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January 2019

IABC Chicago Suburban Sips

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

You spoke and we listened! Because of your feedback from our last membership survey, we are piloting a new event series that will host intimate networking groups across the city and suburbs in Evanston, Naperville, Wheeling and Chicago's West Loop. Join fellow communicators at an IABC Chicago Suburban Sips event—a great opportunity to network and socialize in an informal setting in your choice of four venues. Suburbanites and city dwellers alike are invited on Thursday, January 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. CST,…

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PD Luncheon: Define and Activate Your Employee Value Proposition

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Defining the relationship between employer and employee is easier said than done. When done well, a compelling employee value proposition (EVP) can improve retention and recruitment, reduce compensation premiums when hiring, and boost employee productivity and long-term commitment. Help us kick-start the New Year with a luncheon led by Dionne Gomez and Adam Fuss from Gagen MacDonald where you will learn: Why it’s critical for organizations to have an impactful EVP. — Tips for defining and activating a successful EVP.…

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February 2019

FREE WORKSHOP: How to Brew Your Business Case with Communication Outcomes That Sell

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Club Quarters Hotel, Chicago Loop, 111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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  IABC Chicago is pleased to partner with Internal Comms Pro to offer you this free opportunity to connect with others in the field and learn how you can deliver your best this year. How to Brew Your Business Case with Communication Outcomes That Sell Location:  Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop, Chicago Date:  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Time:  8 to 10 a.m. Cost: Free The Morning Brew: Join Jason Anthoine, Managing Founder of Audacity, as he shares some of his 30…

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March 2019

Coffee with Communicators, Mastering LinkedIn

March 5 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Beatrix Streeterville, 671 N St Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Most people think of LinkedIn as an extension of their resume. While this was true 5+ years ago, this social media platform is very different today. Are you looking to build your personal brand or help your company grow? If so, you need to know the seven key ingredients to master LinkedIn. Steve Goldhaber from 26 Characters shares how to take your LinkedIn marketing to the next level. You'll learn overall strategies and tactical tips to ensure you have more success. About Steve…

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2019 Edelman Trust Barometer

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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SPOILER ALERT! The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that people have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control, including their employers. Join us on March 28 to learn what else the 19th Edelman Trust Barometer reveals at this interactive luncheon!  Presented by Tamara Snyder, Executive Vice President of Employee Experience, Edelman. When: Thursday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Osteria via Stato 620 N. State St., Chicago REGISTER HERE

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April 2019

Rápido!

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hosted by Gagen MacDonald, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Join us to hear six to eight presenters share how they are igniting communications during IABC Chicago's annual fast-paced Rápido event. Rápido, the Spanish word for "quick," is a high-octane event that challenges presenters to share their example or idea in under five minutes with no more than 20 slides. Attendees will have time to ask questions during the networking hour after the presentations. Event timeline: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration/networking 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Presentations 7:00 p.m.…

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May 2019

Coffee with Communicators – Research Insights for Internal Communications

May 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Caterpillar Digital and Analytics Hub, 540 W Madison
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Come network with fellow communicators over coffee and light breakfast as we discuss research insights in support of internal communications. Share best practices and weigh in on the state of metrics in internal communications and how they pave the way for effective communications with our most important stakeholders: employees. Peter Mitchell of Strategic Intent, a communications insights firm working extensively with internal communicators using a cross-section of employee research tools, will share his views on the strategic side of internal…

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IABC Chicago Bronze Quill Awards SUBMISSIONS OPEN

May 15

Chicago is renowned for its many superlatives: stunning architecture, devoted sports fans, unapologetic work ethic and, of course, stellar communicators. IABC Chicago is the longest standing chapter in the world with an unparalleled legacy in communications. We are proud to say we befriend, support and develop business communicators across the spectrum. From internal to external communicators, advertisers and marketers to public relations experts, IABC Chicago continues to encourage, uplift and recognize these talented professionals as Bronze Quill Award winners each…

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Suburban Sips – Chicago, Schaumburg, Naperville

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand! Suburban Sips returns Thursday, May 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at venues in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Naperville! Join fellow communicators at an IABC Chicago Suburban Sips event, a great opportunity to network and socialize in an informal setting at the best location for you. Chicago (West Loop) Ovie Bar & Grill (Ogilvie Transportation Center) 120 N. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60661 Register for the West Loop City Suburban Sip   Schaumburg (Rolling Meadows) Bulldog Ale House…

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June 2019

Slaying the Silos: Integrating Marketing and Change Management into All Aspects of Communication

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Join us for IABC Chicago's next professional development luncheon on Tuesday, June 18, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Osteria Via Stato in River North, 620 N. State St., Chicago. Many of us commonly support one communications function or another in our role as professional communicators. Not often are we asked to cross-pollinate our efforts to not only help an organization roll out new initiatives but also help the organization navigate the change management process. In this workshop, we'll look…

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