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PERDIDO BAY TRIBE RECEIVES 2011 GOODWÖRKS GRANT
Marketing grant has provided more than $1 million in services to area non-profits who cannot afford an agency.

Ideawörks announced its 2011 GoodWörks grant recipient, Perdido Bay Tribe.

Selected from a pool of applicants, three finalist organizations were asked to give an informal presentation demonstrating their need for marketing and public relations services in 2011. Perdido Bay Tribe was chosen to receive the 2011 grant for a year of marketing and public relations services.

Perdido Bay Tribe is a local and state recognized tribe of Creek Indians and friends dedicated to the preservation of its Muscogee Creek heritage. Perdido Bay Tribe was founded in 1990 as an outgrowth of the life-long work of its principal chief, Bobby Johns Bearheart, to preserve Creek arts and culture in the Southeast. Perdido Bay Tribe members maintain an active outreach to honor this heritage through art, education and service in a variety of cultural, social and environmental programs.

“Every year a tough decision is made to present one non-profit with the GoodWörks grant,” said Caron Sjöberg, president of Ideawörks. “Perdido Bay Tribe is a local and state recognized tribe of Creek Indians and friends dedicated to the preservation of the Muscogee Creek heritage. We hope our grant will help to bring awareness to the forgotten Native American culture that has been preserved here.”

Ideawörks will assist the Perdido Bay Tribe with their primary challenge of educating people about Native American history, a forgotten part of American culture that has been removed from school history books. Ideawörks will also assist with the publicity of the Native Paths Cultural Heritage and Resource Center that is currently under construction and slated to open its doors in 2011.

“We are blessed to have a tremendous organization like Ideawörks to donate their marketing and creative talent to Perdido Bay Tribe. Ideawörks fosters the brightest minds in the marketing and creative industry. With their support, our progress is boundless,” explains Tribal Chief Bobby Johns Bearheart.

For more information about the Perdido Bay Tribe, visit www.perdidobaytribe.org.
For more information on the GoodWörks grant, or to apply call (850) 434-9095 or visit www.ideaworksusa.com.

Ideawörks is a national full service advertising and marketing agency located at 1110 N. Palafox St. near downtown Pensacola. Now in its 15th year, Ideawörks staff have been recognized with more than 300 local, regional and national awards for marketing and public relations excellence including the Grand Golden Image Award for public relations. The company created its formal GoodWörks grant in 2004 to help provide marketing services to organizations that cannot afford to pay for them. In 2007, Ideawörks was named Small Business of the Year by the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.