Network growth, idea discussion, professional development and good connections are offered through IABCLA’s Coffee Connections.

We match and introduce similar professional profiles. After the introduction, you and your new connection have a casual, one-on-one, 20-minute conversation.

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IABC SoCal’s Happy Hour Offers Job Hunting Hacks

By Eli NatinskyIABCLA Vice President/President-Elect Thank you to everyone who attended "IABC SoCal's Happy Hour: Build Your Network and Share Tips and Tricks for Succeeding in the Coronavirus Job Market” on September 10 via Zoom. Karen Trachtenberg, an IABCLA...

Monrovia Provides Superior Crisis Comms During Bobcat Fire

By Deborah Hudson, ABCVice President, Member Retention; Past President Since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, we’ve seen a catalog of great crisis communications – and some really awful examples.  In the last week, as the fast-moving Bobcat Fire has...

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Trachtenberg

Karen joined IABC Los Angeles when she was freelancing and looking for guidance on her next career move, and ultimately found much more than she bargained for: a social media role on the board and some lifelong friendships. She holds an M.A. in sociology and an...

Creating Thought Leadership with Data-Driven Content

By Bob Finlayson and Paul Brunato The changing media landscape has resulted in brands self-publishing an increasing volume of content. But this content often fails to engage and resonate with target audiences. With proper analysis, readily available digital tools...

DE&I: The Race is On

DE&I: The race is on  With Farida Habeeb’s provocative blog entry, “Time to do the (Internal) Work,” IABCLA announced our focus campaign on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) as a call to learning and action. On August 5, we launched the campaign...


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