Making the Possible, Possible

Last month, the Minnesota board launched our initiative to ensure members get the most out of their membership and ‘find your possible.’ After all, we are a voluntary membership organization made up of fellow professionals looking to make the most of what we do and how we do it. I am happy to report members […]

Let’s Find Your Possible!

A message from Paul Omodt, Chapter PresidentEarly in my career, a mentor encouraged me to join a professional association in order tocontinue to learn new things, gain experience in other areas, and find a path forward for mycareer. “Always keep moving forward, learn and grow. You’re never too old to learn, andcommunications is constantly changing,” […]

IABC-MN is still awesome

From Andy Gardner2021/2022 Board President More than two years of uncertainty has not derailed IABC-MN. Quite the opposite. The past year has helped members experience value and find new ways of connecting. I’ve been an IABC member for about 13 years – an active member for about 6 years. These last two years have been […]

Overcoming obstacles – an introvert’s guide to networking

Overcoming obstacles – an introvert’s guide to networking   From Carly Green2021/2022 IABC-MN Board Member   I’m an introvert. I clam up in new social situations, especially ones with large groups. Even in familiar situations, my natural tendency is to problem-solve on my own because asking for help sometimes just feels weird. It takes conscious […]

A word from our sponsor

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IABC – Minnesota interviewed Melissa Wexler, Vice President of PR Channel Sales, Brandpoint What is Brandpoint?  Brandpoint is a content promotion agency located in Hopkins, MN. We work with PR and communications professionals. I lead the division that works with the PR side of the industry. We help these professionals create and distribute articles (like […]

In 2022 – we’re here for you

Andy Gardner

From Andy Gardner, CMP2021/2022 IABC-MN Chair As communicators, we’re doing everything we can to help organizations send clear and concise messages in the face of so much uncertainty still – almost two years since the pandemic began.  Long hours, ambiguous tasks and stress levels soaring through the roof. You could almost compare us to Michelin […]

From household CFO to IABC treasurer

Ianthe Zabel

How the IABC board brings value to members I check my bank account and credit card almost daily, serve as our household CFO, and work in financial services public affairs communications. So, the idea of taking on the IABC MN Treasurer role this year seemed like a somewhat natural fit. My fellow IABC MN board […]

Building real, lasting relationships

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Michael Walsh, ABC, APR Looking to build real, lasting professional relationships that can move your career forward? Look no further than IABC In my 20 + years as a member of IABC, one thing keeps me renewing year after year: the diversity of the members and the networking opportunities presented. In my opinion, that is […]

Lead Like Ted

By Cory Weaver, vice president, chapter engagement If you’re reading this, I feel fairly confident making two assumptions about you: You influence communications in some shape or form wherever you work You’ve at least heard of Ted Lasso, the hit show from Apple TV How did I do – 1 for 2? 2 for 2? […]