President’s Note: It’s Rocktober!

17:14 03 October in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

Join KC IABC members at ‘All the Clubs: All for Charity’ event

20:42 03 May in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

KC IABC and other professional and nonprofit clubs and boards join forces  at Martin City Brewing Co. to connect for a good time and a good cause. For a $20 donation, you'll enjoy free pizza and your first pint on the house, and the night's proceeds will benefit two local charities: BMA Foundation and Noah's Bandage Project as Matt Moore and Jake Jacobson prepare to...

Presidents’ Note: Plan to ‘dine around’ with KC IABC this summer

14:55 01 May in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

Everyone's ready to jump to the end of the school year and start enjoying a few months "off," right? Hey, at KC IABC, we never stop working for ya! We have a transition of our own at the end of June, as we will install a new board (although with many of the same awesome faces), and we'll be hitting the ground running. But even so, we're...

Presidents’ Note – Come volunteer with us!

13:54 11 April in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

With the start of a new season and the wrap-up of membership month, we have a renewed focus on planning our year and maintaining the high standards of our award-winning chapter. One of the strongest advantages of KC IABC is the opportunity to meet other communicators from across the city, at all stages of their careers to help you learn and grow your own career. Not...

Michelle Keller named William Allen White Foundation Trustee

10:50 15 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

Michelle Keller, VP-Community Engagement, Development and Outreach at Swope Health Services, has been named a Trustee of the William Allen White Foundation. The foundation supports the mission of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at The University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Michelle is a long-time member of KC IABC and has served in many volunteer capacities for the chapter. She was...