SAVE NOW AND GET ONE LUNCH FREE: As a benefit of your membership, a pre-pay Professional Development Luncheon discount is offered to Blue Ridge Chapter members. This year, choosing the pre-pay option secures your registration for six Professional Development programs in 2017 at a discounted rate of $25 per luncheon instead of $30 per luncheon. That’s like getting nearly TWO luncheons FREE!
Registration is still required for each luncheon using our online registration tool. If for some reason you cannot attend a program, you are more than welcome to send a colleague, guest, or a student in your place. In addition to great food and networking, the programs will feature a variety of key speakers and topics as related to your own professional development, the public relations profession and ones that we feel will be most useful to you as a practitioner.
Examples of topics for 2017 include
- The P.R. Side of College Sports
Bill Roth, Virginia Tech
- Real News vs. Fake News
Lawrence McConnell, Roanoke Times
- How Do Tourism Professionals Work with the Media?
Danielle Emerson, Virginia Tourism Corporation
- In Defense of the Defense Industry
Chris Finley, BAE Systems
- Measuring Success
Shonali Burke (unconfirmed) or other speaker
The pre-pay option includes the February, April, June, August, October and December programs. The deadline to pre-pay is Monday, February 9, 2017.
Pay online by signing up for this "event," or return the invoice below with a check made payable to PRSA Blue Ridge by the February 14 deadline. Send payment to Blue Ridge Chapter PRSA - PO Box 804, Roanoke, VA 24004