Monday, March 7, 2011

*Extended Deadline* IABC World Conference Scholarship

Great news! The deadline has been extended! 
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 25, 2011.

About the scholarship:
The Heritage Region is offering a scholarship opportunity so two motivated IABC members from the Heritage Region —who otherwise would find it difficult to go to the IABC World Conference in San Diego, CA— can attend this premier event on June 12 – 15, 2011.

The World Conference scholarship program was started 11 years ago as a way to expose future leaders to the IABC World Conference and help secure their commitment to IABC. We hear continually that the World Conference experience inspires enthusiasm and puts the “I” in IABC by introducing members to our growing global network.

Two scholarships will be awarded:
1) One IABC regular conference registration that the Heritage region expects to have available from IABC Headquarters (a $1,235 value)

2) A maximum of $400 toward travel/accommodation expenses (provided by the Heritage Region). The IABC Heritage Region will grant a total of two scholarships to the World Conference.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for either of these scholarships, please contact Victoria Rickman, Chapter President, to request an application.

Victoria L. Rickman
Owens & Minor
(804) 723-7728

Good luck!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Program / Luncheon

Join us for our March Program & Luncheon!
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Owens & Minor, 9120 Lockwood Blvd. Mechanicsville, VA 23116 | click to view map
Cost: $25 for members and full-time students; $30 for non-members. 
Register: Click here to register now.

Topic: "Is Freelancing for You?"

Thinking about venturing out on your own as an independent communications consultant? Not sure what’s involved? Gain some insight from Carol Gentry of carolgentry communications, llc as she discusses her experience in moving from the corporate world to consulting. Carol will tell you how she got started and offer some tips for survival and lessons learned.

Speaker: Carol Gentry
After 25 years in the corporate world, Carol Gentry took the leap into independent consulting (ok, maybe not entirely by choice). As a communications manager for a Fortune 500 company, Carol was responsible for creating and coordinating an internal communication program for a nationwide audience of 10,000 employees. In 2009, she launched carolgentry communications to help companies in the Richmond area connect to their employees with thoughtful, strategic communication efforts.
Carol holds a BA in English from Wake Forest University. She’s currently the Director, Internal Communications at Mondial Assistance, USA. Carol is an active member of the Richmond Chapter of the Society of Human Resources and a past officer of IABC Richmond.