June 2020 Print

Western District Conference

We are excited to share that our Western District Conference has a new date!

We look forward to seeing you at the iconic Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. New dates are: April 21-23, 2021.

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Save The Date

Join us for an exclusive and complimentary webinar on 6/30 at 1 p.m. with our friends at Muck Rack as they present the State of the Industry 2020.

Muck Rack’s State of the Industry presents insights from both their State of Journalism and State of PR reports, touches on PR’s biggest challenges amid COVID-19, and looks at how PR teams are using technology. Block your calendar and stay tuned for registration details soon!

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Membership Promotion

Is your membership up for renewal?

Now through July 31, 2020, new and returning members will have their initiation or reinstatement fee waived, when they join National as a Regular member ($260 annual dues) and receive a FREE 1-yr Chapter (up to $100 value).

National will reimburse Chapter for their dues. Chapters whose dues are more than $100 will only be reimbursed up to $100 and balance will be collected from members.

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Online Workshops

Did you know that with your PRSA membership, you have access to online webinars, discounted workshops, and on-demand learning opportunities? Visit the professional development section of the PRSA website to learn more.

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Member Spotlight

Carlee Gettman is a Las Vegas native sure to make her mark on the local Las Vegas public relations profession! She recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is went to high school at  Basic Academy of International Studies.

Carlee is currently an intern at Connected Communications. We sat down with Carlee to find out why she is pursuing public relations and what she thinks the future of our profession holds.

Q: Why did you decide to enter public relations?

A: The public relations profession has always appealed to me because of the diversity found within the industry. I personally feel PR is all about efficient communication and building relationships, which is something I have always held a deep passion for.

Q: As you have learned in school and through your internships, what are some key qualifications a PR professional should have?

A: In my opinion, the key qualifications of a PR professional are found in someone who is hardworking, able to quickly adapt and respond to the unexpected, and cares about helping others.

Q: What aspects of public relations have you enjoyed so far?

A: There are many aspects of the PR industry that interest me. Writing, organizing, and researching are aspects that help me constantly challenge myself and keep me up-to-date on current events or trends. My favorite aspect is social media. Social media is constantly evolving and creating new ways for organizations to communicate and advance their brands.

Q: What is your dream PR job?

A: My dream job in PR would be to work for Apple or Google. I have always admired these companies' constant innovations and widespread networks.

Q: What is the most profound lesson you have learned in your life, thus far?

A: The most profound lesson I have learned is nothing is impossible. All it takes to achieve your goals is dedication and hard work. There are always opportunities available to better yourself, even if they are small, they are still a step in the right direction.

Q: What has your favorite client experience been?

A: I have had the honor of working with a non-profit organization called Family to Family Connection. This organization focuses on early-childhood education and growth. Being able to walk through the facility and see the children enjoying themselves while learning made me realize how proud I am to work in the PR industry and help where I can.

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