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Impact XM Names Carlee Waschek as 2019 'Make an Impact Scholarship' Recipient
Exhibitor Media Group, the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, announces that Impact XM, a global brand engagement agency with a forty-year heritage of crafting strategies that connect clients' brands with their target audiences, has awarded its 2019 Make an Impact Scholarship to Carlee Waschek, an exhibit design student in Bemidji State University's Technology, Art & Design Department. The scholarship was awarded at EXHIBITORLIVE, The Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing, February 24-28, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

The Make an Impact Scholarship is a new scholarship program created by Impact XM to provide financial assistance to the next generation of exhibit design students. A number of BSU graduates are currently working as exhibit designers for Impact XM.

Impact XM Names Carlee Waschek as 'Make an Impact Scholarship' Recipient at EXHIBITORLIVE

Pictured left to right: Jared Pollacco, President, Impact XM; Carlee Waschek; and Thomas Frisby, VP of Design and Marketing, Impact XM.

"The Make an Impact Scholarship demonstrates Impact's commitment to nurturing and encouraging emerging design talent. It's our way of investing in our industry's future," said Thomas Frisby, vice president of marketing and design, Impact XM, and EXHIBITORLIVE speaker.

"Thank you to the team at Impact XM for creating this scholarship program," said Randy Acker, President & COO of Exhibitor Media Group. "This is just one of many ways Impact XM continues to support trade show industry education and these design students."

Impact XM has also recently signed on to serve as the exclusive sponsor for EXHIBITORFastTrak educational conferences in Denver (October 1-4, 2019) and Chicago (August 20-23, 2019). Learn more at

About Impact XM
Impact XM crafts strategically driven, creatively focused brand stories through live and digital experiential marketing that delivers measurable results for its clients. Trusted by some of the world’s most respected organizations, the agency has a forty-four-year heritage of insightful strategy, brilliant creative, smart fulfillment and purposeful metrics across business and consumer trade shows, user conferences, event activations and digital engagements. Impact XM clients operate across a variety of industries, including the Aviation, Healthcare, Technology and Industrial sectors. Headquartered in New Jersey, Impact XM maintains locations in Toronto, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Zurich. More information can be found at

About Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota's lake district, occupies a beautiful campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. The University enrolls nearly 5,000 students annually and offerings include more than 65 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs encompassing the liberal arts, interdisciplinary studies and applied fields. The University is a member of the Minnesota State College and Universities System and has a faculty and staff of nearly 600. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global/multicultural understanding. For more information, go to

About Exhibitor Media Group
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media Group publishes the award-winning EXHIBITOR magazine, a monthly publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing. EXHIBITOR'S Learning Events include: EXHIBITORLIVE, the training conference for trade show and corporate event professionals; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak, professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is also the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the world's only university-affiliated professional certification program. Learn more at