MMI Associates, Inc. Receives N.C. DOT Certification

Raleigh, NC, March 01, 2009 --( Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., ( a Raleigh-based full-service public relations firm, has announced that the firm has been certified by the N.C. Department of Transportation as a pre-qualified private consulting firm for the department’s Project Development and Environmental Analysis unit as Public Involvement Specialists with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) capabilities.

The Department of Transportation requires firms to pre-qualify to ensure that they have sufficient ability and experience to do the work specified in Department contracts. Only bids from pre-qualified bidders can be accepted when a contract is advertised.

MMI developed a public relations campaign as part of a design-build team for the U.S. 1/64 roadway widening project in January 2005 through the N.C. Department of Transportation. The $58 million project widened U.S.1/64 from south of the Interstate 40 interchange to the Tryon Road interchange. MMI handled media relations and crisis PR and organized efforts to open the communication lines between the construction entities on the project and the public, including a strategic PR campaign to ensure that motorists would be aware of the most up-to-date traffic patterns.

“We are excited to be certified by the Department of Transportation as a public involvement specialist with limited English proficiency capabilities,” said Briguglio. “This pre-qualification will open the door for our firm to offer a wider scope of services.”

About MMI Associates, Inc.:
MMI Associates, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm offering a wide range of services to help clients achieve measurable results in brand awareness, name recognition, market penetration and crisis management. Established in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona, this award-winning firm was named one of the top 10 public relations firms in the state. In North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists has recognized MMI as one of the top five public relations firms in the Triangle. The firm has received numerous awards for its work and most recently was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability, and was named a Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information, please call (919) 233-6600 or visit the Web site at

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
PR Firms, Raleigh N.C.

MMI Associates
Patty Briguglio