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PRSA Oregon Statement in Response to DoubleTree Portland Incident

PRSA Oregon is the state’s leading professional development association for public relations and communications professionals. We value and are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being a professional organization that is welcoming to all. As was widely published, in December 2018, the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland evicted Mr. Jermaine Massey, an African American hotel […]

Chuck Gose announced as CommCon 2019 keynote! Join us May 3!

PRSA Oregon’s premier annual professional development conference, CommCon 2019, will take place on Friday, May 3 in Portland. This year’s keynote is Chuck Gose. Chuck is a strategic communication thought leader, advisor with top employee communications platform socialchorus, and host of the Icology and Culture, Comms, and Cocktails podcasts as well as the Chuck Chats series with bananatag. You don’t want to miss him! Tickets at […]

Rhonda Morin, APR: Accreditation boosts credibility tenfold

By Jean Kempe-Ware, APR Member, PRSA Oregon Membership Committee and APR Coaching Team As a member of a Maine Wilderness Rescue Team and an emergency medical technician, she hung by ropes off cliffs and carried the injured on litters down mountains. As a cyclocross racer, she navigates barriers, jumps off platforms and sprints through mud […]

Call for Presenters! CommCon 2019

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Oregon chapter seeks dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for its Communicator’s Conference 2019 (“CommCon 2019”). This annual chapter event also serves as the Portland, OR-area’s premier strategic communications conference, and we invite you to submit a presentation proposal that would afford you the opportunity to demonstrate your expertise […]

Why Volunteer?

Whatever the reason you volunteer – learning, networking, mentoring, career growth, social engagement, bettering the community, an overactive hypothalamus – it is, indeed more blessed to give than to receive. Take it from your 2018 PRSA Oregon Chapter Volunteer of the Year. “I volunteer for all these reasons and more,” said Madeline Turnock, APR, strategic […]

Words from a new APR

“I am so proud!” Jaimee Mayfield Fox just earned her accreditation in Public Relations from the Universal Accreditation Board.    “It’s all worth it,” she says. “You have to believe in yourself. But you also have to put in the work.” Jaimee is Multnomah County Health Department’s HR Communications Manager. She started as a county […]

A match made in heaven: PRSA Oregon sponsors realize new partnership opportunity

PRSA is a great place to learn about new trends in the field and meet others on the same journey. And being a part of the Oregon chapter can also present opportunities, such as those that two of our chapter’s long-term sponsors discovered while talking at this year’s Communicators Conference. Craig Walker has managed FlashAlert Newswire […]

2018 Awards of Distinction Honorees

PRSA Oregon recognized our four distinguished professionals with Awards of Distinction at the 2018 Spotlight Awards on November 7, including Mary Louise VanNatta, APR, Donna Z. Davis, Gary Withers, and Nicole Shaddy. Congrats to all! William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award” Mary Louise VanNatta, APR, CAE The William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award honors an […]

Congrats 2018 Spotlight Award Winners & Awards of Distinction Honorees!

by Madeline Turnock, APR Chair, PRSA Oregon Spotlight Awards & Past President, PRSA Portland Chapter Strategic Communications & Partnerships, Concordia University-Portland Thank you to all those who attended the PRSA Oregon 2018 Spotlight Awards! We were thrilled to recognize another year of premier communication campaigns and professionals in the presence of nearly 200 guests at […]