Join the Discussion: Banging the Drum for New Business

A recent study conducted by software company Intuit estimates that by the year 2020, more than 40 percent of the American workforce, or 60 million people, will be freelancers, contractors and temp workers. That means that competition for new clients will only increase.

On Tuesday, May 21st the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/DC Metro) Independents Group presents a panel of communications leaders who have grown successful businesses from the ground up and are experienced in attracting new business and scaling their companies accordingly.  They’ll address best practices for networking and working with other businesses to pitch new business.

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 21, 2013  8:00-9:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Omni Studio, 1146 19th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington DC (Red Line Metro Farragut North, Dupont Circle; Orange/Blue Line Metro Farragut West)

COST:  IABC/DC Metro Members $15; Non-members $25; Students $5 (register in advance; prices at the door will be $10 more for members and non-members, $5 more for students)



Kate Perrin, Chief Executive Officer, PRofessional Solutions, LLC (moderator)
Kate founded PRofessional Solutions, LLC in 1994 after 20 years in public relations and marketing communications for area associations and educational institutions.  It remains the only public relations temporary staffing agency in the Washington metro area.

Joyce Bosc, President and CEO, Boscobel Marketing Communications
Since founding Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc. in 1978, Joyce has provided a full range of communications services for high-tech companies, associations, federal, state and local governments, government contractors, real estate and utility companies. An expert in branding, she has been interviewed by and contributed stories to media outlets such as, National Public Radio (NPR), Association Management and Washington Business Journal.

Shana Glickfield, Partner, Beekeeper Group
As a Partner at Beekeeper Group, Shana helps a wide array of clients with their communications and advocacy strategies, focusing on social media and online community building. She was one of five women named to Washington Post’s list of “Up and Comers in Technology” in 2009 and was recognized that same year as one of the most creative people in new media by Washington Life Magazine.

Len Johnson, President, Sage Communications
Len led JDG Communications’ 30 years of growth from a three-person design group to its present status as a leading Washington-area brand development and integrated marketing firm. After 30 years in business, he sold the firm to Sage Communications, LLC in May 2009, but continues to serve as president of JDG as a subsidiary to Sage and leads the government communications practice. He is a recipient of IABC’s “Communicator of the Year” award.

About Kate Perrin

Kate Perrin is CEO of PRofessional Solutions, LLC, the Washington, DC area's only public relations temporary staffing firm. PRofessional Solutions, founded in 1994, was named one of the 25 largest staffing agencies in the metropolitan area in 2015 by the Washington Business Journal. It's also proud sponsor of Washington Women in Public Relations and the Public Relations Society of America's National Capital Chapter.
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