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A Note from Our President – August 2018

I hope you are enjoying your summer! As I move into the presidency role at IABC/San Diego, I keep thinking of all the good things that come from being part of a community.

Nearly four years ago, I moved to San Diego with no professional contacts here and – after working abroad for a decade – feeling a bit unsure about my next steps. Joining IABC/San Diego was one of the wisest decisions I’ve ever made. I credit my fellow IABC members with getting me short-listed for interviews that led to full-time employment, as well as offering moral support and sound advice when I most needed it. Read more.

Meet Our Members: Tomy Gysi

Tomy is a Communications Specialist at The UPS Store and IABC/San Diego’s new VP of Programming & Events for 2018-2019. The most important lesson he has learned throughout his career is that honesty is always the best policy, and he values clear and proactive messaging. When he’s not at work, Tomy enjoys being the “Martha Stewart” of his group of friends and loves planning and hosting events for them. Learn more about Tomy.

August 21 Webinar: Take Control with Media Monitoring

PR and communication professionals do not like surprises. The last thing they want is to be in the dark when it comes to news—good or bad—affecting their organization. The answer to avoiding surprises? Knowing, before the other guys, everything there is to know about your world. Media monitoring gives you that knowledge. Dawn Smeaton will share her passion for data and de-mystifying measurement to help PR professionals overcome analysis anxiety and become data-driven communicators. Click here to register.

August 22: Summer Social 

Summer never really ends in San Diego, but help us see out the season in style at our annual Summer Social! Join us at The Wine Pub on Shelter Island to connect with IABC/San Diego members and local communicators in a fun, relaxed environment. You’ll also have a chance to meet and mingle with some of our incoming board members as we get ready to kick off the 2018-19 board term. Your ticket includes appetizers, and your first drink is covered thanks to our event sponsor Intesa Communications, a full service communications and government relations firm providing strategic counsel to clients nationwide. Register today!

ABOUT IABC
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WHO IS IABC?

IABC is the association of choice for communication professionals around the world. Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a vibrant global membership association with a network of 12,000 members in more than 80 countries, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies. In San Diego, our chapter continues to grow and now has more than 120 members representing many of our city’s most recognized companies.

WHY IABC?

IABC serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines. We deliver on the Global Standard in communication through our educational offerings, certification, awards program, resource library, online magazine and annual World Conference. We support our community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning and career guidance.

MEMBER BENEFITS 

Whether you’re a corporate communicator, independent consultant, academic or student, IABC has the resources, connections and learning opportunities you need to move your career forward. We give you the ability to connect to a global communication network, stay informed about emerging trends and best practices, learn from top experts, gain recognition for your outstanding work and join a community of communication professionals around the world who are striving to be the best in the profession. Our chapter serves as a vibrant resource for career growth, professional development, networking, mentorship and channels for you to Be Heard. As a member of IABC/San Diego, you have exclusive access to information, tools, resources and services that provide ideas and solutions for the business communications issues you face today and may face tomorrow.

Benefits include: 

  • Member pricing on all IABC events
  • Exclusive members-only networking opportunities
  • Blogging/speaker opportunities
  • Accreditation coaching
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities
  • Discounted pricing on industry events
  • Opportunities to gain industry recognition through awards and certification
  • Access to our Special Interest Groups
  • Access to International community
JOIN IABC

New and renewal membership rates for 2015 are as follows:

  • New Membership: $304 annual dues + $40 application fee JOIN NOW!
  • Renewal Membership: $304 annual duesRENEW NOW!
  • New/Renewal Student Membership: $49 annual dues JOIN NOW!
  • *Transitional Membership: 50% off international dues JOIN NOW!*Professionals who have graduated from a degree program from an accredited institution in the last year are eligible for the student transition rate

For more information about membership options including corporate memberships and payment plans, click here.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

IABC/San Diego has more than 120 members from a variety of backgrounds and representing all facets of the communications profession. Each month, we highlight a different member on our website, in our monthly newsletter and through our social media channels. Our goal is to learn more about each other, and help foster connections and networking opportunities.

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VIDEOS

At IABC/San Diego, we’re working hard to provide the most valuable resources and programs, but what do our members think? Hear about member benefits, initiatives and programs directly through our video testimonials.

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EVENT ARCHIVE

Missed an event? Don’t sweat! Our members get exclusive access to presentations in our event archive. Just log in using your IABC Member ID and password, and a wealth of knowledge and best practices will be at your fingertips. You’ll get the most out of our programs if you attend in person. Check our events page and social media channels to sign up for future events.

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CAREER RESOURCES

IABC/San Diego connects you to a range of communication resources and tools designed to help you take the next step in your career – whether you are just starting out, or are looking for your next challenge. Through career planning, mentorship, special interest groups and accreditation/certification, you can count on IABC to help you succeed.

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