Dodds Memorials Wins 2019 Aspire Award with Rebranding and Community Outreach Campaign
XENIA -- Dodds Memorials of Xenia, Ohio was the sole recipient of Monument Builders of North America’s (MBNA) Aspire to Success Award for marketing and public relations at their 2019 Monument Industry Show held in St. Louis, MO on February 9, 2019. The Aspire Awards recognize monument builder companies that have drawn favorable attention to their companies, and in turn, to the industry through their specialized marketing and/or public relations campaigns. Dodds Memorials distinguished themselves by rebranding their name and image to coincide with a new contemporary approach to memorialization and massive community outreach campaign.
Austin, MN -- Anderson Memorials received the Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) 2019 Design Award for best Public/Civic Monument at their 2019 Monument Industry Show held in St. Louis, MO on February 9, 2019.
The monument crafted by designer Jeff Anderson was part of an expansion project for the Rice County Veterans Memorial. In the center of the plaza is a Rice County map and perpetual torch to which is affixed a life- sized sculpture of a bronze eagle flying protectively with a dove. A series of asymmetrical granite colonnades surround and encompass the memorial. Between the columns, are six black granite tablets are set, representing the Six branches of service. Paver lined sidewalks enter from opposite corners creating and directing a circular or helical flow throughout. Gardens, opposite the sidewalk entry points, honor those KIA “Killed in Action” and MIA “Missing in Action” with smooth faced engraved granite boulders, foliage and flowers. A trio of flagpoles line the area between the courthouse and memorial with an American Flag flanked by MIA/POW and State Flags.