Former president Jimmy Carter will keynote the Publicity Club of Chicago's Golden Trumpet Awards ceremony June 4 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
PCC is staging a 45-minute before-show members-only meet-and-greet with the 39th president and Nobel Prize winner for $350. Chicago TV correspondent Bill Kurtis also will be on hand.
Jon Kaplan, dinner chair and media relations director at Greenmark PR, says an "extremely limited number of tickets are available for the Carter reception so it’s best to order those ducats as soon as possible."
Ticket sales end May 5. Register online is at www.publicity.org. Price for only dinner/ceremony is $130.
During the night, PCC will give “Lifetime Achievement Awards” to Chicagoland PR veterans Rick Jasculca and Jim Terman of Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications.