January 2017 Print

Winter Professional Development Event

Join us for lunch and opt to stay for a half-day, interactive program focused on crisis communication! The event will begin with a networking catered luncheon while a panel of local St. Louis professionals share their personal experiences on crisis communications. See the panel members below!

You can choose to stay after the luncheon panel to test your skills in a hands-on workshop with a real crisis situation, led by Cathy Dunkin, APR, Fellow PRSA. We’ll wrap up the afternoon with recommendations on how to get ahead of a crisis at your organization from Mihaela Grad, Vice President of Standing Partnership.

Wednesday, February 01
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Washington University, Bauer Hall 210 — St. Louis, MO 63130


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Upcoming Career Development Day: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

The PRSSA Chapter at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville has taken on the planning and promotion of Career Development Day. The 2017 event will be hosted on the SIUE Campus on Friday, February 24th. They’ll be looking for pros to share their experiences at small roundtable discussions. Consider volunteering: It’s a great opportunity to earn APR maintenance points and connect with potential interns/employees.

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New Year Promotion

Use promo code NEWYEAR17 and PRSA will waive the $65 initiation fee for new members, or $35 reinstatement for reinstating members who join National as a Regular member ($255 annual dues). Restrictions: Chapter dues are additional. Not available for Associate member types.

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It Pays to Take a PRSA STL Survey

Congratulations to Kathi Lucas-Johnson of Community Action Agency of St. Louis! She took our fall membership survey and won the drawing for FREE NATIONAL AND LOCAL PRSA DUES FOR A YEAR!

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PRSA St. Louis Members Receive Discount for MDMC17: Apr. 12-13, 2017

PRSA St. Louis is sponsoring the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference: Rise of the Digital Native on April 12-13 at Union Station. Learn about the latest in digital marketing and communications from more than 90 speakers from companies like Twitter, HubSpot, Salesforce, UnderArmour, Pinterest, Johnson & Johnson, Nielsen, Google, IBM and Microsoft.

Active Members of the PRSA St. Louis chapter receive a 10% discount on a regular, two-day admission with the use of a special promo code. Contact Sandi Straetker at sstraetker@priorityllc.com for the promo code! Learn more and register here

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Join a Committee

It’s never too late to get involved in PRSA! You can help with one project or on a consistent basis – either way, you meet new people, build your resume and have fun! Contact Membership Director Andrea Shea at ashea@standingpartnership.com for help finding the best place for you!

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Welcome to our Newest Members

A warm welcome to our newest PRSA St. Louis members from December: Cassandra Langley, Innsbrook, and Patrick W. Wallace, APR, St. Louis Public School District.

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Thanks to Our Renewing Members

It’s our members who make PRSA St. Louis the premier association for public relations professionals. Those who renewed their memberships in December include: Darby Alba, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Ellen Margaret Amato, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Jeffrey Mitchell Bishop, APR; James E. Braibish, APR, Braibish Communications; Karen Branding, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Richard L. Buckley, Private College 529 Plan; Emily Dai, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Adriene Laraine Dempsey, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Jill Schlueter Dorries, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Katy Dowd, Cornerstone Advisors; Laura Girresch, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Stephen Greene, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Nicole Halpin, Amedisys; Maria E. Hasenstab; Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Suzanne M. Jenkins, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Debra E Johnson, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Brenda Murphy-Niederkorn, Murphy Communications; Meghan Myers, MilliporeSigma; Sarah M. Rennier; Rebecca Sanft, Centene Corporation; Suzanne Shenkman, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Pamela C. Stevens, Equifax Inc.; Laura Kay Taylor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and Jeff Tilden, U.S. Department of VA - Employee Education System.

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