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PRSA Oregon FAQ

Who is a PRSA Oregon Chapter member? Anyone who had active, paid dues to PRSA national and to the local chapters of Portland Metro, Greater Oregon or Oregon Capital rolled over to become the “PRSA Oregon (Eugene, Ore.)” member as of Jan. 1, 2017.   If I am a PRSA national member, am I also […]

We’re All Ears: PRSA Statewide Listening Tour Visits Eugene

Author: Maritza Rendon To facilitate the transition to PRSA Oregon, chapter officers are visiting the Eugene/Springfield and Salem communities to meet with current and prospective members to hear their needs, concerns and ideas.   On April 4 and 5, Oregon Chapter President-Elect Julie Williams, APR, and Membership Director Siobhan Taylor visited Eugene for morning and […]

PR Working for You

For April e-news Throughout the year, we will feature local campaigns to showcase the impact that PR has on business and the community. This month, we highlight Quinn Thomas. The Northwest-based company won the 2016 Spotlight Award for Marketing Business to Business for its work in introducing a revolutionary product to the U.S. building community. […]

We’re All Ears: PRSA Statewide Listening Tour Visits Portland

Portland members participated in an energetic brainstorming session on March 14 to explore how PRSA Oregon should evolve now that it’s a statewide chapter. The conversation, moderated by Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Julie Williams, APR, and Siobhan Taylor, focused on two big-picture questions: How are we better as a statewide organization?  What can be done to […]

Words from PRSA Member – Kate Virden

I recently moved back to Oregon after pursuing a Master’s in Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. It was an incredible program and experience, but I was more than ready to be reunited with the Pacific Northwest and friendly people again. The friendliest people I have ever met are part […]

Becoming PRSA Oregon Listening Tour Visits Members

As we become PRSA Oregon this year, merging membership from around the state with the majority from Portland, Salem and Eugene chapter hubs, we want to understand your pressing needs and concerns and get to know more of our members. All spring, we’ve been coming to you! Membership Director Siobhan Taylor and President-Elect Julie Williams, APR, […]

APR: Prepare for Luck

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been ‘lucky.’” — Oprah Winfrey My journey to “lucky” began in 2011 when I managed public relations for Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn. I was responsible for media relations, web content, social media and member […]

PRSA Oregon Merger in Full Swing

If you’ve ever worked at a startup or started a family, you know that the first year is mostly about learning and making decisions to build a foundation for the future. As of Jan. 1, 2017, the three local PRSA chapters in Oregon and Southwest Washington merged to form the PRSA Oregon Chapter, known nationally […]

PR Working for You

Throughout the year, we will feature successful campaigns to showcase the impact that PR has on businesses and the community. This month we highlight C+C’s Better Buildings Challenge campaign, which won the 2016 Spotlight Award for video program. Energy Efficiency Meets Reality Television with Better Buildings Challenge SWAP It’s been called must-watch TV for the […]