Student Program - "Careers 101: From College to Career"
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
PECO (Energy Hall)
2301 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Click here to download a printable registration form.
Does it seem like you’re always getting the same advice on landing your first job out of college? “Be patient, an opportunity will come along” and “Go on as many informational interviews as possible in the meantime” are truths of the post-grad (or soon to be) life. Still, PPRA knows you need more answers than that!
Join us for the annual Careers 101 event to hear from a panel of communication industry professionals who have been in your shoes and come out on the other side with a job offer. You’ll have the chance to ask all your burning questions and network to your heart’s desire with folks who have connections to desirable companies and organizations to work for.
This year’s event will have a special mentorship component where attendees can learn directly from our team exactly how important mentorship can be and how PPRA can help facilitate a meaningful mentor-mentee relationship for our new members.
This event is being sponsored by
Registration Fees:Only $15 per person! Includes program and light refreshments.
PPRA Helps One of Our Own
Happy Hour with PPRA Member Mary Salisbury
Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
1150 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mark your calendar for a fundraising event in honor of PPRA Member Mary Salisbury, whois rehabilitating following a serious spinal cord injury. Money raised will be split between Mary’s continuing care and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.
It is a way for PPRA Members to help one of our own. Mary is a 2017 Graduate of Temple University, an employee of Tonic Life Communications and a former intern at Brian Communications.
There will be celebrity bartenders, silent auction items and the chance to meet Mary and wish her luck as she continues rehabilitation.
$25 per person
(Registration fee includes two drinks per person plus appetizers)
Cancellations will be accepted in writing by April 10, 2018.
No Refunds after April 10, 2018. No-shows will be billed.
Mary Salisbury Special Needs Trust
c/o Citadel Credit Union
4 Ponds Edge Drive
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
2018 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Bonnie Grant
Thursday, May 17, 201811:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center
One North Independence Mall West
6th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Bonnie Grant, Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, is being inducted into the PPRA Hall of Fame.
The PPRA Hall of Fame recognizes public relations professionals whose accomplishments have brought honor and recognition to the profession. The award is the Philadelphia region’s most prestigious recognition of a public relations professional for his or her superior contributions to the public relations industry, the community, and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association.
As Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Grant is responsible for marketing greater Philadelphia, ranked the second-largest life sciences sector in the country, as “America’s Life Sciences Meetings Destination.” In her role, she manages more than 60 regional life sciences leaders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, leveraging common resources to enhance awareness of the region as a vibrant destination for life sciences meetings and conventions.
Grant’s previous work includes serving as deputy city representative for the City of Philadelphia under Mayors Rendell and Street. She has also served as director of communications and spokesperson for the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia Eagles and Chestnut Hill College.
Grant’s PPRA roots run deep. She is a previous member of the PPRA Board of Governors, serving as president for the 2013-14 program year.
A community leader who supports numerous worthy causes, Grant is also a breast cancer survivor, and has held positions with the Breast and Prostate Health Foundation, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, and is past board member of The Wellness Community of Philadelphia.
A writer and actor, she is a board member of Random Acts of Theater, having written and produced the group’s 2005 Fringe Festival show “Still Blond, Still Here and Still a Wild Ride” as well as “Women Who Have Walked through the Fire,” a show about living with breast cancer.
Registration Fees:$69 for PPRA Members$79 for Non-Members$690 for a Table of 10
"2018 Hall of Fame Sponsorships"May 17, 201811:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center6th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The nearly 300 member Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) is honoring Bonnie Grant with its prestigious 2018 Hall of Fame Award on May 17, 2018 at The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes an individual in the public relations profession who, by his/her accomplishments, has brought honor and recognition to both the public relations community and to the broader community.
This year's Hall of Fame luncheon offers a tremendous opportunity to gain exposure for your business while honoring a fellow public relations professional. Sponsoring this signature PPRA event will give you visibility among 150+ of Philly's top PR, media, and business influencers at the event.
Sponsorship levels range from $200-$5,000, and customized packages are available. Click here for sponsorship information.
2018 Annual MeetingSponsorship Opportunities
Program Description: Each spring, the Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Inc. (PPRA), the premier association for public relations professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area, celebrates its members and launches a new administration at an annual gathering. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, June 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (location TBD).
Program Goal: The program will focus on engagement in public relations tactics and feature speaker Tarana Burke, originator of the #MeToo Movement on social media and a former Philadelphia resident. Burke created the #MeToo Movement in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. She served as a consultant for the movie, Selma, and attended the recent Golden Globes as a guest of actress Michele Williams, who has raised awareness of pay inequity between male and female actors in Hollywood.
The event also will promote PPRA and the communications and public relations community in Philadelphia.
GOLD SPONSOR: $2,500
SILVER SPONSOR: $1,000
BRONZE SPONSOR: $500
2018 Annual Meeting Celebration
"#MeToo: A Conversation with Tarana Burke,
Founder of a Social Media Movement"
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Registration
5:45 - 7:00 p.m. PPRA Annual Meeting & Program
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
PPRA invites you to celebrate another successful programming and membership year!
Please join us as we present the 2018 PPRA Fast Track and Dr. Jean Brodey Achievement Awards. We will also salute our outgoing President Adam Dvorin and the 2017-18 Board of Governors. We will induct our incoming president Nina Scimenes and the 2018-19 Board of Governors.
Our keynote speaker is Tarana Burke, who created the #MeTooMovement in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. She has a Philadelphia connection having moved here in 2008 and serving as managing director of Art Sanctuary. Ms. Burke served as a consultant for the movie, Selma. Burke will share the heartbreaking story behind the genesis of the viral “MeToo Movement, which began on social media and now has captured international interest.
We are looking forward to welcoming our members and prospective members to the Science History Institute (formerly The Chemical Heritage Foundation) where the stories of innovators and discoveries that shape our lives are shared.
You won’t want to miss this very special event!
$55 for PPRA Members
$70 for Non-Members
$45 for Students
Additional $5 for Walk-in Registrations
Cancellations will be accepted in writing by June 1, 2018. No Refunds after June 1, 2018. No-shows will be billed.
Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 579 Moorestown, NJ 08057