As we move into spring and come off the heels of our chapter’s two major events, I wanted to take a moment to recap the values and beliefs your board has been following to guide the Ocala Chapter throughout the 2018-2019 year:
- Positive Attitude
Another important idea that leads to the success of our chapter is the notion of effective communication. Ultimately, communication is one of the most important skills in life, especially in our industry. Here are a few things to keep in mind about communication:
- Communication is a skill that can be enhanced. Did you know there are monthly webinars available to members of FPRA, some of which focus on communication skills? Visit https://www.fpra.org/webinar-codesarchive/ to browse through the archives. These webinars are free to FPRA members.
- Annual conference is a great opportunity to not only learn the latest and greatest PR communication ideas, but also to learn about what FPRA is doing for members. Learn more about conference by visiting https://www.fpra.org/professional-development/annual-conference-details/. The Ocala chapter has also allocated funds for conference scholarships. Apply for a conference scholarship by visiting http://www.fpraocala.org/scholarship-application/.
Like anything else in life, your membership is what you make of it. There are so many ways to get involved in FPRA at both the local and state level so I encourage you to keep expanding your knowledge and expertise in the PR industry. Please text, call, Facebook message, tweet, (or event stop by my office for an in-person conversation) if there is anything I can do for you.
2019 Mid-Florida Image Awards
Congratulations to all Image award winners! For a full list of winners and photos from the event click the link below.
The PR Regional Summit was a success. This exciting professional development event featured top speakers in the industry that covered emerging public relation trends. Attendees also enjoyed breakout sessions and networking with peers.
United Way Lip Sync Battle
FPRA Golden Image Gold Rush
Advanced Career Enhancement Series
The third installment of ACES (Advanced Career Enhancement Series) for 2018-19 occurs Tuesday, May 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Brick City Southern Kitchen, on the downtown Ocala square. Ocala chapter members with 10 or more years of public relations experience or APR accreditation are eligible to attend ACES. RSVP is recommended. For more information or to RSVP email Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC.
Register Now for Annual Conference
Be a FPRA Blogger
Looking to get involved? FPRA is looking for someone to represent the Ocala Chapter at the FPRA Annual Conference and serve as a conference session blogger. If you are planning to go to annual conference in August and would like to volunteer to blog one of the conference sessions, please contact Tina Banner, APR, CPRC at banner@CF.edu.
FPRE Give Back
Did you know that since 2000, 22 student scholarships have been awarded by the FPRE Foundation totaling $30,000? During that same time, 143 members also received rebates from the FPRE Foundation that assisted them in earning their APR designation. In the last 16 years, the FPRE Foundation has awarded over $51,645 in scholarships and grants to public relations students and professionals to help them advance their careers. From member accreditation rebates to Leadership FPRA, this is your chance to give back to the profession. Make a donation to the Florida Public Relations Education Foundation today. www.fpra.org/give
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