President’s Blog: Putting Your Career Front and Center

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President Let’s face it. Careers today can get complicated. Sudden layoffs, a decision to follow your interests and move from one industry segment to another, returning to the workforce after caring for children or parents, the onset of health issues or a desire to strike out on your own […]

President’s Blog: New Year’s Resolutions with a Dash of IABC’s Secret Sauce

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President For many, the start of the new year brings with it a determination to set out goals and resolutions for the year ahead – for our health, our relationships and our career. I know there is some debate on the value of making resolutions, but I am in […]

President’s Blog: Taking a Fresh Look at SF IABC

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President I’m pleased to have the opportunity to introduce you to SF IABC’s new logo. The members of our chapter’s Communications Portfolio will be rolling out the new logo across all of our communications platforms –Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and SF IABC’s website and monthly newsletter – over […]

President’s Blog: ’Tis the Season for Gratitude

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President  “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer We had a busy October at SF IABC hosting events […]

President’s Blog: A Word or Two More on Ethics

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President  I came away from the September 24 Professional Ethics Panel, co-hosted by SF IABC and PRSA-SF, with the oft-quoted line from the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities, rattling around in my brain: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it […]

President’s Blog: Ethics Every Day

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President  As a member of IABC you are likely aware of the association’s longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting a strong, clearly defined code of ethics for our profession. The IABC Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators certainly falls into the category of essential and ever timely, but the […]

President’s Blog: What’s hot at SF IABC this summer

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President  “The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done with them.” – Alfred North Whitehead In many places around the country and around the world, work gives way to leisure as the summer months tick by. Maybe it’s the heat or the fact […]

President’s Blog: Welcome to an Exciting New SF IABC Board Year

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President  “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller SF IABC’s 2014 – 15 board year was a particularly productive and exciting one. We enjoyed a series of terrific professional development programs and networking events. The chapter’s Communications team delivered a steady […]

President’s Blog: The Gift of Volunteering

by Stacey King-Gordon Every spring, we make an appeal to our community for volunteers for our SF IABC chapter. It’s a time that always makes me feel a little anxious. Asking people for help is never one of my favorite things to do, and I always imagine the recipients of that ask will react much […]

President’s Blog: Forging a Lifelong Commitment to IABC

By Stacey King-Gordon When I started my freelance business in 2008, one of my first orders of business was to join IABC. Why? Because I knew I would be lonely. Running my own business was a life-long dream of mine, but I had no idea what I was doing. And, despite the fact that as […]