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AWC Connects on September 16!

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Registration is now open
for our fall networking event, AWC Connects on Wednesday, September 16 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden!

Our speaker is Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu who will discuss Keeping Your Edge in a Changing Communications World.

AWC Connects is our annual season-opener. Come and get to know us at this fun evening event. Connect with other communications professionals, engage in lively conversation and advance your career with the things you will learn and connections you will make!

Registration and Networking: 4:30 p.m.
Welcome and Program: 5:15 p.m.
More Networking: 6-6:30 p.m.

Registration is $15 for both members and non-members and $10 for students. Your registration also includes admission to the dome & gardens and hors d’oeuvres by Trellis. Cash bar.

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

A big thank-you to our AWC Connects sponsors who helped make this event possible:
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Prairie Legislative Services is a public policy communications and grassroots advocacy training organization providing a full range of services. The company was established by Julie Fleming in 1998 following over a decade of experience in state government. Specialties: Public policy communications such as brochures and newsletters and grassroots advocacy training. Julie serves as President-Elect and Treasurer of AWC Greater Des Moines Professional Chapter.

portico staffing Portico Staffing, a Des Moines Employment Agency, was opened in April of 2005 by Katie Roth, SPHR. Katie has a long and distinguished career in the staffing industry including over ten years as an area manager for a national staffing firm.
Prior to opening Portico Staffing, Katie was Vice President and a Partner of Merit Resources, Inc., a Professional Employer Organization located in Urbandale. She was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2001. Katie has been a luncheon speaker for AWC Greater Des Moines Professional Chapter.

Writing Resources

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A desire to help people write better on the job led Cecelia Munzenmaier out of the classroom to coach workplace writers. This college composition instructor, curriculum writer, and editor provides personalized writing training for everyone from administrative assistants to executives. “As the ‘writing expert on call’ for clients,” she says, “I help employees with everything from overcoming fear of writing to developing training materials.” Cecelia is immediate past president of AWC Greater Des Moines Professional Chapter.

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Books Recommended by Our May Speaker, Kim Augsburger
These are the books Kim mentioned as important influences on her career:
Leading at a Higher Level by Ken Blanchard
-Rookie Smarts by Liz Wiseman
Predictable Success by Les McKeown
Start with Why by Simon Sinek


We are a friendly group of communications professionals who are serious about our work and supportive of each other. Our programs offer a mix of professional development, personal growth, networking, and cutting edge technology. Our luncheon meetings are generally the third Wednesday of the month from September through May. You may RSVP and pay securely online with MasterCard, VISA or Discover. You may also pay at the door by check or cash, but we may not be able to provide lunch for those who have not registered in advance. Questions? Contact info@awcdsm.org

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