Jan. 24 FPRA meeting: ‘The Value of Relationships’

Karen Smittle, APR, CPRC

You’ve heard about ROI, but what about ROR? “Return on Relationships” is the focus of the Jan. 24 luncheon meeting of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. Please RSVP here by Jan. 22.

Join your communications colleagues as we hear from Karen Smittle, APR, CPRC of Jacobs (formerly CH2M), Gainesville, about how careers and personal lives can be transformed by focusing on relationships, others’ needs, and the life-changing value of genuine connections.

Are you getting the best ROR possible? Smittle’s presentation, “The Value of Relationships,” will contain the takeaways professionals want to help deepen and strengthen the relationships that matter most. Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for the Holiday Social: Dec. 19

Get into the holiday spirit by attending the annual Volusia-Flagler FPRA Holiday Social! The festivities run from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Houligan’s, 1725 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Please RSVP by Dec. 17. Appetizers will be provided by our chapter and attendees may purchase their own beverages. Members are free; guests are $15/person.  There’s no better way to have some fun and merriment with your FPRA family!holiday_party_banner_copy

‘Find Your Balance’ with State FPRA President Ryan Gerds at Nov. 29 meeting


Florida Public Relations Association State President Ryan Gerds, APR, CPRC, will speak on his theme for the year, “Find Your Balance,” and the new officers for the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will be installed, at the chapter’s Wednesday, Nov. 29, luncheon meeting. Please RVSP here by Nov. 27.

 A member of the Ocala Chapter of FPRA, Gerds is director of marketing at Captozyme, a Gainesville company that develops food-enhancing enzymes to promote healthy living. He leads the company’s marketing, advertising and public relations efforts. Continue reading