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STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Angie Galiminas, left, founder of Lawrence Public Relations, and Katie Schoen, vice president of the firm, sit with photos and memorabilia of their grandfathers, who serve as reminders of importance of balance between work and family life, a core value of 

If you have felt an increase in creativity in Lake Oswego this summer it could be due to the opening of Lawrence Public Relations on Boones Ferry Road.

Angie Galimanis is the company owner and president. She brings 19 years’ experience to her business along with accolades from her peers. She received the Portland Business Journal’s Women of Influence Orchid Award in 2013 in recognition of her professional achievements and community involvement.

Her work has garnered results in countless top tier national print publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, The Washington Post and Fortune, as well as national broadcast, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” “CNN,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Food Network,” Good Morning America” and numerous local and regional outlets.

Her campaigns have received numerous national awards, including the prestigious Silver SABRE Award in 2012 for Best Media Placement for Moonstruck Chocolate; her campaign for the Heathman Hotel in Portland was a 2013 Gold SABRE Award finalist.

Prior to founding Lawrence PR, Galimanis was a vice president for Lane PR, and provided expertise, perspective and industry insight to advance the long-term strategic goals of a broad portfolio of clients.

“I was on a plane every week,” she said. “I saw a void that we could fill.”

Many of her Oregon-based clients had strong pull in Portland and also New York and internationally. They needed her connections to New York-based publishers like Conde Nast.

Galimanis knew there was a way to provide services to her clients and still keep a balance with her home life; she had seen it demonstrated by her grandfather, Lawrence.

“He was a hardworking man who took great care of his family,” she said. She named her company after her grandfather Lawrence to remind her of what is important. “Our philosophy is to do great work but have family balance and flexibility.”

Katie Schoen, who had worked with Galimanis at Lane PR, serves as vice president of the firm. She has more than 12 years public relations experience and has worked with a variety of industries, with emphasis on consumer, food and beverage, travel, hospitality, business-to-business, education and nonprofits.

Her clients past and present include Bear Naked, Brasada Ranch, Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Certified Languages International, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Ecliptic Brewing, GP Kitchen, Kashi, Louis M. Martini Winery, Moonstruck Chocolate, Orchard Supply Hardware, Oregon’s Mount Hood Territory, Sparkloft Media, Travel Portland, Tree Top, Tony’s Chocolonely and Wines from Spain.

Serving as Account Director is Stephanie Selk. She joined Lawrence PR in April 2015. With nine years experience in the consumer, food and beverage and hospitality industries she has already gained a reputation for developing thoughtful integrated campaigns that fulfill clients’ needs.

The women focus on engaging their clients’ target customers in a meaningful way, over and over. They provide everything from strategic counsel and media relations to crisis planning and media training, meeting all their communication needs.

“We are a boutique agency. Our clients are based locally but want national focus,” Galimanis said. “We are very hands on and feel like an integrated part of our clients’ businesses. They often bounce ideas off us because they value our input. We’ve been so lucky to have a diverse clientele. You never know what the day will bring.”

Their client list includes Bridge Meadows, Certified Languages International, Consumer Cellular, Ecliptic Brewing, GP Kitchen, Oregon’s Mount Hood Territory, Sparkloft, The Bloom Project, The Vintages Trailer Resort, Tony’s Chocolonely, World of Speed, Youth Music Project and Zupan’s Markets.

Lawrence PR is located at 16555 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Suite 202, Lake Oswego. Learn more online at Lawrence-pr.com or call Galimanis at 503-799-8091.