Past Meetings

    Branding the American West

    November 17, 2016
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Chrysler Museum
    1 Memorial Pl
    Norfolk, VA 23510

    Plan to attend Third Thursday at the Chrysler for a special PRSA Hampton Roads after-work social! November 17, arrival time is 6:30 p.m.!

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    Don’t Panic! (And other tips for making speechwriting simpler)

    November 09, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/hrva/kroccenter/

    You’ve been asked to write a speech. Now what? The first thing to remember is not to panic. Keep a few key tips in mind and you can make the job much easier — and write a speech that really connects with your listeners.

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    2016 Public Relations & Communications Professional Development Conference

    October 19, 2016
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/hrva/kroccenter/

    Network with colleagues while getting actionable ideas to share your brand's story. Plus, FREE headshots. Breakfast, lunch & refreshments included. All for less than the cost of a one-hour webinar at your desk!

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    How a Big Cat Launched a Grand Opening

    September 14, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Slover Library
    235 E. Plume Street
    Norfolk, VA 23510
    http://www.sloverlibrary.com

    Mark your calendars for our September meeting and join Public Relations Pro Cindy Mackey for a look behind the scenes at how this successful campaign unfolded.

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    Create & Extend Your Online Content

    August 03, 2016
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Virginia Beach Central Library
    4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452

    In this special two-hour PRSA seminar you will learn the latest in time-saving tips and techniques to help you excel in creating and sharing content through e-newsletters and social media.

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    2016 Pinnacle Awards

    June 08, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Virginia Beach Convention Center
    1000 19th St,
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    http://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/conventioncenter/

    Attend our annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony and see which stellar Hampton Roads public relations programs and tactics take home the prize! Registration closes Friday, June 3rd at 4 p.m.

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    Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in Your Communications

    May 18, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/hrva/kroccenter/

    Join Jonathan C. Zur, president & CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, for this interactive presentation and discussion. You’ll learn strategies for enhancing diversity and inclusion in your communication efforts and common pitfalls to av

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    Zoo De Mayo. [Member Social]

    May 05, 2016
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Virginia Zoo
    3500 Granby St. (Enter through MAIN Entrance)
    Norfolk, VA 23504

    Enjoy cocktails and animals while celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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    Building Reputation and Empowering Ambassadors through Employee Engagement

    April 20, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/hrva/kroccenter/

    Cox Communications’ Director of Communications, Ann Lester will share tips for approaching internal communications from a cross-functional partnership perspective and more!

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    2016 Media Panel

    March 16, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/hrva/kroccenter/

    Join PRSA Hampton Roads for its most anticipated monthly meeting of the year - the Media Panel Luncheon, where local reporters and producers provide tips and answer questions..

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    Saving Sweet Briar

    February 17, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/hrva/kroccenter/

    How did Sweet Briar College go from the brink of closure to receiving a record number of student applications in less than a year?

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    High-Stakes Communications: Police Use of Force

    January 20, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/hrva/kroccenter/

    Officer-involved shootings and other controversial incidents have always grabbed headlines, but especially in the last year, which saw high-profile stories around the country: Baltimore, New York, Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, North Charleston, South Carolina

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    2017 Kick Off Event

    January 18, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/hrva/kroccenter/

    Join us for our January meeting and set yourself on the right course for the year ahead as we welcome Van Rose as our featured speaker. Van will provide food for thought to get you started on making resolutions that will help you to be more effective a

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