October is Global Diversity Awareness Month

  The public relations industry has continued to evolve with technology and time but now more than ever we must evolve our role as advocates. Global Diversity Awareness Month is a perfect time to reflect, equip and reassess how we can show up as allies that champion diversity through inclusive and equitable communications.   TheContinue reading “October is Global Diversity Awareness Month”

Leadership Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for Equitable Communication

Looking to craft communications that break through cultural barriers? Learn hands-on strategies to make sure your communications keeps pace with the diversity of your audience. Hear from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion industry leaders Joy Fowler, MBA, VP of Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Umpqua Bank and Gail Dundas, MS, APR, Fellow PRSA, Communications Consultant. LimitedContinue reading “Leadership Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for Equitable Communication”

On Health and Wellness: My one tip to prepare for conferences

by Mark Mohammadpour, APR The PRSA International Conference (ICON) is October 20-22 in San Diego. Every year I attend, I learn new things, meet new people and leave inspired to play a larger role in advancing the profession and the professional. The reality of conferences like ICON, however, is that we are sitting a lot,Continue reading “On Health and Wellness: My one tip to prepare for conferences”

Don’t Miss Out on CommCon Earlybird Savings! Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens announced as 2019 keynotes — Join us May 3!

This year, We’re pleased to welcome two keynote speakers, Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens. Chuck is a strategic communication thought leader, an 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. Suzanne is the Editor of the Portland Business Journal, Portland’s leading business-focused publication. Suzanne spent seven years as a seniorContinue reading “Don’t Miss Out on CommCon Earlybird Savings! Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens announced as 2019 keynotes — Join us May 3!”

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 mudContinue reading “Rhonda Morin, APR: Accreditation boosts credibility tenfold”

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 expertiseContinue reading “Call for Presenters! CommCon 2019”

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, strategicContinue reading “Why Volunteer?”

Annual Meeting November 29 Available via Webscast!

PRSA Oregon Annual Meeting November 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm If you cannot attend, click HERE to join the meeting via webcast at 6 p.m. Celebrate PRSA’s Oregon’s inaugural year as a statewide chapter. The PRSA Oregon annual meeting will take place  Thursday, November 29 at the U of O Turnbull Center, 70 NW Couch St., Portland,Continue reading “Annual Meeting November 29 Available via Webscast!”

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 NewswireContinue reading “A match made in heaven: PRSA Oregon sponsors realize new partnership opportunity”

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 atContinue reading “Congrats 2018 Spotlight Award Winners & Awards of Distinction Honorees!”