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 […]

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 […]

Session Notes: Convergence Summit 2021

The Convergence Summit, held virtually on March 18, 2021, garnered high ratings on the post-event survey with 100% of respondents saying the event was useful to their career. Here’s a taste of the content from two of the key sessions.   2021 Edelman Trust Barometer Kevin Cook, President of Edelman Chicago, said the 21st annual […]

Networking that Works for Young Professionals

Here’s one thing we can all agree on: Building community isn’t always easy, even at work and especially during a global pandemic.  For young communications professionals, traditional networking opportunities often miss the mark. You know the feeling of walking into a cocktail hour or post-conference gathering and everyone appears to be a seasoned pro? Sometimes […]

The Power of Words (+ Strategy) and Those Who Know How to Wield Them

By: Camie Melton Hanily, IABC-MN President Our heroes today are health care workers, delivery drivers and grocery store employees. Many have made remarkable sacrifices to care for our communities during this COVID-19 pandemic, and we cannot thank them enough. I want to thank one other group of professionals who are stepping up to help: our […]