The first quarter of 2019 saw a number of exciting events and support from our membership community. Some of those events are listed below but don’t worry Q2 will have much more to come.
- February 18 – Social Media Strategies: Content, Rebuilding Connections and Innovation, where a panel of social experts talked about what platforms organizations should be on, C-Suite tips and tricks on social and so much more.
- February 21 – Detroit: Homecoming, where we got a behind the scenes look at the impactful, annual event.
- March 6 – How Ford Reinvented Michigan Central Station, where we got to hear from Ford’s event to announce its acquisition of the Michigan Central Station and how they plan to integrate into the community.
- March 14 – The PIO and the Right to Know, which took place at Wayne State University to discuss crisis communication strategies and more.
- March 27 Driving Business Success Through Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility, where PR pros schooled attendees on the importance of companies taking stances that make sense for their culture.
- April 11, where we once again came together to interact with students from local universities to review their resumes and social presence, and network.
Thanks again to all of you who came out to learn, lead and support the advancement of our profession. We have many more events in the works so stay tuned and we hope to see you soon.
A few reminders…
Sponsorships are available for organizations to support our members June 2019 – May 2020 if you’re interested in being featured at events, on our website and social media and so much more.
Coming up on May 9 we’re having our annual Strikes for Scholarships event 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Luxury Lanes in Ferndale, Michigan. Since 1993, we have awarded 43 scholarships totaling $82,000 and this event will help further our cause of helping college students pursuing relevant degrees within the communications field.
In honor of April being National Volunteer Month, I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you who volunteer your time to our board, committees and events that take place throughout the year. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get more involved, look no further than our website to see the wide variety of committees where you can put your time and talent to good use for the PRSA Detroit Chapter.
Megan Soule, APR is an assistant manager of advanced technology communications at General Motors and serves as the 2019 PRSA Detroit Chapter president. She is a proud alumna of Central Michigan University where she volunteers as the professional adviser for the Dr. Diane S. Krider Chapter of PRSSA.