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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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....



By Scott McCarus, Intern
The September PRSA-WV Chapter meeting provided hands-on lessons on ethics through an interactive game format....
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Generally speaking, mortality is not a favored topic in our daily lives, whether in our personal thoughts or conversations with others. This may be particularly true as we enter the holiday season, with its celebrations of thanks, renewed hope, new life and new beginnings. And yet if the August passing of our friend and colleague John Womack teaches us nothing else, it reminds us to be responsible in preparing for life’s inevitable conclusion.....




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...



This edition contains information on September's ethics session, an invitation to submit your best to the ECD Diamond Awards competition, the coming 2016 chapter elections, an article on "a few degrees of difference" and a listing of FREE September webinars.  Other articles include reservation information for the October 27 professional development seminar, "Likes, Shares & Snaps," and a message from President Andy Wessels...
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