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 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....



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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As the 2015 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature mercifully winds toward a conclusion, I am reminded of the role public relations plays in our everyday lives. As PR practitioners, we crowd the meeting rooms and huddle in the Statehouse Rotunda to advocate for our employers and our clients, and in so doing help shape the business, political and social climates we live in....




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...


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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