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

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West Virginia State University is developing a student public relations lab that will include rentable space for focus group research.  They are trying to raise the remaining $2,000 needed prior to the April 22 dedication of this new lab.  If you can help, please visit the online donation page to share a gift with future public relations students.

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By Candice Holliday
The March meeting of PRSA- WV featured a witty and informative lecture by Stephen Smith. As the executive director of the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, Smith supports a strong platform for dealing with child poverty and malnutrition. He came to the meeting to explain why so many children are facing hunger and what can be done to fix the problem.....
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By Candice Holliday
Those in attendance at the February PRSA-WV Chapter meeting received a great treat– guest speaker and Jefferson Gold Medal winner Jim Strawn. Despite rain, cold and a near-catastrophic event with a tractor-trailer, Strawn arrived confident, energetic and ready to deliver....

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I came across an interesting turn of phrase the other day – “word of mouse.” The writer referred to the use of social media as the modern-day water cooler, where electronic testimonials build brand and product reputation – or condemn them to failure....




This edition contains information on March's presentation by Stephen Smith on addressing child poverty in West Virginia, the WVU IMC open house in Charleston, ways to fail as a manager and free webinars in April.  Other articles include the April professional development meeting notice on internal relations, plus a message from President Andy Wessels...
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This edition contains information on Jim Strawn's presentation on the benefits of volunteering, announcing winners of the 2014 East Central District Diamond Awards competition, preparing for our own Crystal Awards competition, and PRSA's free webinars in March. Additional stories provide details on the March 18 meeting with Stephen SMith on addressing child poverty in West Virginia, information on the 2015 Fox Trot for Parkinson's, plus a message from President Andy Wessels...



Internal relations: Are you promoting yourself? (Prof. Dev. Sem.)

Internal Relations: So many times PR professionals are promoting their clients ... Read More

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