Need a catalyst for career success in 2010? Look no further than IABC!
Jumpstart your year with membership specials and a networking event on Thursday, February 25 at the famous Catalyst Ranch.
Post Event Recap:
Career Catalysts were the focus of the February 25th networking event. IABC/Chicago Membership Chair Beth Legate shared a brief overview of IABC and how membership provides ways to advance your career and keep you informed & engaged as a communicator.
Sue Heitsch from JPMorganChase then shared her story of membership value, commenting, “As a new communicator, IABC was one of the first professional associations I ever joined. Now it is the only one. Years before anyone had ever muttered the words social media and networking, IABC members were and are my lifeline time and again. When I needed information fast, or a contact at a particular company, all I needed to say were the magic words: Hi, I’m a member of IABC-Chicago and I’m hoping you can help me. And they do.”
Attendees also shared their recommended “catalyst tool” – handy apps, online tools and even face-to-face engagement ideas that boosted their productivity. The iPhone app “Taxi Magic” was voted best tool for our always on-the-go IABC Members.
IABC/Chicago wishes to thank Catalyst Ranch http://www.catalystranch.com once again for hosting our event. Their innovative meeting space led to creative thinking and lively discussions!
cata·lyst (kat′ə list′) noun
- a person or thing acting as the stimulus in bringing about or hastening a result
- something that causes an important event to happen
Couldn’t we all use a few more catalysts in our lives? For professional communicators, there is nothing better than IABC membership to stimulate your career, your job search, your networking, and your professional development.
February is Worldwide Membership Month. This means that for new or lapsed members who join or re-join IABC, we’ll waive the application fee ($40 for faxed/mailed/phoned enrollments; $30 for Internet enrollments). Join now by visiting http://www.iabc.com/join or calling 1.800.776.4222.
To celebrate Worldwide Membership Month, all current and prospective members are invited to join us at the fun and fabulous Catalyst Ranch on Thursday, February 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Anyone joining IABC in February attends FREE!) Catalyst Ranch is a place where the word “catalyst” is not just a name, but a way of seeing the world. So come. Be inspired. See the possibilities…..for IABC membership and career success.
Haven’t had the chance to get “plugged in” yet? Join us on Thursday, February 25 to network with your fellow members and learn a bit more about how IABC can enhance your career. Senior communicators and veteran IABC-ers from a variety of fields will be there to answer questions and share inspirations for using IABC to jumpstart your career.
We have heard many of you say you’re becoming more choosey when deciding what networking events to attend. Our Catalyst event on Thursday, February 25 is one not to miss!
- Learn a bit about IABC and the success stories of membership – cleverly called ROII (Return on IABC Investment).
- Come prepared with the name of your favorite catalyst – the technology tool you can’t live without like TweetDeck or Entourage – to share with other attendees. We will collect the names of all these great tools and email the list to all attendees to make sure we can all accelerate 2010. And we’ll even have prizes for the best ideas!
New or Rejoining Members: FREE (Members who join or rejoin in Feb)
Let IABC be your Catalyst for 2010!
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
656 W. Randolph, Suite 3W
Chicago, IL 60661
Parking – Parking lot for evening functions is an indoor self park multi-level parking structure on the corner of Lake and Des Plaines Streets