Past Meetings

    Avoiding a Collision Where PR and Law Intersect

    October 17, 2018
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
    7001 Hampton Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23505
    https://www.norfolkyacht.com/

    Deborah Morton, a lawyer whose career has focused on corporate public relations and media, will help us avoid legal pitfalls as we share information and stories about people – particularly using digital and new media. She will bring us real-world examples

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    Embracing Inclusion in Public Relations

    September 26, 2018
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Old Dominion University Webb Center - Hampton/Newport News Room
    1526 W 49th St,
    Norfolk, VA 23508
    https://www.odu.edu/life/gettinginvolved/webb

    In an ever-changing world, it is imperative for organizations to be inclusive to reach diverse audiences. This social will feature a speed networking session connecting aspiring practitioners to seasoned professionals.

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    Communicating & Marketing to Multicultural America

    September 19, 2018
    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/

    We will explore data and research pointing to key demographic shifts in the United States – communities of color, millennials, gender/race and sexual orientation. Communicators today must not only be developing communications strategies for inclusive audi

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    Media Interview Skill Building for the Public Relations Professional

    August 15, 2018
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Chrysler Museum of Art
    1 Memorial Place
    Norfolk, VA 23510
    http://www.chrysler.org/

    This hands-on workshop is designed to refresh and strengthen media relations skills to effectively manage difficult or crisis interviews. Members will learn interview preparation tips, effective message development and delivery and will practice what they

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    New & Prospective Member Meet & Greet

    July 31, 2018
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    Cafe Stella
    1907 Colonial Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23517
    http://www.cafestellaroasters.com

    Have coffee on us! Considering PRSA or recently joined and want to learn more about what PRSA can offer you? Join us to learn the benefits of PRSA and get all of your questions answered. 

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    Summer Happy Hour

    July 17, 2018
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Mermaid Winery
    330 West 22nd Street
    Norfolk, VA 23517
    https://mermaidwinery.com/

    Join us for an evening of mingling with your colleagues at the beautiful Mermaid Winery in Norfolk.

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    The Rise of Earned Media: Attributing Value to Comms and PR

    June 20, 2018
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
    7001 Hampton Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23505
    http://www.norfolkyacht.com

    We live in an advertising-centric world. Banner ads, pay-per-click ads, even native advertising all serve as means for brands to get in front of consumers. But advertising has become less effective and consumers are ad-weary. As PR practitioners know, the

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    PRSA Workshop: Advanced Social Media Tactics for Communications Professionals

    May 16, 2018
    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ferguson Heritage Center
    12500 Jefferson Ave
    Newport News, VA 23601

    This special workshop will take communications professionals beyond the basics of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to explore new ways to increase engagement and reach key audiences. It will highlight the latest tools in the ever-changing social media land

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    We Want YOU to Reach the Pinnacle!

    April 26, 2018
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    City of Virginia Beach/Tidewater Community College Joint-Use Library
    1700 College Crescent
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453
    http://libguides.tcc.edu/JUL

    Get the accolades you deserve! Join us for a workshop on submitting entries for the 2018 PRSA Hampton Roads Pinnacle Awards.

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    When Crisis Strikes

    April 18, 2018
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
    7001 Hampton Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23505
    https://www.norfolkyacht.com/

    Learn what to do to prepare for a crisis and how to handle it once it strikes.

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    Senior Professionals Meet-Up

    April 11, 2018
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Panera at Janaf
    1140 N Military Highway
    Norfolk, VA 23502

    Join us for the first meeting of our Hampton Roads Senior PR Professionals Group. Come and bring a friend who knows what public relations was like before Y2K, when you likely used a fax machine or had "beeper" duty.

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    Perfect Your Pitch With Our Media Panel

    March 21, 2018
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Virginian-Pilot
    150 Brambleton Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23510
    https://pilotonline.com/

    Our annual PRSA Hampton Roads media panel has a different twist -- an interactive session with live pitches.

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    Trivia Night

    March 13, 2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Blue Moon Taphouse at Norfolk’s Waterside District
    333 Waterside Drive
    Norfolk, VA 23510
    http://watersidedistrict.com/tenant/blue-moon-taphouse/

    Showcase your trivia talents while networking with other communication professionals in a fun setting.

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    Banish Burnout, Reclaim Your Creative Spark

    Those of you drawn to public relations are creative, whip smart, and eager to nurture positive relationships - in often challenging circumstances. You might also be driven to excel and suffer from perfectionism. Such professional stressors put you at risk

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    Jumpstart Your 2018 Content Calendar

    January 17, 2018
    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Kempsville Recreation Center
    800 Monmouth Ln
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/recreation-centers/Pages/kempsville.aspx

    Get your year off to a productive start. You’ll learn what it takes to build an effective editorial calendar and leave with a plan for the year ahead.

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