Make the most of IABC/Iowa

Big or small, there are plenty of opportunities to give back and help IABC/Iowa.

Without volunteers, our nonprofit organization wouldn’t be able to provide the great professional development programming, networking opportunities and recognition that we do each year. How you can help:

  • Join the IABC/Iowa board (Members only)
  • Contribute to an event planning committee (Members only)
  • Introduce a speaker
  • Greet and escort guests to and from meeting rooms
  • Work at the registration table
  • Sponsor an event, meeting, etc.

Getting involved is by far the best way to connect with fellow communicators and advance your career. Expand your professional network. Learn some new skills you wouldn’t get exposed to in your day job. Build a stronger resume. In other words, make friends, try new things and benefit professionally in the process.

It’s fun and well worth your time. We promise.

To learn more or get started today contact us – we would love to hear from you!

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

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!


IABC/Iowa Honored as 2013 Small Chapter of the Year

 IABC/Iowa has been named the 2013 Small Chapter of the Year, topping the worldwide list of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) chapters its size.

 Along with the highest honor for chapters with 75 members or fewer, IABC/Iowa earned a Professional Development Excellence Award, recognizing the chapter’s strong local programming for communication professionals. Both awards were handed out at the Chapter Management Awards, part the annual IABC Leadership Institute, this year in New Orleans, La.

IABC is composed of 14,000 members from more than 70 countries, representing all walks of life in business communications.

The Iowa chapter’s mission is to connect communication professionals and help them advance their careers. Anyone is welcome to attend IABC/Iowa events. See what’s coming soon.

The Chapter Management Awards recognize outstanding volunteer chapter leaders worldwide in the areas of leadership abilities, management skills, creativity and teamwork.