IABC Cleveland to Host Luncheon Featuring Crisis Communications Expert Bruce Hennes

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Aug 31, 2010, 14:08 ET from IABC Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent media issues surrounding Toyota, Tiger Woods, BP and LeBron James, having a crisis communications plan in place is more important than ever. That's why the Cleveland Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and Bruce Hennes of Hennes Paynter Communications, will host a program on "Crisis Communications Lessons for Business Communicators."

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The IABC luncheon program will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23 at The Cleveland City Club (The City Club Building, 2nd floor), located downtown at 850 Euclid Ave. from 11:30 a.m.1:15 p.m. Hennes will discuss understanding the limits of crisis communications and how it differs from traditional public relations. He is a managing partner of the only Ohio firm focused on crisis communications and will address ways to avoid communications mishaps as well as general information about this emerging discipline.  

Networking and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. – noon, and lunch and the program will run from noon – 1:30 p.m., with time for questions. Parking is available at the City Club for $2.25 with your parking stub for validation.

Visit http://www.cityclub.org/AboutUs/ParkingDirections/tabid/170/Default.aspx for additional parking information.

Separate costs are available for members, non-members, students and IABC members who are currently in transition between professional employment opportunities.

$27 IABC members

$39 non-members

$12 students and members in transition

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Deadline to register is Sept. 21. Register online at iabccleveland.com or contact Pam Tallant, chapter administrator, at 216-226-7013.

Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of more than 15,200 business communication professionals in more than 80 countries. The local Cleveland chapter includes nearly 130 members who support the highest professional standards of communication and drive innovation in the communication field. Visit www.iabccleveland.com.