2009 Chapter of the Year

26 Jun 2009, by Kate Hardman, ABC in IABC/SD News


IABC/San Diego Wins 2009 Mid-Size Chapter of the Year Award

Local chapter earns international recognition for management excellence

The San Diego chapter of the IABC was named the 2009 Mid-Size Chapter of the Year. In addition to this award, IABC/San Diego was also recognized with three awards of excellence and an award of merit for outstanding chapter management. The awards were announced at February’s 2009 Leadership Institute in Orlando, Fla.

IABC’s chapter management awards recognize the leadership abilities, management skills, creativity and teamwork of outstanding volunteer chapter leaders worldwide. Awards are presented in three divisions – small, mid-size and large chapters. Within those divisions are eight categories: membership marketing, professional development, financial management, leadership development, communication, branding, community involvement and student involvement. Each year, more than 100 IABC chapters from around the globe compete for the awards.

IABC/San Diego was presented the following awards:

  • 2009 Mid-size Chapter of the Year
  • Award of Excellence for Branding
  • Award of Excellence for Leadership Development
  • Award of Excellence for Professional Development
  • Award of Merit for Membership Marketing

Today, IABC’s role in supporting its members and providing resources to help them navigate the current economic environment is more important than ever before,” said IABC President Julie Freeman, ABC*, APR**. “It is thanks to the dedication, commitment and creativity of our volunteer leaders that IABC can stay strong and serve our member needs. Congratulations to everyone at IABC/San Diego on these well deserved awards.”

Communication professionals interested in joining IABC/San Diego can contact the VP of Membership.

About IABC
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 16,000 members in 70 countries. For more information, visit http://www.iabc.com.

*ABC – Accredited Business Communicator
**APR – Accredited in Public Relations