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Latest News

Mixer Replaces Luncheon

Mix, mingle and unwind on December 9 at the Chapter’s Member's Merry Mixer and Auction at JJ Taylor Distributing, 2040 Park 82 Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905. The mixer replaces our December luncheon. Come out and enjoy some great networking at this can’t miss event! Plus One's Welcome. Tickets are $20/person.  Read more...

Renewals Due

All Members should have received your renewal notice in the mail last month, and if you have not received yours, please contact Jessica Clark, APR or renew online at http://www.fpra.org/. Any renewals after December 31, 2011 will have to pay a late fee in addition to your renewal.  Click here for questions or to learn more about membership scholarships.

FPRA Treasures its Members

Help recruit a new FPRA member and you and that person will be entered into a drawing to receive a new Ipad ($500 value), a $200 Visa gift card or $300 of FPRA Professional Development bucks.  Click here for details.

Read the full member news here.

President's Word

November is a time to give thanks. It is a time to focus on building and celebrating relationships. Something that FPRA strives to do year round. Though, as the holiday inches nearer we are able to unplug from the monotony of working life for one day (or maybe two) and relax with family and friends. So this month I will deviate from the traditional “president’s word’’ and take the opportunity to share what I am thankful for.  Read the full article.

Social Media Corner
 

Debuting last month, this is the Social Media Corner. I hope you enjoyed the Google+ review. This month we're going to discuss the etiquette of Facebook and some best practices.  Read the full article here.

Recap: PR University

"Don't make me do it.  Don't make me!" urged WINK News Anchor Lois Thome.  "Don't make me open your press release as an attachment."  Thome was the first in a list of distinguished speakers that presented to about 50 PR pros at PR University earlier this month. Read the full article.

Credentialing Corner

Advice, recommendations and news you can use from the chapter’s seasoned professionals.  This month Angie Strait, APR, discusses RPIE.  Read the full article here.

SWFL Starts Thinking About Image

Public relations professionals work year round manage brands, build communication campaigns, and enhance images year round. This month, the Southwest Florida Chapter challenges each member to reflect on your year of public relations successes and really begin thinking about projects you may be able to enter in the 2012 Image Awards Competition.  Click Here to learn more.

Chapter Events

December 9 – Member’s Merry Mixer – JJ Taylor Distributing
January 10 – Regular Luncheon

State Events
January 25-27, 2012 - The Counselor’s Network Winter Symposium - Marriott Tampa Waterside
August 5- 8, 2012 - 74th Annual Conference - The Renaissance Resort World Golf Village
 

Monthly APR Trivia:

Q: Is there a certain number of years of public relations experience required before I can pursue Accreditation in Public Relations?

A: Click here to find out
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