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March 2018

Dear Chapter Member:

March is indeed coming in like a lion!

But we're happily shouting over the Nor'easter winds to bring you promised updates and opportunities. 

Your PRSA-WF chapter heads into 2018 with a new board and committees, thanks to members getting involved, flexing their leadership skills and growing their chapter colleague relationships. What a great group you are.

Other updates:

  • Our very popular Agency/Solo Peer Group programs continue over the coming months. Our other professional development programs are on hiatus for a bit, while our Program Committee readies a survey asking you about your professional interests, work, and program preferences. Please respond when you get it – the results will shape 2018 program planning. Everything is on the table: traditional luncheon programs, online, local gatherings, and more. Stay tuned for details.
  • Our sister Connecticut chapters, Hartford-based CT Valley and New Haven-based Southern CT, have consolidated into the Greater CT Chapter, led by 2018 president Evelyn Gard. They’ll continue hosting The Mercury Awards, which is open to our members. We’ll soon notify you by email and put 2018 Call for Entries information on our Mercury page.
  • Our chapter is a member of the PRSA Tri-State District, which covers Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Check it out; your chapter dues help support it and we’re exploring how we can work together to enhance your membership value.
  • If you haven’t joined our chapter Facebook or LinkedIn pages, please do. You’re free to post news, ask questions or start discussions. Wade in and raise your profile.

It’s a good time to be a member of PRSA and of our chapter. The blatant ethical breach of former agency Bell Pottinger, the uncertain trust environment around traditional social media, and real vs. fake news issues all affect what we do and how we’re perceived. We advocate for ethical conduct, transparency and accountability, knowing that PR at its finest is an honored profession with a body of knowledge and a reputable standing within society at large.

Your chapter is here to serve you, to spark your interest, to help you advance, and to give you an outlet for your voice.

Let us know how we’re doing, and if you’d like to be a part of it.

Stephanie Harwood, APR
2018 PRSA-WF Chapter President





Upcoming Events

Peer Group Meeting: How Much Should You Charge?

March 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How to Charge Clients

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Best in Media Relations, Peer Group, 4/19

April 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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What's New

Check out the March Newsletter on this page for current happenings and things coming up!

Also: join our PRSA Tri-State District at Stout Grand Central in NYC this Thursday, March 8th from 6:00-8:00pm to mix with colleagues from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

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