At today’s luncheon, guests got a full serving of tips, tricks and FPRA love.

Kudos to our hard working and dedicated members who earned their CPRC credentials!

A round of applause goes out to:
Phyllis Ershowsky, APR, CPRC, of PKE Marketing and PR Solutions
Pamela Nulman, APR, CPRC of Nulman Public Relations and Marketing
Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC, of Briggs and Rogers Marketing and Public Relations
Karen Ryan, APR, CPRC, public relations manager of Lee County Electric Cooperative

Congrats ladies!

June’s ROCKing Chair was awarded to…drum roll… Mary Briggs, APR, CPRC for an excellent job as credentialing chair.

The Chapter will soon set up a PayPal account, it should be ready for use in a couple of weeks. A reminder to all members and guests, it is helpful for our Hospitality Team if we register prior to the RSVP deadline, and no-shows will be billed.

Upcoming Events:

We are preparing to serve members their second helping of social media information on Friday, June 26 at Hodges University. The format has changed a bit, as we are moving on up to the conference room to accommodate the growing social media appetites of our members. We are also changing to a lecture-style seminar!

This lecture-style seminar will provide attendees a specialized look at incorporating social media with other Web 2.0 technologies. We have some great guest presenters for the event:

Ibrey Woodall, Director – Marketing Communications, TEKgroup International, Inc., will discuss online newsrooms with social media interaction.

Miami Marketwire’s Account Executive, Robyn Medlin, will discuss Search Engine Optimization for Press Releases and will introduce a Social Media Release.

Birgit Pauli-Haack, CEO and founder of Pauli Systems, LC, will share her knowledge on putting social media to work with RSS feeds.

Registration and Networking begins at 9 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Lunch is sponsored by Honey Baked Ham. Members and guests must register on no later than Friday, June 19. Registration should open today, but sign up quickly! Seats are limited. (The SMC appetizer sold out in the first week!).

Don’t forget about conference!

Tips and Tricks:

Today’s luncheon created a great buzz about the values of building strong FPRA relationships and the benefits these create!

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Always come prepared to a meeting. And always prepare for others…keep extra paper and pens on hand in case reporters and guests come unprepared (it’s amazing how often this happens).

Keep abreast of industry trends with and

Attending FPRA is a great way to network, find new jobs and make great frienships!

Join us for our Annual Meeting in July with guest speaker Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, FGCU.