KC IABC Blog

Big Rip Brewing Company to host Young Professionals on Jan. 18

11:58 03 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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In May 2013, two friends started a brewery called The Big Rip Brewing Company. Today this local KC brewery has made a name for itself along with a goal to "create unique beers that appeal to both beer-nerds and people new to craft beer." On Jan. 18 we are inviting Young Professionals to come to The Big Rip to learn from one of the co-founders, Josh Collins, about his...

Here’s what’s up with Bronze Quills 2017

16:47 12 December in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Quill news
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KC IABC’s Bronze Quill program will be on hiatus for 2017. Although we will be taking a break at the local level, communicators are encouraged to share their best work and submit entries for the 2017 Gold Quill Awards, which recognizes inspiring and inspired work from around the world. Gold Quill recognizes excellence in communication and honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators in 28 categories,...

Presidents’ Note: Happy connections in 2017!

16:43 12 December in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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 Anyone else thinking how quickly the year went by? Now that it’s December and the chill is really in the air, we can reflect on the accomplishments of 2016 (like winning International Chapter of the Year – again!) and look forward to even more in 2017. KC IABC has a lot of great things in store, although we’re getting especially excited about our signature event, the...

Meet the Board – Tara Litzenberger, social media guru

14:52 12 December in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Each month we take a moment to introduce one of our chapter's wonderful volunteer Board Members who devote their free time and energy to KC IABC. This month we turn the spotlight on Tara Saylor Litzenberger, who dominates social media for KC IABC.  How many years in the biz? "15. I went pro after college and haven't looked back." What's one thing everyone should know about you that...

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...

Meet the Board: Rachel Spear, Co-president

09:47 09 November in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Each month we will introduce one of our chapter's wonderful volunteer board members who devote their time and energy to KC IABC. This month we turn the spotlight on Rachel Spear, KC IABC Co-President. What's your day job? Global Communications and Public  Relations Manager for Lexmark How many years in the biz? I'm coming up on 20 years as a  communications professional. What's one thing everyone should know  about you that many...

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...