Best of Show – End of Year Celebration and Board Installation

Best of Show – End of Year Celebration and Board Installation


You’re invited to come celebrate with the FPRA Ocala Chapter (serving Citrus & Marion Counties)!! Join us for the Chapter’s annual end-of-year celebration and board installation lunch program. We’re excited to recognize the dedication of our outgoing board of directors, announce the winners of our annual membership awards: including the Toni James, APR, CPRC PACEsetter award, welcome the chapter’s new leaders for the 2023-2024 year, and our past presidents will “pass the gavel” to the incoming 23-24 chapter president Lindsay Tozer, FCRM!. Plus, incoming FPRA state president, Wendy Crites Wacker, APR, CPRC, will share her vision for the year ahead. Registration includes a lunch buffet.


Our past president’s gavel ceremony with incoming chapter president Lindsay Tozer, FCRM, new officers’ swearing in, and our annual awards presentation.

Registration for the event is $30 per person. 
Menu includes: Tossed Salad, Lemon Pepper Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki, Stir Fry Vegetables, Fried Rice, and Varied Fruit Tarts.
If you have questions about this event, please contact our current VP of Membership / Incoming President-Elect Greg Davis at (352) 246-2278

Attendee Name

5 Takeways: Cherrietta Prince

The Impact of a Personal Public Relations Story

Cherrietta Prince, local business owner and ambassador for the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership     


5 Takeways from Cherrietta Prince’s “Twists & Turns in a PR Career”

  • Represent a product or service you believe in, and it will be easy.
  • Identify your markets and audiences. Ask: What do I want, how do I look and how do I want to look?
  • If you don’t have PR skills, you can’t have a successful business.
  • Without PR, no one knows who you are. No one knows you are the best. Engage the right people.
  • Make sure every word you speak is thoughtful.


If a picture is worth a thousand words, video could be worth even more to organizations wanting to tell their stories visually. At the Florida Public Relations Association Ocala Chapter’s September professional development luncheon, public information leaders from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will share how organizations can create professional-looking news-style videos and share online. The luncheon is set for Sept. 18, noon-1 p.m., (networking begins at 11:30 a.m.) at the College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center, Teleconference Room (3001 SW College Road, Ocala).

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has successfully created an in-house newsroom, highlighting the agency’s news stories with daily (Monday-Friday) short videos shared on its Facebook page. The videos attract thousands of views, and beats the broadcast news stations in releasing the news almost every day. MCSO’s former public information officer, Capt. James Pogue, and the current public information officer, recently-promoted Lt. Ryan Robbins, will present on how this newsroom was created and give tips to attendees for how to implement a similar program.

The meeting is not limited to members; guests and non-members are welcome to attend with payment and RSVP to [email protected] by Sept. 15. The registration fee includes lunch; $20 for members and $25 for guests and for members who pay at the door. Visit to register and pay online.

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association builds better public relations practitioners and communicators through professional development, networking opportunities and ethical practices. Formed in 1980, the chapter boasts a strong membership representing nearly every industry in the area, including: government, associations, nonprofit, education, healthcare, legal, corporate, retail, agencies and small business. Members are committed not only to the betterment of the profession, but also to the community through a number of community service projects held each year.

Hitting a Homerun!

Nov-14Ocala FPRA Chapter President, Jen Lowe, and President-Elect, Barbra Hernandez, APR, with Howard Grosswirth, VP of Marketing for the #NYYankees at the November professional development luncheon. Each attendee received a commemorative Yankees playoff ring. Exciting stuff!