March 9, 2016                                                                    Advancing the Profession and Professional 
In This Issue:
Meet The 2016 Board of Directors Event 2-18-16
Member Profile: 
Payel Patel 
Meet Payel Patel,
Public Relations Specialist
Navy Pier Inc 

When did you join PRSA and what is one of your favorite benefits that the organization provides? 

I joined PRSA because I wanted to belong to a network that is committed to supporting and accelerating my career as a public relations professional. As a member, I enjoy having access to many invaluable resources and contacts within the PRSA network (both, locally and nationally). I also enjoy participating in events that are in line with my career goals and objectives, gathering insights and best practices from experienced professionals, and engaging in thought-provoking discussions with my peers and colleagues.

Read more about Payel
PRSA Health Academy Conference 
Washington, DC
April 20-22, 2016

PRSA North Pacific District Conference
Reno, NV
June 23-25, 2016
PR Training Opportunities
FREE Upcoming Webinars (Member-Only Benefit)

March 15

Live Training

March 15-17 
Washington, D.C.

March 22
Chicago, IL

Visit for more training opportunities.
PRSA-SF March Program
PRSA San Francisco and Silicon Valley present:  

Inside the Newsroom hosted by 

Meet the 2016 Board of Directors Event Feb. 18, 2016
SAVE THE DATE -  FREE Event. Registration Opens March 14th

Date: T uesday, March 29th

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
(panel begins at 6:30 pm)

Location:  Pier 3 Suite 101, 
San Francisco, CA 94111

Join us for the first Inside the Newsroom of 2016 at Bloomberg, where PR pros can learn about trends in business media from leading business journalists. Panelists include:
  • Brad Stone, Bloomberg Global Tech Lead
  • Marc Milian, Tech Editor
  • Danielle Culbertson, Managing Editor of TV & Radio
This event is FREE admission with limited capacity and will be released to PRSA members in the Bay Area first.

College & University PR Contacts
PRSA-SF Networking Event
Do you have the contact of an Instructor or Dean at one of the local Colleges or Universities?  PRSA-SF would like to get the word out about our Student Scholarship Program to these individuals at the various colleges so they can share it with their students.  

Please contact Ayela Avajon, PRSA-SF At-Large Board Member at if you have any questions or contact to share. Thank you.
PRSA-SF Board Member Recruitment 
Seeking Members for Communications Team 
Do you like keeping up with social media trends? Do you enjoy writing catchy phrases that capture a readers's attention? Then consider being a member of the PRSA-SF Communications Committee. These are just some of the responsibilities that go along with this commitment. 

March 10 and 11, 2016
AMA Executive Conference Center
San Francisco 

Building Media Relationships
In this complement to Michael Smart's Popular pitching workshop, you'll learn how to get on the radar screen of reporters and bloggers even when you don't have a story to pitch. 

Pitching Bootcamp 
Michael Smart's most popular workshop offers hundres of intensely practical tips that will instantly boost your media and blog coverage. 

Register for both workshops to get $150 discount by using code: SMART316.  Visit for more information.
PRSA-SF Board of Directors Meeting 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Glass House Communications
2201 Broadway St., 2nd Floor Conf. Rm., Oakland, CA

Members are invited to attend and to RSVP, send an email to Marit Fox, Chapter Administrator, at 
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