Dear PRSA-Central Illinois Chapter members and guests,
As we concluded our March 9th event in Peoria titled Effective Media Relations in a Social Media World, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you, loyal supporters of PRSA-Central Illinois (PRSA-CI), for your continued commitment and participation in the professional development, networking, and career opportunities we offer.
Based upon our board’s annual planning meeting and your feedback from a recent survey, I’ve learned a lot from you this year, and from the countless conversations we’ve had at our events. I’ve learned that many of you are leaders in your industries, and that streamlining or leveraging your company’s communication efforts is a high priority along with forging deeper relationships with reporters. I’ve also learned that our programming last year was widely commended and has appropriately set the bar high for years to come. Thanks to your involvement and feedback, the PRSA-CI board was able to recruit some of the most influential agency, health care, tech and higher education PR speakers across the nation.
To leverage this momentum and increase value for you, we plan to unveil chapter-run webinars at discounted prices for members this year, and have also partnered with national conference organizers in Chicago to bring unprecedented discounts for PRSA-CI members to attend additional industry-specific educational venues in Illinois.
I hope that our services have improved your skill set and exceeded your company’s goals, and have significantly expanded your network. I hope that our progressive board of directors have impressed you with its level of friendliness, customer service, and the increasingly high number of services we provide. I hope that you’ve taken advantage of all the benefits PRSA National, the largest PR association in the U.S., and PRSA-Central Illinois have to offer. If not, I hope you’ll become involved more this year, and I look forward to discussing these options with you more at upcoming events.
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Thanks for a great year thus far.
Josh Kauffman, APR, MBA President, PRSA-Central Illinois