Archives for July 2014

August 13 – Free IABC Networking Social

Save The Date!

We would be delighted if you can join us at Bar Louie at Jordan Creek  for a networking event on Wednesday, August 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

This evening is a unique opportunity for you to network with your peers and experts in the communication industry. Meet people who share a common interest, problem, or profession benefit from spending face-to-face time with like-minded people — plus increase the frequency of visiting with people you already know.

Meet and mingle with your new 2014-15 IABC Iowa board!

Your new board has many exciting ideas and would love to share them with you as well as learn more about how IABC can help support your communication goals and objectives.

President: Nicole Bruene
President-Elect: Stephanie Wilson
Vice President, Career Services and Administration: David Krause
Vice President, Communications: Beth Schlotfeldt
Vice President, Leadership Development: Kelly Waetke
Vice President, Membership: Mitch Fastenau
Vice President, Professional Development: Courtney Schwartz
Vice President, Recognition: Kevin Shoesmith
Vice President, Treasury: Jared Johanningmeier

Need another reason to join us? Consider the following:

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND. Appetizers are on us. You are responsible for your drinks.
Bring your business cards and a friend and get ready to talk shop! On behalf of the Iowa board members, we look forward to welcoming you at this special venue for what promises to be a most enjoyable evening.

Let us know you are coming – Register today!

Bar Louie at Jordan Creek | 7105 Mills Civic Parkway| West Des Moines, IA 50266

And The Winner Is…

This year’s Bronze Quill Awards Ceremony attendees were treated to great food, great entertainment, and a celebration of a great round of winning communication recipes.

On June 17, attendees gathered at the Des Moines Social Club downtown for a live cooking demonstration; entertainment from Masters of Ceremonies Lou Sipolt and Jackie Schmillen from the KCWI 23 “It’s a Great Day on KCWI 23” morning show; and of course, recognition of our 2014 award winners.

Congratulations to our Bronze Quill 2014 Winners

More about Bronze Quill

Winners of coveted Bronze Quill Awards serve as the industry benchmark for excellence in communication management, skills and creativity. The Bronze Quill Awards are open to both IABC/Iowa members and non-members alike. It recognizes small and large communication projects from corporate communication departments, private companies, government and education, PR firms, advertising agencies, human resources and benefit professionals, investor relations and freelancers.

The common thread amongst all entrants is the pursuit of communication excellence that contributes measurable results to their company or to their client’s bottom line.

This year, 17 entrants competed in categories ranging from media relations and marketing communications to audio visual and special events.

Welcome IABC Iowa’s Newest Members!

 A warm welcome to our newest professionals to the Iowa Chapter of IABC.

  • Dan Bernick, Senior Writer at Deere & Company
  • Samantha Borcherding, Manager, Corporate Communications at Athene USA
  • Claire Celsi, Director of Public Relations at Lessing-Flynn
  • Kate Guess, Director of Communication at Vermeer
  • Erin Hockman, Corporate Communications Manager at Kemin Industries
  • Tom Petersen, Director, Communications at ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Beth Schlotfeldt, Production Specialist at Principal Financial Group
  • Clarice Thompson, Director of Marketing/Comm./PR at YWCA
  • Dana Woods McNeill, VP, Corp. Comm. And Stakeholder Engagement at CoOportunity Health

Current members are encouraged to introduce themselves to new members at future luncheons or events and make them feel welcome.