Entries by Diane Slaughter

PRogress Report | October 2019

Thank you for your commitment to our PRSA-WV chapter this year. It has been a year of transition, but you have been engaged and eager to participate. For that, I am grateful! Let’s keep it going! PRSA-WV POWERFALL Our professional development programming as part of our POWERFALL is in full swing! Building on the momentum […]

The Rules of Crisis Communications

John Ashford, of the Hawthorne Group, shared with us his rules for crisis communications, and shared highlights of the work he and his firm have done.  The Hawthorne Group has worked in all 50 states and over 20 countries around the world. Ashford stressed that companies should be prepared for the unexpected before it happens, […]

Looking to 2020: September is Ethics Month

Ethics must be included in every decision we make. This applies to both the workplace and our social/personal lives.  Ethics is part of the fabric that creates our relationships on every level – clients, coworkers, employers, family and friends. As the WV Chapter’s former Ethics Director, I recommend reading two articles that have recently appeared in PRSay […]

Congratulations, George Manahan!

Congratulations to George Manahan for being named one of West Virginia Executive’s (WVE) Class of 2019 “Sharp Shooters.” Sharp Shooters are West Virginians over the age of 43 who are all-stars in their respective fields and represent what is great about the past and exciting about the future of the Mountain State.  Because WVE receives […]

Please join CRA in congratulating our CEO Susan Lavenski for being recognized as one of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, as she has been named one of Industry Era magazine’s “2019 10 Best Entrepreneurs of the Year.” Susan also will serve as keynote commencement speaker for Marshall University’s 2019 graduation ceremonies next month.  She graduated from Marshall with […]

Welcome to our newest member!

Please join PRSA-West Virginia Chapter in welcoming our newest member: Leslie Smithson Communications Director Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau 601 Morris Street Suite 204 Charleston, WV 25301 tel: (304) 344-5075 fax: leslie.smithson@charlestonwv.com

President’s Notes | March 2019

PRogress Report From: Aly Goodwin Gregg, PRSA-WV Chapter President PRSA-WV has started 2019 with a bang! Our first quarter has seen fantastic activity and engagement. I am excited momentum is building toward our 40th Anniversary Celebration later this year! PRSA-WV CRYSTAL AWARDS – We are celebrating success! PRSA-WV will host the Crystal Awards Celebration on […]

Welcome to Our Two Newest Members

Welcome to our two newest members: Tiffany Fridley Marketing Manager Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC Spilman Center 300 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV  25301 304.380.3800 tfridley[at]spilmanlaw[dot]com Ramsey Kinsella Senior Operations Supervisor WVU/Dining 620 Junction Street Morgantown, WV  26505 (304) 685-3702 rkinsell[at]mail[dot]wvu[dot]edu  

Digital Content: Curation vs. Creation

The world of digital content is changing on a daily basis, according to Scott Rogerson of UpContent in Pittsburgh, who spoke at the chapter’s February meeting. “The arenas of owned, paid and earned media now include the segment of shared media,” he said.  The number of web sites has increased phenomenally and Rogerson said researchers have discovered […]

President’s Notes | December 2018

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening…” “Winter Wonderland” by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith The recent snowfalls have gotten me into the holiday spirit. It’s time to wind down, reflect and recharge. It was a year of good meetings and great networking – I am hopeful that everyone […]