Central PA PRSA

2016 Keystone Awards Luncheon

Join us for the 2016 Keystone Awards – Registration now open!

Susquehanna Art Museum

Susquehanna Art Museum

Join us to honor the best public relations projects of the year. This year’s Keystone Awards will be held at noon on Thursday, November 10, at the Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 North 3rd St., Harrisburg. Enjoy a lunch catered by Dalicia Bakery & Coffee Shop, while you network with other PR professionals from the area. Tours will be offered to showcase a diverse cultural heritage and the work of local, regional, national and international artists, time-permitting.

It’s time to get personal with your customers. Join us for the 2016 Keystone Awards luncheon, where Kim Walsh-Phillips of Elite Digital Group and best-selling author will discuss how hyper-personalization is changing the way we communicate with our audiences.  Kim will explain how to develop “right channel at the right time” messaging. Thanks to her laser-focused direct response marketing, Kim has brought in more than a billion dollars for her clients. She will share tips about content management and corporate brand messaging from both a B2B and B2C perspective for a maximum return on investment.

Following the program, we will honor our 2016 Keystone Award winners. Nell McCormack Abom will emcee this year’s event.


$20 for members
$25 for nonmembers
$15 for students

Register today. 

Spotlight on our partners: Nell McCormack Abom

Nell-McCormack-AbomNell McCormack Abom has built a career telling stories and starting conversations with some of Pennsylvania’s most compelling people. From governors to death-row inmates, Nell delves deeply into the personalities and motivations of Pennsylvania’s newsmakers — always seeking the context of events that shape our communities. She runs her own communications practice and consults for Tierney Communications and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, as well as a host of private clients.

Upcoming APR Coaching Sessions

The Central PA PRSA Chapter is again offering a series of APR Coaching Sessions to help professionals on their journey to earn the distinguished APR credential.

Sessions begin Saturday, February 11 and continue on February 25, March 11 and March 25 in the Technology Center of Central Penn College. Each session will run from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m. The cost for all four Saturdays is $55 for members and $75 for non-members.

The sessions will be led by Chapter Accreditation Co-Chairs Jason Kirsch and Bob Saline, along with faculty leaders Amy Hill, Josette Myers, Liz Smith and other chapter APRs.

Candidates coached by our Central PA team, who have presented APR Boot Camp programs across the country, have the highest passing rate for the APR exam nationally.

Detailed information about the APR process is available at praccreditation.org. But the best way to get started is to sign up for the upcoming sessions offered by your very own chapter!

Have questions or ready to sign up? Contact Jason Kirsch, APR at 717-541-7717  or Bob Saline, APR, Fellow PRSA at 717-580-8162.

 2016 Keystone Awards

We are no longer accepting entries for the 2016 Keystone Awards, but you can still nominate a leader for one of our Individual Awards through Friday, October 7. Please email your nomination.
Individual Awards 

Thanks to our sponsors and partners.

Dalicia Bakery & Coffee Shop

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PRSA 2016 International Conference—Oct. 23-25

Just Announced!


Opening Keynote Speaker: Capt. Scott Kelly
Pioneering U.S. Astronaut and Navy Test Pilot Scott Kelly, just back from a record-setting year aboard the International Space Station, will inspire you with a thrilling account of his space odyssey, orbiting 229 miles above the Earth’s surface. While his adventures were truly out of this world, Capt. Kelly will share valuable advice on pushing one’s own limits.

At the PRSA International Conference, enhance your personal and professional network, while engaging with some of the world’s most influential companies and organizations that call Indiana home. Connect with thousands of colleagues and over 150 industry experts from all career levels, sectors, work environments and industries for three days of practical insight and networking. Learn more

Register by August 26 and save $200!

PRSA National Events

This month there are a lot of great opportunities for networking and learning for PR professionals, as well as deadlines that are quickly approaching.

Here is what you should be on the lookout for this month


2016 Joint Social

social logo Wednesday, August 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Midstate Distillery

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