Archives for December 2013

Join us on Feb. 27 for Selling Des Moines – Making the Best Lists

Mary Bontrager

Selling Des Moines – Making the Best Lists

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 , 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Des Moines Partnership explains how the central Iowa region is getting recognized – for more than just the fly over state.

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Bronze Appetite!

Taste Success in 2014

Each year, IABC/Iowa celebrates the best communication and marketing practices across the state with the Bronze Quill Awards. We hope 2014 will be the year you taste success! Click here to view past winners.


The Bronze Quill Awards competition is a hallmark of excellence in business communication. It offers both IABC/Iowa member and nonmember professionals an opportunity to have your work evaluated by a panel of “master chef” judges. You also receive valuable feedback to improve your communication recipes.


Even though the Bronze Quill deadline is still a few months away, now’s the time to start planning and gathering information for your entries. As you wrap up 2013, take a look at all of the projects you produced during the year and pick the ones that have the right mix of ingredients.


We will provide more details, including official entry forms, in the coming months.  The final deadline to enter will be March 25, 2014. We can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up!

Jan. 30, 2014 – Learn how 80/35 was Born

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 

 11:30 a.m. Networking/Lunch

12:00 p.m. Presentation



Are you trying to do something for the first time?  Hear how the acclaimed 80/35 event was born.  This unique summer concert continues to grow with local volunteers and music enthusiasts.  Brian Sauer and other team members share how the event came together that first year and why promotion is king when it comes to recruiting the music talent and bringing in the crowd.



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