President’s Column

by Steve Higgins, IABC/Tulsa President

I hope many of you were able to take part in this year’s Bronze Quill event at the Tulsa Press Club downtown.

Thanks to event co-chairs Tom Droege and Stephanie Cole, this fun evening gave us a chance to recognize the finest of Tulsa’s professional communications work while enjoying some tasty barbecue and refreshments.

This year’s event also marks the continuation of a great partnership we’ve been creating with the Tulsa Press Club.

For the past two years, the Tulsa chapters of IABC and PRSA have joined with the Press Club to present OkieSMart: The Art of Social Media. This collaborative effort has been a major hit both years and I fully expect it to return in 2011.

As part of the Atlas Life building’s transition to the Marriott Courtyard hotel, the Press Club unveiled a fabulous renovation this summer, which was a big selling point in our decision to stage the Bronze Quills there.

Now, the Tulsa Press Club is making a special offer to IABC/Tulsa members. Through Nov. 30, IABC/Tulsa members who join the Press Club will have their joining fee waived.

I’ve been a member for years, and can vouch for the quality of its programs. Also, it’s just a comfortable, convenient meeting spot for social or business occasions.