Past Events

2016
January: New Year, New Connections – Networking Happy Hour with NCPRSA
March: Penn Holderness and Kim Dean Holderness, “Creative Video Marketing”
May: Matthew Young from ABB, Build an Executive Communications Plan that Works—and Gets You a Seat at the Table
September: ‘Back to School Brews’ Happy Hour at Bond Brothers Beer Company

2015
January: Shane Johnston and Jon Barlow, Capstrat, “Strategy Shift: Making The Move Toward Integrated Campaigns”
February: Mindy Hamlin, RDU Airport Authority, “Crisis Communication: Putting A Proactive Plan In Place”
March: Spring Fever Happy Hour!
April: IABC Triangle Spring Conference | Communications Crossroads: Where Internal and External Communications Intersect
May: Will Hardison, FanBase, “The Do’s and Don’ts Behind Email Marketing”
June: Summer begins with happy hour!
September: Building a Brand the Hurricanes Way with Mike Sundheim, Carolina Hurricanes

2014
January: Hal Weatherman, Chief of Staff to the Lt. Governor Dan Forest, “Delivering your message above the noise – successful political PR”
February: Laura A. Grover, Quintiles, “How to increase collaboration and networking on your social intranet through the use of video and blogging” (Photo album)
March: Ann Camden, Gibbs & Soell Business Communications, “Engaging employees beyond the newsletter” (Photo album)
April: Christina Motley, “How to measure your marketing efforts and report data
May: Summer begins with happy hour!
July: Joint IABC Triangle / NCPRSA Happy Hour (Photo album)
September: Becky Graebe, SAS, “Solid Internal Communities: Creating A Platform For Success”
October: Heather Marks, Red Hat, “Read, Engage, Activate: Initiating Internal Communications, Inspiring Employees”
November: Margot Lester, The Word Factory, “Building Better Messaging: Cultivating Communication With The Customer’s Perspective”
December: IABC Triangle / PRSA holiday happy hour!

2013
December: Holiday Party at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (Photo album)
November: Stephanie Scotti, Professionally Speaking, “Changing the world, one presentation at a time” (Photo album)
October : Justin G. Roy, William Peace University, “The power of branding and rebranding – a successful re-launch”
August: End-of-Summer Social (Photo album)
June: Creating High Performing Teams For A High Performing Workplace, Willy Stewart, i2 Integrated Intelligence
May: Happy Hour
April: How do we McDo it? Best Practices from one of the world’s largest brands, Elizabeth Quenneville, McDonald’s
March: Take Ownership of Your Career, Stefanie Zizzo (Photo album)
February: The YouTube Generation: How to tap into the trend of video at your company, Lisa Arney, SAS Institute
January: Happy Hour

2012
November: Gold Medal Communications: Three easy tips to improve any communication, Alan Hoffler, Mills Wyck Communications
October: Intelligent Design: The Evolution, Care & Feeding of Sustainable Reputations, Roger Friedensen, Forge Communications
September: Merger Communications: Lessons learned during the Progress Energy-Duke Energy combination, Sharon Hall, Progress Energy
August: Happy Hour (Photo album)
June: Why the Press Release is “Evil” Mike Trainor, S&A Cherokee
May: Managing Communications Strategy for Nonprofits, Emily Everett, Triangle Red Cross
April: Taking Ownership of Your Career, Stefanie Zizzo
March: Ann Wylie Writing Workshop (Photo album)
February: Telling Stories with Imagery, Charles Gupton, MindFire
January: The 80-20 of Creating Online Video, Arik Abel, French West Vaughan

2011
November: How Social Media Has Changed Business Communications, Jeffrey L. Cohen, Radian6
October: Happy Hour
September: The Ad-Free Brand: Secrets to Building a Successful Brand in a Digital World, Chris Grams, New Kind
June: Perceptions vs. Reality of Sustainability – Through the Eyes of Executives, Ron Loch, Gibbs & Soell
May: Changing the Channels of Social Media: Are You Ready for YouTube? Julie Henry, North Carolina Division of Public Health
April: Shaping an Event to Meet Your Goals: The Launch of the John Deere Gator™ XUV, McGavock Edwards, Kris Welsh and Tracy Lathan, IMRE
March: Enterprise Social Media Strategy: Successful Strategies for Companies Small & Large, Dave Thomas, New Marketing Labs, LLC
February: Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, Allison Wood, LetterPerfect
January: Building Brands the Open Source Way, Jonathan Opp, Red Hat

2010
December: Merry Mingle
November: Coaching to Meet the Press and Other Hostile Audiences, Judy Hoffman, JCH Enterprises
October: The Savvy Behind Great Intranets, Dawn Ronco, First Citizens Bank
September: Writing Clearly and Persuasively, John Sturtevant, The Writing Workshop
August: You’re Already Doing It: What To Do When You Can’t NOT Communicate, David Grossman, The Grossman Group
June: Tackling Tough Conversations, Kevin Brimhall, JFD Performance Solutions
May: Everything You Need To Know About IABC Accreditation, Jane Albright, NC State; Rob Brittain, Golden Corral Corporation; Dawn Stewart, Wordspring Communications
April: Crisis Communications: When Your Worst-Case Scenario Becomes a Reality, Dianne Chase, senior partner of CSC4; Bob Fesmire, media relations manager of ABB
March: Preparing Messages for Information Overload Environments, Julie Freeman, president of IABC
February: The Secret Life of a P.R. Professional in 2010: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t, Roger Friedensen and Ray Hornak, Forge Communications
January: Active Listening, Jim Morgan, TeamTrainers Consulting