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February 2020 Newsletter

In This Month's Newsletter:     

From the President
March Program
2020 APR Spring Workshop
Membership Promotion
PRSA Webinars 
Crisis Communication Conference

and more! 

PRSA Orlando Job Board

Public Relations Account Executive 

UpRoar PR

PR and Social Media Coordinator
Plan A PR & Marketing 

Account Manager
Inside Advantage PR

President's Letter 

We’ve had a great start to the year and have even more networking, programming, professional development, awards and mixers planned for the year. Check out our newsletter, blog, website and social channels for all the details.

The momentum continued at our well-attended Feb. 6 program, “Strategic Communications on a Shoestring Budget,” which was in partnership with FPRA Orlando Area Chapter and in celebration of AD X Orlando – The Intersection of Business and Creativity. It featured moderator Eric Gray, executive director, United Against Poverty Orlando; Erika Spencer, mission storyteller, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; and Joe Culotta, director of communications, American Cancer Society. Attendees learned that regardless of budgets and staff size that success is still possible through storytelling, and they walked away with tips on how to cultivate and cost-effectively share those stories. 

Read more!

Our Next Progam is March 19
What is the connection between Corporate Social Responsibility and communications? Find out at our March program, A Conversation About Corporate Social Responsibility, featuring communications leaders from Wyndham Destinations. Space is limited, so register soon. 
Register Today
APR Spring Workshop 2020 Begins Soon
Considering earning your APR accreditation? Join the Orlando area chapters of PRSA and FPRA for this year’s Spring Workshop series presented as a mix of in-person and WebEx meetings. Meetings begin March 2, mock panel presentations will be April 13 and panel presentations the week of April 27.

For more information, contact our PRSA APR coaches:  
Check Out the Full Spring Workshop Schedule
Join PRSA and Save
Love and savings are in the air this month. New and returning members will have their initiation or reinstatement fee waived when they join National as a Regular member ($260 annual dues) and receive a FREE 1-year Chapter membership (up to $100 value) with promo code: FEB2020. 
Join Today
Free Webinars for PRSA Members

Don't forget to take advantage of all that your PRSA membership gets you! Mark your calendar and register for an upcoming FREE webinar: 

International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference
Presented by a unique lineup of top PR professionals and prominent academics from around the world, the University of Central Florida's Nicholson School of Communication and Media's annual International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference will showcase best practices and emerging trends in strategic crisis communications. The event will take place in downtown Orland, March 9-11, 2020. 
Learn More
Check out what else is in this month's newsletter: 
2020 ICON Scholarship 
Looking to enhance your PR skills and build your network? As a benefit to our valued members, PRSA Orlando is excited to offer a member scholarship toward the 2020 International PRSA Conference in Nashville, TN, taking place October 25-27, 2020! The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. 
Apply Today
2020 Bronze and Silver Anvil Award
Now’s the time to submit your best work from 2019 into PRSA’s prestigious Silver and Bronze Anvil Award Programs. Silver Anvils honor complete programs, while Bronze Anvils single out exceptional public relations tactics that are essential to the overall success of programs or campaigns. Start your entries now!

Upcoming Anvil Awards deadlines:
  • Feb. 21: Silver Anvil Final/Late Entry Deadline
  • March 13: Bronze Anvil Early Entry Deadline. Early Bronze Anvil entries save $100!
  • March 27: Bronze Anvil Final/Late Entry Deadline
Submit your Work
 Get Involved with our Membership Committee 
Are you interested in learning more about PRSA Orlando? We are currently in search of volunteers to join our Membership Committee. Participants will assist with recruitment, retention and the planning of our bi-annual mixers. If you’re interested, please email Wendy J. Roundtree, APR at with “Membership Committee” in the subject line. 
Get Involved
 Sunshine District Radiance Awards - Entries Open March 4
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to begin considering which campaigns and tactics you’d like to submit for this year’s Radiance Awards. As in previous years, the awards will be presented at the Radiance Awards Luncheon (Friday, July 24, 2020) during the 2020 Sunshine District Conference at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. Entries will be accepted via online platform beginning March 4. If you have any questions regarding the Radiance Awards, feel free to reach out to 2020 Awards Committee Members Christina Morton, APR and Lauren Leetun, APR at  

Heather Fagan
Congratulations on being promoted to Chief of Staff to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. 

Heather Morgan, APR 
Congratulations on joining the PRSA National Board of Ethics and Professional Standards.

Jaylen Christie 
Congratulations to you and MOXE on the new office.

Laura Richeson, APR
Congratulations on 10 years at Richeson Communications. 

Do you have kudos to share? Submit to Newsletter Chair, Jazmyn Reed
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