Welcome to PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter

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


Media Speed Networking Event

Interested in pitching your story idea to multiple, respected journalists in one hour? Want to learn how the local media chooses stories for air or print? We're holding a Media Speed Networking event on Thursday, September 25 at Green Ridge Recreation Center from 1pm to 2:30pm.

John Carlin - WSLS-TV

Orlando Salinas - WDBJ7-TV

Matt Chittum - The Roanoke Times

Joey Self - WFIR News Talk Radio

Josh Eagan - Growing Up In The Valley Magazine

Kurt Rehinheimer - Lesiure Media 360

Tom Field - Valley Business Front

This event is sponsored by American National University, with facility support from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.  Come mingle with journalists including:

Now Accepting 2014 Summits

Get recognition for your public relations efforts! This year's Summit Awards deadline is September 8.  These awards highlight the creative and effective ways in which communications impact our lives. Learn how to enter here!


Are You Ready to be a Leader?

Are you a leader? Would you like to consider a future leadership role as a committee chair? Or would you like to get involved as a committee member or on a special initiative/event?

Please let the current chapter leadership know by filling out this chapter involvement form and returning it to President-Elect Chuck Lionberger, APR, at 


Member Spotlight
TODD BURNS - Corporate Communications Manager Appalachian Power 

"I’ve been in the profession for more than 20 years, and PRSA has helped me through the different phases of my career."


“Initially, PRSSA helped spark interest in the field and opened doors for internships that opened doors for full-time work. As a professional, honing my skills through PRSA learning opportunities keeps me sharp."


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Upcoming events

08 Sep 2014 (EDT) • Blue Ridge Chapter
25 Sep 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • Green Ridge Recreation Center
07 Nov 2014 6:00 PM (EST) • Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016


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