“Busy” doesn’t adequately describe the lifestyle of Ellen Vander Linden. When she isn’t running her own communications consulting firm, Spark, or volunteering for IABC Minnesota, she’s most likely hiking, biking, skiing, camping, or watching her kids play sports. Whether it’s in her professional or personal life, Ellen is giving it her all. Working in the […]

President’s Message

June 2, 2015

t’s hard to believe that my term as chapter president is coming to a close already. It has been an amazing and rewarding year. When I stepped into this role a year ago, I had 3 overall goals for the year: 1) enhance member value, 2) increase chapter visibility, and 3) continue to improve our […]

Posted By Jon Lenz, Monday, June 01, 2015 Updated: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 This summer, IABC is taking a deep dive on all things social media. Each month, we’re bringing experts to the table (or to the phone via webinar) to share valuable insights with practical applications. I had a brief Q&A with our June […]

Posted By Brynn Everett, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Meet Nic Ambroz. He represents one of IABC Minnesota’s student members. As an undergraduate of University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he is pursuing a major in Marketing Communications and a minor in Theater. When he’s not busy in the library, acting, stage managing, and handling publicity for the […]

Posted By Sara Kowski, Sunday, May 17, 2015 Updated: Monday, November 16, 2015 In order to have a more viable, sustainable group for our senior communicator members (10+ years of experience), we are eliminating the focus of Healthcare in our newest Masterminds group. All else remains the same, the focus on work and career, challenging […]

Enjoying the Blooms

May 5, 2015

Posted By Tami Wendt, Tuesday, May 05, 2015 I don’t know too much about flowers, but I do appreciate them; especially at this time of year. I’ve been driving a little slower through my neighborhood so I can enjoy the pink and white blossoms on the trees lining the street and the vivid reds and […]

Posted By Jon Lenz, Thursday, April 23, 2015 Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 We’ve all got gifts. How are you sharing yours? In mid-March, more than 20 IABC-MN members opened their communicative toolbox and sat down with 10 local nonprofits to pound out a SMART communications plan at the 2015 Gift of Communication. These nonprofits […]

Posted By Mark Kretschmar, Monday, April 20, 2015 Updated: Monday, April 20, 2015 Fernando Flores lived at the intersection of computer technology and effective human communication. He predicted the Internet years before development on it was started. Through his work with artificial intelligence researcher Terry Winograd at Berekely, he began to understand the components and […]

Posted By Brynn Everett, Monday, April 06, 2015 Meet Sheila Olson. She works hard so she can play hard. Working her way up to being the Vice President and Manager of Team Member Communications & Programs at Wells Fargo Virtual Channels, she certainly deserves to play hard. While her professional focus is centered on employee […]

Posted By Tami Wendt, Monday, April 06, 2015 We, in Minnesota might be in a drought this Spring, but IABC is not. It’s been raining hard in the land of IABC, and things are taking root. International is preparing to launch a new brand; one that’s a significant departure from the branding we’ve come to […]