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May 9, 2018

In this issue:

President's Message: A Month to Celebrate

2018 Gold Pick Team of the Year: March on Colorado: Liz Miller,
Lisa Cutter, Stacey Sepp, APR, Cara Crifasi

Gold Pick Special Award Winners Announced: Event Registration Ends May 9


From the Colorado chapter’s 60th anniversary to the inspiring public relations campaigns and individual award winners, there is a lot to celebrate Thursday at the 2018 Gold Pick Awards ceremony! Event Registration ends May 9.

here to read about the following Special Award winners:

  • Lisa Cutter, Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Megan Ryan, Chapter Service Award
  • Cindy Mackin, Business Person of the Year
  • Jessica Berry, Public Relations Person of the Year
  • Kayla Roofe, Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year
  • March on Colorado, PRSA Team of the Year

Master Practitioners Reconvenes May 15

Looking for a way to stay connected with other "seasoned" PR practitioners? Join PR colleagues for coffee or a cocktail at the Denver Press Club, May 15 at 5:30 p.m. Sara Spaulding, APR, will serve as chair of the targeted group as Jerry Brown has retired. This first event will be free and open to communication professionals. 

The group plans to meet at least quarterly to discuss what's happening in the industry as well as with PRSA and how - given our experience and knowledge - we can have an impact. Please join us as we kick-start the group in 2018! For more information, contact Sara at

Master Practitioners Regroup
Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Please register
Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80202

Employee Comms Gather for Breakfast May 31

The Employee Communications Roundtable will gather at CoBiz Financial on May 31 at 7:30 a.m. Join fellow internal/employee communications professionals for our quarterly roundtable discussion on current trends and issues affecting your role. From sharing the best tools to reach a dispersed workforce to trends in video for employee communication, this local network is a valuable resource for any internal comms pro.
The roundtable discussion will be hosted by Megan Ryan. Light breakfast and coffee available. For more information, contact Megan Ryan at
Employee Communications Roundtable
Thursday, May 31, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Please register
CoBiz Financial
1401 Lawrence St #1200
Denver, CO 80202
$10 Member, $20 Non-member

PRSA Colorado North I-25 Group Launches June 1: Network, Share, Collaborate

Get connected with your neighbors up north! Join us as we launch the PRSA Colorado I-25 North Group on June 1. If you are a PR or communication professional based north of Denver in surrounding communities such as Firestone, Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Wellington, and cities including Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyo., this is an opportunity to network in your backyard. There is no cost to attend this first meeting. For more information, contact Nicole Yost at
PRSA Colorado North I-25 Group
Friday, June 1, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Please register
Loveland Chamber of Commerce
5400 Stone Creek Circle
Loveland, C0 80538

Justin Forbes, Timothy Love, 2017 New Member Happy Hour

New Member Happy Hour, June 5

New (or new-ish) to PRSA Colorado? Get connected with members on June 5 at ReinHaus in downtown Denver. Our informal “get-acquainted” meeting is your opportunity to meet new and current PRSA members and learn how to get involved with the chapter. There is no cost to attend. Grab a drink; appetizers are on us!  For more information, contact Brooke Visser at
New Member Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 5, 4:30 p.m.
Please register
1415 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202

June Luncheon: RiNo Communications, The Art of Storytelling - A Kaleidoscope of Perceptions

Tearing Down, Rebuilding & Raising Brand Awareness

Join us
June 20 for an inside look at the challenging dynamics behind one of the hottest, growing areas of Denver. The River North Art District (RiNo) neighborhood is currently undergoing significant transformation from industrial corridor to a thriving artistic, eclectic, mixed-use destination.  Delve into the multi-pronged and complicated storytelling involved as Jamie Licko, president of the RiNo Arts District, and Sam Bailey, vice president of Economic Development at Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, discuss the development, gentrification and growth behind RiNo. Read more about RINO.

RiNo Communications: The art of storytelling
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Please register
PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80211

2018 Western District Conference Gallery

Take a peek at some of the action, people and power of this year’s conference at Coors Field.
Western District Gallery

Cherry Creek Reservoir

Best Practices in PR: Aurora's Role in Tourism and Placemaking

When you think of tourism in Colorado, do you think of Aurora? Today, tourism and Aurora go hand-in-hand. For our new Best Practices in PR series, read about how Visit Aurora promotes the city’s attractions and benefits through tourism and placemaking.

Member Guest Blog Series: Share Your Stuff with PRSA Colorado

PRSA Colorado members: Have you written PR content, blogged about a new strategy or created a communication practice you want to share? We’re looking for valuable insights, great stories and professional reflections we can share with members. This is your opportunity to amplify your content among PRSA colleagues and friends! Email us at

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