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#HoustonStrong & conference on!

19:17 06 September in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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You may be wondering about the status of our Southern Region IABC connect17 conference post-Harvey since it’s Oct. 25-27 in Houston. Although this storm did pack a wallop, most of downtown Houston, including the conference hotel, were not impacted. The city is opening back up for business, including its airport and major freeways. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is encouraging all conferences to go forward. By honoring our...

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
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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...

Take 15 percent off the emfluence And Then Some Conference

21:43 06 August in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Professional Development
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Sign up for the emfluence And Then Some Conference, a catalyst conference focused on achieving your digital marketing goals. KC IABC members receive a 15 percent off discount when entering promotional code KCIABCmember during registration. The Details When: Friday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Where: The College Basketball Experience, 1401 Grand Boulevard, KCMO Who should attend: Strategizers and producers Whether you’re a hands-on digital marketer working on email, social...

Hustle and flow with Joyce Layman

08:09 04 August in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Joyce Layman is a hustler, and I mean that with mad respect. Dictionary.com’s definition of hustler is “an aggressively enterprising person; a go-getter.” This definition describes Joyce to a T. In addition to being a “go-getter,” Joyce even has groupies. Case in point: a few of our IndyComm attendees proudly declared during our initial networking time how much they admire Joyce’s business acumen and success. In fact,...

President’s Note: Stacey Dickson welcomes new board for 2017-18 year

19:28 05 July in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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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
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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,...

‘connect17’ Southern Region conference set for Oct. 25-27 in Houston

19:05 29 June in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Registration is open for connect17, the IABC Southern Region annual conference, set for Oct. 25-27 in Houston, Texas. Register by July 31 for early bird savings. The Southern Region represents some of the finest business communicators in the world. Join conference speakers and attendees for limitless career conversations, networking, professional development and fun in Houston, The City with No Limits. The conference site is the Magnolia Hotel, named "Best...

Lowell winner lauded at Masters meeting

18:45 29 June in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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[caption id="attachment_15897" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hallmarkers Dean Rodenbough, left, and Jaci Twidwell, center, discussed social media strategies with guest Steven Fuller at the June 27 KC IABC Masters meeting. [/caption] The June 27 Masters dinner was a night for celebration. A champagne toast was raised for 2016 Lowell Award winner Dean Rodenbough, who concluded his "Year of Living Lowell" with this event. In leading the toast, Past...

KC IABC member earns doctorate degree

18:32 29 June in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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[caption id="attachment_15892" align="alignleft" width="173"] Past President Stacey Dickson lifted a toast to celebrate Dr. Matt Tidwell at the Masters meeting June 27. Matt earned a Ph.D. in Communication, Journalism and Related Programs this spring.[/caption] Longtime member and volunteer Matt Tidwell earned a Ph.D. in Communication, Journalism and Related Programs from the University of Kansas this spring. Dr. Tidwell also has a bachelor's degree in journalism, a...

Discount registration offered for KC Digital Summit

12:03 13 June in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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KC IABC members have a special discount for the KC Digital Summit, set for July 26-27. Social Media Club Kansas City is a sponsor and Michael A. Levine, President, is sharing the code with our members. Attendees will hear from local digital leaders from Hallmark, H&R Block, Kansas City Chiefs, KU, Emfluence, Children's Mercy and more – nearly three dozen speakers listed on the agenda. Use code...