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August 22 – MPRC President Linda Varrell will be among the panel speakers at the Mainebiz FORUM offering executive insights from 7:30 – 11 am at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport. Small businesses and startups can learn new ideas and advice for branding, marketing, and sales.
SAVE THE DATE! We’re having a Media Mixer hosted by Channel 13 WGME TV/Sinclair Broadcasting Group on Thursday September 19th from 8:30 to 10 am. This breakfast event, at the WGME-TV Station in Portland, will include networking and an introduction to WGME Channel 13’s new News Director. Additionally, the Sinclair news and advertising teams will discuss best approaches to pitching them news stories and how to reach their audiences with paid or earned messaging. Location: WGME-TV Station, Washington Ave, Portland.
The Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter at Husson University volunteered to promote and staff MPRC’s professional development session last month in Bangor. Transformation Thursday: A Rebrand Story featured Suzanne Spruce, Associate Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Northern Light Healthcare. Spruce talked about Eastern Maine Healthcare’s research and communication effort to  become Northern Light last fall. The students wrote and distributed a news release, posted on social media, created a flyer that was placed throughout the Husson campus, and produced a banner ad that was shared on video monitors in all buildings on campus. They staffed a registration table and greeted guests that morning. MPRC has made a donation of $200 to the Chapter to thank them for their efforts. The Chapter will use the funds toward attending the PRSSA National Conference in San Diego in October. 

Student volunteer from the Husson University in Bangor PRSSA Chapter

Please take a moment to renew your 2019 MPRC Membership and improve your profile with photo, bio, biz card etc.. Go to MEMBER LOGIN (top left corner).  Complete MPRC member profiles help students and adults better understand the wide array of careers that use public relations practices to build relationships and improve communication processes.

Thank you Mainebiz for tapping #MPRCThoughtLeaders for this article Financial services firms roll out digital video article. Great read with lots of good information including statements from several MPRC members representing: Husson University in Bangor, Machias Savings Bank, Burgess Advertising etc.

Congratulations go out to MPRC Board member Kevin Gove, who recently earned a national TV exclusive about a remarkable Maine veteran and her dogs.

Thank you to all of our 2018 Annual Conference SPONSORS, speakers, volunteers and attendees who helped make the day a great success.

Conference Sponsor:  Machias Savings Bank

Opening Keynote Sponsor: MaineBiz

Break Out Session Sponsors:

Harraseeket Inn

Husson University

Knack Factory

OTELCO

Rinck Advertising

Serra Public Affairs

University of Southern Maine

Op-Ed published in the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Maine Voices: Public relations practitioners stand with their colleagues in journalism. These professions form a key partnership that keeps the …

Maine Voices: Public relations practitioners stand with their colleagues in journalism. These professions form a key partnership that keeps the public informed …

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