Membership

Become a Member in March & Save

17:15 13 March in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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By Karissa Todd – Communications Consultant & KC IABC Member KC IABC has been an important part of my professional growth throughout every stage of my career. I first joined IABC as a young, corporate communications professional 18 years ago. The community was an important part of my early development. Learning from veteran professionals at events, the honor of being recognized with Quill awards, and the opportunity to...

And the Award Goes to …

15:48 18 February in KC IABC Blog, Leadership, Leadership Institute, Membership
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IABC International held its annual Chapter Management Awards (CMA) February 8, during its Leadership Institute in San Diego. The CMAs is a celebration of the hard work IABC leaders have accomplished over the past year in a variety of categories.   KC IABC was recognized with: an award of Excellence for Student Involvement an award of Merit for Leadership Development   View the full list of the 2018 CMAs. The...

KC presenter at IABC Southern Region connect17

12:06 02 November in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Professional Development, Uncategorized
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Congratulations to member Marjie Goodman for being selected as a presenter for the IABC Southern Region connect17 conference. Marjie spoke on how to create more video to engage employees using storytelling and incorporated videos produced right here in KC. The connect17 conference occurred Oct. 25-27 in downtown Houston, Texas, and had attendees from all over the Southern region of the IABC, including other countries. Marjie joined the KC IABC...

President’s Note: It’s Rocktober!

17:14 03 October in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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By Stacey Dickson – KC IABC President As 7-time International Chapter of the Year, the Kansas City chapter of International Association of Business Communicators rocks! I love being a part of this organization.The opportunities to build lasting relationships and grow my skills are phenomenal. Immersing myself in the organization by volunteering on committees and serving on the board has made my membership even more valuable. That’s why I...

Taking that first step: Why joining KC IABC was the right move

12:47 03 October in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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By Amanda Fischer-Penner, Public Information Specialist – Hickman Mills C-1 School District Have you ever considered joining KC IABC but just haven’t taken that first step? I’ve been there. I know how you feel. It took me a long time before I finally dove in. You’re thinking, “Will it be worth the cost? How active is it? Will members welcome me? Ugh, networking can be so...

Share your recent wins

09:43 21 September in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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KC IABC members are pretty amazing, and we'd love to tell everyone about you or your co-workers latest accomplishments. Examples could be a new job, a new member to your team, awards, launching a product or campaign, obtaining a new client, or hurdles you worked hard to overcome. Fill out this brief form to share the news, and we'll take it from there!  ...

Coffee & Conversation: Communications in the age of “fake news”

11:28 31 August in Coffee & Conversation, featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Professional Development
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By Matt Tidwell, Ph.D., APR Earlier this month I had the pleasure of moderating a recent KC IABC “Coffee and Conversation” panel discussion (one of KC IABC’s terrific new membership benefits, by the way). We had a small but hearty group of communicators representing diverse backgrounds including education, technology and non-profit. The topic was certainly topical – communications in the age of “fake news”. While we all...

President’s Note: Stacey Dickson welcomes new board for 2017-18 year

19:28 05 July in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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I am excited to be back serving as President for the 2017-18 board year. We are starting the year with a great board! Our new board members include: Brenda Alfred; Shawn Arni, Children’s Mercy; Marjie Goodman, DEG Digital; Tara Hart, Compass Minerals; Bridget McBee, Lockton; Brenda Poor, Lathrop & Gage; and Frank Siraguso, Siraguso Communications. Please join me in thanking them, as well as our 10 returning board...

Don’t miss it! Member Appreciation event coming on Aug. 17

19:11 29 June in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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It’s time to celebrate YOU! Get together for food and drinks as we show our appreciation for all of the talents and contributions our members bring. Plus, you may be familiar with communication/marketing vocabulary, but can you spell common comms terms? Join us in a fast, fun round of spelling bee(r)! You may walk away with a prize! Each member will receive a drink ticket on us.   Thursday,...