Welcome to PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is a professional association serving Central and Southwest Virginia public relations practitioners. Since 1992, the chapter strives to bring together professionals to enhance the practice, provide an exchange of experiences and ideals, and promote professional development.


October Luncheon - Telling Our Story
Living the Principles: Make "YOUR" Impact

Do you have a story to tell? Are you looking to make an impact? Could your relationships and connections with others be stronger? Maybe your memory just needs a reboot…or two.

On October 13, PRSA brings JJ White of Dale Carnegie to ignite our passion to connect with others and ourselves and while we constantly may tell others’ stories, we sometimes forget we have our own story to tell and the powerful impact it can have on someone else. While we strive each day to be successful and to do what is expected of us, we sometimes lose sight of connecting and sharing with others and the value those interactions bring to our daily lives. Join us for a time of fellowship, reflection and “connection”…and not the kind on Facebook!

• Connect with others on common ground
• Identify and share how others have impacted us and how we can impact others
• Practice our story telling abilities
• Learn a memory tool to remember just about anything
• Explore and commit to applying principles to strengthen relationships

This is also our ANNUAL MEETING! Next year's board slate will be announced, and scholarships will be given to PRSSA chapters.

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For the Adam & Alison Award for Media Excellence

PRSA Blue Ridge members may nominate an individual member of the media that exemplifies excellence in fair and accurate to be honored at the annual Summit Awards Gala. A separate entry form will be posted on this page soon. Nominations are due September 30, 2016. There is no fee to submit a nomination.

This award is given in memory of Adam Ward and Alison Parker, two Roanoke reporters who were lost in a tragic attack on August 26, 2015.

Nominate a Media Member Here

Summit Awards Gala
Reserve your spot in the biggest event of the year!

New this year, we're taking the gala to the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, November 3. Registration is now available online, with cocktails and dinner beginning at 6pm and awards presented at 7pm

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Are You Ready to be a Leader?

Are you a leader? Would you like to consider a future leadership role as a committee chair? Or would you like to get involved as a committee member or on a special initiative/event?

Please let the current chapter leadership know by filling out this chapter involvement form and returning it to President Betsy Parkins at ejparkins@carilionclinic.org


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Upcoming events

13 Oct 2016 11:00 AM (EDT) • Roanoke Higher Education Center, Room 212 - 108 N Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011
03 Nov 2016 5:00 PM (EDT) • 2801 Hershberger RD Roanoke, VA 24017


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Mid-Atlantic District

The Blue Ridge Chapter of PRSA is affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic District, connecting public relations professionals from Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.

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