Volunteer Opportunity: Scholarship Committee

Jennie L. LambNews, The Blog

We need you! As part of the BVIABC 35th Anniversary Celebration, the board would like to plan a scholarship fundraiser for a local high school student or college student who plans to pursue or is pursuing a degree in a communications field. We need volunteers to work on a committee to make this happen! Duties would include: reaching out to school counselors … Read More

Printing Responsibly: FSC Certified Printing

Jennie L. LambNews, The Blog

FSC Environmental Thank You

by Greg Gammon, Managing Partner, Insite Printing & Graphic Services Wednesday, July 27, 2016  The art and industry of printing has continually evolved over the past decades, as more environmentally friendly processes have displaced older practices such as dumping waste paper in landfills, clear-cutting of trees for paper making, and disposing of waste ink and chemicals through the municipal sewer … Read More

Member Spotlight: Nancy Sawtelle

Chase FriedmanFeatured Members

Company Name Office of the Provost, Public Partnership, & Outreach at Texas A&M University Company Title Director of Public Relations Describe your job and why you love it! I’m director of public relations in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. I love solving problems, facilitating processes, explaining issues, planning events, and waking up to new opportunities every … Read More

Wrapping Up and Looking Ahead—BVIABC Transitions to the 2016-17 Board Term

Jennie L. LambNews, The Blog

Final Board Meeting of 2015–16 On Tuesday evening, June 21st, the BVIABC Board of Directors held its last meeting of the 2015–16 term. We celebrated the year’s victories. And, we discussed the challenges we met with this term and ways to overcome them the next year. Chase Friedman reported on the IABC/Southern Region Annual General Meeting (AGM) call that he … Read More

Summer Honors for BVIABC Members

Jennie L. LambNews, The Blog

IABC/Houston Bronze Quills As you are aware, BVIABC did not hold a local Bronze Quill award competition this year for a number of reasons. However, the Real Estate Center and The Bush School at Texas A&M University both brought back multiple IABC/Houston Bronze Quill Awards to the Brazos Valley on the evening of June 16th. Congratulations to everyone involved in … Read More

2016 IABC World Conference in Review

Jennie L. LambNews, The Blog

I had the good fortune to represent our chapter in New Orleans from June 4–9 and enjoy the 2016 IABC World Conference (#IABC16) with approximately 1,100 other communication professionals from around the world. International AGM This year, under the direction of now Past Chair Michael Ambjorn and Executive Director Carlos Fulcher, the International Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held the … Read More

Member Spotlight: Marie Lindley

Chase FriedmanFeatured Members

Company Name Insite Printing Company Title Print Advisor Describe your job and why you love it! I’m a Print Advisor. I love what I do because I get to help people be creative and communicate through print. And, I get to work with new projects each day. The print process is always evolving, so I get to learn new techniques … Read More

BVIABC Summer Workshop 2016

Jennie L. LambEvents, Professional Development, Workshop

Check out a recap of our Summer Workshop via Storify! Phillips Event Center at Briarcrest in Bryan Our Summer Workshop is designed to be a special day of hands-on training featuring a unique mix of technical writing skills in the morning and personal growth development in the afternoon. Join us for one session—or both! Schedule 7:30 am Continental Breakfast & … Read More

A Message from the President to Members about Awards Judging | May 4, 2016

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

Howdy BVIABC Members, Although Brazos Valley IABC isn’t currently holding a Bronze Quill awards competition, we still have some opportunities to judge for other chapters. Judging award entries is a rewarding and educational opportunity for IABC members. Not only does it make you part of the process, it gives you the opportunity to exercise your strategic communication muscles and review … Read More

Communicating for the Communicator

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

by Kathryn Kelly Communication Studies Instructor | Blinn College If you are reading the BVIABC blog then it is probably your job to communicate well. Whether through graphic design, social media management, or publication preparation you are in many ways the voice of your organization. How many of you, however, break out into a hard sweat at the thought of … Read More