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.


Get Social With It!
uncheon - June 9 at 12:00pm

Deschutes 2 Roanoke @PRSA
So, how do you get an Oregon-based company to choose Roanoke as its new home? Michael Galliher created the Deschutes 2 Roanoke social media campaign to help successfully lure the Oregon-based brewing company to Roanoke for its East Coast operation. What started as an online rallying cry to attract a high-profile business to Roanoke became a powerful campaign with more than 6,200 Facebook likes alone. Michael will outline the campaign (starting with an op-ed he wrote bemoaning the lack of economic opportunities in the Roanoke Valley), the impact of social media and how to get noticed in the ever-crowded space of social media. Presented by ndp.

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Ethics Exercise from February

What Values and Provisions Would you Choose?

At our last luncheon, Douglas Cannon presented an ethics exercise right out of the news headlines. Take a read and decide how you would handle each situation.

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2016 Board Elected

In December 2015, the Blue Ridge PRSA membership inducted the 2016 board of directors at its December chapter meeting. The following individuals will serve on the board:

President - Betsy Parkins
President -Elect - Jen Ward
Treasurer - Scott Ramsburg
Secretary – Teresa Hall
Director at-Large (2015-2016) - Alison Hammond
Director at-Large (2015-2016) - Catherine Fox
Director-at-Large (2016-2018) - Josh Meyer
Director-at-Large (2016-2018) - Adedayo Abah

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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