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November 21, 2018

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Save the Date: Young Pros: Career + Cider, Nov. 27

Join the PRSA Colorado Young Professionals Committee Nov. 27 for the second annual Career + Cider event at Stem Ciders RiNo Taproom. Come mingle with PR professionals, get a new professional headshot and participate in a resume workshop with Andrew Hudson’s Job List founder, Andrew Hudson. This is a night you won’t want to miss, especially for attendees looking to explore or start a new career in the new year!  
As Colorado’s premier career search platform,
Andrew Hudson's Job List has more than 35,000 subscribers and posts more than 1,000 jobs per month. According to a recent survey, 70 percent of employers posting jobs found Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List the “best site” for finding new employees. For the past 20 years, Andrew's passion has been helping job seekers find work and helping employers connect with the best professionals.
Prior to taking on Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List as a full-time endeavor, Andrew spent more than 20 years working in a variety of marketing, public relations and advertising roles. He was director of communications at the Regional Transportation District and served as the press secretary for a United States Senator and for the Mayor of Denver. He led the marketing and advertising division at Frontier Airlines and served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for ARCADIS, U.S., a global environmental engineering firm based out of Arnhem, the Netherlands. He is also a professional bassist and performs in a variety of jazz clubs and festivals throughout Colorado.
For more information, contact
Dani Row or Kali Platt.

Young Pros: Career + Cider
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 for PRSA Members, $30 for Non-PRSA Members
Stem Ciders RiNo Taproom
2811 Walnut Street, Suite 150, Denver, CO

SW Communicators Group: Inaugural Meetup in Southwest Denver, Nov. 28

PR newbies and seasoned professionals located in SW Denver, you’re invited to PRSA Colorado’s SW Communicators Group.
Please join us at our inaugural meetup for happy hour at 
Blue Spruce in Littleton on Nov. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Share with the group who you’re working with, what you’re looking forward to and what you’re working on. There is no cost to attend this informal meetup, but please register here.
For more information, contact
Tessa Friederichs at 309-370-3805.
SW Communicators Group
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Blue Spruce Brewing Company
10577 W Centennial Rd, Littleton, 80127

South Metro Communicators Gather, Nov. 29

Join us for the second South Metro Communicators meet-up for PR and communications professionals who live or work south of Hampden. Enjoy a casual afternoon touring the headquarters of our event host Starz and stay to enjoy light appetizers and beverages, plus networking with other fellow communicators in South Metro Denver.
For more information, contact
Michelle Ellis.
South Metro Communicators Meet-up
Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
8900 Liberty Circle, Englewood, CO 80112

PRSA Colorado Annual Holiday Party, Dec. 6

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 6., for PRSA Colorado’s Annual Holiday Party. Get into the merry, mix and mingle spirit with your fellow PRSA colleagues and friends while indulging in light hors d’oeuvres and beverages as we welcome the end of 2018 and raise a glass to 2019! We will have a final toast to our Chapter’s 60th anniversary, share the memories we’ve collected through our digital time capsule and recognize our 60 for 60 donors.
This year’s Holiday Party is a favorite time to connect with members as well as the celebration will benefit our friends at Reach Out & Read Colorado, a wonderful charity whose mission is to give young children a foundation for success by incorporating new and gently used books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. To participate, please bring books appropriate for infants, young children and up to young adults. Please, no text books or activity books. To find out more about Reach Out & Read,
Annual Holiday Party
Thursday, Dec. 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tavern Platt Park
1475 South Pearl Street, Denver, CO

Proposed Amendments to the PRSA Colorado Bylaws - Vote Now!

The PRSA Colorado Bylaws are the guiding governance for our chapter. They outline our purpose, membership eligibility, and qualifications and duties for our board of directors, as well as important processes and procedures for our organization. Our bylaws were last updated in 2011. To ensure the bylaws maintain their relevancy and continue to contribute to our membership, the 2018 PRSA Board recommends making some updates.

This is the official ballot to
vote to approve the proposed bylaw amendments. All members in good standing are invited to cast their votes.

If you have any questions or feedback about any of these proposed updates, please contact
Amy Sperber or any member of the 2018 PRSA Colorado Board.
Take the survey

Triple Play Promotion Ends on Nov. 30

Tell your colleagues, this is the best time to join PRSA. If you join PRSA in the month of November at the full membership price of $260, you’ll receive three memberships for the price of one!
In addition to PRSA National membership, which connects members to more than 21,000 public relations and communication professionals, new members also receive a free 
Chapter* membership (get to know your local peers) AND a free Section* membership (to connect with industry colleagues). Plus, we will also waive the $65 initiation fee.
Use promo code FALL18 to take advantage of this once-a-year deal and save up to $225!

Kimberly Stern, member, PRSA

Guest Member Blog: Vertical Videos as Marketing Tools

As communications pros, we all know the value of videos to content marketing and digital communication. But member Kimberly Stern argues that the value may lie in how your video stands up. In her recent LinkedIn article, Kimberly points out why a vertical format is important, and how you might integrate the format into your content mix.

Anthony D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA

From the Board: PRSA Chair Wonders if Respect and Credibility Can Exist Without Civility

PRSA’s National Chair Anthony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, recently wrote an article for Strive Magazine called "Civility as a Professional Imperative and Advantage." He stresses that "respect and credibility are what we all want, for ourselves, our professions and the organizations we support. I submit that respect and credibility are damaged, even crippled, without civility." Read on.

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