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PRSAHR Gets Social at Mermaid Winery

Story and Photos by Marcy Germanotta Oh, how sweet it was! More than 20 of our Chapter members and a few friends came together at the Mermaid Winery in Norfolk to enjoy the pairing of wine and cake.Missy Rentz, the general manager for Rowena’s gourmet foods headquartered in Norfolk, was invit...

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Yes, and: What I Learned from an Improv Session

Recently, PRSA Hampton Roads held a monthly meeting at the Arts District home of the improv group The Pushers to see what could be learned about communications through improvisation.  PRSA member Julie Watson shares her experience and lessons learned. Yes, and: What I Learned from an Improv Se...

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Meet New Member - Matt Klepeisz

Welcome to Matthew “Matt” Klepeisz, the new Public Relations Manager of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach. Matt is originally from Yorktown, Virginia where he attended Grafton High School. He then went on to attend Virginia Tech and graduated with a degre...

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Kate Lewis, local chapter member, earns APR accreditation

Kate Lewis, director of public relations at Meridian Group, has earned the prestigious Accredited in Public Relations, or APR, endorsement.”This was an extensive learning process that has made me a better professional, and I’m thrilled to earn the designation,” said Lewis. “I...

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Member Spotlight: Anthonette Ward

Anthonette Ward attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and was a PRSSA member while there. She was the PR Coordinator for the School of Engineering at VCU, and participated in a Social Media campaign for the Big Ideas Challenge - a puzzle solving adventure around the city of Richmond in pa...

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Local PRSA HR member earns national accreditation

A local member of the Public Relations Society of America Hampton Roads Chapter has earned the prestigious Accredited in Public Relations, or APR, endorsement.Christine Brantley, Virginia Beach Public Library community relations and development manager, received official notification of the accredit...

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Get to Know Kenita Bowers, Our Newest PRSAHR Board Director

Kenita Bowers (in photo above with daughter Koi) is a lifelong Norfolk resident who worked at WAVY TV before going into public relations. She recently became the newest director of the PRSAHR Board. Read on for a fun Q&A with Kenita:  What do you do for a living, and where? I am t...

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Time Again for PRSAHR to Step up and Help Out

We know finding the time to volunteer can be a challenge. But again this year, PRSA is offering you an easy way to put your PR skills to good use for a local nonprofit.  Friday, Sept. 11, is the date for the 2015 United Way Day of Caring. As we have the last two years, local PRSA members will b...

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PRSA Hampton Roads Announces 2015 Pinnacle Award Winners

June 11, 2015 – The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announced its 2015 Pinnacle Award winners today for the best public relations programs and tactics in the region. PRSA also recognized Kevin Gaydosh as the public relations practitioner of the year. Gaydosh, ...

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Board Member Profiles - Becky Lawson

Meet Becky Lawson PRSA Hampton Roads Chapter Membership Chair  Becky decided she wanted a career in public relations when she was at attending Tidewater Community College and met someone in the field. She liked the dynamic of the job as it provided opportunities to do a wide-range of duties. Sh...

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