Volunteer opportunities to hone your craft

Volunteer opportunities to hone your craft

Maybe our most exciting benefit of membership, we offer volunteer opportunities to serve on the IABC/Iowa board that will help you grow in leaps and bounds.

Hone your craft as you learn about elements of the communication world you might not see in your day job for years:

  • Plan professional development events
  • Manage a budget
  • Foster a vibrant community of communicators

You’ll build relationships and share ideas with colleagues at other companies and stay in tune with the best practices that will make your work life easier, no matter your focus area.

Through IABC/Iowa, connect with fellow communication professionals, and advance your career

Contact us today for more information!

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

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.

Dress for Success Event – May 22

Dressed for success logoIABC and Young Professionals are pleased to partner up for this event to support Dress for Success, the local organization that helps women gain the tools they need to succeed in the workplace. REGISTER TODAY!

Tucked, or untucked? Sleeves, or sleeveless? The rules keep changing, and sometimes it’s hard to know what to wear. We invite you to join IABC and Young Professionals Connection of Des Moines as Tyson Greiner of Dardis Communications presents a lively show-and-tell on what’s appropriate for today’s business settings. You’ll gain a better understanding of how you’re perceived based on how you dress, whether for the workplace, a job interview, or an after-hours social.

Runway show with LIVE models showing the do’s and don’ts of professional attire

Proceeds donated to local Dress For Success Des Moines.

IABC Iowa Double Feature – April 9-10, 2014

Global Communication Trends  or Social Media for Employee Communication?

Can’t decide which one to choose? – you don’t need to, register for both events and save money.

IABC/Iowa is rolling out the red carpet.  Robin McCasland, International Executive Board Chair of IABC, is coming to Des Moines for two days and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to spend time with her. In fact, we are hosting two separate events so we have enough time to discuss Global Communication Trends and Using Social Media for Employee Communication.

Join the open discussion over dinner Wednesday evening, April 9 or with a cup of coffee Thursday morning, April 10. Get an inside scoop on how IABC is evolving to better serve our changing profession.  Learn more and register today!