Advancing the Profession and the Professional

Chartered on November 10, 1979, the West Virginia Chapter of PRSA is in its 35th year of service to public relations professionals in West Virginia, continuing with the energy and enthusiasm that have built and sustained this chapter. With over 100 members, the West Virginia Chapter of PRSA helps members become more valuable to their organizations and clients - and more successful professionally by:

  • Providing peer-based support
  • Encouraging professional growth through participation in the chapter's meetings and sponsored programs
  • Promoting the highest standards of professional work ethic


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PRSA-WV Chapter members, including Public Service Committee Chair Sara Payne Scarbro, above left, and Membership Chair Diane Holley-Brown, APR and President Andy Wessels joined other chapter members to fix taco dinner on August 20 for residents at Charleston's Ronald McDonald House.  Everyone had a great time at this annual service event.

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By Scott McCarus, Intern
The September PRSA-WV Chapter meeting provided hands-on lessons on ethics through an interactive game format....
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By Scott McCarus, Intern
Do you know the difference between stress and anxiety? Do you realize that only 2% of what causes you stress is under your control? These are among the tips shared by M.J. Clark, APR, during the August chapter meeting.....


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We see, read, and hear a lot about “optics” these days, which inevitably brings me to Facebook and other social media. Many of the optics we’re seeing these days are truly disturbing, but one that struck me as particularly so was the picture of Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager treated like a war criminal for having the audacity to build a clock for a science class and take it to high school to show his teacher....




This edition contains information on September's ethics session, an invitation to submit your best to the ECD Diamond Awards competition, the coming 2016 chapter elections, an article on "a few degrees of difference" and a listing of FREE September webinars.  Other articles include reservation information for the October 27 professional development seminar, "Likes, Shares & Snaps," and a message from President Andy Wessels...
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This edition contains information on tips to thrive under pressure, presented at our Aug. 19 meeting, PRSA's offer of FREE chapter membership (through Sept. 30, highlights of "taco night" at Ronald McDonald House, a farewell to one of our own, John Womack, and a list of FREE webinars in Sept. Additional stories provide details on the Sept. 16 ethics prorgram and competition and a message from President Andy Wessels...




Likes, Shares & Snaps: How Social Media Is Changing PR

Join us on Tuesday, October 27th for a our professional development seminar, Lik ... Read More

Conference Center, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

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