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About Us

Welcome to IABC Greater Cincinnati, your local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. Our purpose is to advance the profession, create connection and develop strategic communicators. Learn more about the many benefits of joining IABC, or attend an upcoming program . We look forward to connecting with you!


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Find your community in March, and save 10% on annual dues


IABC is all about helping communicators find their community. Being a member gives you access to vast resources to help you rise to new heights in your career. And during member month in March, you have the opportunity to receive even more benefits.

All members who renew or join in March will receive a 10% discount on annual dues. Plus, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win the grand prize VIP World Conference package. If you’re a member who refers someone this month, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a $250 Visa gift card (one entry for every new or lapsed member who lists you as a referral source). Refer 5 or more new or reinstating members, and you’ll get a free year of membership, recognition on the IABC website as an IABC Champion for the months of April and May and special recognition at the IABC 2018 World Conference as an IABC Champion.

Find your community, and help your colleagues find theirs, and you might find some extra benefits along the way.

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Elevate Your Audience Engagement: Two Case Studies


Join us on March 22 at Luxottica’s Mason headquarters and discover new ways to engage your audiences. Two case studies will show you how.

Paola Cappellari, Communications Manager at EyeMed Vision Care, part of the Luxottica Group portfolio, will share how her team encouraged colleagues to complete mundane, mandated security training in record time (a Silver Quill Award-winning project!).

Learn what went into planning this engaging, five-week campaign, including a robust communication plan, tagline, signage, infographics, contests and prizes – and how a remarkable 97% compliance was achieved.

You’ll learn how to make tedious details creative and compelling, and how to entice busy employees to participate when they’d rather do something else.

Sara Jackson, co-founder of Cerkl, will demonstrate how even the smallest company can offer amazing personalization across email, web, mobile and social media. She’ll explain how organizations including TriHealth, Standard Textile and numerous university alumni groups are using artificial intelligence to increase engagement with internal and external audiences while also saving time.

Learn the details of Cerkl’s unique approach and how it can boost engagement at your organization.

Founded in 2014 and now with 1,000 clients in 48 states, Cerkl promises clients they won’t change the way they work; instead, they’ll make their work more awesome.

The cost for IABC members is $20, and the cost for non-members is $30. Lunch and networking will be at 11:30 a.m., with the program taking place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Luxottica is located at 4000 Luxottica Place, Mason, OH 45040.

Space is limited and our sessions fill up quickly. Click on the link below to register by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20!

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Certification support group coming soon


One of the many benefits IABC offers to professional communicators is the option to become certified. IABC offers two certifications:

  • Communication Management Professional (CMP) — For generalist, specialist and other business communicators established in their careers as managers and looking to demonstrate their competence.
  • Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) —For highly skilled business communicators practiced in providing strategic communication advice and counseling to an organization’s leadership.

For more about certification, including how it can benefit you, visit http://gcccouncil.org/.

Certification exams will be administered later this year. To help those considering these certifications, we’re starting a local Certification Prep and Support Group. Both certification and participation in the group is open to all interested communicators — members and non-members. The self-governing group will provide the support needed to prepare for either of these global certification tests.

Look for more information soon.