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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Newsletter President's Corner Latest Publications


By Amy McCallister-Ethel
For the first time in eight decades, Republicans control both the House of Delegates and the Senate in West Virginia. Democrat Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will be serving for two more years, which could present an interesting dynamic at the Capitol in Charleston.....
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PRSA is now collecting chapter dues as part of your annual national dues billing, but we still need some information formerly collected on our dues statements....


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West Virginia State University is moving forward with plans to dedicate its new Public Relations Laboratory in honor of our chapter’s executive director, Diane Slaughter. Our current plans call for scheduling the chapter’s April professional development seminar on WVSU’s campus to coincide with the dedication event, so keep your fingers crossed....




This edition contains information on January's presentation by Ann Ali and Kelly Merritt on the "brave new world" at the Statehouse, our upcoming participation in the March 21 "Fox Trot for Parkinson's," how to look back at 2014, preparations for the 2015 Crystal Awards program and free webinars in February.  Other articles include the February meeting notice about Jim Strawn's presentation on volunteerism, new APR and new members at the January meeting, plus a message from President Andy Wessels...
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This edition contains information on volunteering for committee service, sponsorship opportunities, recent news of members and friends, ten stupid rules that drive great employees away and a listing of the 2015 leadership team.  Additional stories provide details on the January 21 meeting with a media panel discussing the "brave new world" at the state capitol, plus a message from President Andy Wessels...




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