Local Expert Speaks on Entrepreneurial Movement during Communications Luncheon

On March 17, local expert Lou Paris discusses the entrepreneurial movement at the FPRA event.
On March 17, local expert Lou Paris discusses the entrepreneurial movement at the FPRA event.

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.

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