Be part of a world-wide organization that’s 16,000 members strong and one of IABC’s oldest and most successful local chapters. IABC/Chicago is made up of approximately 400 members representing a variety of communication functions and disciplines.
IABC/Chicago members can enjoy a variety of benefits:
- Networking opportunities
- Professional development
- Senior forums
- Volunteer opportunities
Top benefits from IABC, our parent organization, include:
- IABC eXchange, an easy-to-use blog tool, information-packed web site and chat board
- Searchable member database
- Development Seminars live and online
- Discovery! New strategic planning tools and content library
- World-wide job posting board
- Accreditation program (Accredited Business Communicator)
- Member magazine and newsletter
IABC’s professional network serves as a vibrant resource to:
Make A Bigger Impact in Your Job
Tap into thousands of years of collective experience of your peers for new ideas, fresh insights and problem solving assistance.
Find the Hidden Job Market
Looking for the next step in your career? Networking online and face-to-face will help you uncover the hidden job market for communication professionals. Not to mention the job listings at www.iabc.com.
Enhance Your Skills
IABC’s web site contains a robust library of how-to articles and case studies of successful communication in the real world. Available to members only and accessible 24 hours a day, this content can help guide you through countless professional situations and challenges. Moreover, professional development sessions on a wide variety of topics are available at member prices and are offered in the classroom, as well as over the web or phone. For reference or cover-to-cover reading are IABC’s Knowledge Resource manuals, also at significant member discounts.
Find Clients, Find Friends
If you’re a freelancer, IABC is a great place to find clients. And if you’re looking to expand your social network, there’s no better place than an IABC chapter.