From the IBPA Board Room

October 2009
by Carlene Sippola

« Back to Independent Articles

I am writing this shortly after returning from my first IBPA board meeting as the new board chair. We held our meeting in Minneapolis in conjunction with this year’s Regional University. Our board members were excited to offer their services as speakers at the university and to take part in the festivities surrounding the event. It was a smashing success. The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA), under the apt leadership of its president, Pat Morris, presented a fun-filled and valuable educational event. Congratulations to all involved.

Preceding the university, we held our first board meeting of fiscal year 2009/10. It too was a success. We welcomed three new board members as well as the returning board members. As all organizations do lately, IBPA faces a few challenges for the coming years. I am confident that the IBPA staff, the board of directors, and the members of IBPA will rise above these challenges and that the staff and the board will continue to serve our membership at top levels.

I want to share with you some highlights of the meeting and outline where we will focus our energies in the next several months. As usual, the meeting began with the executive direc…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

Join Today!

« Back to Independent Articles

How to Get Involved!
Marketing Opportunities

From mailings to exhibits, see how IBPA's marketing programs help you grow your sales.

Educational Opportunities

Attend a seminar, ask an expert, and get more free advice with our educational programs.

Become a member

Access exclusive members-only benefits starting at just $10.