Reno, NV (November 15, 2005) – The Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association has won the Special Merit award for Finance for 2004-2005, which recognizes chapters for strong performance in Finance. Special Merit Awards are given at the discretion of the judges, and Special Merit award winners receive a plaque.  Sponsored by the Professional Chapters Councilof the AMA, the CEA program recognizes and rewards excellence in chapter leadership and operations.  The award will be recognized at the AMA’s Annual Leadership Summit April 28-30, 2006, in Chicago. 

David Archer, President of the Reno-Tahoe AMA, noted, “This award is a tribute to our past president, Samantha Fleischer, under whose leadership the AMA developed an incredibly strong sponsorship program that strengthened the AMA and reduced our operating expenses.  We receive incredible support from our loyal and generous sponsors, which include Allegra Print & Imaging, Digiman Photography, FUZE, JLH Direct Solutions, Harrah’s Reno, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Siena Hotel Spa Casino, Sign-a-Rama and Twelve Horses

 â€œCEA winners demonstrate the exceptional overall value of membership in the AMA,” says Dennis Dunlap, AMA’s Chief Executive Officer.  “By representing best practices and maintaining a strong sustainable chapter at the local level, the Reno-Tahoe Chapter enhances AMA’s strong brand reputation as an advocate for marketing and as an essential resource for marketing professionals worldwide.”

About The Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association

Founded locally in 1982, the Reno-Tahoe AMA’s mission is serve its members and be THE marketing source by providing networking, knowledge and career development.  The Reno-Tahoe AMA meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month at Harrah’s in downtown Reno.  For membership information, please contact Samantha Fleischer at or (775) 686-6142.  For more information, visit the Reno-Tahoe AMA’s website at

About The American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing.  For over six decades, the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.  The AMA’s Professional Chapters Council is designed to enhance the local AMA chapters through effective chapter management and to expand the delivery and communication of member benefits and services to chapter members.  For more information, visit the AMA’s website at