The IABCLA board reviewed the chapter’s accomplishments during the first half of the year and began planning the remainder of 2019 at its semiannual retreat on June 11.
Looking back at the last six months, the group has much to be proud of. The chapter fulfilled its mission: “to heighten the skills, reputation and talents of the community through human connection. We do this by welcoming and inspiring LA’s professional communicators with targeted professional development events and honest conversations.”
Between January and June, the chapter hosted several professional development functions — a Dine & Discuss, two Coffee Connections, and a case study. Discussion topics included "Brand Building in a Digital World," "PR in the Digital Age," and "Navigating the Comms Job Market in LA." A Spring Mixer was also held where guests networked at a popular bistro.
In addition, the chapter is constantly looking for new ways to share chapter information and ideas. It now distributes a monthly newsletter — email Grant Skakun at firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe. And, an Instagram account has been added — @IABCLosAngeles. Please follow!
Several ideas were discussed at the retreat, and IABCLA will continue to have a full schedule of activities between now and December. Look for reoccurring favorites like Coffee Connection and Dine & Discuss, as well as new happenings. The group will, of course, continue to reach out to members and nonmembers and strengthen ties with communicators at all levels of their careers.
To learn about the very latest, please follow the chapter on social media:
▪ Facebook: @IABCLosAngeles
▪ Twitter: @IABCLosAngeles
▪ Instagram: @IABCLosAngeles
Thank you! IABCLA could not thrive without the participation of its members and supporters!
(Note: I’m the vice president/president-elect of IABCLA, and I often post updates
on chapter happenings.)
Thank you to all who attended IABCLA’s Spring Mixer at The Cat & Fiddle Restaurant & Pub in Hollywood on June 4! Attendees enjoyed fish and chips, pints, and great conversation at the longtime British themed bar.
“It was a pleasure hosting and getting to know the guests,” said Tery Amaya, the chapter’s vice president of networking who planned the gathering. “We hope to see everyone again at our upcoming happenings this summer and fall.”
Please stay in the loop by visiting IABCLA's website and by following the group on social media:
(Note: I’m IABCLA's vice president of operations, and I often post updates on chapter happenings.)
I'm Eli Natinsky and I'm a communicator. This blog explores my work and professional interests. I also delve into other topics, including media, marketing, pop culture, and technology.