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PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter

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

Summit Awards Are Here! Apply

Show off your best work and impress your boss with a prestigious 2018 summit award. Earlybird deadline is Sep. 1 and regular deadline is Sep. 10. The Summit Awards are open to all professional public relations practitioners and PR students. PRSA membership is not required to enter. Entries must have been completed during the 12 months beginning September 1, 2017, and ending September 1, 2018.

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The Promise & Perils of Political Polling
Workshop Luncheon - Thursday, Oct. 11

Political polling can aid in expanding a college’s name recognition (e.g., Quinnipiac and Monmouth), but it can also present some issues for the pollster and for Public Relations. What do you do when you get some unexpected results? How do you handle the almost inevitable criticism, legitimate or otherwise? Dr. Harry Wilson has been the director of the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research (IPOR) at Roanoke College since 1991. There have been growing pains as IPOR has evolved from a survey center that conducted one face-to-face poll each year to a full service telephone survey center, and Wilson remains convinced of IPOR’s role as an important asset for the College.

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Are You Ready to be a Leader?

Would you like to consider a future leadership role as a committee chair special events coordinator? Please let us know by filling out the 2018 leadership interest form emailing it to President Scott Ramsburg

Upcoming events

11 Oct 2018 12:00 PM (EDT) • The Hotel Roanoke

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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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