured a visit by President George W. Bush.

Barack Obama’s February 2007 Presidential announcement and August 2008 running mate announcement, both in Springfield.

The State of Illinois’ celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday in 2009.

The $30 billion “Illinois Jobs Now!” capital construction program from 2009 – 2014, including localized, targeted publicity for the smallest to the largest projects.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition 200th anniversary.

Special events promotion at the State of Illinois’ 60 historic sites and memorials for more than 20 years.

The grand openings following extensive restoration of the David Davis Mansion and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Dana-Thomas House.

Numerous special events, announcements and news conferences for five Illinois Governors.

The Festival of Trees event in Springfield in the 1990s.

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois annual Convocation, Student Laureate ceremony and other events.

The Abraham Lincoln Association annual Lincoln’s Birthday observance and other events.