I watched the IABC/Iowa calendar for a few months before joining last fall. I didn't want to get into a networking group - they're a dime-a-dozen and often worth as much.
I wanted to become involved with a group of people whose knowledge and practice would help make me a better business person. That's what kind of people I've found at IABC. Additionally, the IABC site and new IABC Commons blogs are great resources.
What intrigued me most about this group is their Professional Development luncheons (peek at past events). Great content, great leadership, great presentations.
This month's event is no exception, as Todd McDonald of ATW Training & Consulting is presenting a full day of business lessons.