If you’ve been thinking of joining or re-joining IABC, you’ve picked the perfect time! Join in May and we’ll waive your application fee. ($30 for internet / $40 for phone/paper app)
Join now to tap into the many benefits available ONLY to members – membership directories, targeted events like Senior Communicator Forums, an international online community, etc. See below for one long-time member’s story of how & why she values IABC membership.
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Plus, if you join in May, you can attend the May 13th networking event for FREE. That’s a value of $50! ($20 event + $30 waived app fee). Networking event registration at: http://tinyurl.com/3a79ye4
Join NOW by visiting www.iabc.com/join or calling 1.800.776.4222.
Financial circumstances affecting your decision? Members can pay their membership dues over four monthly installments. Get details at: http://www.iabc.com/about/membership/memPmtPlan.htm.
More information on the Chicago IABC chapter can be found at www.chicago.iabc.com
A Story about ROII (Return on IABC Investment)
If you want to know more about the value of an IABC Membership, here’s current member Sue Heitsch from JPMorgan Chase, on why she became and remains an IABC Member:
As a new communicator, IABC was one of the first professional associations I ever joined. Now it’s the only one. That’s because early on, IABC gave me opportunities to get involved right away — in any area that held interest for me. Another reason is that IABC gave me responsibility at an early age, and that enabled me to develop skills I wasn’t getting a chance to learn at my job.
IABC members have been my lifeline time and again. When I needed information fast, or a contact at a particular company, they were there for me. These days, because I work in a global organization with 240,000 employees in 60 countries, I truly appreciate the international scope of IABC and the wealth of knowledge I’ve been able to glean from other members around the world. All I need to say are the magic words: “Hi, I’m a member of IABC-Chicago and I’m hoping you can help me.”
Specific story: Several years ago, the bank was trying to determine how to handle frequent flyer points that employees had earned through business travel. Management wanted to know what peer organizations were doing before making a decision, and the Travel Unit was unable to get other banks to return their calls. I said I could help, then promptly called IABC members at 10 major financial institutions. Since the information I sought was not of a competitive nature, every one of them responded to me — and I was able to summarize the results and make a recommendation to management that same day. Later that year, I got a promotion. Coincidence?