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Detroit Trifecta! Jennifer Day is Perfect Choice for 2019 ECD Platinum Award

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Congratulations to Jennifer Day! By Jennifer Flowers-Kolf, APR, East Central District Chair One of the highlights for the East Central District each year is to present the PRSA ECD Platinum/Don Durocher award to a deserving professional within…

Future Facing at QuickStart 2019

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The theme of the Sept. 13-14 ECD QuickStart conference in Columbus was “Future Facing.” Not just rising trends, new practices, or emerging indicators. It took a hard look at the capital “F” future of our industry and organization by…

ECD CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: THE HOOSIER CHAPTER

Our gratitude to Hoosier Chapter Immediate Past-President Megan Bulla for contributing this outstanding summary for the ECD Chapter Spotlight Blog! It’s a large chapter both in membership and geographic area, with a long history that is…
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Chapter Spotlight: Dayton PRSA

Chapter history: The PRSA Dayton Area Chapter was established Nov. 7, 1966. The original Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter was one of three PRSA chapters (Alabama, Dayton and Southern Connecticut) to be approved by the national assembly that…
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2019 QuickStart Registration |Open Now through August 30

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The East Central District of PRSA is offering its annual QuickStart Leadership Conference Friday, September 13 - Saturday, September 14 in Columbus, Ohio at the offices of Fahlgren Mortine. QuickStart is a one-day conference that gives ECD…

Recognize your chapter “MVP”

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  By Andrea Clark, APR We all have them: the amazingly dedicated individuals who find time for their “day jobs,” families and friends, communities AND PRSA. They care deeply about the profession and their peers, and often get involved…

Honoring two of our greats…

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I opened my email one day to find an invitation to an event I never imagined happening.  Marilyn and David Shank were closing the doors on Shank Public Relations Counselors after 30 years...and I was invited to the party! My history with…

Giving Back – Creating a Flourishing Community

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By Vanessa Lansdale, Alumni GVSU PRSSA Anniversaries come and go every year, but instead of getting gifts for an anniversary, how about giving back? That’s what the Grand Valley State University PRSSA chapter did for its 10-year anniversary…

Why spend thousands of hours a year mentoring young people?

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By Adrienne Wallace, Ph.D. When I was just a little seedling in undergraduate studies, I recall writing a thank you note to a professional after she spoke to my fundamentals of public relations class. What was so shocking about that note…

2018 Platinum Award Winner: Rick Batyko, APR, Fellow PRSA

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Every year PRSA Chapters within the East Central District (ECD) region are given the opportunity to submit a nomination from their membership for consideration of the District’s top practitioner recognition, the Platinum Award. This year…

Why PRSA Still Matters to Me

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By Dr. Steve Iseman APR, Fellow PRSA The “What’s in it for me” question drives the world – and that’s human nature. But in terms of our professional organizations and affiliations I think as people age, both in their lives and in…