IABC's MemberSearch enables you to connect with your fellow communicators throughout the world. The online directory of members is available at www.iabc.com/membersearch.
Bob Crawshaw, who owns Main Street Marketing, a specialist communication consultancy in Australia's national capital, Canberra Canberra (kăn`bərə), city (1991 pop. 276,162), capital of Australia, in the Australian Capital Territory, SE Australia. The Canberra urban agglomeration includes a small area in New South Wales. , has found multiple uses for the service. "I use MemberSearch to contact people working in the same area to share ideas and seek help. For a small company, it is simply invaluable to be able to contact people doing similar things in Africa, Europe Europe (yr`əp), 6th largest continent, c.4,000,000 sq mi (10,360,000 sq km) including adjacent islands (1992 est. pop. 512,000,000). , Asia or North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. ," he says.
In the past 14 months, Crawshaw has used MemberSearch to explore two business opportunities in Toronto Toronto (tərŏn`tō), city (1998 est pop. 2,400,000), provincial capital, S Ont., Canada, on Lake Ontario. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and since the 1970s has been one of the fastest-changing cities in North America, experiencing , and while visiting the U.S. over the Christmas holidays, he was able to meet with two IABC members in Maine Maine, ship
Maine, U.S. battleship destroyed (Feb. 15, 1898) in Havana harbor by an explosion that killed 260 men. The incident helped precipitate the Spanish-American War (Apr., 1898). Commanded by Capt. Charles Sigsbee, the ship had been sent (Jan. to further collaborate on ideas initially shared online.
"We are starting an IABC chapter in Canberra, so I tell prospective members that MemberSearch is a key reason they should consider joining IABC."