2017 ER for PR

  • Location: Florida Sheriffs Association
  • Address: 2617 Mahan Drive

2017 ER for PR/July Meeting

The Florida Public Relations Association’s Capital Chapter is gearing up for this year’s ER for PR.  It’s an opportunity for nonprofits without full-time public relations staff to receive 75 minutes of counseling free of charge and benefit from additional breakout sessions. This year’s event will be on Thursday, July 20 at the Florida Sheriffs Association, 2617 Mahan Drive.

WANTED: Public Relations “Medics”  for the 18th Annual ER for PR! 
Help give back to our local community by volunteering to be a “medic” at our 18th Annual ER for PR. You will be paired with a local nonprofit and will have an hour to counsel them on best practices and ways to implement public awareness campaigns, special events or media relations strategies.

Medics will need to be available from 9:30 – 11:00 am on Thursday, July 20 at the Florida Sheriffs Association, 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee.  

If you are interested in serving as an ER for PR medic, please contact Karen Kirksey at [email protected] . Your participation is critical to the success of this event!


8:30 – 9 a.m. meet & greet w/continental breakfast

9 – 9:30 a.m. PR 101- Rachel Smith & Rick Oppenheim

9:40 – 10:55 a.m. one-on-one counseling

11 – 11:30 a.m. media panel

Noon – 1:00 p.m. FPRA July Program featuring Cross-Generational Communication with Roger Pynn

Keynote speaker Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC, past president of the state Florida Public Relations Association.

Pynn’s topic is cross-generational communication. He is founder, president and CEO of Curley & Pynn public relations firm in Maitland. Pynn started his career in the late 1960s, as a journalist with the Orlando Sentinel. He began his public relations career in the mid-70s, helping to establish the city of Orlando’s first dedicated public relations consulting practice. Pynn also has served as a director of the convention and visitors bureau, now known as Visit Orlando. He is the recipient of the FPRA’s highest honor, the John W. Dillin Award.

ER for PR applications are due Friday, July 7 by 5 p.m. You can download the application or contact the Capital Chapter to request an application. Selected organizations will be notified by Wednesday, July 12.

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