DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 18, 2016 – The community joined the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association on March 17 for a luncheon featuring Lou Paris, CareerSource business development and communications manager and Stetson University international business professor.
During this event, Paris discussed both traditional and non-traditional communications in the growing entrepreneurial movement within Volusia and Flagler counties. He also addressed the local “brain drain,” a phrase used to describe the process in which educated and talented workers leave a community.
“Often, higher education students leave the area because they don’t think there are career opportunities here, but in reality, there is a lot of potential to retain talent in our community,” Paris said.
He referenced DJ Sawyer, a former Paris student at Stetson University, who founded TSOLife, a web application that allows its users to leave a digital legacy for future generations.
“DJ created his own job opportunity locally through his business,” Paris said. “He has employees; he’s earned investments funds. He is just one example of the huge opportunity entrepreneurials have in retaining talent.”
About the Florida Public Relations Association, Volusia/Flagler Chapter:
The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who utilize ethical practices to enhance the public relations profession. The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of FPRA includes nearly 60 professionals and students and the organizations they represent. To join, visit the state FPRA website, http://www.fpra.org.