September marks the 25th anniversary of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC)! In this issue of The Buzz, we unveil a logo marking this silver milestone (thank you, graphic designer and PIC member Marian Neglia!) and dig into our past.
The original “agitator” who helped found PIC, Jane Naczynski, describes how it came to be in PIC at 25: Independents at the top of their game.
In a 3×3 (three questions with three members), long-time PIC members Janet Comeau, ABC; Ellen Gardner, ABC; and Gary Schlee, ABC, MC, describe the benefits of being a member and share fond memories of the early days.
Our PIC Personality this month is PIC Chair and VP Special Interest Groups, Marie-Lauren Gregoire Drummond, SCMP, who chats with Arlene Amitirigala. Don’t miss their bonus rapid-fire conversation in the new Buzzy Bits video.
There’s more! We welcome our newest member, Yasmine El Shafei, SCMP, MBA. Get the details about our virtual PD event in October, all about creating an inclusive, equitable 2SLGBTQIA+ organization year-round. And find out why we’re apologizing to Cyrus Mavalwala, ABC, MC.
Want to comment on the issue or ask about volunteer opportunities? Connect with any of us on LinkedIn, follow the PIC LinkedIn business page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.We’d love to hear from you. And if you enjoy the issue, scroll to the end and click “Appreciate.