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Judges needed for Chapter Management Awards

09:11 09 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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As the 2016 International Chapter of the Year, we have the privilege of judging this year’s Chapter Management Award (CMA) entries! This is your chance to share your expertise by reviewing the entries and providing constructive feedback. Please consider giving your time and knowledge to help our fellow communicators throughout the world! Sign up as a judge by emailing Stacey Dickson at stacey.scc@gmail.com by Monday, Dec....

Student scholarships available for KC IABC Business Communicators Summit 2017

15:08 02 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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As part of KC IABC’s commitment to developing students as the next generation of communications leaders, we are offering 10 student scholarships to cover the cost of BCS 2017 attendance. BCS is Kansas City’s largest gathering of business communicators, featuring local, regional and national speakers, as well as a special track tailored for students. Network with communications leaders from the region and learn from experts in...

Presidents’ Note: We’re grateful for dedicated communicators

14:19 08 November in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Showing gratitude is top of mind with Thanksgiving just around the corner, so on behalf of the entire KC IABC Board, thank you. We are grateful to the KC IABC community who attend events, network and connect with us every month. One of our favorite events will be held this month. During the Gift of Communications, chapter members offer our expertise to smaller not-for-profits in need of advice and...

Presidents’ Note: Take advantage of Member Month

08:44 06 October in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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October is Member Month at KC IABC. What that means is if you join or reinstate your membership this month you receive 10 percent off your international dues and the $40 application fee is waived. Saving some money makes October the perfect time to join (or renew) your membership. We’re extremely grateful for our members. We are here because of you and want you to get...

Be a Champion: Join or renew during October IABC Member Month

18:26 05 October in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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October is Member Month at IABC! The theme for Member Month is: Be a Champion. IABC has put together an attractive incentive program for new, renewing and referring members for the month of October. 10% discount on international dues for new and renewing members. Give-away of four $500 Amazon gift cards; two for renewing members and two for new members. To encourage member referrals and...

Panelists dissect social media trends, predict future focus

13:54 19 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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[caption id="attachment_14307" align="alignleft" width="300"] Panel moderator Kris Ketz, from left, led panelists Angee Simmons, Greg Farmer, Christa Dubill and Rob Carson in a lively exchange about how social media is changing the nature of news coverage.[/caption] When a blue-star panel of Kansas City media notables gets together, a lively conversation is inevitable. That’s exactly what happened when Kansas City IABC, in conjunction with the Social Media...

Gold Quill Awards program launches Sept. 19

07:45 16 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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The 2017 Gold Quill Awards program, IABC’s international competition for communicators, launches Monday, Sept. 19. Here are a few notes about this year’s program: The IABC Gold Quill Agency/Team of the Year award, which started in 2015, will also be a part of the program in 2017. IABC is publishing all deadlines, including late submission final date. Once the deadline passes, no extensions or exceptions...

Photos of winners posted from KC Quills event

20:00 15 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news
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Awards of Excellence, Merit and Best of Show went to outstanding communicators from across the Kansas City area at the 2016 KC IABC Quills event on Aug. 30 at Grand Street Café. Also honored were recipients of special annual awards presented by the chapter. See the full list of winners by category. See photos of the honorees....

Registration open for Southern Region connect16

14:15 13 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Join communicators from across the region Oct. 13-14 at The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta GA, as we show up, talk it up, eat up, shake things up. It's all happening at connect16 our IABC Southern Region annual conference. KC IABC belongs to the Southern Region. If you’ve never attended an IABC Conference, now is a good time to consider it. Why? As communicators, we are being asked to do more with...

2017 World Conference: Call for speaker proposals

11:27 09 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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IABC International is now accepting speaking proposals for break-out sessions for the 2017 World Conference in Washington D.C., June 11-14, 2017. The conference seeks dynamic speakers who offer new, innovative and career-supporting knowledge and skills. The 2017 conference theme is #IABC17 Global Business: Lead Communication, Make Real Impact. IABC seeks break-out sessions that meet the following: Focus on leading communication that makes a real impact in our organizations. ...