Making the most out of your membership

Chapter president Teresa Zumwald recently shared on LinkedIn her personal tips for getting the most out of professional organizations like IABC.  Among her observations from 28 years as a communications entrepreneur:

“I sometimes see longtime members of professional organizations revert to nonmember status when they change jobs, and their new employer no longer foots the bill for their membership in a professional organization. This is unfortunate – not only for the professional organization, but even more so for the longtime member, who gets cut off from the local and national professional networks; misses exclusive, professional development content; and loses access to insider opportunities (not to mention the long list of member-only discounts available in most organizations).”

Read her full post to see why participation in organizations like IABC matters to your personal and professional development.

Have a tip to share with other IABC of Greater Cincinnati members? Submit them here.

What can IABC do for you?


Being a part of IABC connects you with other communicators, helps you hone your craft and promotes the role of communicators in modern business.

So what does that mean for you? It could mean a new job, or inspiration for your next project. Hear members’ stories on our Member Profiles page, or share your own story.

Member Sara Jackson Leads Cincinnati Blogging Meet Up


Looking for new ways to engage your audience? IABC Greater Cincinnati member Sara Jackson just might have the answer.

cincinnati-bloggerSara will be leading a Cincinnati Blogging Meet Up entitled “Learn to Find Your Voice” on August 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Xavier Center for Innovation.

Sara is cofounder of Cerkl, a company that allows you to automatically personalize content and messages. Sara will be sharing her extensive experience and expertise in internal and external communication, community engagement, digital marketing, social media, partnerships, and public relations in both the public and private sectors. She has developed locally and nationally recognized community engagement programs and partnerships.

The Meetup is free of charge and includes light refreshments and beverages. Learn more or register.