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Minnesota PRSA Announces 2016 Leadership
The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) today announced that it has installed its executive leadership team and Board of Directors for 2016. Minnesota PRSA is the ninth-largest chapter of PRSA, the world’s leading organization for public relations professionals..  ...

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Whether you are a recent grad, currently in transition or looking for the next step up in your career, Minnesota PRSA and PRSSA members are encouraged to check out the Career Center’s job board for the latest PR opportunities in the Metro area.
 
 

We're looking for volunteers!

There’s a range of opportunities available across most of our committees. For more information, click here.


Please contact Holli Henderson to be connected with an open volunteer opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Event Pass

The Year of the PR Professional: Get Your 2016 Event Pass Now.
Learning, professional development and networking are important aspects of your PRSA membership and we want to make our event offering as accessible as possible. Minnesota PRSA is offering a 5-event and 10-event pass for admission to the wide variety of programs and events hosted throughout 2016.
 
Sign up to get yours now!
 
PRSA offers two different event pass levels:
Silver 5-Event-Pass for $75 (Click here to purchase a 5-Event-Pass)
Gold 10-Event-Pass for $125 (Click here to purchase a 10-Event-Pass

Minnesota PRSA Event Pass Benefits:
  • Flexibility: How many times have you seen an awesome event and wanted to attend but were afraid you couldn’t make it? The event pass lets you cancel without losing your registration fee or send someone in your place.
  • Learn to Share: This event pass can be shared with anyone around your organization – even non-PRSA members! You can use multiple “punches” on your pass for the same program/event.
  • Simplicity: No more do you need to fill out multiple expense reports – this is a one and done.
  • Cost savings: You can save up to 75 percent on PRSA events.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Color Psychology: The New Game Changer

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
7:30-9 a.m.

Mall of America Boundary Waters Room (fourth floor)
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, Minnesota  55425
(Park in the East Entrance and go to the fourth floor Boundary Waters room)

Register for the Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:30 a.m. breakfast event Color Psychology: The New Game Changer with high-energy author, national speaker, and consultant Jill Swanson. Join the Minnesota PRSA and Fashion Group International Minneapolis chapter at the Mall of America’s Boundary Waters Room to learn how to leverage the hidden language of color and how people respond to shades and intensities in clothing, design, and products.


Registration Costs:
Minnesota PRSA Member - $30
FGI Member - $30
Student - $25
General Admission - $40
2016 Event Pass Eligible
 
 

PRSA Classics Individual Award Nominations


The 2016 PRSA Classics are coming up! When thinking about what awards to submit, don't forget opportunities to recognize individual PR pros.
 
Know an industry veteran who has made a major impact on public relations in Minnesota? Nominate them for the Padilla Award. Nomination details are available here: http://bit.ly/1Ou2A7u.
 
The Young Professional Award recognizes the newest generation of PR pros who are wowing industry veterans one project at a time. Nomination information is available here: http://bit.ly/1I6Syws.
 
Nominations for both awards will be accepted until noon Jan. 29. 

Volunteers Needed!


The Business Outreach Committee is looking for volunteers to help staff the Minnesota PRSA booth at the Minnesota Grape Growers Association Cold Climate Conference. More than 400 business owners of vineyards, wineries, machine manufacturers and nurseries will be in attendance.  
 
This is a prime venue to help position Minnesota PRSA as a thought leader in public relations, to demonstrate the value of public relations and to introduce the benefits of membership. 
 
Details
Volunteers are needed for the following times:
  • Thursday, February 11: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Friday, February 12: 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 13: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
To volunteer, please contact Holli Henderson or Amy Herbert

For more information on the event, visit the conference web page

Pro-Am Day Held Feb. 26!


Minnesota PRSA Pro-Am Day will be held on Friday, Feb. 26. Pro-Am Day (short for Professional-Amateur Day) is an annual mentoring event matching public relations professionals around the Twin Cities with PRSSA students in an effort to provide a day of job shadowing and networking for participating students to learn more about the public relations industry. The job shadowing portion of the day is from approximately 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. 

Please consider participating in this year’s Pro-Am Day event by hosting a student. Hosting a student includes having them in your office for a portion of the day, meeting with colleagues, learning more about your business, shadowing meetings, chatting over lunch about resumes, interviews, etc. We have a full list of ideas for you!

Click here to register!

Any questions can be directed to Samantha Liebhard (Samantha.Liebhard@spongpr.com) or Stephanie Mann (stephaniem@fasthorseinc.com). We look forward to your participation! 
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