Advancing the Profession and the Professional

Chartered on November 10, 1979, the West Virginia Chapter of PRSA is in its 32nd year of service to public relations professionals in West Virginia, continuing with the energy and enthusiasm that have built and sustained this chapter. With approximately 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

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West Virginia Chapter makes the news!


The June Crystal Awards Gala received extensive coverage from The State Journal:


The April meeting of the PRSA -  West Virginia Chapter received media coverage from WBOY in Clarksburg on the topic of whether the news release is still a valid PR tool.


The March meeting of the PRSA - West Virginia Chapter received tremendous media coverage when Scott Carlberg gave us a roadmap for rebuilding public trust after a crisis.


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A crowd of more than 125 chapter members, public relations professionals and their guests attended the 2014 PRSA-West Virginia Chapter Crystal Awards Gala on June 18 at Edgewood Country Club. The event honored outstanding public relations campaigns and projects undertaken in 2013, submitted through 138 entries....



West Virginia is the new “purple” in politics and, despite national pundits, is neither a “Red” state nor a “Blue” state, speaker and polling expert Mark Blankenship told the West Virginia Chapter May 21.....
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In addition to the awards she ordered, the script she wrote and the visual presentation she prepared, there was one award Diane Slaughter didn’t know about.
She wasn’t prepared for it, either, when it was presented during the Crystal Awards Gala. It was my pleasure to join our 2014 Outstanding Educator, Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed, in announcing the “Diane Slaughter Public Relations Laboratory” on the campus of West Virginia State University. .....




This edition contains highlights of our June 18 Crystal Awards Gala, our campaign and project winners, our individual honorees, sponsors and the success of our "Cans & Crystals" public service project. Additional stories provide details on the July 16 luncheon meeting with Tourism Commissioner Amy Shuler Goodwin, plus a message from President Sara Payne Scarbro...



This edition contains information on the political predictions from Mark Blankenship at the May meeting, "Cans & Crystals" project in June, PRSA's current promotoion; how to click less and connect more and a listing of free PRSA webinars in June.  Additional stories provide information on the June 18 Crystal Awards Gala and a message from President Sara Payne Scarbro...
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PRSA at the Park

Join us on Wednesday, August 20, for PRSA at the Park!  This is a casual su ... Read More

Appalachian Power Park, Charleston, WV

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