KUA Wins Three Awards in APEX Competition

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 3, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) was honored Monday with three awards in APEX 2007, the nineteenth annual awards program recognizing excellence in printed and online publications.

APEX winners were chosen from nearly 5,000 entries received from government, private corporations and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

KUA received the following recognition:

Award: Award of Excellence
Category: Annual Report Design & Layout
Entry: KUA’s 2006 annual report, titled “What You Don’t See”

Award: Award of Excellence
Category: Education & Training Brochures, Manuals & Reports
Entry: Cane Island Power Park brochure

Award: Award of Excellence
Category: Crisis & Emergency Communications
Entry: 2006 Osceola Hurricane Handbook

KUA was the only electric utility in Florida to be honored in this year’s competition. Other notable winners included AARP, Costco Wholesale, Lockheed Martin and The Walt Disney Company.

KUA has earned 208 local, state, national and international communication awards for public relations programs, special events, community relations and publications since 1995.

About APEX Awards
Headquartered in Springfield, Va., APEX Awards (
www.apexawards.com) are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall excellence in communication.

About KUA
Founded in 1901, KUA (
www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836