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.
August Luncheon: How to Score a 2.0 with your Customers!
Join Alisha Starkey and Ted Williams from Cox Virginia as they discuss the “2.0” version of customer satisfaction research that they and many other companies are using to determine not only how satisfied their customers are, but also how engaged their customers are with the brand. How loyal are their customers? Will they come back for future business? Also how much are customers recommending the business to others?Learn more about and register for the August Luncheon!
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.This event is sponsored by American National University, with facility support from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Come mingle with journalists including:
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
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?
"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."