PRSA Colorado Weekly Newsletter
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PRSA Colorado Weekly Newsletter

October 15, 2015

In This Issue
  1. National Bylaws
  2. November Luncheon
  3. Board Nominations
  4. PR Boost 2015
  5. 2015 Holiday Party
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PRSA National Proposed Bylaw Amendments
Prior to this year's PRSA International Conference in Atlanta, delegates representing the Colorado Chapter will attend the annual PRSA Assembly and vote on two proposed amendments to the PRSA Bylaws. You may have seen surveys on social media to gain your feedback on these proposed amendments or you may have been called by our chapter delegates.

To learn more about the proposed amendments and why they're important, please check out these blog posts from PRSA Colorado’s own Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA. (

Why SMART Dues Matter: (

The two-question survey is available here. For additional information, you can find the complete documents at
Brand Journalism Bootcamp - Early Registration Ends Oct. 30

Enjoy lunch at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver while learning how to Incorporate brand journalism into your communications mix using a proven formula for success. Lisa Arledge Powell’s “Brand Journalism Bootcamp” will reveal the secrets and show you how to go from PR pro to brand journalist. Attendees will learn the top brand journalism tips, review award-winning case studies and learn how to avoid brand journalism's most wanted criminals!

Lisa Arledge Powell is President of MediaSource, named 2013 and 2014's Best Health Care PR/Marketing Agency by Ragan Communications. Lisa, a former television news reporter, specializes in brand journalism and works with the nation's top hospitals and brands to get their message to target audiences. As a journo-turned-PR pro and a member of the PRSA Health Academy, Lisa uses her journalism skills to teach the PR industry the perks of storytelling for a brand. Lisa also serves as the PRSA Health Academy Newsletter Editor and serves on the PRSA Central Ohio Executive Board.

Register for the luncheon today!

This meeting includes the PRSA Colorado Annual Meeting: Important Voting Issues, including 2015 slate of officers – all members are encouraged to attend

Board Nominations

The PRSA Colorado nominating committee is pleased to announce candidates for the chapter's 2016 board of directors.

For the second straight year, the lineup includes more candidates than open positions, which requires a ballot at our annual meeting. PRSA Colorado members will vote at the Nov. 4 luncheon program, and the 2016 board will be announced at the conclusion of the program.

Among our candidates for the 2016 board are five who hold APR designation. All have previous committee, board or chapter leadership experience and three are running for a second term.

The candidates:
President-elect - Renee Robinson, APR
Secretary - Suzanne Trantow

Assembly Delegate (Choose 2)
-Teresa Dougherty, APR
-Elisabeth Monaghan, APR
-Diane Mulligan, APR

Director (Choose 3)
-Deborah Deal-Blackwell, APR
-Michelle Ellis
-Kelly Janhunen
-Jessica Sidener

The nominating committee applauds and thanks each of the candidates for their past and current chapter service and for their willingness to take on a new leadership role.

Do you Know a Local Nonprofit That Could Use a PR Boost?

PR Boost gives nonprofit organizations access to Denver's experiences public relations professionals. Meet with members of the Colorado Chapter of PRSA and get a fresh perspective - customized and designed to help boost your organization's public relations strategy. Learn more and register here.
PRSA Colorado Holiday Party & Feast

Celebrate the Holidays with PRSA! You've worked hard all year and now it’s time to enjoy feasting and fun. In addition to Maggiano's delicious home-style banquet of Italian delights, we'll have networking games and gifting. Stay tuned for more information about specific party activities!
Event Details:
Friday, December 11, 2015
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maggiano's Little Italy
500 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
PRSA members:
   Early registration by Noon on Friday, November 20 = $35.00
   Final registration by Noon on Monday, December 7 = $50.00
   After noon on Dec. 7 or Walk-ins = $60.00
    Early registration by Noon on Friday, November 20 = $45.00
    Final registration by Noon on Monday, December 7 = $60.00
    After noon on Dec. 7 or Walk-ins = $70.00
  Early registration by Noon on Friday, November 20 = $35.00
  Final registration by Noon on Monday, December 7 = $50.00
  After noon on Dec. 7 or Walk-ins = $60.00

Register Here
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