Upcoming Events: Save the Date
  • A Doubleheader with PRSA CEO Joe Truncale: April 26-27
  • A Conversation with PR Legends & Leaders: May 17
  • Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago: June, official date TBA
Get real-time event updates at PRSACleveland.org/events or on Facebook or TwitterInterested in sponsoring an upcoming event? Contact Bob Rotatori at  rrsrfam@aol.com .


PRagmatic, now live on PRSACleveland.org/blog, will act as a creative hub for Cleveland-area PR professionals to gather and share best practices. Join us every Friday for new industry advice and insight!  You can read all about our new blog and how you can get involved, too, here!
A Doubleheader with Joe Truncale: April 26-27
Get your tickets while supplies last!
Don't miss your chance to network with PRSA National CEO Joe Truncale at our doubleheader event. Ticket sales end next week!  Read about what you can expect here. And, get your tickets ASAP -- baseball game seats are selling out fast! 
 
Don't miss our legendary May event!
Join PRSA Cleveland at Music Box Cleveland and drink up the wit and wisdom as NEO's most distinguished PR Practitioners share their thoughts and learning experiences. Rather than focus on 'tactic-driven' projects, regain an appreciation for public relations big-picture thinking and campaign execution excellence during a discussion on all types of key issues, including reputation management, crisis communications, community engagement, strategic planning, integrated marketing, c-suite influence, CSR, achieving measuring objectives and brand building.  
Hear from a panel of PRSA College of Fellows inductees, Silver Anvil winners and Greater Cleveland PRSA Lighthouse honorees. Moderator Chris Lynch, APR, Fellow PRSA, senior vice president at Falls Communications, leads a panel of accomplished practitioners to share insights on unique career paths, challenges and triumphs, and adapting in the evolving PR profession.  The distinguished panel includes:
  • Davis Young, APR, Fellow PRSA, former president of Edward Howard & Co.
  • Tracy Oliver, director, Media & Local Affairs, Ohio at Dominion East Ohio
  • Michelle Ewing, APR, Fellow PRSA, associate professor, Kent State University
The discussion will end with an "Ask Me Anything" session, so bring your burning questions for our speakers to the event!  Get event details and learn more about our speakers here.
Thank you, Pro Bono Day volunteers!
Thanks for giving back on Pro Bono Day!
PR pros counseled over 25 nonprofits on April 7 at PRSA Cleveland's Pro Bono Day. A big thank you to Baldwin Wallace University for hosting us and handling the on-site logistics!

Read more about this year's event on our blog.  A special thank you to all who volunteered:  George Richard, Sue Searcy, Dan Karp, Shawn Salamone, Amber Shulman, Ann Gynn, Barbara Paynter, Bob Rotatri, Brittany Thompson, Jason Lindesmith, Kathleen Stansberry, Kendra Wheeler, Kristen Tomins, Lisa Sands, Lynn B. Johnson, Rachel Kerstetter, Ralph J. Davila, Rodger Roeser and Sydney Stone, as well as student volunteers E mily Raber and Gabriel Kocher from Baldwin Wallace.
Membership News
Have Your Voice Heard. 
We need your input to help improve the programs and experience that we deliver as an association. PRSA members and non-members alike, please take a few minutes to give your input in our survey: http://bit.ly/2o0gxoE.

Whether you're a current member, former member or you've never been a member, we value your opinions and want to provide the best value to everyone in our community. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a free PRSA Cleveland chapter membership (valued at $70). Fill out the survey by May 1, 2017!

New to PR? 
New PRSSA graduates and those with less than three years of PR experience, receive a free year of membership in the New Professionals Section when you join PRSA. Visit prsa.org/joinus and use promo code AM17.

Try It Before You Buy It. 
One of the top benefits of PRSA membership is professional development. PRSA offers more than 90 on-demand webinars that members can access 24/7 for free. If you are not currently a PRSA member, we would like for you to experience what 21,000 of your peers have regular access to, by offering you a FREE webinar (a $200 value).

 Click here to view our extensive list of webinars and use the code TRYPRSA17 to watch your choice of webinar free of charge.
Then, join PRSA by May 31, 2017, and we will waive your initiation fee (a $65 value) with promo code JOINPRSA17.

Have a Membership Question?  Not sure on your membership status? Recently changed jobs? Don't want to miss your renewal? Need to reinstate? Send any PRSA membership questions that you may have to Rachel Kerstetter at rkerstetter@sonnhalter.com .

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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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