Saturday 9 September 2017

Day 64 of Mentor on Road, USA

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
-Swami Vivekananda

Day 64 of Mentor on Road USA was completely packed with three back to back meetings. It started with a meeting with small and medium businesses accompanied by United States Commercial Service (USCS) and Small Business Administration (SBA). Big thanks to International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for arranging such a wonderful event for us.

Our second meeting of the day was with women owned businesses where we were glad to see the motivated and passionate women leading successful businesses. Questions raised by them in the Q&A session were extremely genuine and practical. Mentor on Road was glad to be able to answer all their queries relating to the conduct of business in India.

In the evening, Mentor on Road headed to a meeting with Indian diaspora where we shared about the smart village program and how the audience can put their hands together to develop some of the Indian villages by adopting them. Our project was appreciated by everyone present in the event. Also, we were glad to note that many people came forward and decided to adopt their village right after the presentation.

Several new initiatives have been planned by Mentor on Road. We will be busy with IABC for events in India and Chicago in the coming year. We will soon announce the initiatives.

Hearty thanks to Poonam Gupta, Maya Patel, Girish Kapoor and full team of IABC for making the day a complete success.

IABC Chicago links organizational and business communicators to a global network of professionals that develop, establish and adhere to the highest professional standards of quality and innovation in their field. They aim to be the association of choice for professionals in all communication disciplines, fostering understanding and respect toward integrating communication activities in organizations/businesses.

The IABC provides a professional network of about 16,000 members strong and one of IABC’s oldest and most successful local chapters. Their members hold positions in:
  • Public relations/Media relations 
  • Corporate communications 
  • Public affairs 
  • Investor relations 
  • Government relations 
  • Marketing communication 
  • Community relations 
  • Writing 
  • Editing 
  • Training 
  • Advertising 
  • Photography and video production 
  • Graphic design 
  • Human resources 
  • Teaching

IABC Chicago is part of IABC’s Pacific Plains Region. The chapter is one of the largest IABC chapters in the U.S. and is the oldest chapter in the world. The group originated in 1924 as the Industrial Editors Association of Chicago and later changed its name to the Chicago Association of Business Communicators before becoming IABC Chicago in January of 1980.

IABC Chicago is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of internal and external communication of businesses, organizations, and institutions. To this end, IABC Chicago seeks to:
  • Provide career-long learning opportunities that give IABC Chicago members the knowledge and tools they need to facilitate strategic communication management in all communication disciplines
  • Share among their membership best practices, ideas and experiences that facilitate the development of ethical, efficient and effective standards for their profession
  • Lead the way in the ethical use of advanced information technology in the communication profession
  • Link with the Chicago metropolitan community to foster the understanding of strategic communication management or activities in organizations

Hope the journey ahead remains as exciting as it has been till now.

Jai ho! (Let victory be yours)

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