2016 Preview

Not to be dramatic or anything, but 2016 may very well be the most exciting year yet for the Hoosier Chapter.

First, we are the host chapter for the PRSA International Conference in October, which will take place at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis Oct. 22-25. The conference will allow our members an unprecedented opportunity to access top-level professional development and networking events without the cost of a flight, and in some cases, even without the cost of multiple hotel nights.

Work is already underway by our host committee, chaired by former president Bob Schultz, APR, who, along with seven sub-committee chairs and more than 40 committee members, are excited to show why Indianapolis was rated the best convention city in the United States. If you are interested in working as an on-site volunteer at the conference, please email volunteer management sub-committee chair Emily Kibling.

Second, we are in the process of signing a contract with a local design firm to redesign our chapter website. We look forward to sharing the updated site with you at the end of the first quarter.

Lastly, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you more about important changes we are making to the way we communicate with you via email. Beginning with this eblast, instead of a monthly enewsletter and individual emails with information about events, Pinnacle Awards entry registration and awards dinner, volunteer recruitment and other chapter business, you will now receive one email from us every Tuesday that aggregates all chapter information for the upcoming week. The emails will be brief and link to additional information, be it on our chapter’s website, PRSA.org or another site. This new approach is designed to lessen the number of emails you receive from us but still provide timely information about all of our great chapter offerings and benefits.

I welcome your feedback on this new approach. If you have questions or concerns about this or anything else related to the Chapter, do not hesitate to let me know. I, the rest of the board and our chapter’s committee volunteers – which number more than 35 – would love to know how we can offer you a valuable membership experience.

Thank you,

Andrea Farmer, APR

Hoosier Chapter president