I am honored to be writing to you on behalf of the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA) – a group comprised of more than 120 public relations professionals practicing within the western half of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Our mission is to help public relations professionals develop and sustain the essential knowledge, skills and standards which will reinforce their integral role in the effective management of organizations.
On behalf of the board of directors – thank you for your continued support and commitment to the West Michigan chapter. We’re having a great year so far and our board is working hard to make the most of membership for each and every one of you. Our events are becoming increasingly popular as we continue to focus on topics and formats that help promote networking and tangible professional development.
As president, I’m working with the board to maximize member benefits, and hopefully you’ll notice that throughout the year. One immediate example is the addition of member-only consultations with industry experts at select WMPRSA events. We’ll continue t notify you of other benefits as we look for more ways to serve our membership base and provide a good return on investment.
Other items that are new this year:
· A new reciprocal membership option for attending AMA West Michigan events
· A new brand identity and logo for WMPRSA
· The launch of the new WMPRSA.org
· And the creation of a new quarterly newsletter that you’re reading right now!
I welcome your feedback on all things WMPRSA, and encourage you to email or connect with me on social media with questions or concerns. I also encourage you to get involved and encourage others to join in! We can always use an extra set of hands whether it’s in membership, mixers, programming or communications. There are many opportunities to volunteer, and it’s a great way to stay connected and network with like-minded PR pros. Shoot me an email if you’re interested!
We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events. Here are a few important dates to remember:
April 26: East Meets West: Detroit Media Roundtable
May 5: 31st Annual PRoof Awards Gala
May 17: Telling your Company’s Story
June 16: Business Beat Media Panel
Thanks again for your commitment to WMPRSA, and I hope to see you at an upcoming luncheon or event!