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Global communication certification exam scheduled

16:15 18 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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The GCCC will be offering the Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification exam at 9 a.m. on Feb. 23 at the 2017 Leadership Institute at The Sheraton Dallas in Dallas, Texas. This will be the first time that the exam will be available electronically, but exam takers must be on site with a laptop in Dallas to take the exam. The exam will begin at 9 a.m....

Michael Wesch named BCS keynote speaker

15:53 11 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker for Business Communicators Summit 2017 is Michael Wesch. A professor at Kansas State University, Wesch uses examples from a varienty of sources –anthropological fieldwork in New Guinea, YouTube, university classrooms and more – to offer a fascinating look at the often unnoticed, but profound way in which media "mediates" our culture and transforms the way brands...

Urgent need: PR/social volunteers for U.S. Figure Skating Championship

09:21 09 January in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Visit KC and Kansas City are excited to host the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 14-22 at Sprint Center and the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence. Broadcast nationwide on NBC, the event will attract more than 600 professional athletes and 75,000 spectators to our region over the nine-day period. To pull off an event of this caliber, the Local Organizing Committee needs the support...

Final Gold Quill deadline coming up: Jan. 11

09:38 08 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events, Quill news
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The final deadline for the 2017 Gold Quill Awards entries is Wednesday, Jan. 11. Gold Quills recognize excellence in communications and inspired work from around the world. Communicators are encouraged to share their best work and submit entries in 28 categories, in four divisions. Be honored for the dedication, innovation and passion you show in your field! Awards will be presented on June 13 as part of the annual World Conference in Washington, D.C. To enter,...

Presidents’ Note: Jump start your 2017 with KC IABC events

09:34 08 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Welcome to 2017! Now is an excellent time to refocus and recommit to professional development, networking and volunteering. We’re starting with a judging party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, to review entries for the Chapter Management Awards (CMAs). It’s a great way to meet other communicators and see how other IABC chapters work. And you have a hand in picking...

Meet the Board: Holly Lawton, Co-president

17:51 04 January in KC IABC Blog, Membership
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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 Holly Lawton, who helps steer the ship as co-president. Name: Holly Kathleen Lawton (my middle name is the first name of both my grandmothers)  Current Board position: Co-president with Rachel Spear Current Employer and Role:...

Register now for January meeting: Battleground to Higher Ground

11:52 04 January in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Things don’t always go as smoothly as planned in marketing and communications. It’s just the nature of our fast-paced industry. We all know conflicts can arise between coworkers, departments and even among teams. Add in the stress of looming deadlines and you have a recipe for a potential battle. Help is on the way! Our January program speaker and fellow marketing professional, Cami Travis-Groves, has developed a simple, fail-proof method...

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...