IABC Ottawa takes home two prestigious Chapter Management Awards

OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ottawa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) took home two honours at the 2016 Chapter Management Awards, held on February 4, 2016.

In addition to an Award of Merit in Professional Development, IABC Ottawa also accepted an Award of Excellence in Community Involvement at the annual event, which took place at the Leadership Institute in Long Beach, CA.

IABC's Chapter Management Awards (CMAs) recognize chapters' leadership, management and financial capabilities, along with volunteer and student development and outreach. This annual recognition program acknowledges chapters that are creative, strategic, use best practices, and produce results that benefit their members as well as communities.

"We are extremely honoured," said Sherrilynne Starkie, president of IABC Ottawa. "These awards are a reflection of all the hard word and dedication of our chapter, and to be recognized for excellence affirms that what we do is truly making a difference to our members, our industry, and to our community."

IABC Ottawa, a fully volunteer-run organization, is the hub of Ottawa's communications, markering and creative professions. IABC serves almost 15,000 members in chapters located in more than 70 countries worldwide.



Image with caption: "From left to right: Kaleigh Maclaren, VP Partnerships, Bryant McNamara, VP Membership, Avra Gibbs Lamey, VP Leadership Development, Gillian Magnusson, Executive Secretary, Anastasia Smolentseva, VP Professional Development, Sherrilynne Starkie, President, Stacey Diffin-Lafleur, VP Certification, Sharon Cheung, VP Professional Development, Tara Lapointe, Past President, Dominique Jolicoeur, Executive Vice-President (CNW Group/IABC/Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160219_C4562_PHOTO_EN_624934.jpg

For further information: Meaghan Quinn, VP Marketing Communications, Mahtab Farahani, VP Marketing Communicationsmarketing@ottawa.iabc.com; Sherrilynne Starkie, President, president@ottawa.iabc.com


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