Volunteer of the Month: TARA LITZENBERGER

20:23 07 April in KC IABC Blog, Membership

This month, we’re highlighting volunteer Tara Litzenberger, who has been helping write blog posts for our website as well as assisting with professional development event communications and photographing KC IABC meetings and events. Her assistance has been enormously helpful and greatly appreciated. Tara is the creative account manager, global employee communications, for John Deere. Thanks, Tara!...

World Conference: Your next great business decision

15:03 06 April in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership

It’s not enough to have communication that supports your organization; you need a strategy that delivers on the bottom line. That’s where the IABC World Conference in New Orleans comes in. The conference is set for June 5-8 and promises to deliver top information and networking for communicators, in a stellar location! With the theme “RISE: Innovating Global Communication,” IABC draws from the best in the communication field to...

IABC Southern Region: Call for Speakers for October conference

14:16 01 April in KC IABC Blog, News and events

Do you have a compelling story to tell? Experience you can share with fellow business communicators? Or, know someone you'd like to get involved with IABC that would be a dynamic breakout speaker at the IABC Southern Region annual conference? The Call for Speakers deadline is Friday, April 8. Fill out our simple Call for Speakers form online with your proposed topic for connect16, our IABC Southern...

Unleashing the Power of Social Media for Employee Communications

16:45 31 March in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events

By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Director of Digital Marketing The growing move toward social or 2.0 employee intranets is more than a fad fueled by employee habits outside of the workplace. [caption id="attachment_13188" align="alignleft" width="172"] Marjie Goodman has years of experience with employee social media communications. [/caption] Increasingly, companies find it’s making solid business sense to enable and encourage management and employees to use social media to communicate at...

Tips to help you prepare – and win – a KC Quill

14:59 29 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

By Rebekah Ellingson IABC KC member 2014 Gold Quill of Excellence Award recipient KC IABC is officially accepting entries for the Quill Awards now through May 10. The Quills are the premiere competition for KC communicators to receive recognition for and professional feedback related to the great work they do every day. At first glance, the entry submission form and process may be intimidating. We’ve collected tips from previous...

Join or renew NOW for great savings!

15:38 25 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

March Membership Month has just a few days left!  IABC is waiving the join fee of $40 and offering 10% off international dues.  You don't want to miss our on this great opportunity for savings. Plus, new members and referrers get a chance to win FitBit Blazes or New Balance 1500 shoes. Join now and save and get connected with KC IABC! See IABC Member Month for more...

Game on! KC Quills competition is open

08:43 23 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

You have to play to win. Enter your best work in KC IABC's Kansas City Quills awards competition. Entrants receive quality feedback from trained international evaluators, all of whom are working professionals in the communication field. You’ll be competing against top communicators in the KC metro area. If you win, you gain validation as an excellent communicator who uses strategy, creativity, measurement and innovation to take the...

Top 10 reasons to enter the KC Quills

08:36 23 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Quill news

It's spring and so that means it's KC Quills time. Entries are now being accepted and with 47 categories to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect spots for your prize-worthy work. See the KC Quills page for full information. Best of luck and see YOU in the spotlight at the KC Quills event this summer! Here are the top reasons YOU should enter: Learn how...

KC IABC membership files: TOM MENTZER

09:09 07 March in KC IABC Blog, Membership

Owner, Mentzer PR Group Why my KC IABC membership is valuable: Membership in KCIABC is a valuable asset to my practice. Not only does the chapter offer insightful professional development programming, the networking opportunities it provides helps me keep in touch with other local communications professionals and thought leaders – many of whom I now call friends....

Join KC IABC or renew in March for great savings!

15:29 01 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events

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.        ...