Advancing the Profession and the Professional

Chartered on November 10, 1979, the West Virginia Chapter of PRSA is in its 35th year of service to public relations professionals in West Virginia, continuing with the energy and enthusiasm that have built and sustained this chapter. With over 100 members, the West Virginia Chapter of PRSA helps members become more valuable to their organizations and clients - and more successful professionally by:

  • Providing peer-based support
  • Encouraging professional growth through participation in the chapter's meetings and sponsored programs
  • Promoting the highest standards of professional work ethic


Helping those in difficult times...



PRSA-WV Chapter members, including Public Service Committee Chair Sara Payne Scarbro, above left, and Membership Chair Diane Holley-Brown, APR and President Andy Wessels joined other chapter members to fix taco dinner on August 20 for residents at Charleston's Ronald McDonald House.  Everyone had a great time at this annual service event.

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During our final program of the year, we heard from two entrepreneurs who are successfully taking their West Virginia-based businesses beyond the state’s borders....
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By Scott McCarus, Intern and
Storm Rafael, WVSU Student
All photos by Rafael
October’s Likes, Shares & Snaps PRSA-WV conference at Fairmont State University provided insights on how social media is changing the business world. The key speakers touched on subjects such as crisis management, Periscope, digital production and the future of PR within social media....


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In my last column as president of the West Virginia Chapter, I want all of our members to know that it has been an honor to serve this year, and to receive the H. William Chaddock Presidential Service Award, named for our first president......




This edition contains information on the November program and installation of 2016 officers, a review of 2015, a linting of members joining in 2015 and a special membership offer from PRSA, plus a final message from President Andy Wessels...
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This edition contains information on social media learned at the October professional development seminar at Fairmont State University, reasons to separate your personal and professional emails, Anna Campbell's daughter serving on the Newseum advisory board, and a list of FREE webinars in Nov. and Dec. Additional stories provide details on the Nov. 18 installation dinner and a message from President Andy Wessels...





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