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PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter

The Public Relations Society of America Blue Ridge chapter is a professional association serving Central and Southwest Virginia public relations practitioners. Founded in 1992, the chapter strives to bring together professionals to enhance the practice, provide an exchange of experiences and ideals, and promote professional development.

The Promise & Perils of Political Polling
Workshop Luncheon - Thursday, Oct. 11

at Hotel Roanoke

Political polling can aid in expanding a college’s name recognition (e.g., Quinnipiac and Monmouth), but it can also present some issues for the pollster and for Public Relations. What do you do when you get some unexpected results? How do you handle the almost inevitable criticism, legitimate or otherwise? Dr. Harry Wilson has been the director of the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research (IPOR) at Roanoke College since 1991. There have been growing pains as IPOR has evolved from a survey center that conducted one face-to-face poll each year to a full service telephone survey center, and Wilson remains convinced of IPOR’s role as an important asset for the College.

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All Professions Need PR Skills (eXpand Roanoke)
FREE - Thursday, November 8 at 12pm
at Green Ridge Recreation Center

Join Experience and the PRSA Blue Ridge chapter for a talk with the 2017 Richmond-Times Dispatch Person of the Year! Paula Otto, APR, is adjunct public relations faculty at VCU and previous Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about public relations best practices for professionals who wear many hats!

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Summit Awards Gala - Registration Now Open
Thursday, November 8 at Hotel Roanoke

It's the biggest event of the year! Be a part of an annual tradition as the best in public relations in our region are recognized for their outstanding efforts. New this year, the event will feature a keynote address from Paula Otto, APR. Cocktail hour begins at 6pm, followed by dinner and awards presentations.

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Are You Ready to be a Leader?

Would you like to consider a future leadership role as a committee chair special events coordinator? Please let us know by filling out the 2018 leadership interest form emailing it to President Scott Ramsburg

Upcoming events

08 Nov 2018 12:00 PM •
08 Nov 2018 6:00 PM (EST) • 110 Shenandoah Ave NW. Roanoke, VA 24016

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Mid-Atlantic District

The Blue Ridge Chapter of PRSA is affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic District, connecting public relations professionals from Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.



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