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Upcoming Chapter Events
Feb. 12, 2019: Meet the editor of the new IN Kansas City at Solo Pros

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Seasons 52 on the Plaza, 340 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo.
Cost: $5, GKC-PRSA Members
$7, Non-Members, (plus the cost of your lunch)

After several years as an art director and advertising director, Zim Loy launched Kansas City Home Design – published by Abarta Media – in 1996. Loy served as founding editor of that publication and two years later, she took over as editor of Kansas City Magazine. In 2003, Loy left Abarta and developed Kansas City Spaces for the The Kansas City Star's Grand Communications division.

Loy will share copies of the magazine with us and offer tips for effectively working together.
Feb. 26, 2019: Podcasting

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Cost: $25, GKC-PRSA Members
$35, Non-Members

Though podcasting has been around for more than a decade, podcast’s moment is now. Podcast listenership has more than doubled over the past five years. During this session, you’ll learn how a podcast could be a part of any company’s communication efforts and see examples of how it can showcase thought leadership and lead to media mentions.

Speaker: Brent Bowen, Sparkcade
March 26, 2019: Video Content Marketing

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Cost: $25, GKC-PRSA Members
$35, Non-Members

Speaker: Jolean Olsen, Scenic Road

Hubspot said that video marketing was trending as the must-do content marketing tactic of 2018 and beyond. Video content has one of the highest marketing consumption rates, but for that to translate into ROI for a brand, it must be done correctly....smartly. That is what this presentation will focus on. The What, How and Why of creating and using video content in 2019. We will also discuss how video content is complemented by and is a compliment to, all other forms of content marketing. Thus increasing the ROI on a whole campaign.
Member Anniversaries
Congratulations to our members celebrating February anniversaries. Thank you for your continued support and involvement with GKC-PRSA. We're excited for another great year with you!
  • Jessica Bjorgaard
  • Stefanie Bryant
  • Marny Elizabeth Burke
  • Jacqueline Kay Clark, MPA, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Zach Fletcher
  • Laurel Gifford
  • Michael F. Grimaldi
  • Lisa Ann Cooke Harrison
  • Thomas E. Heapes, APR
  • John Conrad O'Connell
  • Anita Kathleen Parran
  • Laurie Roberts
  • Marissa Wamble
  • Callie Woods
  • Lydia Young
Welcome New Members
  • Nickey Buzek
  • Curtis D. Carey
  • J. Christopher Coplan
  • Allison M. Freeland
  • Paul David Lampe, MPA
  • Jeri Uhlmansiek
  • Chelsea Marie Wilson
  • Steve Wilson, Jr.
GKC-PRSA Mentorship Program

Become a Mentor
or Mentee today!

To get involved contact Sheba Clarke, VP of Mentorship, mentorship@kansascity-prsa.org.
Save the Date!

PRSA’s annual Student Summit will be Friday, April 12, 2019.

Be sure to invite your mentees and students to this half day of professional development!

For information contact Addie Linn,  prssasummit@kansascity-prsa.org