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MMI Public Relations Sponsors Wake Education Partnership’s 2012 Education Summit on Oct. 30

Local PR Firm Supports Event Discussing Current Public Education Issues.

Raleigh, NC, October 24, 2012 --( Robert Buhler, president of MMI Public Relations (, a full-service public relations firm, has announced that the firm is a Gold Sponsor at Wake Education Partnership’s 2012 Education Summit to be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Embassy Suites in Cary from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Education Summit brings together local leaders for an in-depth look at some of the most relevant and cutting-edge topics in public education. This year’s event, which is expected to attract more than 400 participants, will feature a presentation moderated by WRAL reporter and anchor Gerald Owens that reviews the new Common Core State Standards now being used in Wake County’s classrooms. Smedes York, chair of Wake Education Partnership’s Building Leaders Campaign, will provide an overview of that initiative. Building Leaders is the Partnership’s coordinated effort to raise funding for programs that improve schools by bringing together representatives from the Wake County business community, elected officials, educators and other nonprofits who are often the key decision makers when it comes to promoting best instructional practices.

The 2012 Education Summit will include remarks by Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy North Carolina, and comments by top local and state education leaders. Additionally, there will be a presentation of this year’s Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award, the highest honor awarded by Wake Education Partnership, to an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to public education.

For more information on the 2012 Education Summit, visit

“We are excited to sponsor the 2012 Education Summit as part of our firm’s commitment to supporting Wake Education Partnership,” said Buhler. “Public education, especially in our area, is one of the most important issues our local leaders can discuss regarding its long-term impact on our community’s economic future, and we look forward to supporting and being a part of the conversation.”

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About MMI Public Relations:
MMI Public Relations is a full-service PR firm based in the Triangle region of North Carolina that helps its clients start big conversations and make powerful connections. With a strong base in traditional public relations, MMI has strategically evolved into a market leader in emerging PR tools such as social media, online video and podcasting. MMI works with firms and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries across the nation. Ranked one of the top PR firms in North Carolina and nationally, MMI is the recipient of numerous awards in the public relations arena and the community, including recent recognition with the 2012 Cary Chamber Small Business of the Year award, based on the criteria of innovation, successful growth, community service and an exceptional work environment. For more information, call (919) 233-6600, visit the MMI Public Relations website at or the MMI Public Relations Blog at

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