April 2018
Game On! Trivia Night
Register today for Trivia Night, a PR scholarship fundraiser!
Last year Trivia Night was a blast - the games, prizes and food were a hit.

Join us for Trivia Night on April 24,
5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Iron Goat.
$35/person OR $150/team of 5

Enjoy trivia, meeting new friends, and maybe win a prize!
President's Message
Woman with short brown hair and an orange in shirt and in a blazer smiling
Jennifer Ferrero, APR
President
Greater Spokane
Chapter PRSA
Getting the most out of networking

Spokane is a well-networked town. In some circles people say that Spokane is small enough that everyone knows each other. In my mind, it is because Spokanites are highly engaged in meeting and greeting. 

If we are all out there talking to each other, how do we make real connections? I’ve been networking for 20 years in the greater Spokane area. As a past member of GSI and Spokane MarCom, and a current member of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, and PRSA (one of the best!), I attend lots of meetings! 

Most business people that I know are in a similar boat! From my perspective, I have wasted time and money on trying to engage too much, but in the wrong way. In recent years I have found a few tips for effective networking: 

  • Directly after the event, follow up with the person that you’ve just met 
  • Be genuine in your interactions – in some cases, you may never work with this person, but they could be a good fit for a colleague 
  • Employ a heart of service and caring toward others and where they are in the career – they might be selling for one company today and working for you in the future! 

Go out and be successful in your networking interactions. See at our PRSAs upcoming events! 
Local Workshop - Evolution for PR Professionals
The life and times of the ever evolving public relations professional 
With the growth of digital and social media over the last decade, combined with an ever shrinking newsroom, our roles as public relations professionals are changing like never before. As public relations leaders, how do you evolve with the times yourself?

We'll take a look at the current landscape, how agency account teams are adjusting to work with other communications marketing specialties, and discuss some practical tips to best apply your background as a strategic communications professional across the marketing mix.
SPACE IS LIMITED.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant (245 W Main Ave., Spokane, WA 99201)
$35/member $45/non-member - Includes lunch
PRSA National Conference - Austin, TX
At the PRSA International Conference in Austin, Texas, enhance your personal and professional network while engaging with some of the world’s most influential companies and organizations. Connect with thousands of colleagues and over 150 industry experts from all career levels, sectors, work environments and industries for three days of practical insight and networking.
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