January 2018 IABC Harrisburg Newsletter Print

Next Professional Development Event

"Own Your Future: Find Your Voice and Chart Your Course.'"
Presented by Kara Luzik Canale
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 • 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. 

Red Sky Cafe 
4444 Carlisle Pike
Camp Hill, PA 17011

This presentation will teach newer communications professionals how to find their voice and take control of their career path, Those who manage and mentor young professionals will learn how to create an ideal environment for them to thrive. The presentation is designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce, and those who manage or mentor them.

About Kara Luzik Canale:

Kara Luzik Canale

Kara Luzik Canale is the Vice President of Chamber Operations for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC. Kara is responsible for implementing and developing components of the Chamber & CREDC'sStrategic Plan and oversight of specific areas of operation including membership, events, business diversity and communications.

Kara comes to the Chamber & CREDC following nearly a decade in strategic communications agencies, including La Torre Communications. A professional problem solver, she's applied her skills to organizations ranging from regional non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. She played key roles in opening a casino resort, building a major highway interchange and introducing innovatin=ve health care programs. A lifelong resident of Central PA, she has developed internship and mentorship programs to strengthen the region's workforce.

Kara sits on the board of directors for Harrisburg Young Professionals. She was named a top "Forty Under 40" professional by Central Penn Business Journal; "Foundation's Finest" by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central PA Chapter ; and Young Public Relations Professional of the Year by PRSA, Central PA.

She graduated summa cum laude from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in corporate communications and a minor in political science. 

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Welcome New Members

New Member:

Angela Sweigert
Lieutenant Colonel and State Public Affairs Officer, Pennsylvania National Guard.

To become an IABC member go to renew your membership go to you have any questions about becoming a member, please contact us at

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Chapter News

Area communicators and marketers networked with fellow professionals at this year’s Joint Holiday Social, held at The Coliseum in Camp Hill.

Members of IABC Harrisburg (International Association of Business Communicators, Harrisburg chapter), PRSA Central PA (Public Relations Society of America, Central PA Chapter) and the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society, gathered for an evening of networking, socializing, food, drinks, bowling and arcade games. Additionally, attendees brought in donations for the Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families in Dauphin County.

We're looking forward to more socials in 2018!

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Save the Date

"Connect and Engage with Live Streaming and Podcasts"
Presented by Scott Gilbert

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 • 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. 

Greystone Public House 
2120 Colonial Road 
Camp Harrisburg, PA 17112

Live video streaming and podcasts are engaging ways to connect with your organization’s followers and grow your audience. Scott Gilbert, public relations and multimedia team lead at Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine, shares how he uses live Facebook videos and podcasts to present subject matter with immediacy and drive interaction through comments and questions.

About Scott Gilbert:

Scott Gilbert joined Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine in 2010 as a media relations specialist and became the public relations and multimedia team lead in October 2017. Prior to that, he worked in broadcast journalism for 14 years. Scott served as multimedia news director at WITF-FM, the NPR affiliate in Harrisburg; an editor and anchor at Associated Press Radio in Washington, DC; and program director at Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation in Sunbury, Pa.

Scott and his team at WITF were honored with several Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. His radio career also includes stints as morning show host on a rock station in Virginia and promotions director at WINK 104. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

Stay tuned for more information!

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IABC Gold Quill Awards

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale.

Regardless of the final award results, the Gold Quill Awards program offers all entrants an array of benefits:

- Gain international peer recognition for excellence in communication
- Profile industry innovation and best practices
- Open up speaking and publishing opportunities
- Build your personal reputation as a thought leader
- Enhance the reputation of your team and organization, both internally and externally
- Build a business case to fund a key initiative
- Inspire your team. Bring them together to produce show-stopping work and share the glory when it’s complete
- Challenge yourself to new heights of innovation, creativity and strategic thinking
- Build a portfolio of work that opens doors to new opportunities
- Get your submissions assessed and validated by highly qualified communicators from around the world.

Deadlines to enter:

Deadline: January 10, 2018
Late deadline: January 30, 2018

Are you ready to soar? Share your best work by entering the 2018 Gold Quill Awards program.

Find out more at

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IABC Member Spotlight

Angela King-Sweigart

Angela King-Sweigart is a lieutenant colonel and the state public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania National Guard.

At the Pennsylvania National Guard, Angela is responsible for overseeing both a full-time staff and assisting public affairs throughout the commonwealth in subordinate organizations. She provides advice and counsel on internal and external communications, as well as civic engagement.

In addition to her managerial responsibilities, she continues to work at the tactical level generating and editing content for the organization, including photos, news stories, news releases and social media posts, and answering media inquiries.

Angela is the recording secretary of her local Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter and second vice president of Central Pennsylvania Thin Blue Line Families. She has volunteered both her writing skills and web design experiences for these organizations.

She holds several degrees and certifications and enjoys being a lifelong learner. Her degrees include a bachelor of arts in communication, a bachelor of science in biotechnology, an associate degree in accounting, as well as a variety of military courses related to public relations. Angela also has a certificate in interior design--a hobby of hers, along with reading,m working out and traveling.

Angela has been fortunate to have worked internationally with her position. Most recently, she did public relations in Germany in June 2017. She and her husband, Nelson, have an 8-and-1/2 year-old daughter, Samantha.

Angela joined IABC Harrisburg in November 2017. "I find the networking and training opportunities very valuable,” she said. "I enjoy all of the online seminars and have attended two professional development meetings so far."

Welcome to IABC Harrisburg, Angela!

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Register for the IABC World Conference 2018

Expand your network, gain exceptional knowledge from your peers and earn credits toward your professional certification at the 2018 IABC World Conference in Montréal June 3-6.

Our theme for the World Conference is “The Communication Crossroads” because the communication profession is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of business, culture, functions and audience; which is a powerful place to be. This conference will explore how to leverage that power in new and innovative ways.

At the World Conference you will discover and explore:

- How communication drives business performance and innovation.
- The rise of transformative communication and collaboration.
- Your role at the center of culture and ethics.
- Your knowledge and confidence as a strategic adviser.

A mosaic of culture, language and identity, home to major global corporations, and a thriving technology hub, Montréal is the ideal venue to connect with your peers from across the communication profession.

Join other communication leaders for an unparalleled networking and learning experience at the beautiful Palais des congrès de Montréal. Take advantage of the super-saver rate available now through December 31.

Register now and save over $400!

Don’t forget, IABC members get discounted rates on the World Conference. Members can save $360 compared to non-members right now with the super-saver rate.

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Career Opportunities



Director, Marketing Analytics and Research

Marketing Manager
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB)

Marketing Coordinator: Marketing, Promotions and Branding
Revo Management Group 

Marketing Manager
Limiteless Mobile

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company

Social & Web Media Assistant
Milton Hershey School

Marketing Analyst - Strategic Marketing
TE Connectivity

Director, Digital Marketing

Agency Marketing Manager



Food Truck Event Based Marketing Program Manager
donovan connective marketing

Assistant Professor, Communications Studies
Millersville University

Division Marketing Specialist 
MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Digital Media Writing Specialist
WebstaurantStore, a division of Clark Associates 

Public Relations Manager
White Good MARCOM Agency

Marketing Manager
Kinsey's Outdoors

Social & Content Manager
Woodstream Corporation

Digital Marketing Analyst (Part Time)
Cure Pennsylvania

Marketing Specialist 
Fenner Precision Polymers

Marketing Communications Coordinator 
North Museum of Nature & Science

Marketing Manager 
Kautz Construction, Co.

Marketing Specialist
paradox labs

Director of Marketing
Fulton Theatre Company

SEO Specialist
Shyft Careers (recruiter)

Digital Media Specialist
Masonic Villages



Part-Time Marketing Coordinator 
Heritage Valley FCU

Director of Digital Services
Gavin Advertising

Advertising Account Executive/Digital Media Manager 
Stewart Companies



Marketing & Communications Intern
TE Connectivity

Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design Intern


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