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Friday, June 04, 2010

June 8: IABC MN Networking Event

IABC MN’s “Be Equipped” networking event promises to be a good time with plenty of time to mingle with other communications professionals. Plus it’s a chance to hear about crisis communications from a decorated cop who’s been a police department spokesperson.

When: Tuesday, June 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Mission American Kitchen and Bar, IDS Center’s Crystal Court, 80 S. Eighth St., Minneapolis

Parking: For free parking, park in the IDS parking ramp (entrance on Marquette Avenue) and ask the server for validation.

Fees: $15 for members and $25 for non-members who register by June 4; a late fee of $5 applies after June 4

The Minneapolis Police Department’s supervisor within the Strategic Information and Crime Management Division, Sgt. Jesse Garcia III, will speak from 6 to 6:15 p.m. about crisis management and how to respond to the media. He’ll talk about how to coordinate logistics, control rumors, correct erroneous or misleading information, mitigate negative publicity, and answer questions from the public and the media.

Sgt. Garcia, a Minnesota native and 20-year MPD veteran, was a senior MPD spokesperson. He has been a recipient of the Medal of Honor, Medal of Valor, three Medals of Commendation and Life Saving Awards.

Register by June 4 for this June 8 event. Contact the IABC Minnesota office at (612) 333-4222 for information on late or walk-in registration.