Title: “ADA Compliance on the Web” by Washington Trust Bank
Date: January 22, 2018, 12-1 p.m.
Speakers: Ingrid Campbell
Location: Washington Trust Bank, W 2nd Ave & S Wall St, Spokane, WA 99201
Sponsors: Washington Trust Bank
Meeting description: Join us for lunch and a case study from Ingrid Campbell with Washington Trust Bank on Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance on the web. Learn what being ADA compliant online means for your organization or clients. Ingrid Campbell is the marketing director for Washington Trust Bank in Spokane. The bank launched an extensive website redesign in 2017 in response to online ADA compliance issues.


Title: Writing for Intellectual Property
Date: February 27, 2018, Noon – 1 p.m., doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Speakers: Gregory S. Johnson, Paine Hamblen LLP
Location: Nectar Catering & Events (120 N Stevens Street, Spokane, WA 99201)
Sponsors: Paine Hamblen LLP
Meeting description: From copyright issues, trademarks, trade secrets, and tools for the web and social media, communications professionals won’t want to miss out. Join us as Partner and Legal Technologist at Pain Hamblen LLP, Greg Johnson, leads the conversation on intellectual property as it relates to the various aspects of public relations.


Title: It’s Membership March with the Greater Spokane PRSA Chapter – Join us for Coffee or Cocktails (two days, two locations)

1. Coffee! Wednesday March 7 at Vessel Coffee Roasters at 2823 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99205; 7:45-8:45 a.m.
2. Cocktails! Thursday March 15, at MAX at Mirabeau Park Hotel 1100 N Sullivan Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99037, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Speakers: Join your local board of directors for a meet and greet – have something to drink and enjoy conversations. Buy your own drinks. New members welcome – please join us to ask questions about benefits of PRSA. Contact: Jennifer Ferrero, APR, with questions 509-795-0978.
Sponsors: No sponsors this month – it’s a spotlight on our members


Title: Back by popular demand – It’s Trivia Night, a fundraiser for public relations students in our area
Date: April 24, 2018 –  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Speakers: This fun night will include heavy appetizers, beer, wine and soda selections. There is not a formal speaker at this event.
Location: Iron Goat 1302 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Sponsors: You could be the sponsor for this event!
Description: Join us for a fun night of playing live trivia and help us to raise money for student scholarships!

Register Today! 


Title: The life and times of the ever evolving public relations professional
Date: May 9, 2018 11:30 – 1:00
Speakers: Mark Mohammadpour, vice president of Edelman Portland
Location: Luigi’s 245 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Sponsors: You could be the sponsor for this event!
Description: With the growth of digital and social media over the last decade, combined with an ever shrinking newsroom, our roles as public relations professionals are changing like never before. As public relations leaders, how do you evolve with the times yourself? We’ll take a look at the current landscape, how agency account teams are adjusting to work with other communications marketing specialties, and discuss some practical tips to best apply your background as a strategic communications professional across the marketing mix.

Register Today! 


Title: Join us for an Ale Trail tour!
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 3:00 – 5 p.m.
Speakers: No speakers, just some good fun
Locations: Meet us at….Young Buck Brewing at 154 S Madison St, Spokane, WA 99201
Sponsors: No sponsors this month.
Description: Join your Greater Spokane Chapter of PRSA for a fun, casual, networking session. We’ll visit three beer tasting rooms in downtown Spokane. No need to RSVP, or pay for a ticket. Buy your own drinks at each location; provide your own transportation. We’ll see you on the Ale Trail!


We are on hiatus this month! See you in August!


Title: Mingle with the Media (not to be missed!)
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Speakers: Local media personalities on-hand to answer your burning questions about working together
Location: Davenport Grand Hotel 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201
Sponsors: You could be the sponsor for this event!
Description: This annual Greater Spokane Chapter PRSA event is popular and is well-attended by public relations, communications, marketing folks, as well as, our regional media representatives. Join us for heavy appetizers, wine and beer selections and fun at this popular summer social.


Title: It’s Ethics Month with two special speakers
Date: TBD
Speakers: Corrie Wilder, WSU and Janelle Guthrie with WA Employment Security
Location: TBD
Sponsors: We need two amazing sponsors for this premier event in September!
Description: Ethics in public relations and communications are more critical than ever in a world of round-the-clock publishing of both real/legitimate news and what some are calling fake news. With the professionals in the Greater Spokane Chapter, we want to know what we can do to be ethical in our daily jobs with managers, customers and clients in a world of confusion.


Title: Special event for PRSA senior practitioners – Back by popular demand it’s Bruce Pinkleton from WSU Murrow College
Date: TBD
Speakers: Bruce Pinkleton
Location: TBD
Sponsors: You could be the sponsor for this event!
Description: Last year Bruce took us through measurement in public relations. This year, he’ll drive deeper with senior level communications managers, directors, and independent consultants with real-life measurement that you can use.


Title: Annual Awards Breakfast
Date: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: We need two fabulous sponsors for this great annual event!
Description: Each year, our local Chapter opens up public relations/communication entry forms to enter this annual event. Join us this year with your entry in September, and for the awards event in November.


No program this month! See you in 2019!