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Featured Speaker Q & A: Jeff Selby

Jeff Selby has a diverse background in communications, public relations, and marketing. He handles all communications for the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights, owns AIW Creative, and teaches at Clackamas Community College’s Small Business Development Center. Before joining the City of Portland, Jeff served on the City of Lake Oswego’s project […]

Featured Sponsor: Business Wire

PRSA Oregon is proud to introduce Silver Level Sponsor Business Wire!  We’re thankful for Business Wire’s generous sponsorship of this year’s Communications Conference, and this is your opportunity to gain more insights about this global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. What does Business Wire do and what types of problems does your […]

Featured Speaker Q & A: Mara Woloshin

Mara Woloshin, APR, M.A., PRSA College of Fellows Principal, Woloshin Communications Mara Woloshin is a certified and licensed corporate specialist and one of the few marketers in the Pacific Northwest with a depth of knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid marketing compliance. A professional speaker and trainer for over 15 years, she has been consulting and […]

Featured Speaker Q & A: Julie Williams and Erin Merz

Julie Williams, APR, M.A. Owner, Versatile Creative What was your first job in PR? Technically my first job in PR/Communications was working at The Collegian, Willamette University’s award-winning student newspaper as an editor, columnist and designer, but I only made $250 a month. Later, I worked as a communications and public affairs intern with AARP […]

Featured Speaker: Jim Endicott, Distinction Communication Inc.

Jim Endicott, President, Distinction Communication Inc., leading the session: The Art and Science of Leadership Communication. Jim is a nationally-recognized executive coach and management consultant with a passion for helping organizational leaders ramp up their ability to motivate, inspire and challenge those they lead. In 1998, Jim launched his Portland-based company, Distinction Communication Inc., and […]

Join Us for #CommCon17!

I am beyond proud to invite you to join PRSA Oregon for the 21st annual Communicators Conference, May 8, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lloyd Center. Comm Con 2017 presents an incredible opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the state and gain key learnings in a variety of subjects. Attendees can expect […]

It’s time to register for #CommCon17!

We are excited to introduce the 21st annual Communicators Conference, which takes place on May 8, 2017 from 8am-4pm at the newly remodeled Double Tree by Hilton, Lloyd Center in Portland (parking will be free!). It will be our first conference officially as the PRSA Greater Oregon Chapter. The theme, Leading Strategies, will feature a […]

2017 Save the Date & Call for Presentations

Mark your calendars now for the 21st annual Communicators Conference, which will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. Early Bird Registration will open on Tuesday, February 28. This year’s theme is Leading Strategies and we’re seeking professionals to present on strategic approaches […]

Q&A with Edelman’s Christopher Hannegan on Employee Engagement

As the countdown for the 2016 Communicators Conference continues, we’ve spoken with Christopher Hannegan, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chair and Global Co-Lead Employee Engagement of Edelman, who will speak at the upcoming conference. Here are some of his insights on public relations. 1. Can you tell us about yourself and your journey to public relations? […]

2016 Conference Speaker Lineup Announced

The PRSA Portland Metro Chapter looks forward to offering 2016 Communicators Conference attendees an enriching day of unparalleled professional development opportunities! With presenters ranging from a TEDx Coach to a one-of-a-kind Brand Anthropologist (a “brandthologist”?), the Communicators Conference is sure to be a day of unforgettable knowledge sharing and community. Nine dynamic breakout sessions will […]