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Get the Recognition You Deserve
Enter the IWPAs communications contest. We have 92 categories and encourage everyone to enter their best work in books, other print and electronic media, advertising and public relations, and research. The deadline is Jan. 4, 1999, and entry blanks will be sent in November.
Help Needed for Communications Contest
Have you been an award winner in the annual communications contest? Have you benefited from the increased recognition as an award-winning communicator? Perhaps now is the time to help IWPA in return by volunteering to serve on the communications contest committee. In previous years, about 120 entries have been received. Please contact Cecilia Green at (847) 706-3561 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Health Plan for Home-Based Businesses
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is a regional business organization serving the six counties of Northeastern Illinois. Its 2,500 member firms employ more than 1 million people.
"While our member base includes every Fortune 500 company from Amoco to Zenith, 81% of the members are small businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Given the fact that small businesses are the fastest growing segment of the American economy, this isnt surprising," Roper. "Weve tailored programs, services and benefits toward smaller businesses because that is where the need is greatest."
Among the programs the Chamber has developed is a health and dental insurance plan custom designed in cooperation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. "Our plan will cover as few as two people, which makes it ideal for home-based businesses, free-lance writers, etc.," said Chamber President Jerry Roper. "Because of the large number of smaller Chamber firms, we were able to negotiate competitive premiums usually reserved for major employers." Other chamber benefits include discounts on Airborne Express, Ameritech cellular equipment and service, and AT&T long distance.
For further information on the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and its member programs, services, and benefits, call (312) 494-6701.
Special 14-Month Membership Offer
If you join IWPA in November, you get the rest of 1998 dues and all of 1999 dues at the yearly rate of $7514 months for the price of 12! Membership is open to men and women who are paid professional journalists or communicators in any medium and to full-time college students enrolled in communications programs. The $75 dues for working professionals and $35 for full-time students also covers dues for the National Federation of Press Women. For a brochure and membership application, please leave your name and mailing address on our voice mail (312) 458-9151.
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