Introduce yourself to industry organizations
These organizations have valuable programs and excellent networking opportunities. Please visit their websites often as their calendars change frequently.
The American Advertising Federation of Kansas City
AAF-KC (or Ad Club, as it's still known colloquially) sponsors a wide variety of special events throughout the year including lunch programs, happy hours, Wednesday Acceleration, Career Day, Bulletproof, and Ad Wars. Be sure to look into Ad2's Virtual Agency for a great opportunity to volunteer and help a local non-profit. And if you're a creative person, then you must get involved with Art +Copy. Check out their web site for more information, http://www.aafkc.com/ or call 816.822.0300.
American Marketing Association of Kansas City
The chapter sponsors nine luncheon events each year and one seminar on a regular schedule. The luncheon events are held at various hotel and restaurant venues throughout the metro area. For information on upcoming events go to https://www.amakc.com/
Business Marketing Association of Kansas City
BMA of KC encompasses a lifetime of expertise in business-to-business marketing and communications. They are dedicated to providing their members and other B2B professionals with regularly scheduled meetings and special events. This provides you the opportunity to learn more about your profession and network with the best in the Kansas City area. For complete information on the resources and services provided to BMA of KC members, check out http://www.bmakc.org/.
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Ask members what they need from The Chamber and the overwhelming answer is: “help me get smarter, better connected, more visible.” Chamber programs and services are designed to do just that. Attend a seminar, take advantage of the discounts negotiated for Chamber members, or network at Business After Hours. There are a lot of ways to benefit you and your business. For more information check out http://www.kcchamber.com/.
Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators
IABC is a not-for-profit international network of professionals committed to improving the effectiveness of organizations through strategic, interactive and integrated business communication management. The Kansas City Chapter of IABC (KC/IABC) has been recognized as the International Chapter of the Year five times. (84, 86, 95, 2000, and 2005). KC/IABC sponsors a wide variety of programs throughout the year. Check out their web site for dates and locations at http://kc.iabc.com/.
Public Relations Society of America for Greater Kansas City
GKC PRSA unites those involved in public relations through valuable and relevant professional development and advances the profession through public education, service and high standards of conduct. For information about current events in the P.R. community go to http://www.kansascity-prsa.org/.