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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 […]

Ensuring Strong Governance for PRSA Oregon

by Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA 2018 was also an extraordinary year of governance at all levels of PRSA. In this year’s National Leadership Assembly in October, PRSA Oregon’s three delegates heard spirited debate from national leadership, delegates and members on important topics such as membership veracity and what improvements might be made in […]

2019 Board Elections

Creating New Pathways to Leadership in PRSA Oregon by Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA 2018 has been an extraordinary year for our chapter. There were still growing pains from our statewide merger of three chapters becoming one and some board vacancies created opportunities for refocusing on priority strategies and important conversations.  The Presidents’ Council […]

Join Us! Spotlight Awards Event November 7!

Join business and communication leaders from across Oregon and Southwest Washington to network and celebrate at the Annual Public Relations Society Oregon Chapter Spotlight Awards Celebration. This year’s annual Spotlight Awards dinner celebration will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club Ballroom to recognize excellence from agencies, corporate, nonprofit and sole practitioners. […]

Manage Your Brand! Lessons Learned from the PRSA North Pacific District Conference

Prioritizing Your Personal PR by Mary Ann Albright We devote so much time and energy to building and protecting our employer’s reputation that our own personal brand can risk becoming the proverbial cobbler’s children with no shoes. At the recent PRSA North Pacific District conference in Seattle, Nicole Leverich made the case for why it’s […]