02 May 2012

“PRSA Chicago is “Springing” Forward” by PRSA Chicago president Debbie Harvey, APR

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As the weather is becoming a little nicer, and the days a little longer, perhaps it’s time to do some spring cleaning around the house…and among your communications resources. At PRSA Chicago, we’re continuously looking for new programming topics and opportunities to bring value to your membership. We’re looking to “spring forward” into new areas of interest and provide our 500 + members with the right resources and right networking opportunities you need and want.

First, we are hosting the inaugural PRSA Midwest District Conference here in the Windy City this July 19-20, which promises to be a packed agenda with communications experts from organizations such as ComEd, Facebook, Twitter, Boeing, GM, Motorola, among others. Topics will range from relaunching corporate brands, to ways to engage with social media, to issues and crisis management case studies and beyond. The Conference will also provide participants with an opportunity to engage and network with members of the media, and promises to be an exciting and interactive event. Our 1.5 day conference will mark the first time the Midwest has offered this opportunity to its members, and at a very competitive price. Please see the Midwest District Conference tab for additional information about the event and to register.

Spring is also a time for renewal, and we will be hosting a membership breakfast to provide you with an overview of what is in the works at the Chapter level, how to best get involved, as well as be an opportunity for the Chapter to hear directly from you so that we may better serve and support you in your professional needs. We look forward to having more members integrally involved with Chapter activities, so please stay tuned for more information on the event so you can mark your calendars.

In Chicago, spring always seems to pass by with the blink of an eye, but rest assured we have plenty planned to help PR professionals make this spring a great success!