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September 12, 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

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.

September is Ethics Month: Take Advantage of What's in Store

September is Ethics Month at PRSA, a great time to take advantage of the
content and educational guidance PRSA has developed to help members prepare for ethical challenges. This year's theme: PR Ethics Counsel:  Be Prepared.

What’s in Store

Free Member Webinar: How to Prepare a Personal Crisis Plan. Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. MT (on-demand Sept. 20). PR practitioners must sometimes make tough decisions when faced with job-related dilemmas. How do you call out unethical or even unlawful behavior on the part of employer or client — without damaging your own career at the same time?

Twitter Chat: PR Ethics curriculum.  
#EthicsMonth. Sept. 18, 6 p.m. MT. Hosted by the PRSA Educators Academy/ Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) PR Division & AEJMC Media Ethics Division and featuring BEPS Member Marlene S. Neill, PhD, APR.

Blog Posts: Ethics Month on
PRSay: Topics include: leadership in ethics, personal ethics assessment, ethical decision-making and building relationships as an ethics counselor.
Additionally, read an excerpt from the forward to A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations by PRSA members Regina Luttrell, Ph.D. and Jamie Ward, Ph.D., now in paperback. The introduction, by PRSA Colorado Ethics Officer and Board Member Teresa Dougherty, recounts an experience she had in corporate communications that may be familiar to those who have grappled with ethical dilemmas and obligations as PR practitioners.

Introducing PRSA's Newest Member Benefit: PRSA Speakers Bureau


PRSA has launched its newest member benefit: the
PRSA Speakers Bureau.
Designed as an exclusive resource for members to connect with communications Pros —across Colorado, the region or the country — the PRSA Speakers Bureau allows you to book speakers for events, webinars, workshops, conferences, etc.
Want a speaking role? Share your PR experience and expertise with others through the Speakers Bureau.
Upload your profile for consideration.

60 Years of PRSA Colorado: Invest in 60 More

2018 marks PRSA Colorado’s 60th Anniversary! As part of our year-long commemoration, we’ve established a $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.
In addition, as part of our celebration, we’re asking members to help us showcase the past 60 yaars by contributing to our
Diamond Anniversary Time Capsule. Please email your digital copies of photos, memorabilia, written memories, event programs, Gold Pick Award photos, Western District Conference highlights, etc.
Both the digital time capsule and the $60 for 60 Fund contributions will be unveiled during our Holiday event in December.  
For more information about our Diamond Anniversary and our $60 for 60 Fund, contact President 
Amy Sperber.

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