Winner Round-Up from the 2017 Image Awards
|Category 2 Public Interest: [Award of Distinction] Friends of the Library Membership Campaign, Toni James, APR, CPRC, Carmen Maines and JJ Fields|
|Category 3 Institutional: [Award of Distinction and Judges’ Award] Building Business Partnerships, Lauren DeIorio and Judi Zanetti|
|Category 3 Institutional: [Image Award] Heart of Florida Health Center’s Measure Up Marion Program, Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC, Maclyn Walker, MSW, JJ Fields and Digital Fury|
Category 7 Promotional Marketing: [Image Award] Measure Up Marion DEEP Class Promotion, Ginger Broslat, APR,CPRC, Maclyn Walker, MSW and Marc Rice of Digital Fury
Category 3 Magazine: [Judges’ Award] ST7 Volleyball Magazine, Mandy Wettstein, APR,CPRC
Category 6 News Release: [Judges’ Award] QuickPrint New Owner Announcement, Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC, Bob Allinson and Steve White
Category 8 Specialty Item: [Award of Distinction] Jenkins Socks, Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC
|Category 3 Online Newsletter: [Award of Distinction and Judges’ Award] FPRA Lake E-Newsletter, Mary Wymer|
|Category 7 Video/Promotional Marketing: [Judges’ Award] Dreggors, Rigsby & Teal/VP Communications: Video Cross-Promotion, Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC and Ron Cantlay CPA/CFP|
|Grand All Image Award|
|The Heart of Florida Heath Center’s Measure Up Marion Program, Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC, Maclyn Walker, MSW, JJ Fields and Digital Fury|
|Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year winners|
|Individual: Dr. Manal Fakhoury, President and CEO, Fakhoury Leadership International|
|Institutional: Measure Up Marion|
|Lifetime Achievement Awards in Communications|
This has been an extremely busy month for our Ocala chapter. We just wrapped up a fabulous 2017 Mid-Florida Local Image & Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year Awards Gala where many of our very own PR professions were recognized for their outstanding achievements on a number of projects. We honored our Wilton F. Martin Communicators of the year – Dr. Manal Fakhoury in the individual category and the Heart of Florida Health Center’s Measure Up Marion project in the Institutional category. It was very special to recognize our first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award I n Communications to honor retired Star-Banner editor & Marion County historian, David Cook. With close to 70 people in attendance, it was an evening that will be cherished by many. I would like to thank the committee of people who helped make the event so special. You all rocked it!
As we move into the month of May, our chapter will be hosting the third quarterly meeting in Ocala. I would like to encourage each of you to join me to represent our chapter at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club poolside on Friday, May 12th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm as we welcome our state colleagues for an evening of hors d’oeuvres and open bar. This offers each of you an opportunity to meet statewide members who may work in the same PR sectors so you can share common information. If you are able to join us, please RSVP directly to me at Lauren.Deiorio@marion.k12.fl.us
Our professional development chair, Beth McCall and her committee are busy putting together this year’s professional Toolkit workshop which focuses on how “Recharge your PR Toolkit”. The seminar will be held at the College of Central Florida on Friday, May 19th from 8:30am to 2:00pm and will host some of the best speakers in the PR community. Marc Rice with Digital Fury will walk attendees through finding your organization’s story and how to creatively but inexpensively with video on your smart phone while our very own Devon Chestnut, APR, CPRC of Cox Communication will show how Smartphone apps can make your life & job easier. The workshop will also feature Ryan Van Fleet of Redesigned Web to explain the importance of a good website check-up as well as show how to use Facebook to promote all your events. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss!
At the end of May, our chapter will be planning for the next chapter year. There is still so much to do before we head off to Annual Conference in August but that is just to be expected for us. After all, we are the “Chapter of the Year” and we didn’t get that title by sitting idle.
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FPRA Leadership Survey
Your FPRA Chapter needs you! It’s time to fill our leadership stream with eager members who want more experience with FPRA. Imagine a state-wide network of people you can call on a moment’s notice. Or professional advice when you need it for that major project at work. Maybe you just need to vent and could use a listening ear. FPRA leadership provides all this and more. We need your input – your individual input – on how deeply you want to jump into the waters. From programs and Image Awards to record-keeping, newsletters, and more, FPRA Ocala offers lots of opportunity. But we won’t know you’re interested unless you tell us! Take two minutes to complete this survey. Please complete by May 15.
Thanks! — Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Immediate Past President, FPRA Ocala Chapter
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