Some notes about ethics, during ethics month

by Kathy Hubbell, APR, Fellow PRSA September is ethics month, and as with most of you, I feel a bit overwhelmed by the ethical problems we are seeing all around us. I wasn’t sure where to begin with an article about our ethical challenges and responsibilities as public relations professionals. Talking about the small challengesContinue reading “Some notes about ethics, during ethics month”

Listening Tour Report to Membership

Authors:  Elisa Williams, Julie Williams and Siobhan Taylor  PRSA Oregon embarked on a Listening Tour in the spring of 2017 throughout Oregon and SW Washington to meet members and hear their input and concerns about the new, merged chapter. Listening Tour sessions were held in Bend, Eugene, Portland and Salem. Here’s a recap of the report findings or read the full 2017Continue reading “Listening Tour Report to Membership”

Call to Service

Author: Beverly Brooks As we’re becoming PRSA Oregon this year, you’ve shared your excitement and ideas. For instance, that “we need to make sure that everyone has a voice at a table” with responsibilities that make a difference for anyone, anywhere. Now, it’s time to consider what you need from your membership next year andContinue reading “Call to Service”

Drafting Our Dream Team

Author: Julie Williams, APR, 2018 President-Elect As I was committing to the presidency last July I had to think about the whole experience: what the merger would be like, how 2018 fit into vision 2020, and especially who I’d work with on the board. Back then my first thought was pretty typical – recruiting my friends.Continue reading “Drafting Our Dream Team”

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”

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 andContinue reading “We’re All Ears: PRSA Statewide Listening Tour Visits Eugene”

Transition Steering Committee Report: March

Author: Julie Williams, APR, MA Planning Hones in on 2017 Priorities We have a unique opportunity to start fresh with PRSA Oregon in 2017and embrace changes that better reflect today’s career opportunities and challenges. Plus, there’s a unique challenge: maintain the former chapters’ legacy of extensive member services but expanded to 300 people as a new statewideContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: March”

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.Continue reading “PR Working for You”