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Next Luncheon: New Location

Our next luncheon will take place at Harborside Events Center in downtown Fort Myers on  Tuesday, March 6.

Web Site Revamp

The Southwest Florida Chapter is making the most of its technology resources and will be undertaking web site redesign later this year.

State Conference Theme Announced!

Join fellow FPRA members in discovering a "Treasure Trove of PR Strategies and Tactics" in St. Augustine from Aug. 5-8, 2012, at the Renaissance Resort at World Village Golf.

News from State

Each Quarter Chapter Presidents and President-Elects attend a FPRA State Board meeting to discuss FPRA business, events, programs and future opportunities. The second quarterly meeting was held on February 10-11 in Destin. For a look at what was discussed click the title of this article.

FPRE Foundations Launches Campaign

The Florida Public Relations Education Foundation (FPREF) has launched its 2012 “Every Member Campaign” over the weekend and is asking that its members show their support and help the Foundation reach its $25,000 goal by May 1.

TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More

Looking for the right opportunity to share your knowledge, embrace new challenges and expand your leadership skills? Then you belong on the FPRA leadership team.

President's Word
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February marks a time in each year where we can stop and show appreciation and value for those who are nearest and dearest to us. (And with this being Leap Year, who doesn’t appreciate the extra day to work on an Image entry?)
How can we justify using social media is valuable? It's all about measuring your efforts, just as you would with a traditional public relations campaign.  Click here for more.
Advice, recommendations and news you can use from the chapter’s seasoned professionals.  Click here for more.

Nominate for Chrysalis Awards
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The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. are seeking nominations for the third annual Chrysalis Awards to honor businesses and individuals who have positively impacted the local community. 

Samantha Scott Wows at FGCU
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Samantha Scott, APR took some time this month to present to the student chapter of FPRA at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Recap: February Lunch
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Payson Gaddis packed the house at February's FPRA luncheon.  He discussed the future of the newspaper business in front of a crowd that included several publishers who were visiting from up north.

Image – A Winning Tradition
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The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Local Image Awards are held annually and recognize the best public relations, communications and marketing efforts in Southwest Florida during the past year. 

Image Workshop Recap
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On January 24, several Chapter members offered there help in decoding the Image entry process during a free workshop for our members.

Tuesday, March 6 - Monthly Luncheon (at Harborside), Rose Rundle, A Crash Course in Events
Thursday, March 8 – Image Entries Due
Tuesday, April 10 – Image Awards

August 5- 8, 2012 - 74th Annual Conference - The Renaissance Resort World Golf Village

Monthly APR Trivia:

Q: Is the APR good for the life of the PR professional who earns it?

A: Click here for answer 

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