A. LaVelle Consulting Services
A. LaVelle Consulting Services represents clients in a number of arenas -- political and governmental at the municipal, state and federal levels, health care, information technology, education, environmental services, transportation, and others.
The following are examples of services performed for a variety of clients:
CLIENT: BOMDARDIER TRANSPORTATION, NORTH AMERICA,
Bombardier was vying to win the CTA contract to supply new rail cars and needed to establish its’ presence in the marketplace without compromising the bidding process. A. LaVelle Consulting Services (ALCS) provided the Bombardier Transportation N.A. Senior Management with public affairs, media and government relations consultation in connection with consideration of its proposal to sell rail cars to the Chicago Transit Authority. Messages were developed for all impacted constituencies and strategies devised for the most effective delivery of these messages.
Through an aggressive but targeted public, community and government relations campaign, Bombardier sought:
CLIENT: CAMELOT SCHOOLS,
A. LaVelle Consulting Services facilitated access for The Camelot Schools representatives to key public school officials in St. Louis and Chicago and assisted in determining the extent to which the services of Camelot may be required in both school districts. While the St. Louis public school system had already established a need for a more concerted approach to alternative schooling, the Chicago Public School system required an effort to convince various administrators and board members of the need and the overall benefit of creating a systemic approach to this issue. The challenges facing Camelot Schools were two-fold:
CLIENT: IRONWORKERS UNION LOCAL NO. 63
This requires both government relations and public affairs services, as it will be necessary to build a public justification and to turn this effort into a “win-win-win” situation for the workers, the consumers and the Daley Administration. Included in these services are:
CLIENT: NEW SCHOOLS FOR CHICAGO/ RENAISSANCE 2010
A. LaVelle Consulting Services provided community relations and public affairs consulting in connection with the R2010 initiatives to transform these 100 Chicago Public schools into centers of excellence. Trust in CPS and the business community had to be reaffirmed by illustrating their shared commitment to improving education with no agendas other than what is in the best interest of the children. The change management process required extensive communications efforts throughout each phase of the transition to new practices and procedures. Services provided include:
CLIENT: DON’T COUNT US OUT COALITION:
A. LaVelle Consulting Services (ALCS) was responsible for the identifying and mobilizing key opinion leaders in the African-American community to support the Chicago portion of a national public affairs campaign for the “Don’t Count Us Out/Queremos ser Contados” coalition. ALCS mobilized a wide variety of high-profile minority community groups, including the Woodlawn Organization, and solicited the support of local elected officials to generate media and legislative attention, both locally and nationally. This effort generated extensive local and national coverage, including articles in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and dozens of community and minority newspapers throughout the city.
CLIENT: PAYDAY LOAN REFORM ACT
ALCS was part of a team that was responsible for mobilizing civic and legislative support for a grassroots initiative that imposed reform on the Illinois Payday Loan industry. This effort was the culmination of two years of attempts to pass reform legislation in the Illinois General Assembly over the objections of association of currency exchange and payday loan store operators who were receiving exorbitant profits from loans in default. ALCS mounted a targeted campaign to gain the visible support of clergy, community leaders and elected official and used the African-American community radio and print to highlight the extent to which low-income and minority communities were being extorted by these businesses which primarily locate in their communities.
CLIENT: SKYWAY CONCESSION COMPANY
A. LaVelle Consulting provides the Skyway Concession Company LLC senior management with public relations, community relations and public affairs consulting in connection with the turnover and continuing operation of the Chicago Skyway so that SCC can enjoy a positive relationship with its patrons and the City of Chicago to showcase to the State of Illinois and other states that own and operate toll roads the advantages of privatization.
This is a project of long-duration and the needs of SCC are on-going. This project requires a hands-on approach to community and media relations. ALCS was engaged to provide the following services: