Events & News

Extend Your Network While
Enhancing Your Knowledge

The Mid-Columbia Chapter hosts professional development programs and networking events throughout the year for local professionals and students.

The education sessions highlight new techniques and trends and provide fresh perspectives, punctuated by the opportunity to meet and share ideas or discuss challenges with peers.

Come learn with us – you don’t have to be a member to attend!

Learn More or Register for Upcoming PRSA Mid-Columbia Events Below

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Upcoming PRSA Mid-Columbia Events


In-Person Learning Events & Monthly Socials

Future Topics

Check back here or our Facebook Group for future events.

  • What You Need to Know About SEO in 2020
  • Metrics for Public Relations and Communications
  • Business Storytelling
  • Deep Dive into Digital Marketing
  • Secrets of a Successful Influencer
  • Secrets of Social Media Masters
  • Strategic Storytelling
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your PRSA Membership – Become an Accredited PR Professional

Call for Speakers

We’re always searching for expert talent to submit proposals for our presenter database.

Please complete our Speaking Request Form to be considered for our local professional development sessions. If your qualifications and topic expertise match a session we are considering for future programming, a representative of the chapter will contact you to discuss your proposal in more detail.

Be sure to share our call for speakers with your colleagues and business contacts!

Past Chapter Events

Train Your Media Spokespersons

September 15, 2020

CEO of Tri-Cities Public Relations Mike Paoli

Senior Advisor at Grayscale LLC Consulting Stephanie Hartwig

Talking About Suicide: Our Words Matter

June 4, 2020

Owner of Starr Bright Suicide Prevention Presentations Kimberly Starr

Adapting Digital Presence During COVID-19

April 23, 2020

Digital Marketing Lead for Focal Point Marketing & Design Jessica Schumacher

Managing Your Online Reputation

February 19, 2020

Brand Strategist for Brandcraft Dee Boyle

15 Qualities of a PR Superstar

January 30, 2020

Hawkins & Company PR Owner and Marketing IMMORTAL Marilyn Hawkins, APR

The Perfect Pitch

November 13, 2019

Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business Editor Kristina Lord, Northwest News Network Richland Bureau Chief Anna King, NBC Right Now KNDU/KNDO Anchor and Reporter Tracci Dial, and Tri-City Herald Executive Editor Laurie Williams

Charting the Future of Media

October 16, 2019

Editor of The Spokesman-Review Rob Curley

Tackling Public Relations Nightmares

September 26, 2019

Communication Consultant for Chelan County Public Utility District Suzanne Hartman

Crisis Communications

June 5, 2019

Executive Director of Team Concepts Training Services  Misipati Semi Bird

Overcoming the Challenges of Virtual Collaboration

March 20, 2019

Senior Technical Architect for Acquia Mike Madison

Communication for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services Sybil Kaufman

Digital Outreach

January 9, 2019

Visit Tri-Cities CEO Michael Novakovich


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