PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

PRSA Portland: August 28, 2012


Aug 12


People on the Move

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Welcome to new PRSA Portland Metro Chapter members:
  • Liza Dossick, External Relations Representative at Portland Business Alliance
  • Karen Huddleston
Not a member yet? Don’t miss your last chance to get one year free Portland Metro Chapter membership when you join PRSA by this Friday, Aug. 31.Know people who go above and beyond in our professional community? Nominate them for a 2012 Spotlight Award of Distinction. The three Awards of Distinction are the William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award, the Ron Schmidt Community Service Award and the New Professional Award of Excellence. These awards provide an extraordinary opportunity to honor colleagues and professionals across our region. There are no entry fees for these prestigious awards, simply send your nominations by 5 p.m. on Sept. 10 to

In agency news, CMD, Oregon’s largest multidisciplinary marketing agency, recently launched’s Summer Sales event with the 2012 Flip Flop Report ( In the coming months, CMD will continue to support in its 2012 global communications efforts through a variety of traditional and digital marketing initiatives.

Send announcements for you or your colleagues related to new jobs, new agency business, new board appointments and more to

Find more colleagues on the move in our Linkedin group.


Upcoming Events

New Pros Tour: DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital 
Thursday, August 30
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: FreePlease join us for a tour of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital‘s new facility, the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited hospital was built in 2006 to replace an outdated facility. During the tour, you will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the ER and ICU, learn about the unique history of DoveLewis, and find out how the hospital and programs have made a difference to pet owners in the Portland community for nearly 40 years.

DoveLewis is a nonprofit providing 24-hour emergency, critical care, education and community outreach. DoveLewis also provides donor-funded community programs such as the Stray Animal & Wildlife Program to care for ill or injured animals, a Pet Loss Support Program to aid those whose pets have passed away, a Blood Bank stocked with routine donations from community volunteers’ pets, the Velvet Assistance Fund, an aid program for financially constrained families facing a veterinary emergency, the Charlie Fund for Abused Animals, an online Lost and Found Pet Database, and free community workshops on pet health topics.

Location: DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, 1945 NW Pettygrove St., Portland, OR 97209
Register Online

Integrating Corporate Support and Community Energy with the Portland Timbers
Sunday, September 16
12:15 p.m.
$50 (game included)

Join PRSA Portland Metro and the Portland Timbers on Sunday, September 16, as Ryan Brach, Senior Vice President, Business Development/Broadcasting for the Portland Timbers, shares the team’s secrets to successfully integrating corporate support with the Timbers’ powerful community energy.

After the presentation, watch the Timbers take on the Seattle Sounders in a special game, with your PRSA Portland colleagues! Tickets/wristbands will be mailed to you (please ensure you register with your up-to-date mailing address). Meet at Gate 1 with wristbands on at 12:15; a Timbers staff member will be there to meet you. (Gate 1 is along 18th, near the MAX train.)

Location: JELD-WEN Field, 1844 Southwest Morrison Street
Register Online

Meet the Media: Oregon Public Broadcasting
September 19
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
 $25, Local Chapter Members and Students; $40, Non-chapter Members

Join PRSA for a Meet the Media lunch with OPB. We’ll hear from a panel of newsmakers at OPB and get a tour of the studio!

Location: 7140 SW Macadam Ave.
Register Online

Creative audio storytellers: why podcasts are hot and how they’re reshaping PR  
Wednesday, October 11
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
 $25 local chapter member and students; $40 nonmembers

More than 89 million people listened to audio content last month, and as many as one in four Americans – most of whom were Gen-Xers and mature millennials – downloaded a podcast. If you’re ready to harness the power of audio, join us for a tour of PAGATIM’s SE Portland office and studio where Chief Visionary Officer Laura Mansfield will share the company’s strategy and approach to cultivating brave, authentic stories and conversations that have inspired both corporate and nonprofit clients including KEEN Footwear, Unitus Community Credit Union, Nordic Naturals, Junior Achievement and others. At this event, you will:

  • Meet the award-winning PAGATIM team (with a combined 45 years plus of broadcast/audio experience).
  • Learn how PAGATIM is redefining storytelling through audio.
  • Discover how they’re using social media to generate demand for audio content.
  • Head into the booth to record a shout out of your own!
Location: Pagatim, 1929 SE Powell

President’s Corner

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cooperGrossJenna-150px 3Hello PRSA Portland Metro members!

The dog days of summer are upon us, and can only mean one thing – a host of annual fall events. Here’s some dates to keep in mind as you’re planning the rest of the year:
As always, please stay in touch with any feedback about the chapter, board or events! We’re always looking for new ideas.Yours in service,
Jenna Cooper-Gross, APR
President, PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

About the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter
The Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of 111 PRSA chapters located across the country. The chapter serves more than 200 members from Oregon and Southwest Washington with the mission of offering public relations professionals a forum for idea sharing, professional development and networking. | Contact us: | 503-221-6202
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