Chapter & Verse | July 2017

Please visit our July issue of Chapter & Verse for articles on the Crystal Awards Gala, our July 12 meeting, “PRSA at the Park,” the upcoming calendar and a message from President Brandon Totten.

President’s Corner | July 2017

I can’t express how happy and pleased I was to see the tremendous public relations work on display at our annual Crystal Awards Gala last week. I remember attending my first Crystal Awards Gala at the Charleston Civic Center and being surrounded by a long list of prestigious names and companies within our field. It was a humbling, and surreal, experience to stand before some of those same individuals as the president of the chapter.
Please share your Crystal Award achievements with your clients, co-workers and peers within the communications industry. Help them see the value in public relations and how great practices play a vital role in all industries. From non-profit to student groups, the Crystal Awards provide the opportunity to educate those who believe public relations doesn’t deserve a seat at the table. Again, congratulations to all the winners. Information on ordering duplicate awards has been emailed to all winners and orders are due by June 30.Read on this website. Now, it is time for us to have a lot of fun. Join us for our annual “PR at the Park,” an evening of baseball at the Appalachian Power Park on Wednesday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by Appalachian Power, is $20 for PRSA-WV members and $10 for guests.

At the event, you can also register to win tickets to an upcoming Power game. Registration for the event is open on the website at
Thanks, and I hope to see everyone, and a guest, at the Power Park.