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EVENT: The Power of Community with Brian Crombie

Chance to win a free spot for tomorrow's event!

There's just 10 spots left for tomorrow's IABC event. The first 10 people to email will receive a FREE spot. 

Event details
Tomorrow's event features Brian Crombie , an HBA graduate from the Ivey School of Business and an MBA graduate and Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School. Brian is currently a DBA at Case Western Reserve University and the International School of Management.

Brian's talk will provide insight on leadership and the power of CO: specifically, how to build stronger organizations, companies and communities. With experience in business, politics, entrepreneurship and strategic planning, Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

During this event, you will learn:
  • How to build, cultivate and maintain personal authentic relationships in business
  • The secrets of successful business building and entrepreneurship
  • Basic understanding of the concept of Social Capital and the difference and importance of Bonding and Bridging Social Capital

Missed your chance at a free spot? You can still pay at the door. For more information, contact our Professional Development Directors.

What's so great about face-to-face?

By Carol Kinsey Goman

In this fast-paced, techno-charged era of e-mail, blogs, wikis, IMs and virtual meeting technologies, one universal truth remains: Face-to-face is still the most preferred, productive and powerful communication medium. In fact, the more business professionals communicate electronically, the more pressing becomes the need for personal interaction.

A recent study by the Harvard Business Review confirms that most leaders put great importance on doing business in person - and link it directly to the bottom line. The study shows that 87 percent of professionals think that face-to-face meetings are essential for sealing a business deal, while 95 percent said they are the key to successful, long-lasting business relationships.

The challenge of knowing you can never know it all 

Meet IABC London member Tommasina Conte

Member since...  
Tommasina Conte has been a member of IABC London for 12 years, where she feels that being a member allows her to "feel connected" to her professional community.

IABC benefits
Tommasina has experienced the many advantages of having an IABC membership, as she has attended two IABC world conferences in Toronto over the past years. She also understands that the communications department in offices is often overlooked. "I think it's fair to say that communication employees tend to be the minority in an organization; I like being able to plug into the IABC community for a quick scan or instinct check," said Conte.

EVENT: Walking in a Business Wonderland 

Just two weeks away!

When:  December 3rd, 2015 @ 5:30 PM  

Where:  Barney's Lounge, 671 Richmond St, London, ON
Tickets:  $20 Students | $25 Members | $35 Non-members

RSVP is required by 3pm on Tuesday, December 1st.

To celebrate the holiday season with good cheer, we're planning a holiday party to end the year!  So save the date, because we would love to have you join us to walk in a business wonderland! 

Member Celebration: October 2015

Welcome to new member Megan McIlmoyl who joined the London Chapter.

Thank you to members who renewed their IABC membership in October:
  • Kanina Blanchard
  • Jeannette Palmer
  • Leanne Perreault
  • Kenneth Steele
  • Janis Wallace, ABC
Congratulations to the following members with a recent membership anniversary:
  • Elaine Gamble - 20 years
  • Ericka Barrett Greenham - 12 years
  • Tommasina Conte - 12 years
  • Michelle Stubnya - 4 years
  • Jeannette Palmer - 1 year
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IABC London is a chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that fosters business communication excellence in southwestern Ontario by providing professional development, recognition, accreditation and networking opportunities through a local, national and international network of communications professionals.