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    Aug 24

    August Chapter Luncheon

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    Sep 28

    September Chapter Luncheon

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    Jan 25

    IABC Chapter Luncheon

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    Benefits of membership in IABC Houston

    Membership in IABC Houston gives you exclusive access to information, tools, resources and services that provide ideas and solutions for the business communication issues you face today and in the future.

    • Bronze Quill and local awards competitions
    • Directory of members, including categories of expertise
    • IABC Houston Insider weekly newsletter
    • Interaction with local communication and business professionals
    • Job bank for employers and job seekers
    • Resume bank for members to describe their ideal job and list their qualifications
    • Leadership, learning and service opportunities
    • Professional contacts through an active network
    • Professional development through monthly luncheon programs and workshops
    • Strategic interest groups for specific member segments and communication topics

    Some of the above services are available to non-members for a fee or at a higher rate.

    By joining the IABC Houston chapter, you also receive benefits from international membership including awards programs, World Conference and learning and certification opportunities.  Click here to learn more about IABC international benefits.

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    Need to renew?

    It’s easy. If your membership expires within 60 days, just click on your dashboard, select “profile” and follow the steps. If you want to renew before the 60-day mark, please email Member_Relations@iabc.com.

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    Types of membership

    You start by joining IABC International online. Your membership includes full benefits from the international organization, the Southern Region and the local IABC Houston chapter.

    There are several membership types:

    Professional – The vast majority of IABC members are professional members. IABC Houston members pay $304 annually. A $40 application fee applies to new and lapsed members.

    Corporate - Corporate packages offer discounts to five or more employees from the same company. Click here for corporate package information.

    Student - Student memberships are available to full-time students of colleges, universities and other educational institutions as well as part-time students working toward a degree or a certificate program in Canada, who are not working in the communication profession. Student dues for IABC/Houston are $57 annually. Membership in the University of Houston student chapter is $49 annually, as local and regional dues are waived.

    Student Transition - Professionals who have graduated from a degree program from an accredited institution in the last year are eligible for the student transition rate. For student transition members, the regular application fee is waived, and the student pays half of the international dues plus full region and chapter dues. Members can only have one year as a student transition; they must then become professional members at the full professional rate.

    Retiree - Individuals who have been professional IABC members for at least five years, are retired from employment in the communications industry, and are at least 55 years of age are eligible for retiree status. Annual IABC/Houston dues for retired members are US $49.

    Click here to learn more about membership types.

    IABC membership belongs to the member, even if the employer paid for it. If the employer pays for the membership and the member moves to another employer, the member retains IABC membership for the duration of the year and can renew without paying a reinstatement fee.

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    For more IABC Houston membership information, contact Vice President of Member Services John Harris.