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Latest News

February Luncheon: Exploring the Future of  Newspaper
Pason Gaddis, president and group publisher of Florida Weekly, will join our Chapter on Feb. 7 to share insights on the future of media and newspapers in what he views will be a fundamental change in the content that goes into print, new subscription models and the explosion of tablet devices. Click here for more.

New Members Get Passports Stamped

Ten new and potential members attended the kick-off for the 2012 Passport to FPRA Member Engagement program. Interested individuals were invited to learn more about the many ways that FPRA, both locally and statewide, can help enhance our profession and your career.  Click here for more.

President's Word

The Southwest Florida Chapter New Year’s resolution is to encourage chapter members to invest in their professional development and participate in the many great programs, networking opportunities, and accreditation preparation courses that we offer.  The start of a New Year is a wonderful opportunity to re-energize and refocus our goals.  Click here for more.
A New Year, a new social network! This month's Social Media Corner covers LinkedIn - the most business-focused social network of them all.  Click here for more.
Advice, recommendations and news you can use from the chapter’s seasoned professionals.  Click here for more.
On the Move
Pushing the Envelope, INC. has moved to a new office:
  • New Address: 12655 New Brittany Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Feb 2, 4-6 pm  Open House
Pushing the Envelope, INC. has hired Sarah Reaves, Junior Communications Ally

Recap:  January Lunch

LCEC's PR all-star Karen Ryan laid out her game plan for winning the image game at January's luncheon.  Karen shared the template she and her team use as they create a communications plan for everything from an outage to the installation of new office phones.  Click here for more.
Start a Winning Tradition in 2012!  Local Image Call for Entries Now Available
Calling all public relations and marketing professionals in the area – now is the time to submit your finest work. The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) has issued a Call for Entries for its 2012 Local Image Awards.

Local Image Awards are held annually and recognize the best public relations, communications and marketing efforts in Southwest Florida during the past year.  Click here for more.

Warming up for Image
As the 2012 Olympic Games approach, it’s time to warm up and submit your medal worthy public relations programs for the Local Image Awards. On Tuesday, January 24 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, a panel of distinguished PR professionals are offering an Image Workshop to help you get started.  Click here for more.

Go for the Gold – Sponsor the 2012 Local Image Awards!
Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the 2012 Local Image Awards. We are currently looking for sponsorships or in-kind donations for items or services that will be used in the event (food/beverage, giveaways/door prizes), to be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  Click here for more.

Local
• January 24 – A special Image Workshop
• February 7 - Regular Luncheon, Pason Gaddis, Future of Media and Newspapers
Thursday, March 8 – Image Entries Due
• April 10 – Image Awards

State
• January 25-27, 2012 - State Hosts 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: How much does it cost to apply for accreditation?

A: Click here for answer 

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