We had an informative chapter meeting on Thursday, July 17 with Suzanne Sparling, APR, CPRC and executive director of communications at Eastern Florida State College. She provided her insight on the re-branding and communications campaign that turned a well-loved, 53-year-old institution into Eastern Florida State College. Congratulations Suzanne and Eastern Florida State College for all of your efforts!
Save the Date: Thursday, September 18, as we present the new 2014/15 Board of Directors and announce the Space Coast FPRA “PR Professional of the Year.” We will be posting details here shortly.
Thanks again to the 80+ attendees, reporters, speakers and sponsors who came together at the FRPA Media Summit and made it a huge success!
We welcomed representatives from: News 13, FOX 35, Associated Press, Florida Today, Space Coast Living, Viera Voice & Senior Life, The Spaceflight Group, Space Coast Daily, Destination Brevard, and TC Chronicle. Key speakers included: Lori C. Booker, APR – Founder & CEO, CBR Strategic Communications; Josh Wilson – Senior Manager, Public and Community Relations at Nemours; and Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala – Senior Communications Coordinator, UCF News & Information. We also wish to congratulate Image Award Winners from the Visiting Nurses Association of the Treasure Coast and Eastern Florida State College, and our very own Carey Beam who recently earned the APR designation. Last but not least, we’d like to thank our event sponsors and host: Canaveral Port Authority Maritime Center and SRA Research Group, and Rolling Readers (and to everyone who brought a children’s book for the book drive).
As the event concluded, attendees commented…
“this was a very informative event” … “the media panel sessions were quite helpful” …
“it was great to see these high-profile, local PR campaigns come together.”
For more information about our ongoing chapter programs, which take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month, please visit our Events Page. If you would like to get involved with the Space Coast Chapter of the FPRA by way of volunteering, membership, or upcoming events, we’d love to hear from you!