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Winners of our First Emerging Professional Scholarships: Sarah Curran and Kate Bloomburg with Chapter President Peggy Fleming
Digital Analytics Workshop with WebSpec
Greater Des Moines Chapter Annual Members Only Holiday Luncheon
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The Greater Des Moines Chapter website resides within the national organization's website. To navigate around the chapter website, use the menu on the left side of our pages. To navigate the national level website, use the horizontal navigation bar across the top of the page.

About Us

We provide a supportive and collaborative environment for professionals from all communications disciplines in Central Iowa. Join us for continuing education, professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

Professional Development and Skill Building Programming

We typically offer monthly professional development programs from September thru May with skill-building workshops and informal discussion meetings throughout the year. Here's what's coming next.

June 13, 2018 - Content Marketing Workshop with Catherine Staub

Catherine Staub, founder of Lexicon Content Marketing, will lead our Content Marketing Strategies workshop on June 13. Learn proven strategies as well as the latest trends and techniques to create and use content marketing to gain and retain customers.

Whether you want to take your content marketing to the next level or you are just getting started, Catherine will give you tools to sharpen your craft. 

The two-hour workshop will be presented from 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. at IMPACT Community Action Partnership, 3226 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311.

Catherine M. Staub is Associate Professor; Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism at Drake University. Dr. Staub joined the SJMC faculty in 2015 and teaches classes in the Magazine Media program and in the School’s Master of Communication Leadership program.

She is the founder and CEO of, a Des Moines firm that provides its clients with communications, marketing, PR, photography, graphic design and more.

Prior to starting her own business, Staub was Learning and Development Manager and National Implementation Team Consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; an associate editor at Meredith Corporation, and a high school English teacher. She has earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership, an Ed.S. in education, an M.A. in journalism and a B.S.E. in English and Education, all from Drake.
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