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’sContinue reading “Manage Your Brand! Lessons Learned from the PRSA North Pacific District Conference”

2018 Annual Membership Meeting Recap

Annual Membership Meeting & Elections Goes Virtual On Nov. 8, 2017, PRSA Oregon hosted its first annual membership meeting and election results via webinar to celebrate this founding year’s efforts and next year’s elected leaders with 22 members joining online (of 32 registered attendees). The 2018 board of directors slate was announced on Oct. 24 and voting wasContinue reading “2018 Annual Membership Meeting Recap”

Final Transition Steering Committee Report: October

Finishing Strong At our final Transition Steering Committee meeting for 2017, we took a few minutes to celebrate the momentum we’ve built. We’ve been so busy working on projects, that I think even we were surprised by everything that our newly formed regional chapter had accomplished when we reflected upon the year. As the finalContinue reading “Final Transition Steering Committee Report: October”

Annual Meeting & Elections

Save the Date! After a successful merger year, it’s time to elect the 12-member PRSA Oregon Chapter Board of Directors for 2018. Please save-the-date for our 2017 annual meeting held on Nov. 8, 2017, at 6 p.m. from the comfort of your own home or office. You’ll get a chance to hear from current andContinue reading “Annual Meeting & Elections”

Transition Steering Committee Report: September

Rethinking the 2018 Programming Schedule Membership participation was encouraged and documented during the Listening Tour follow-up sessions in Eugene, Portland and Salem.  At our September Transition Steering Committee meeting, we reviewed members’ ideas about where, when and what programs would best meet their needs. About 25 members participated in the brainstorming activity.  While that’s a smallContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: September”

Transition Steering Committee Report: July-August

Building A Foundation For 2018 July and August were milestone months for PRSA Oregon’s transition to a regional chapter. We launched a service draft to fill board and committee positions for 2018 after all members were invited to volunteer for a role. With this input, the Nominating Committee, including all current board members,  gathered andContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: July-August”

Transition Steering Committee Report: June

Change Creates Opportunities to Engage  Summer has barely begun, but for PRSA Oregon leadership it’s time to shift our focus to plans for 2018. Work planned for consolidating chapter operations in 2017 is nearing completion or well underway. And we have a clear list of transition activities to guide continued efforts in 2018, for instanceContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: June”

Transition Steering Committee Report: May

Author: Julie Williams, APR, MA Big Accomplishments This Spring Gathering with peers at the 2017 Communicators Conference was the perfect opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come since the PRSA Oregon Chapter was formed in January. As participants checked in and collected their conference materials, current members received pins recognizing their status as founders ofContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: May”

Transition Steering Committee Report: April

Author: Julie Williams, APR, MA Member Outreach Connects Statewide   Wahoo, we’ve finished the official information gathering phase of the Listening Tour throughout the state! Overall, we had positive experiences in respective communities with genuine interest, honest input and creative ideas. The tour featured discussion sessions in Eugene, Portland and Salem with some members traveling fromContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: April”

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

Author:  Elisa Williams How the new statewide PRSA Oregon Chapter could help members develop professional connections was the focal point of discussions during morning and evening Listening Tour sessions in Salem. These Listening Tour events, held at Willamette University in Salem on April 18 and 19, attracted members from Salem, Stayton and Lincoln City, inContinue reading “We’re All Ears: PRSA Statewide Listening Tour Visits Salem”