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Upcoming Events

CN Winter Symposium

January 19, 21, 26 & 28 | Counselors’ Network Event
Start the new year off right by registering for FPRA’s 2021 Counselors’ Network (CN) Winter Symposium. The CN Winter Symposium is an annual event that provides high-level professional development designed to encourage productive idea sharing and dialogue among FPRA’s most experienced professionals. Held as a virtual event, the 2021 CN Winter Symposium will consist of four online sessions held from 3:30 – 5 p.m. EST on January 19, 21, 26 and 28. FPRA’s CN Winter Symposium is open to all CN members and those members who have either earned their CPRC credentials or have started the CPRC exam process. 

Election 2020: Keeping Polk’s Voters Informed

Wednesday, January 20 at 7:30 a.m. | Professional Development Meeting
The 2020 Presidential year proved to be one of the most contentious in our history, with misinformation and myths dominating on social media. This presentation will explain how the Polk Supervisor of Elections team approached the tasks of building partnerships, recruiting election workers and keeping voters informed during a pandemic.

Getting to Gold (in a Rush)

Monday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. | Image Awards Meeting
Join local public relations pros for a virtual cram session to get those Image Award entries polished and submitted. We hope you’ve been working on your Image entries, but if not, or if you need that final boost to bring them to completion, join us for a virtual cram session. 

Going Solo: What to Know about Starting Your Own PR Firm

Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 a.m. | Professional Development Meeting
As the old adage goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” If you’ve ever seriously considered (or even just daydreamed) about leaving your job to start your own PR firm, this program will shed light on what you need to know before you take the plunge.

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Getting to Gold (in a Rush)

February 8 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join local PR pros for a virtual cram session to get those Image Award entries polished and submitted.

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News

Know a PR Pro: Hannah Ball

As part of our chapter’s ongoing membership drive, we’re spotlighting new and returning members. Hannah is a Lakeland native who is finishing her bachelor’s in business administration, with a minor in communications, at Florida Southern College. Keep reading to get to know Hannah better.

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FPRA Welcomes New Board Members/Chairs

The Dick Pope/ Polk County chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association 2020/2021 board members were installed by State President Alyson Lundell, APR, CPRC at the September 16 meeting.

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Know a PR Pro: Lisa Gray

Ever wonder what someone else does in their PR role? This new series will spotlight our members’ roles to give you a better idea what their “9 to 5” looks like.

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Mission

The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida.

Vision

To be Florida’s most respected public relations organization