President’s Message January 2014
|January 2, 2014Dear Fellow CPRS Hamilton Members:
Welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and some quality time with family and friends.
CPRS Hamilton is gearing up for a busy month of professional development events starting with with a Pint-sized Social Media session.
On January 7th discussion on “Professional Ethics in Social Media” continues with the discussion on “Where do you draw the line?”
A second PD event will be held on January 17th addressing the topic:
“How Healthy is your Organization’s Culture”
Plus, in February we’re offering a joint PD programming luncheon and workshop with McMaster University’s MCM program that will feature measurement expert Katie Delahaye Paine. Katie is Publisher and CEO of Paine Publishing, which focuses on communications measurement training, education and advisory services.” Tickets are limited… reserve early!
We’re delighted to announce our first winner of the Legacy Award (see below). The award is an outcome of the CPRS Hamilton Legacy Fund, which was established with proceeds from the 2006 National Canadian Public Relationship Conference in Niagara Falls which was hosted by CPRS Hamilton.
Don’t miss out on the “extra early bird” pricing for ASCEND 2014 – our national annual conference which ends January 24th. The Summit program’s topics and speakers have been selected and you can view here the conference at a glance and the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is accepting online reservations for attendees till May 1st.
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Enter the 23rd Annual CPRS Hamilton Pinnacle Awards
CPRS Hamilton seeks your best communications work for its 23rd Annual CPRS Hamilton Pinnacles Awards. The deadline for Pinnacles entries is March 8th, 2014. The prestigious awards gala takes place April 9 this year, at the Ron Joyce Centre on McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business campus in Burlington. Please plan to attend the event. Connect with your industry peers and cheer on the competitors.
Pinnacle entry fees are $50 per submission; $25 for the ‘Student Project Award’. Members interested in more information and entry forms are invited to email Pinnacle Awards co-chair, Mark Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn the secrets of entry-writing success from an award-winning leader.
National Awards of Excellence & Major Awards – due March 21st
Our national office and volunteers also run an outstanding awards program for communications programs and project as well as, the Major awards program which recognizes members who exemplify exceptional involvement in the profession. Deadline for both programs is March 21st and details are available here.
NEW CPRS Hamilton LinkedIn Group
To start off 2014, CPRS Hamilton has created a new LinkedIn Group for its members to connect professionally online. Now you can engage with fellow members in our closed group on all sorts of PR topics, news and discussions in addition to sharing resources such as: job postings, career trends, studies, local events and more.This group is closed to CPRS Hamilton members who can join via LinkedIn here.If you are on LinkedIn join us!
Member Referral Incentive – earn credits
Did you know that you can receive a $100 credit for each new referral that is approved for membership? Is there a person at work, or perhaps someone in your professional network, who would be a great addition to our membership? Credits can be used toward national programs and offerings, including award entrance fees, webinars, accreditation costs, membership renewal fees or the annual Canadian Public Relations Conference.
Note that if you refer a new Affiliate member, the credit is $50 only. It’s a simple process; just make sure prospective members use your name as the referring member on their printed or online membership application forms. Or simply email Elizabeth Tang, Membership Manager, at email@example.com and provide her with the contact details (make sure you’ve had a discussion with the prospect and they have agreed to be contacted).Your referral credits will be tracked by the National Office and will be available for your use.
In the News
Got some news to share? Or have you heard about a recent honour bestowed on one of your CPRS peers? Don’t be shy!! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.