PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

PRSA Portland: September 11, 2012


Sep 12


Member Profile

Member Profile
Stacy Kean, APR
Communications Director, Union Gospel Mission

We’d like to recognize Stacy Kean as our Volunteer of the Month for August. She served on the Board from 2005 through 2007 and co-chaired the Communicator’s Conference during that time. She is currently leading the nonprofit track for nonprofit professionals in the chapter. Over the years she has also volunteered many hours at chapter events.”I have found volunteering with PRSA has been a tremendous help in developing my professional skills. I feel that, thanks to my involvement in PRSA, I have kept my skills current and on the leading edge, helping me be a more effective PR professional for my organization. The other wonderful benefit is meeting the other great PR folks in town and having a great time with smart, committed and fun colleagues. I would highly recommend volunteering for PRSA.” ~ Stacy Kean

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Upcoming Events

New Pros Incubator
Wednesday, September 13
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, but registration is required
We all come from different backgrounds. We all have stories to share. We all have campaigns that we’re proud of. Come together with other New Pros for our second annual roundtable discussion about best practices and new ideas. The evening will provide the opportunity to ask your peers about the different challenges and opportunities that we all face at our various companies and agencies. We guarantee you’ll come away with something valuable. We’ll gather at Maxwell PR where light snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is free, but space is limited to the first 25 people who register for the event. Inviting other New Pros is strongly encouraged.
Location: Maxwell PR, 3934 SW Corbett Ave.
Integrating Corporate Support and Community Energy with the Portland Timbers 
Sunday, September 16
12:15 p.m.
Cost: $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 St.
Meet the Media: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Wednesday, September 19
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25, Local Chapter Members and Students; $40, Non-chapter Members
More details to come, but please mark your calendar now and 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.
Master Minds: Maximizing Social Media ROI 
Wednesday, September 26
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25, Chapter/PRSSA members/Students; $40, Non-Chapter Members (Prices increase $5 at the door)
Social media has gone mainstream, but does it actually drive revenue? How can communications pros integrate it with traditional PR programs to show measurable results? Find out on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 5:30 p.m., when experts from Columbia Sportswear, Waggener Edstrom and CMD Agency will share their secrets and award-worthy case studies – and you may win a $200 Columbia Sportswear winter jacket.
Take advantage of limited free parking in the CMD Agency lot and then mingle over appetizers and drinks before you absorb this valuable, actionable know-how. Recommended transit stops: Streetcar at NW Northrup & 14th or NW Northrup & 21st, or bus line 17 at NW 21st & Savier.

Location: CMD, 1631 NW Thurman St.

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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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