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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...

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...

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...