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August 29, 2018

In this issue:

New Member Meetup: Invitation to Coffee and Networking, Sept. 18

Join members for coffee on Sept. 18 at PRSA Colorado’s New Member Meetup. This is a great opportunity to network with other members and learn more about the chapter and ways to get involved.

The group will be meeting at
Nixon's Coffee House in Englewood at 7:45 a.m. There is no cost to attend, but please register online. For more information, contact Brooke Visser.
New Member Meetup
Tuesday, Sept.18, 7:45 a.m.
Nixon's Coffee House
871 Englewood Pkwy
Englewood, CO 80110

36 Corridor Communicators Group to Meet Sept. 24

PR mavens and mavericks located North of Denver along Colorado’s 36 Corridor, you’re invited to PRSA Colorado’s 36 Corridor Communicators Group.
This month, the group is meeting for happy hour at
Colorado Keg House in Broomfield. The topic of focus is crisis communication — lessons learned from the past and discussion on how PR pros can prepare for the future. There is no cost to attend, but please register online. For more information, contact Ashley Stewart at 402-910-0140.
36 Corridor Communicators Group
Monday, Sept. 24, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Colorado Keg House
8001 Arista Place, Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021

September Luncheon: Meet the Press and Tap Into the Latest Media Coverage Trends Sept. 26

Tap into the latest media coverage trends with representatives from some of Colorado’s leading media outlets, Wednesday, Sept. 26, at PRSA Colorado’s Annual
Media Roundtable Meet & Greet.
The annual Media Roundtable offers Colorado’s PR pros an unparalleled opportunity to build relationships with
local reporters, editors and producers and engage with them on everything from the challenges of today’s changing newsroom to the opportunities you and your clients have to become sources for their news stories.
Learn firsthand what it takes for your pitches to stand out from the competition!  
Register early for PRSA Colorado’s annual Media Roundtable Meet & Greet.
Annual Media Roundtable Meet & Greet
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Register here
PPA Event Center

2105 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80211

Save the Date: New Board Officers to be Confirmed at Oct. 17 Mix & Mingle

The following members have been nominated for the 2019 Board of Directors:
Executive Committee:
President Elect:  Geoff Renstrom, Attune Public Relations
Directors (two-year term):
Robert Austin, APR - Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
Tassi Herrick - Linhart Public Relations
Marisa Pooley, APR - AIA Colorado

They will be formally confirmed by “attestation” at the chapter’s annual membership meeting,
Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Denver Press Club. It’s PRSA Colorado’s second annual Influencer Mix & Mingle, and it’s your opportunity to meet incoming leaders and mix with the current board, fellow members and some of the area’s prominent community “influencers.”

Learn more about PRSA Colorado’s new leaders.

PR Boost Survey: Help Us Better Serve Colorado's Nonprofit Community

If you’re interested in volunteering your PR expertise with our community or are part of a nonprofit, this is your opportunity to give us some insight.
PR Boost is the chapter's long-established event focusing on the nonprofit sector. The board and committee members want to better understand the best approaches to serving our community together.
That’s why we’re asking for your help. Please take a few minutes and provide feedback to our 
survey. Your input is invaluable to the chapter’s growth as an organization and participation in our community.
If you have questions about the 
survey or PR Boost, please contact Francie Swidler.

Help Celebrate 60 Years of PRSA Colorado: Members Make it Possible

2018 marks PRSA Colorado’s 60th Anniversary! To commemorate the diamond jubilee, we’ve created a 
Diamond Anniversary Time Capsule to showcase our history and reflect on our service to Colorado's PR and communications professionals.  Please email digital copies of photos, memorabilia, written memories, event programs, Gold Pick Award photos, Western District Conference highlights, etc.
And, to continue our legacy, we’re asking members to invest in the next 60 years by donating to the 
$60 for 60 Fund. Your $60 donation will help PRSA Colorado provide better technology, more prominent event speakers and support the continued growth and development of our student chapters.
For more information about our Diamond Anniversary and our $60 for 60 Fund, contact President 
Amy Sperber, APR.

Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, 2018 Immediate Past Chair

PRSA Joins with Others to Support Press Freedom

“A free press is anything but an enemy of the public. In fact to say so is an affront to our Constitution.” Those words are from Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, in her recent blog post supporting press freedom. Jane is among the many communicators and professional organizations that have voiced support for ethical journalism and the essential role a free press plays to democracy.  Read the collaborative statement PRSA’s Chairman Anthony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, wrote last week on behalf of the Society and in solidarity with other U.S and international communications organizations.

Guest Member Blog: Papa John's, An Ethical Dilemma for PR Firms 

The much-publicized fallout last month of Papa John’s founder and former CEO focused on offensive language used during a media training session. But for PR pros, there are lessons to be learned regarding our obligations when confronted with unethical, potentially illegal or offensive behavior by our clients. Paul Raab, APR, managing director of Linhart PR, discusses how this debacle offers a “cautionary tale.”

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