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Join KC IABC or renew in March for great savings!

15:29 01 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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March is IABC Member Month and there’s never been a better time to get moving and connect with other communications professionals. If your membership is up for renewal shortly, take advantage of the March offer! Renew your membership in March and you’ll receive: • Discounted international dues • Entry in the drawing to win a FitBit Blaze or a pair of New Balance 1500 shoes.        ...

President’s Note: KC breaks record – 7 International Chapter of Year wins!

18:09 29 February in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Kansas City is the International Chapter of the Year! For the 7th time! That is the most wins of any of IABC’s 100+ chapters. I hope you are as proud as I am of this accomplishment. It means you are served by volunteer board leaders recognized as experts for management, creativity, teamwork and leadership. Time and again. As a KC IABC member or participant, you are part...

Join Young Professionals and jump start your career

09:59 03 February in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Young Professionals
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KC IABC’s Young Professionals, formerly known as Rising Stars, is relaunching! Join business communicators in the early stages of their careers and learn valuable skills during monthly networking and professional development events, workshops and panels. Stay up to date on our new Facebook page, KC/IABC Rising Stars, or email us....

President’s Note: Invest in your own development at BCS

18:14 01 February in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership
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Years ago, when social media was becoming a popular channel for communicators, I was in a role where this new responsibility was handled by another team member. Not wanting to be left behind, I turned to KC IABC to learn more about social media. Specifically, I attended the Business Communicators Summit (BCS), which offered several sessions featuring these new online communication channels. I haven’t missed...

President’s Note: Invest in your future with professional development

14:08 06 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Welcome to the new year! Hopefully one of your resolutions is to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Our board and committee leaders are working hard to provide you with the resources you need to succeed. There are many reasons to invest in your professional development and learn new skills: Increases your confidence Makes you more valuable to current and future employers Ensures you have cutting edge skills Improves...

KC IABC membership files: MEGAN NEHER

09:32 05 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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Owner, Megan Neher Public Relations KC IABC member and past president Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: I’ve said publicly many times how much value I've gained from my engagement in KC IABC, and specifically in the Indy Comm special interest group. These savvy communicators have been there for me since I started my business 12 years ago to answer all of my entrepreneurship questions every step...

Advance your career with certification

14:23 16 December in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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Next opportunity to take the CMP exam coming in February Are you a communicator who wants to brush up on your skill set and show how credible you are in the field? If so, consider taking IABC's Certification exam. The examination will be held in more than 10 locations globally in 2016. To start the year off fresh, the first exam will take place at the 2016 IABC...

KC IABC membership files: JEANENE DUNN

15:40 04 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, Uncategorized
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Independent communications professional Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: I have been a member of KC IABC for almost 20 years. For me, membership and participation in the organization has been a sound investment. The programs are so substantive and relevant, especially the Business Communicators Summit. This year was my first attending the BCS and it will not be my last. My fellow KC IABC members are the...

KC IABC membership files: JULIE BARTELS SMITH

10:10 30 November in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Company: JBSmith Communications, Inc. Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: IABC has been with me for 30+ years now, and it's the single most valuable relationship in my professional career. It has played a role in every single job opportunity I've pursued and nearly every piece of business I've received as an independent communications consultant. IABC colleagues teach me, challenge me, inspire me and console me. They...

KC IABC membership files: KATHRYN LORENZEN

11:38 20 November in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership
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Kathryn Lorenzen Company: LandaJob Marketing & Creative Talent Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: My membership in KC IABC has given me so much in professional enrichment and personal connections. I always find programming that adds to my understanding of the changing world of communications, and I've made sustaining friendships that have deepened over the years. In addition, I've had the opportunity to give back by contributing to KC...