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.


Power Metrics of PR - December 10 Luncheon

Learn to Navigate Today's New PR Paradigm

Remember the good old days when a 30 lb clip book, dropped dramatically on the conference table, would tell the story of your PR campaign’s success? Whether you remember those days with fondness or disdain, for most of us, they’re largely a thing of the past. For many PR practitioners, there’s been a recalibration on two fronts: First, how do we remain effective in our core competency of media outreach? Second, how do we find meaningful, measurable ways to deliver value in a time when “media impressions” aren’t measured in tonnage? This presentation will highlight, through case studies and real-world examples, how navigate today’s new PR paradigm.

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2016 Board Nominees Announced

Members to be inducted at December luncheon

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

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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10 Dec 2015 12:00 PM (EST) • Hotel Roanoke - 110 Shenandoah Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24016


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