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Joining PRSA national and the Blue Ridge Chapter represents one of the best investments communications professionals can make in their careers. Click here to access the membership application. Be sure to join the Blue Ridge Chapter to enjoy discounted event rates throughout the year!

With Blue Ridge PRSA Chapter membership you will:

  • Become a visibly engaged member of your local public relations community while expanding your circle of colleagues and contacts.
  • Attend local seminars, meetings, luncheons, receptions and programs at discounted member rates.
  • Earn recognition through industry awards.
  • Network with other active members of the public relations profession from a variety of industries.
  • Step into leadership roles and advocate for the public  relations profession.
  • Learn about business development and job opportunities  in your local community and across the region.

Every month PRSA offers members numerous free webinars. Click here to check out the latest offerings.

Find the National Membership that is right for you.

Members have two or more years’ experience in public relations
Associate Member have up to two years' experience in public relations
Associate Members, PRSAA Graduates are PRSSA members who graduated within the past two years.
Associate Members, Graduate Students are full-time graduate student working toward a public relations degree. Reinstating Members are former members of PRSA    
Group Members
are part of an organization that has eight or more members.      

Retired Members are members who have been in good standing for at least five years and are employed less than 50 percent of the time. Other restrictions apply. 

Dues National Membership dues are $225 annually, plus a $65 one-time initiation fee.  You must be a national member in order to retain membership in the local chapter. Dues are paid through national. The Blue Ridge chapter can not process membership applications.

How to Join Join online now by visiting http://www.prsa.org and by clicking the Join Today button on the right side bar. Don’t forget to check the box to join the Blue Ridge Chapter. 

For More Information, email PRSA Member Services at membership@prsa.org or call 212-460-1400. Someone will be glad to answer any questions you have.  Or contact Membership Chair, Taylor Ricotta, TaylorRicotta@gmail.com

 

 


Hardship Plan for Renewing Members who are Unemployed

This plan - whereby qualified member receive a one-time reduction in their National dues - has been announced to members who are unemployed, are up for renewal, and have been members for five or more years. Chapters who wish to reduce their dues and have not already done so are asked to contact Eileen Lintao, Member Services manager, with their rates or for questions, at Eileen.Lintao@prsa.org or 212.460.1490. Since the plan launched on April 1, 33 members have taken advantage of National's hardship plan.


New and Enhanced Members-only Offers

  • Insurance for members and their families or their businesses,
  • FedEx shipping (Replaces DHL offer),
  • Budget, and now Avis car rentals, too,
  • Office products from Office Depot,
  • Bank of America credit card which benefits the PRSA Foundation.
  • The Financial Planning Association offers our members free access to financial planning e-hotline, monthly personal finance articles and, for Chapters, complimentary guest speakers for educational seminars on financial planning.

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