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Presidents’ Note: Summertime and our chapter is busy

13:08 06 June in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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June is a great time around KC IABC. Our board year runs from July through June. This means every summer our current board members move to a new or different role and we welcome new faces to our leadership group. Whether you have been attending KC IABC events for years or you’re curious about what’s here, now is the perfect time to jump in with...

Join KC IABC members at ‘All the Clubs: All for Charity’ event

20:42 03 May in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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KC IABC and other professional and nonprofit clubs and boards join forces  at Martin City Brewing Co. to connect for a good time and a good cause. For a $20 donation, you'll enjoy free pizza and your first pint on the house, and the night's proceeds will benefit two local charities: BMA Foundation and Noah's Bandage Project as Matt Moore and Jake Jacobson prepare to...

Presidents’ Note: Plan to ‘dine around’ with KC IABC this summer

14:55 01 May in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Everyone's ready to jump to the end of the school year and start enjoying a few months "off," right? Hey, at KC IABC, we never stop working for ya! We have a transition of our own at the end of June, as we will install a new board (although with many of the same awesome faces), and we'll be hitting the ground running. But even so, we're...

Young Pros to explore impact of Made in KC brand

15:11 27 April in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events, Young Professionals
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One thing that Kansas Citians have in common is the love for our city. From BBQ and Boulevard beer, to apparel donned with “KC” and even home décor, the people of Kansas City love to tout their KC pride! Join the Young Pros at 6 p.m. on May 10 to learn how Made in KC is helping local brands boost recognition of this Midwestern city with through...

IndyComm sets May 16 program about Startland News

09:37 26 April in IndyComm, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Start-up businesses can be a great hunting ground for independent communicators looking for new clients. IndyComm, a special interest group of KC IABC, offers a chance to meet with Bobby Burch, editor-in-chief at Startland News, an online publication and KC's home for innovation, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Register now for the bring-your-own-lunch event: Tuesday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edison Spaces located on College Boulevard...

Presidents’ Note – Come volunteer with us!

13:54 11 April in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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With the start of a new season and the wrap-up of membership month, we have a renewed focus on planning our year and maintaining the high standards of our award-winning chapter. One of the strongest advantages of KC IABC is the opportunity to meet other communicators from across the city, at all stages of their careers to help you learn and grow your own career. Not...

Program at KC Zoo to honor Dean Rodenbough, Lowell winner

14:15 01 April in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, News and events
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Join us April 20 to celebrate Dean Rodenbough as our 2016 Lowell Award winner. As Vice President of External Affairs for Hallmark Cards, Dean is responsible for elevating and protecting the reputation of the company and its portfolio of brands and businesses. Dean portrays the qualities recognized by the Lowell award. He has achieved much in his communications career, gaining the confidence of the senior-most executives...

Liven up communications with podcasts and video

14:52 17 March in KC IABC Blog, News and events
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By Elaine Symanski KC IABC Webmaster With just a few electronic tools and some practice, you can create low-cost, yet high quality podcasts or videos for your business or your clients. Roy Harryman, long-time KC IABC member and owner of Roy Harryman Marketing Communications, presented top tips at a KC IABC lunch meeting.  First things first Start with the basics before you pick up a piece of equipment or schedule...

Michelle Keller named William Allen White Foundation Trustee

10:50 15 March in featured-event, KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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Michelle Keller, VP-Community Engagement, Development and Outreach at Swope Health Services, has been named a Trustee of the William Allen White Foundation. The foundation supports the mission of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at The University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Michelle is a long-time member of KC IABC and has served in many volunteer capacities for the chapter. She was...

Presidents’ Note: As winter wraps up, plenty in store for spring!

10:22 08 March in KC IABC Blog, Membership, News and events
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As we flip the calendar to March, we have a couple of February items to celebrate. February is always a busy month at KC IABC. To start, we are coming off another successful BCS event. The mix of networking and learning make it one of our favorite events of the year. BCS must have special powers because we always leave energized with all kinds of...