PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

Partnership Between AMA-PDX and PRSA Portland


Sep 16


To AMA-PDX and PRSA Portland members,

It’s Elaine Volpe and Mark Mohammadpour, your presidents for AMA-PDX and PRSA Portland. We’re excited to announce a new member benefit for both memberships!

A few months ago, we met for coffee and Pip’s Donuts on NE Fremont, a small, family run business that celebrates the #CommunityNotCompetition way to do business.

It was inspiring as we discussed how we can better serve our own members. Whether you have a marketing, communications or public relations title, in an integrated marketing communications environment, there’s more to learn from our collective community.

That’s why this week our organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow our members to attend each other’s events at member pricing.

So, if you are an AMA-PDX member, you can attend PRSA Portland events at the PRSA member rate. If you are a PRSA Portland member, you can attend AMA-PDX events at the AMA member rate. For AMA-PDX and PRSA Portland events, that is an average savings of $10!

For instance, here are a few events upcoming:

  • Making Connections: The Payoff of Paying Attention – AMA-PDX’s September 13 luncheon at Bridgeport Brewing Company featuring Jennifer Davis, chief marketing officer of Leyard
  • MAX Awards – AMA-PDX’s annual marketing excellence awards party on September 22 at The Colony
  • Swine & Dine Networking Event – AMA-PDX’s October 19 Blind Pig Networking Brigade event at Wacom Experience Center
  • Hacking Brainstorming: How to Spark Your Team’s Creativity – AMA-PDX’s November 2 Professional Development event at Urban Airship featuring Phil Herbert, Strategy Lead for eROI
  • Meet the Media – PRSA’s Sept. 22 event at The Oregonian with Jeff Manning.
  • PRSA Spotlight Awards – Our chapter’s annual recognition of the best in public relations. We’ll be celebrating on Thursday night, October 6 at Portland State University.

If there are any questions, please feel free to email Mark Mohammadpour at, or Elaine Volpe at

We look forward to connecting these two groups, sharing best practices and making new connections!



At your service,

Elaine Volpe

Mark Mohammadpour, APR
PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

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