Monday, March 25, 2013

FPRA & PRSA join together to host public relations showcase for nonprofit organizations

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter and Public Relations Society of America Gulf Coast Chapter have teamed up to present a Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits on April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lee County Election Center in south Fort Myers.
Six local PR and media professionals from Fort Myers and Naples will provide information and tips on the following topics: Writing News Releases, Crisis Communication, Communicating with the Media, Event Planning, Social Media, Public Speaking and more. The list of guest speakers includes; Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC, owner of Susan Bennett Marketing and Media; Samantha Scott, APR, owner of Pushing the Envelope; Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC, owner of Simplify PR; Lois Thome, WINK TV news anchor; Rena Romano, certified speaking coach; and Colleen Reynolds, APR, president of Edge Communications.
Admission will be $10 per attendee, which will include the full presentation and a light breakfast.
The Election Center is located at 13180 S. Cleveland Ave. behind Robb & Stucky across from the Bell Tower Shops.
Seating is limited. Information and reservations are available at and

About Florida Public Relations Association
The Florida Public Relations Association was founded in 1938 and is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. As a statewide Association, FPRA holds approximately 1,500 professional and student members, all that form the 15 professional and 11 student chapters. The Southwest Florida chapter has over 100 members and is dedicated to programs and activities that enhance the success of public relations professionals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties.

About the Public Relations Society of America
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest community of public relations and communications professionals. We provide training, set standards of excellence and uphold principles of ethics for the global public relations profession. As a leading voice in the PR industry, we also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services. The local Gulf Coast chapter is based in Naples, FL.

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