Welcome to the Greater Spokane Chapter of PRSA

With a direct connection to the world’s largest public relations organization, the Greater Spokane Chapter of PRSA offers professional development, networking and leadership opportunities.

We are a dynamic group of regional public relations professionals with a rich history of dedication to advancing the profession and the professional.  >> Join us!

 

Upcoming Events:

Headshots

Are you in need of an updated headshot? Or maybe you don’t have one? No matter what situation you’re in, we can help!

As a thank you to our members (and to those non-members who attend our events, of course), we are hosting Happy Hour Headshots. This is an opportunity to come get your headshot taken, mingle with old and new friends, and enjoy some tasty treats.

We will treat you to a short photo session, appetizers, and great company. All you have left to do is purchase your beverage and the $5 downloaded photo or $3 – $5 printed photo of your choosing. We hope you’ll join us!

A big thank you to Monika Hawkinson of HawkPics for capturing all of our beautiful faces!

Tuesday, October 21st
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Nectar Tasting Room
120 N. Stevens, Spokane

Cost: FREE for PRSA members; $15 non-members;
FREE for PRSSA students; $5 non-PRSSA students

Register here for this event:

*Space is limited to 40 individuals. Registration at the door will also be available; however, we will not be able to accommodate more than 40 attendees.

APR Celebrates 50 years

This year marks a landmark year for the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). The credential celebrates 50 years. Currently, more than 5,000 professionals from the agency, corporate, association and education fields hold the APR mark. APR measures a public relations practitioner’s fundamental knowledge of communications theory and its application, establishes advanced capabilities in research, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation and demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct. 

Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 2.54.05 PMAnyone with approximately five years’ experience in the full-time practice or teaching of public relations and those who have earned either a bachelor’s degree in a communication-specific field (or have equivalent work experience) are eligible for the APR program. It starts with 12 weeks of in-person APR courses taught by local APRs. People then choose whether to move ahead into the testing preparation and interview process. Learn more about the steps you take to become an APR here: http://www.prsa.org/Learning/Accreditation/.Our chapter is in the process of scheduling a round of spring APR classes. We want to hear from you if you’re considering starting the journey. Likewise, if you have questions, please never hesitate to reach out. Call us at 509-444-2350 or email Lisa.