PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards

Long Live Rock! ( The Who)
Join us for the 15th Annual Cleveland Rocks Awards.  PRSA Greater Cleveland's signature event, recognizing the best in public relations and marketing communications.
Cleveland Rocks...Cleveland Rocks!  ( Ian Hunter)
But wait, it's far more than just an awards show!
Join Todd Mesek, VP Marketing & Communications, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, presenting the HOF's new looks, and its international and media relations program for the 2018 induction ceremonies held here in Cleveland. The entire program will be emceed by Emmy-award winning on-air host of Sirius XM's national broadcast channel Classic Vinyl, Kathrine Boyd.
We Will....We Will... Rock You!  ( Queen)
A new venue, a new format.
Join us at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where your ticket includes a special evening to get dressed up, enjoy a fabulous cocktail reception (including complimentary drink ticket), scrumptious appetizers, awards and Rock Hall presentation.
Rock Steady ( Bad Company)
Oh, did we mention, your Hall of Fame Experience also consists of a complimentary tour of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Including the best seat in the house for the stunning Power of Rock media show in newly christened Connor Theater.
Rock & Roll Never Forgets (Bob Seger) 
Connect with Greater Cleveland's most accomplished communicators - and you can even bid on some coveted silent auction items to help raise scholarship money for the Cleveland PRSA Education Fund.
The Heart of Rock and Roll is Still Beating, Yeah, In Cleveland (Huey Lewis & The News) 
Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Place: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland
Time: 6:00 p.m.-  ???  
Keep On Rock'N Me, Baby (Steve Miller Band)
6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 8:15 pm Awards and HOF Presentation
8:15 - Enjoy your Rock & Roll Experience!!
Tickets: $75 for PRSA Members; $85 Non Members
(valet parking available at the HOF)
The awards portion of the program will be held in the Foster Theater, therefore table sales will not be available for this event. A variety of event sponsorships are still available, which include tickets to the event. Contact Lynn Bracic/Debi Weslek at the PRSA office
Thanks to our Presenting sponsor:
Thanks to our Rocker sponsor:

Thanks to our Venue sponsor:

Thanks to our Silver sponsors:
Dominion Energy
Eaton Corporation
Stevens Strategic Communications

Membership News
Join PRSA in November and Save! 
Join PRSA as a new member before November 30th and take advantage of the triple play where you get:
1. Free Chapter membership with Greater Cleveland
2. Free Section membership 
3. Waived initiation fee

For more information and to join, visit
Use code FALL17
Expand Your Network - Tomorrow!
Join us tomorrow evening at Market Garden Brewery for networking. Participate in a 60-minute workshop with Marilee MacAskill of the Dale Carnegie Institute that teaches effective networking and provides tips for maintaining conversations, then put it into practice and meet other professionals. 

The event is open to all, so bring a friend, colleague or student 

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W.25th Street, Cleveland

Ticket sales end soon, so register now!

Scholarship News
Support PRSA Cleveland Scholarship Fund 
at 15th Annual Rocks Awards

How can your company or client get their brand in front of hundreds of the region's public relations, marketing and special events professionals? Consider donating to the Cleveland Rocks Awards Silent Auction! All proceeds benefit the PRSA Cleveland Student Scholarship Fund.

To donate an item to the auction, contact  Jenn Elting at
Now Accepting Scholarship Applications!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Student of the Year program. The top two applicants to the 2018 PRSA Cleveland Student of the Year Award will receive a monetary award dispersed for the next class session, $2,000 for fist place and $1,000 for second place along with the opportunity to interview for an internship with a participating organization.

If you know a student studying PR, communications or a related field encourage them to visit to download a copy of the application. Applications are due January 15, 2018.
Interview the Top PR Students in the Area

Openings are available for organizations that would like to participate in our Student of the Year program by offering an interview to the top two students in our annual scholarship competition. You can have the first shot at interviewing the area's best and brightest, pre-qualified by our scholarship application and panel of professional reviewers.

Participating organizations must have a PRSA member on their team, provide intern supervision by a PR or communication professional and offer an opening for a paid part- or full-time summer internship. If your organization would like to participate, email


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The  Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals with nearly 32,000 professional and student members, and more than 100 Chapters nationwide.

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