Archives for June 2017

Websites, Thanks and Coral – a few words from our new President.

Dear IABC member (and those yet to join),

I would like to start this by thanking all of the members who came to our AGM which was sponsored by Federated Co-op. It was well attended and we walked away knowing a lot more about wines and wine tasting. We also discovered that FCL value their IABC membership in-part because of how it enables them to stay on top of trends. They also explained how putting themselves up for awards is a great way of benchmarking their work against other communicators nationally and internationally.

To the 2016-2017 board, thank you for your hard work and dedication. You have made the chapter stronger and have delivered real value for our members. Upon reviewing the membership surveys from various events, I cannot express enough my thanks to those who made everything come together. From finance to PD, membership to sponsorship, and everyone in-between – Thank you.

The continued success of the chapter is also down to the drive and determination of Alisha Edgelow and Shaun Dyer, our former Past President and former President. You can both step back with the knowledge that your work has made our chapter stronger. Thank you for inspiring us.

Now to some news…

The 2017-2018 IABC year will be our 35th anniversary.

We shall openly invite all former and current members to the fall mixer – this event will be a celebration of how far we have come in 35 years. Whether the change has been the growth of our beautiful city or how technology has changed the way we work. Details to follow.

A New Website!

After a lot of consideration over the last few months, the IABC board has come to the conclusion that we should redevelop our website. As a not-for-profit organization we feel that membership dues should be spent on programming that will help them advance their careers. Therefore we are seeking in-kind or financial sponsorship for a new website. This will be a branding opportunity for your organization with exposure to individuals, SMEs and corporations across the city and beyond.

Interested in helping us with this? Please do get in touch via email.

Here’s to our 35th!!



Annual General Meeting in the Tuscan-style tasting room at the back of the Co-op Liquor Store

This is the perfect opportunity to get involved with your IABC chapter, as the new slate of directors are appointed and current chapter business is reviewed.

June 14, 2017 at 5 p.m.

You’ll enjoy award-winning Co-op food samples & wine tasting with their in-house sommeliers. There are door prizes, too!

Plus, meet & hear from Federated Co-operatives Ltd (FCL) integrated communications & marketing department leaders:

Leah Andrew, FCL’s Associate Vice-President of Marketing and Communications
Cameron Zimmer, FCL’s Communications and Public Relations Manager

We’re prairie proud of our corporate member, Federated Co-operatives Ltd (FCL). FCL is generously sponsoring our AGM.

About FCL

FCL is largely business to business (B2B), serving over 190 retail co-ops and their more than 2,500 locations. These co-ops, stretching from Dryden to Haida Gwaii, Calgary to Grise Fiord—Canada’s most northern community—share a story as diverse as the Western Canadian landscape.

First started in SK and MB in 1928, FCL is listed as Saskatchewan’s largest company, one of the top 500 companies in Canada and one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers.

Limited tickets are available. Get your tickets today!