In its inaugural year, the FPRA Capital Chapter and its members are opening their doors for their first-ever Student Open House. The four-day event is open to FPRA and PRSSA students and invites them to meet Tallahassee organizations face to face. The goal of this event is to help students get an inside view of the various types of agencies and organizations that Tallahassee has to offer, and help Tallahassee companies and organizations share your knowledge and unique brands with students who may potentially be future interns and employees.

One-hour open house events may include panel discussions, presentations, Q&As with executive staff or even office tours. Students should wear business attire unless instructed otherwise and may wish to bring copies of their resumes.

To learn more about the organizations participating in the Student Open House, see below:

Bascom Communications & Consulting

Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC is a Florida-based political communications consulting and public affairs firm, specializing in executing winning messaging and public relations plans for trade associations, coalitions and corporations, as well as candidate, referendum and issue advocacy campaigns. We’ve worked inside the halls of government, we’ve sat inside the war rooms of campaigns, and have advised some of Florida’s most influential trade associations, leaders, CEOs and Fortune 500 executives. Our passion for what we do drives our work product every day, which translates into success for our clients. For more information, visit

BowStern Marketing

BowStern Marketing is a full service advertising agency. At BowStern, we believe that great campaigns are fueled by innovative minds and strategic vision. While many speculate that we’re hoarding “creative juice” in the back room, the truth is – when the individual strengths of our team fuse together, there is a synergy unmatched by any other. Learn more at

Capital City Bank

Who says bankers can’t have fun? Named one of Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For, Capital City Bank is one of the largest publicly traded companies in Florida. See how this eight-person marketing team at the $2.6 billion Tallahassee-based bank does almost everything in-house. (Spoiler alert: There’s no such thing as “bankers hours” and “stuffy” doesn’t have a place here.) Get an inside glimpse into the exciting world of financial marketing, how they handle the Company’s marketing needs, the channels they use and their efforts to make their company one of the most recognized non-national brands around. Visit to learn more about the bank.

City of Tallahassee

The City of Tallahassee’s Office of Communications provides services and assistance to the various departments of city government, including the City Commission, the Tallahassee Police Department, Parks & Recreation, the Tallahassee Animal Shelter and others. Learn more at

The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar is the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession and an advocate and intermediary for attorneys, the court and the public. As an official arm of the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar is charged with administering a statewide disciplinary system to enforce Supreme Court rules of professional conduct for the 98,000-plus members admitted to practice law in Florida. The Florida Bar is dedicated to protecting rights, promoting professionalism and pursuing justice. It has approximately 350 employees. Its headquarters is located in Tallahassee with branch offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. The Public Information & Bar Services Dept. handles public relations for The Florida Bar. PIBS staff answer media questions; write news releases, maintain the Facebook page and Twitter account and produce the daily news clips. The Bar publishes a newspaper, The Florida Bar News, twice monthly and a monthly magazine, The Florida Bar Journal. Visit to find out more!

Florida Department of Financial Services

The Department of Financial Services was created in 2003 when the Florida Legislature merged the Department of Insurance, Treasury, State Fire Marshal and the Department of Banking and Finance into one agency. The Department is made up of 14 divisions, several specialized offices and 2,000 employees providing the most efficient and effective help for Florida’s citizens. Learn more at

Florida Parole Commission

The Commission performs a vital role in Florida’s criminal justice system by preserving the autonomy needed in post release decisions affecting inmates and ex-offenders. Every parole-eligible inmate has a constitutionally protected right to proper consideration for parole, and these proceedings must be conducted as required by law. This proceeding is often the first opportunity for a victim, or family member, of a victim to provide input in a non-adversarial venue. The Commissioners may also hear from law enforcement, state and private attorneys, as well as other interested parties. To learn more, visit

Florida Public Service Commission

The Florida Public Service Commission is committed to making sure that Florida’s consumers receive some of their most essential services — electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater — in a safe, reasonable, and reliable manner. In doing so, the PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in one or more of three key areas: rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service. Learn more at

FSU MagLab

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the only facility of its kind in the United States (and the entire Western Hemisphere). The Lab brings more than 1,300 scientists from around the world to do research on its magnets. The facility is comprised of three sites – Tallahassee. Gainesville and Los Alamos – with headquarters located in right here in Tallahassee’s Innovation Park — truly the home to scientific innovation in this area. But the lab doesn’t just use powerful magnets to answer scientific questions, it also has engineers who actually build these world record magnets! The Guinness World Record 45 tesla hybrid magnet was built with Florida Bitter magnet technology that was invented right here in Tallahassee. More information is online at

Moore Communications Group

Moore Communications Group is one of the largest independently owned communications firms in Florida, and our rich experience throughout the past 21 years has made us a leader in a variety of industries. We offer a full menu of communications services and specialize in advocacy, Hispanic outreach, health communications, as well as digital strategy and social media development. Our integrated communications firm combines strategic counsel with exceptional client service to produce groundbreaking results that have earned us national recognition. We are proud to be the only communications agency in the state with three Certified Public Relations Counselors, the highest accreditation in Florida for public relations practitioners. Recent successes include being nominated by LATISM for “Best Marketing/PR Firm using Social Media to reach Latino(a)s” in 2011, named by Inc. 5000 as one of the “Fastest Growing Companies in America” in 2011, by Florida Trend magazine as one of “Florida’s Best Companies To Work For” in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and most recently as one the “2012 Florida Companies to Watch” by GrowFL. We are the architects of enduring business and personal connections. We are Moore Communications Group. Learn more at

The Pod

Most people don’t think of “do-gooders” when they think of the advertising industry. The Don Drapers of the world made sure of that. However, we focus on doing good work for good people doing good work in the world. Whether you need credit union marketing or need help telling the world about the next cupcake phenomenon, growing your business is right in our sweet spot. If you’re one of the good guys, we want to work with you. Learn more at

Sachs Media Group

Sachs Media Group is Florida’s dominant public affairs communications company for critical issues and one of America’s leading independent communications companies. This year, the firm was ranked as the number one environmental and public affairs PR firm in Florida by O’Dwyer’s and, in 2011, the firm was named the “PR Agency of the Year” nationally in the prestigious Bulldog Awards. With exceptional experience and results in public affairs, branding, social/digital and crisis communications, the firm combines unparalleled relationships, news judgment, messaging and storytelling ability with cutting-edge strategies to engage audiences with content they seek and share. Sachs Media Group, formerly Ron Sachs Communications, is home to the team best known for smart, strong and strategic counsel across the diverse and ever-changing media landscape. To learn more about Sachs Media Group, visit


Salter>Mitchell is a national advertising, public relations and social marketing firm founded by people who met working on the “truth” anti-tobacco campaign. While we only employ about 30 full-time professionals, we work on large-scale national and statewide behavior-change efforts, many of them aimed at protecting the environment, advancing public health, improving working conditions or simply boosting the popularity of a product that makes the planet a better place to live. Our clients have included the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, First Commerce Credit Union, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. For more information:

Tallahassee Fire Department Public Safety Complex

The PSC is the new home for public safety professionals from a variety of key public safety agencies and operations, including the Consolidated Dispatch Agency (CDA), Leon County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Tallahassee Fire Department (TFD) Administration, the City of Tallahassee Regional Transportation Management Center and the Leon County Emergency Operations Center. During normal business hours, 140-150 employees will work in the building. As several work functions require 24-hour staffing, more than 30 people will regularly be in the facility outside of business hours. During an emergency activation, the PSC’s population will grow to between 350-400 people. The building’s flexible and forward-thinking design will accommodate any future staffing increases. Learn more at:

Taproot Creative 

Taproot Creative is a boutique marketing and communications agency, with offices in Tallahassee and Miami, Florida. At Taproot Creative, we are innovators of communication—crafting words, products and practices into memorable campaigns. The passion that drives us is an insatiable appetite to communicate—to take a message, break it down, analyze it and give it a voice. Learn more at