June 2018 Print

Letter from the President


Many of us have experienced the value of volunteering in our lives. Whether it's personal commitments, professional mentorship, or strategic counseling, volunteerism stregthens our communities and benefits our profession. But, did you also know that it can help keep you healthy?

Read this month's letter from Central Iowa PRSA President, Dr. Kelly Bruhn, APR, here. 


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Save the Date

Don't miss out on OctoPRfest. Save the date for Iowa's Communications Conference. Check out the speakers secured to-date here

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Member Profile

Did you know you don't have to be a seasoned, tenured professional to be a member of Central Iowa PRSA? Just take Abby Delaney as an example. Check out this month's Member Spotlight here. 


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Ethics Column

Whether you're a solo PR practitioner, or part of a group of larger PR pros, as a member of PRSA, you're in good company. 

Read more about how you can experience more in PRSA and your career with from PRSA Central Iowa Ethics Chair, Kathy Krafka Harkem, APR, here. 


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Programming Updates

Check out the upcoming Central Iowa PRSA programming. From a Friday FYI event, luncheon and APR program, learn more and register here. 

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PRIME Awards

It's OK to be a show-boat! 

You and your team do amazing why not show it off? Entry submissions for the 2018 PRIME Awards begins Monday, June 18! Visit the PRSA website for more awards-related information. 

For more information or questions, please email [email protected].



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Interested in sharing your expertise and thoughts on industry trends, current events, and PR and communications strategies? We’re looking for contributors to the Central Iowa PRSA blog.

If you would like to share an article or topic idea, contact Abby Delaney, PR Chair.


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Job Bank

The PRSA Central Iowa Job Bank has a list of many current positions available in the Des Moines metro. If your organization is interested in posting a position, rates are $25 for member postings and $50 for non-member postings. Members can also post unlimited jobs for an annual cost of $100. For posting your job or getting Job Bank questions answered, contact Erin Campbell.

Below are the current job postings:

Public Relations Manager - Iowa Soybean Association

Public Relations/Content Marketing Specialist - Red Dot Advertising + Design

Communications Specialist - Renewable Energy Group

Digital Content Writer - Principal

Public Relations Coordinator - Athene 

Social Media Coordinator/Specialist - Two Rivers Marketing 

PR & Content Specialist - Two Rivers Marketing 

Public Relations Account Supervisor - ZLR IGNITION


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Meeting Minutes

To access minutes, you must be logged in to the Central Iowa PRSA site. From there, go to the "Member Area" on the right side, then use the left-hand navigation to access "Board Meeting Minutes." Scroll down the page to find the most recent meeting minutes. The website will prompt you to download the minutes.

This is a great way to stay informed of chapter happenings.

View available minutes



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