2016 Renaissance Award Winners

Division 1 – Communication Research Management Category:  External Communication Research AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Provider Manuals: What do users want? Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network Catherine Vera-Burgos, Sharon McDonnell, Elizabeth Donoghue Colvin, Kelly Guthrie, Lisa Taylor, Kristin Heitmeier, Janise Plata, Sherri Dansby   Division 2 – Communication Management Category:  Internal Communication…

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2014 IABC Detroit Renaissance Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our winners! Thank your for advancing the communications profession. 2014 COMMUNICATOR of the YEAR Andrew Hetzel Vice President, Corporate Communications Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 2014 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Kaitlin Prakken University of Michigan, Ann Arbor COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT DIVISION Internal Communication AWARD OF MERIT General Motors GM’s “Mind Your Business”…

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Warm Wishes for the Holiday Season

This article was originally published in the December 2014 / January 2015 issue of The Galley. For communications professionals, this is the time of year where the work pace is even more accelerated to spend down budgets, make sure goals are met and gear up for the new year ahead. We invite you to take…

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Board met, discussed chapter enhancements for the coming year

This article was originally published in the August 2014 issue of The Galley. The Board of Directors met August 7 at the Kresge Foundation’s beautiful facility located at the historic 19th century Brooks Farm in Troy. Planning, results already underway Already portfolio enhancements are translating into action. Notably, in addition to the Programs team’s impressive…

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First Ann Arbor meetup held, more to come

This article, written by IABC Detroit Board member Jaclyn Klein, was originally published in the August 2014 issue of The Galley. A series of small, informal meetups are in the works to provide additional networking and socializing opportunities for IABC members and potential members. There is no cost to attend these events – and they…

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BOD Press Release 7.2.14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2014 Contact: Nancy Skidmore Chapter Administrator (248) 546-5490 nskidmore@earthlink.net IABC Detroit Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors DETROIT – July 8, 2014 – The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Detroit, a leading nonprofit organization that provides professional development and networking opportunities for all areas of organizational communication, announced its 2014-2015…

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President’s Letter

Greetings and Happy Fall! This fall means the start of school, a shift in the wind, a drop in temperature, and a change in IABC Detroit leadership. I’m both honored and humbled to take the helm of such a talented group of communicators in metro Detroit. With anticipation of a busy and exciting season, I’m…

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2013 Winners

            Allan Nahajewski, IABC 2012-2013 chapter president, passes the gavel to incoming president, Eric Longs. Photo by Fred Ferris. More photos available on Facebook. Business communicators throughout Metro Detroit enjoyed an evening of recognition at the 32nd Annual IABC Detroit’s Renaissance Awards held June 27, 2013. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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2013 COTY Winner

IABC Detroit 2013 Communicator of the Year Colleen Hanley Photo by Fred Ferris. More photos available at IABC Detroit’s Facebook Page. Colleen’s Bio Colleen’s Speech Colleen has distinguished herself in our profession and association. Colleen fell in love with business communications at a young age when her mom first took her to work at a…

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