Central PA PRSA

Exciting Events Are Happening in 2015!

Communication in Crisis, the Importance of the Same Message

March 10 at York College

Kevin Byrne, senior vice president of public and community relations for the Baltimore Ravens.ravens

Learn More About the Ray Rice controversy!

Includes Dinner!
Members: $25 / Non-Members: $30 /
PRSSA Students: $18/
non-PRSSA Student: $20

Date of the Event: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: Registration begins at 6pm
Dinner @ 6:30
Location: York College of Pennsylvania, 441 Country Club Road, York, PA
Willman Business Center 5th floor Yorkview Hall
Free Parking : Wolf building parking lot, parking garage location behind the Willman Business Center

Byrne_KevinKevin Byrne, senior vice president of public and community relations for the Baltimore Ravens, will be the featured speaker March 10, 2015, at York College of Pennsylvania. This will be a Central PA PRSA-PRSSA-YCP dinner.

Byrne, who has been an integral part of the franchise for 34 years, oversees the Ravens’ public and community relations departments. During his NFL career, he has started team marketing, TV and website departments. Byrne has provided media relations assistance at 25 Super Bowls and two Pro Bowls at the NFL’s request. His duties have also included contract negotiations, directing the team’s marketing department and serving on committees to interview and select Ravens head coaches.

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Telling Your Company’s Story in the Digital Age

Wednesday, May 13 (Rescheduled from Feb. 11)
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Camp Hill Giant Community Center
3301 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill

Join us for the May 13 Chapter luncheon to learn about benefits and types of digital publications and how your average company can start making the shift to transition to digital publications.

Marcus Grimm is the Head of Tales and Chief Marketing Officer for Nxtbook Media, an Inc. 500 Company headquartered in Lancaster, PA. He is responsible for Nxtbook’s brand, as well as the brand for the company’s agency clients.

He joined Nxtbook as employee number seven in 2006 and has become a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the company, which now employs more than fifty creatives, developers, sales and support staff.

He is a Type 1 diabetic, and is also the Research Chair for JDRF of Central PA. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Aspire Ventures, a VC firm with holdings in the diabetes technology arena.

He lives in Lancaster with his wife and children.


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PRSA Mid-Atlantic District APR Boot Camp

April 16-19, 2015
Richmond, Va.
Jefferson Lakeside Country Club

The PRSA Mid-Atlantic District is hosting the country’s first-ever APR Boot Camp April 16-19 at the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club in Richmond, Va.! The APR Boot Camp is a four-day intensive course for candidates to prepare and advance through the Readiness Review™ and take the computer-based Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) or Accreditation in Public Relations + Military Communication (APR+M). This course is designed to provide a setting that will meet the needs of busy professionals whose schedules don’t permit extensive preparation time.

The cost is $400. Please note: There is an additional $385 fee to take the APR exam; however, those fees are at least partially reimbursed by both PRSA National, pending successful completion of the exam.

Additional details and the full schedule. Spots are limited to 15 participants, so register soon!

2015 APR BOOTCAMP District Flyer

 PRSA Central PA Chapter Public Service Project

PRSA’s PR for a Day
April 24, 2015

“PRSA’s PR For a Day” is a Central PA Chapter initiative to use your PR superpowers to give back to the many communities in which we work and live.

On Friday, April 24, 2015, our Chapter members will be partnered with a the small non-profit agency in their area to donate their experience and talent to the public relations or marketing projects of firms lacking appropriate skills or resources.

Preparations for this great event are under way, but we will still be happy to accommodate volunteers who are interested!

If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Valeria Beussink and Liz Greenaway, Public Service Committee Co-Chairs.


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