Our Story

Over 25 years experience in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and event planning.

Schoner Communications has built a reputation as the go to company for big ideas on small budgets. Founded as Lapdog Productions in 2002 by Candace Schoner, a former journalist, television producer, and legal marketing expert, Candace's goal was to provide reliable and affordable marketing and design services to Charlottesville business owners. Since then, the company has evolved into a full-service marketing and PR firm focused on strategic planning, public relations, multimedia copywriting and digital marketing.

We are able to meet the challenges of digital marketing through strategic partners with expertise in WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, SEO, social media, and Google analytics.

About Candace

Professional Inspirations: Barbara Walters and Merv Griffin

Special Talent:  Writing upside down 

Favorite Beverage: Coffee 

Guilty Pleasure: Hot fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream

Pets: Bogey and Maddy

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA


Schoner Communications is Charlottesville's best marketing company delivering creative and
cost-effective communications solutions.