JUNE 2016
Expand Your Mind
Hello Summer - Farewell IABC (for now)
Written by Matt Quin - Current IABC London President

As we enter the summer months, it is an opportunity to reflect on the whirlwind IABC London year that has past. It has been a banner 12 months for our chapter most notably:
  • Sold out PD events throughout London featuring a wide range of topics designed to make you a better communicator.
  • International recognition as the highest growth medium-sized chapter globally
  • IABC Virtuoso, Silver Leaf and Gold Quill awards recognizing a number of local teams: 
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Virtuoso Awards:
Thank you for celebrating with us! 
IABC London hosted over 130 people recognizing communications excellence at the Virtuoso Awards Celebration at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre on June 16th. Thank you to all who came out - it was a terrific event with lots of fun, laughter and (of course!) communication between friends and colleagues.
Many thanks to our  sponsors , who make the Celebration possible, and congratulations to the  Virtuoso Award winners , who give us great work and people to celebrate! Take a look through the #Virtuoso16  photo album online .

After a year of changes - to the awards program and Virtuoso brand - we would love to hear your thoughts. Please  complete this survey  about the Celebration, and program.

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 Member News
Meet our feature member Caroline Bonham from CIVA Communications 
Caroline Bonham
About Caroline Bonham 
Caroline Bonham works at CIVA Communications, a business she ow ns  and operates with her partner, Dwight Coughlan. The focus of CIVA Communications is corporate  and commercial video. Dwight is the producer and Caroline is the writer but says her role is much more than just writing when you own a business. "When you work on  your own, you're a communications generalist involved in business development, cli ent management, account management, office  administration, PR and marketing." Bonham's  role is extensive and she loves the variety of being in communications and staying up-to-date on a variety of topics. "I have to get up to speed on everything from 347-volt  lighting systems to biologic drugs to juice manufacturing." 

CIVA Communications is active in the community by providing in-kind donations of communications services to some select charities and nonprofit organizations.

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Congratulations to our 2016 London Award student winner - Adam Veen
Adam Veen - 2016 IABC London Award student winner
IABC London extends warm congratulations to Adam Veen, 2016 IABC London Award student winner. 

To promote excellence in the field of communications, IABC London sponsors and presents an award each year to one student from Western University.
The winning applicant demonstrates aptitude and interest in corporate communications and public relations. The successful recipient is chosen based on academic performance, extracurricular involvement, interest in the field of business and creative communications, and career plan as a practitioner in the industry.

Having recently completed the Diploma in Public Relations at Western University's Continuing Studies, Adam has been able to pursue his passion for design trends and effective communication. 

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Event Reminder: AGM Tonight
Today's the day!

Don't forget that tonight (Wednesday June 29) is IABC London's Annual Gen eral Meeting at 4pm. It will be held at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in the  Garden Room. 

We hope to see you there. If you are a member, stay after the AGM for a  Members ONLY  social from 5:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.
About Connect

Connect is the monthly newsletter of IABC London. 
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