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February 2019

2019 NCPRSA InSpire Awards Due April 1

February 11 @ 8:00 am - April 1 @ 11:59 pm

The 2019 NCPRSA InSpire Awards submission is now closed. The NCPRSA InSpire Awards recognize the best public relations campaigns and tactics for the previous year in the Triangle to Coast area of North Carolina. All public relations practitioners in the region are welcome to participate – you do not need to be a NCPRSA member. We model the awards after the national Silver and Bronze Anvil awards to make entering both programs easier. With subcategories for Silver and Bronze Awards, there…

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February 2019 Professional Development Luncheon

February 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
NCSU University Club

Know-Fight-Win! PR Pro Takeaways from the Biggest and Best Political Campaigns From rough-and-tumble rhetoric to hyper-targeted mini campaigns to real-time crisis management, the best (and worst) of the 2018 election cycle has plenty of lessons to teach an PR pros who promote products, services and ideas. After all, who better to help us all execute launches than the consultants charged with helping voters become aware of, embrace and vote for candidates and issues at all levels? Join us on Wednesday,…

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March 2019

March 2019 Professional Development Luncheon

March 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
NCSU University Club

Seasonal storytelling: How to authentically leverage holidays in communications strategies Join us on Thursday, March 21 from 11:45am-1:30pm at the N.C. State University Club to hear from Kelly Propst, vice president at Largemouth Communications. With seasonal sporting events like NCAA’s March Madness, food and beverage recognition days like “National Margarita Day,” or just-because holidays like “Love Your Dog Day,” there are a near-overwhelming number of opportunities to make connections with a company or brand. In most cases, quality is more effective than quantity, and…

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April 2019

APR Information Session

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
BJ’s Retaurant and Brewhouse, 5707 Dillard Dr
Cary, 27511 United States
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Interested in earning your APR? We’re interested in helping you. April is APR Month, so join our APR Chair, Stephanie Llorente, April 4 for an informational session where she will share a short overview of the APR process, potential career benefits and answer your questions. It’s also a great opportunity to meet others interested in walking with you through the process. Please RSVP to sllorente@prepcomm.com by April 3.    

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April Professional Development Luncheon

April 17 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Fayetteville Arts Council, 301 Hay St
Fayetteville, 28301 United States
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Online Optimizations: A How to Guide of the Right Tools at the Right Cost  Join us in Fayetteville, N.C. at the Fayetteville Arts Council for a one-of-a-kind professional development event designed to provide you with an arsenal of information on how to leverage online tools – such as social media and search engine optimization (SEO) – to improve your PR or marketing strategy. The event will feature three engaging sessions, including: Leveraging Social Media Effectively for a Minimal Costwith Kia…

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June 2019

Summer Networking Social

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watts & Ward, 200 S Blount St.
Raleigh, 27601 United States
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Join us Wednesday, June 19 at 5:30pm for the 2019 NCPRSA summer networking social! We will gather over good food, great drinks and networking with like-minded industry professionals at the award-winning Watts & Ward cocktail bar in downtown Raleigh. We encourage both NCPRSA members and nonmembers to join. There will be a cash bar available, and a selection of light appetizers to be enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you there!

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July 2019

July 2019 Professional Development Luncheon

July 17 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
NCSU University Club

NCLocal: What local news will look like in 2020.  Despite all you might hear, local news in North Carolina isn’t disappearing. It’s changing, and changing quickly and dramatically. And if you work in the area of public relations, you want to keep up with those changes, understand them, and recognize what they mean for your brands, your agencies, and your clients. One of the folks who knows what those changes mean for our state best is Melanie Sill, a long-time…

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August 2019

August 2019 Professional Development Luncheon

August 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
NCSU University Club

Creating Action Through Communications: How Nonprofits Can Leverage PR Tools to Thrive Join us on Wednesday, August 21 and hear from Sandra Cyr of The Philanthropy Journal.   Nonprofit communicators bring to the table unique challenges and opportunities that often differ from their corporate counterparts, including fundraising, advocacy, and member recruitment or retention. Join us as we embark on a conversation with Sandra Cyr, Managing Editor of Philanthropy Journal, that will touch on how your nonprofit, association or mission-driven organization…

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October 2019

October 2019 Professional Development Event

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eckel & Vaughan, 706 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603 United States
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Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Setting a Higher Bar in PR The need for a diverse and inclusive workplace has continued to be a hot topic of conversation across many industries, especially public relations and communications. In 2018, PRWeek reported on a Harvard Business Review article that examined diversity across the top 100 global PR agencies, and discovered a lack in understanding diversity and little effort made to build inclusive cultures. Positive change is starting to be made across…

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December 2019

NCPRSA Annual Meeting with Keynote Alexa Carlin

December 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Loading Dock Raleigh, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27604 United States
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NCPRSA Annual Meeting with Keynote Alexa Carlin Join us on the morning of Wednesday, December 4 for exciting Chapter updates and an inspiring keynote from Alexa Carlin, Founder & CEO of Women Empower X. An expert on women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and personal growth, Alexa’s uses her personal story of resilience to prompt change in others. No matter your communications background, this is a perfect opportunity to kickstart a positive and impactful 2020, with an inspiring message from an inspiring woman.…

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For NCPRSA events (professional development, networking, skills, etc.), no refunds will be issued if the event is postponed by the Chapter due to an act of nature (snow, hurricane, etc.). If the Chapter cancels the event, refunds in full will be made as soon as feasible. If for some reason you are unable to attend an event for which you registered and paid, no refund will be issued, so we encourage you to transfer your registration to another professional.