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Upcoming Event

Don’t wait for a communications crisis to consume you before you act. Prepare for it effectively and have PR and legal council on the same team working together. Attend “Crisis Planning- Do it Right” on June 23 from noon to 1:30 on June 23 at Union Jack’s in Annapolis. Communication in a time of crisis within an organization is crucial.  But why are the communicators and lawyers so often at odds with one another on response?  Whether the crisis is operational or reputational, a well thought out and exercised plan is essential for all parties to know their roles and responsibilities in advance. Join the Central Chesapeake Chapter of The Public Relation s Society of America (PRSA) and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce to hear from two experts in the field of crisis management and crisis communications. What rises to the level of a true crisis and when and how to pull the trigger on your plan? That will be the focus of remarks by a PR crisis pro and a lawyer with similar experience.

RSVP by Monday, May 22nd or register onsite on the 23rd. Call Katie Sushko, at 410-271-1498, Angie Howard, at 202-375-8486  or [email protected] for more information. 

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Results From the 2016 Mid-Year Survey

On Wednesday May 18, 2016 the PRSA Central Chesapeke Board of Directors sent out a survey via email to the inbox of our members and event attendees. We received great responses from the survey and wanted to share the reults.

Here's what we've learned!

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Chapter Membership Update


As a Central Chesapeake chapter member, you have access to FREE postings to the PRSA Central Chesapeake job bank, a great tool to find the best and most qualified talent in the area for your company or firm. Members of the chapter can click here to get started. 


  • Celia Baskette
    Chesapeake, VA
  • Kristan Hawkins 
    Department of Defense 
    Severna Park, MD
  • Arminta Plater
    Anne Arundel Medical Center 
    Annapolis, MD


  • Alexis M. Henderson APR
    Department of Defense
    Stevensville, MD 
  • Caroline Jane Williams
    Stevensville, MD

Central Chesapeake Chapter members can view our entire member directory by clicking here

Looking to join or have questions about your membership? Contact David Reel, Membership Chair, at [email protected]

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Interesting Articles

Most PR chiefs think print newspapers will survive the digital rapture
Despite the huge changes in online media and new platforms that have hastened the decline of newspaper sales, 254 GPB members predicted that print news would still survive in the years ahead, against 74 who believed the format had no future. Read more. 

5 steps to ensure that your networking meetings are successful
To have successful networking meetings, don't get right to business without engaging in small talk first, writes Reva Seth. Think ahead on ways you might make a personal connection and be prepared to ask good questions. Know when to end the meeting and make sure to follow up with your networking contact quickly, Seth writes. Read more. 

Snapchat Passes Twitter in Daily Usage
Snapchat Inc. has 150 million people using the service each day, said people familiar with the matter. That makes the four-year-old messaging app more popular than Twitter Inc. by daily active users. Read more. 

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