Communication Professional Competency series free to Heritage Region members


IABC Heritage Region has been offering a free professional development series to members this year focused on Communication Professional Competency. The five-part program covers strategy, financial acumen, change management, leadership development and measurement.

The final session, Measurement for Communication Professionals, is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26. You can register online.

If you’ve missed any of the previous webinars, don’t worry — they’re all available on the IABC Heritage Region website.

The webinar series is presented by Jim Shaffer, an internationally recognized business advisor, leadership coach, author, speaker and leader of the Jim Shaffer Group, a team of advisers devoted to improving strategy execution through strong leaders and engaged people. Jim is also a member in the IABC Heritage Region and an IABC Fellow.


Registration open for “Bringing Fun to Work” with Channel 12’s Bob Herzog


IABC of Greater Cincinnati kicks off its program year this fall with a light-hearted look at what we all do for a living: communicate.

Bob Herzog, a member of Local 12‘s “Good Morning Cincinnati” team, has endeared himself to area news-watchers with his sense of fun and his community involvement. Bob has a story to tell about how to connect with people – and how to bring fun to work. Join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM for this lunch event at Interact for Health.

Bob will talk about his career and what spurs his imagination to deliver creative content his audience appreciates. In particular, we’ll hear how Bob’s creativity spurred social media notoriety with Dance Party Fridays, “Just Don’t Go” and “Bob’s Makeup Tutorial.” And much more!

Bob joined the Local 12 team at the end of 2005. He anchors “Good Morning Cincinnati” with John Lomax and Sheila Gray. A Cincinnati guy, and more specifically, a proud West Side guy, Bob takes special pride in getting involved in community events. Bob is always inspired to see neighbors helping neighbors and friends helping friends.

He graduated from Oak Hills High School and Xavier University. Bob also obtained a law degree from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

It’s no surprise Bob loves all kinds of music and movies. He has a passion for basketball, but his number one hobby is spending time with his wife and four children.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to bring more fun into your job. Cost is $25 for members and students, or $40 for non-members. Price includes lunch.

Register now.

Planning for next year underway


IABC of Greater Cincinnati may take the summer off from programming, but board and planning committee members are hard at work getting ready for next year. The planning committee met on June 28 to begin outlining plans for the 2018-2019 chapter event calendar. From left to right are: Jackiedra Wilson, Teresa Zumwald, Pat Frey, Joe Bobbey, Kari McLean and KayAnn Rutter. Joy Lovejoy, Connie Ruhe, Jessica Canterbury and Amanda Hemann also offered up their suggestions.

Keep an eye out for more about next year as the board finalizes plans later this month.