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.

Marketing & Advertising in PR

Marketing and advertising a mystery to you?

Learn why integrating with others makes public relations more impactful.Join us Thursday, October 8 at the Roanoke Higher Education Center as Kim Farlow, of Farlow Communications, discusses recent trends in public relations and the importance of integrating with other communications disciplines.

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2016 Board Nominees Announced

Members to Vote at Annual Chapter Meeting Oct. 8, 2015

The Blue Ridge PRSA membership will have the opportunity to vote in the election of the 2016 board of directors at the annual chapter meeting, Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Higher Education Center. The following individuals were selected by the 2015 Nominating Committee and unanimously approved by the 2015 chapter board to serve next year:

President - Betsy Parkins
President -Elect - Jen Ward
Treasurer - Scott Ramsburg
Secretary – Teresa Hall
Director at-Large (2015-2016) - Alison Hammond
Director at-Large (2015-2016) - Catherine Fox
Director-at-Large (2016-2018) - Josh Meyer
Director-at-Large (2016-2018) - Adedayo Abah

Summit Awards Gala to be Held Nov. 5

The Annual Summit Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, at Hotel Roanoke. Mark your calendars to attend this annual celebration of public relations achievement. Learn more about last year's winners online 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 Chuck Lionberger, APR, at 



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Upcoming events

08 Oct 2015 12:00 PM (EDT) • Roanoke Higher Education Center, Room 212 - 108 N Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011


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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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