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Published On 9/14/2022
The local Philadelphia Chapter of PRSA will celebrate two milestone anniversaries next week
when it welcomes PRSA National Board Chair Felicia Blow, Ph.D., APR, for a special luncheon
presentation.
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Pepperpot Awards

Published On 9/19/2022
In recent issues of PRSA Philly Chapter Chat, we have put the spotlight on some of the 2021 Pepperpot winners, what made their campaigns or projects exceptional, and lessons learned relevant for any of us.

The recent Pepperpot winners also described how much the award meant to them and their teams, a validation of the quality of PR professionalism, a source of pride, and a reputation boost with their colleagues and peers. And a fun night to celebrate, too.
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Published On 7/19/2022
Plenty of companies, large and small, universities, agencies, and non-profits are making a difference
with stellar PR programs. Soon, it can be your turn to display your best work for the 2022 Pepperpots!
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Member PRofile

Published On 9/19/2022
“I love what I do, and I’d like to think it loves me back. Working in PR has been a very rewarding and special opportunity for me to truly enjoy my professional life in my chosen career. I was proud to serve as Chapter President in 1994; it was an amazing experience. Happy 70th Anniversary and many more!”
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Published On 8/25/2022
“I've always believed that if you're in a career, you should make a commitment to professional development, professional leadership networking, and learning about what you're doing. So, PRSA seemed like the natural place to learn more about the practice of public relations to sharpen my skills to gain credibility.”
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Monthly Chapter Chat Newsletter

Published On 9/19/2022
The theme of this month’s edition of PRSA’s national newsletter, Strategies & Tactics, is “The Benefits of Continuous Learning.”
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Published On 8/25/2022
As I write this, we’ve just held our August networking happy hour in New Jersey. It was a ton of fun meeting up for some cold brews and chatter at Bonesaw Brewery. I made so many connections and (I hope) converted a few people to becoming members.
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Published On 7/19/2022
The latest issue of PRSA’s Strategies & Tactics newsletter is devoted to a topic in the workforce that is often overlooked but is as important as ever these days: mental health and well-being.
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Published On 6/23/2022
We currently have open board positions for next year’s slate of officers. We are also looking for committee chairs and committee members. There is a place for everyone, regardless of how little or how much time you have to spend with us.
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Published On 5/20/2022
Happy Spring Everyone!

I hope you have been enjoying this (somewhat) warmer weather, even though we’ve had some cooler/rainy days and even some windy ones. Hopefully nicer weather is on the way for the rest of May!
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Published On 4/12/2022
President's Letter

Hello PRSA Philadelphia!

I hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather (when it’s not raining!) and doing the things you enjoy again, like gardening or just soaking up the sun.

Obviously, we have missed seeing your faces! Our first IN-PERSON event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at Victory Brewing Company in Philadelphia. This evening event will be a good time to network with your peers, learn about some new craft beers from a master brewer, and enjoy food and drink while meeting the 2022 new board members!
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Published On 3/15/2022
President's Letter

As we spring forward with the change of time, the days are longer and brighter! Winter may be going out like a lion, but there is no doubt that spring is in the air. It's a time of hope and new beginnings as winter lets go and the warmth of the new season makes way for growth.
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Published On 2/22/2022
President's Letter

Hello everyone!

As I write this, the temperature is over 65 degrees in FEBRUARY and it is forecasted to drop down to 40 degrees or below by tonight. I think I’m getting weather whiplash! I don’t know about all of you, but I’m ready for spring. March 20 cannot come soon enough!
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Published On 1/24/2022
President's Letter

Hello everyone! As I write this from my office, it's 12 degrees outside - brrrrr! I hope you are all keeping yourselves warm and healthy this winter!

I'm excited to work with our new PRSA board for 2022. Welcome to our new board members - Alyson Maloney, Brittany Eifert, Michelle Drager and Rachel Forth! I'm excited to see what we can do this year with the new energy and ideas coming to the table.
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Published On 12/15/2021
President's Letter

Happy December!

It seems like only yesterday we were outside frolicking on the beach or in the pool and now the sun sets around 4:30 p.m. and the weather is colder. The holidays are upon us and everyone is in a (hopefully) festive mood!
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Published On 11/4/2021
President's Letter

Happy fall!

It’s hard to believe, but we’re only a few weeks away from the 2021 Pepperpot Awards! The awards will be held on the evening of December 1 at The Lucy in Philadelphia. After last year’s virtual event, we are excited to gather in-person to celebrate this year, along with the proper protocols.
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Published On 10/12/2021
President’s Letter

Leaders and volunteers are so important, not only for PRSA, but for all non-profit organizations. Making a difference in your community and making society better is truly something to be proud of.
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Published On 9/8/2021
President’s Letter

Happy September! It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and fall is around the corner. I, for one, can’t wait to dress in long sleeves and cozy sweatpants again!
I would be remiss if I didn’t continue to hammer home the fact that the 2021 Pepperpot Awards will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
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Published On 8/9/2021
President’s Letter

While summer is fading fast, things are heating up on the PRSA front this August.
The tradition of celebrating excellence within our field continues with the 2021 Pepperpot Awards, to be held in person on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
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Published On 7/12/2021
President's Letter

Hi all—I hope everyone had a Happy Fourth of July! Although this summer season deems to be a particularly steamy one, we have a lot of great chapter events coming up to keep you cool and cognizant of the latest industry trends and information.
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Published On 6/8/2021
President's Letter

It’s finally June and that means summer is just around the corner! It’s also my birthday month, although who really gets excited about growing another year older--am I right?!

As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted across the Philadelphia-region, and we are able to safely meet, we look forward to hosting more of our events in person. For now, though, please enjoy two upcoming virtual programs that address important topics for many PR practitioners: crisis communications and communicating about the vaccine rollout.
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Published On 5/10/2021
President's Letter

May has arrived and Memorial Day will be here before you know it! I know we’re all looking forward to the warmer weather, getting out of the house more and taking vacations again (whether it be a car ride to the shore or a plane ride to….anywhere!)
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Published On 4/10/2021
President's Letter

Well we’ve made it – spring is here! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the warmer weather and the change from heavy jackets to short sleeve shirts!

We have a terrific program happening on Tuesday, April 13, Diversity in the Newsroom: A Fireside Chat with The Philadelphia Tribune’s Interim City Editor Sharyn Flanagan.
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Published On 3/26/2021
President's Letter

Happy (almost) spring everyone! As the temperature starts to heat up, we’re ramping up our terrific programming! Our next event will be held tomorrow night, March 9 -- The First Amendment and its Role in Journalism: A Deep Dive with The New York Times Leading Newsroom Attorney David McCraw.
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Published On 2/9/2021
President's Letter

Happy February everyone!

2021 is off to a great start, thanks to a fabulous program held last week, “Get Away with PRSA,” where we pretended we were on vacation -- dressed in beach gear, drink in hand -- while networking with each other and signing up for committees. We had a great time and were happy to welcome back existing members and connect with some potential new members too!
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Published On 1/18/2021
President's Letter

Happy New Year!

Last year was a truly challenging and let’s face it, life-altering, year for all of us with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, our chapter celebrated our annual Pepperpot Awards in December with more than 150 attendees via Zoom! I want to thank Stephanie Byrwa for her service as chapter President and for taking the reins when Past President Martha Gaston unexpectedly moved to South Carolina early in 2020. Her leadership was critical in keeping the chapter afloat during the trying time that was the year 2020. (And we miss you Martha!)
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