CHAPTER MEETINGS 

Meetings are at 11:45 a.m. on the last Wednesday of every month from January to October.

Be sure to RSVP if you would like to have lunch delivered to the meeting from Cafe 212 for $10. You may order lunch by clicking the RSVP link below and following the prompts, and you may pay for lunch at the meeting with cash or check. If you prefer, feel free to bring your own lunch!

 

Meeting location:

Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau

399 East Main Street

Tupelo, Mississippi 38804

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March Chapter Meeting
Shake, Rattle and Roll with Elvis Fest

Lucia Randle and Dalton Russell, Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association

Lucia and Dalton will talk everything Elvis Fest, including how the event adapted to the pandemic and still brought Elvis to the fans.

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February Chapter Meeting
 

Robert Parker, Chickasaw Heritage Center

Discover through examples and first-hand accounts of dealing with judges and running awards programs what best cuts through the dull hum of the judging process. Learn how you can best communicate your story and make use of the tools at your disposal. There's more than you think. The look behind the curtain also includes a peek at changes to the 2022 PRism judging process and a quick refresher on RPIE.

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January Chapter Meeting
Writing to Win: 2,000 words toward earning a PRism

Matt Martin, MightyPenguin Design

Discover through examples and first-hand accounts of dealing with judges and running awards programs what best cuts through the dull hum of the judging process. Learn how you can best communicate your story and make use of the tools at your disposal. There's more than you think. The look behind the curtain also includes a peek at changes to the 2022 PRism judging process and a quick refresher on RPIE.

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2021 Holiday Social
Thursday, December 2
8:00 to 10:00 AM

Crave Community, 211 Court Street in Tupelo

Celebrate the end of another great year with coffee and treats on PRAM! Drop in between 8 and 10 am. Door prizes will be given away. Bring a guest and be entered into a drawing for a FREE membership in 2022.

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October Chapter Meeting
Media Relations on a (Even Smaller) Budget

Rod Guajardo, University of Georgia

Former Northeast Mississippian Rod Guajardo will join us from his new home in Athens, Georgia, to talk media relations. Specifically, his presentation will share free (or very cheap) tools that you can start using right away to help track marketing-communications functions across earned, shared and owned spaces.

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September Chapter Meeting
Ditch Your Pitch

Jan Risher, Shift Key

Join us as we hear from Jan Risher, Mississippi native and former teacher and journalist, now the president and CEO of Shift Key, a communications and public relations firm based in Louisiana. Jan's presentation, entitled "Ditch Your Pitch," will teach us how to find story angles that reporters are more likely to cover so we can get the most media coverage for our events and announcements.

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August Chapter Meeting
3 Critical Steps to Writing Blogs People Actually Read

Hilary Hamblin, Momentum Consulting

Join Hilary as we break down blogging from brainstorming ideas to bringing in readers. You'll understand better how search engines rank your work, and how to write stronger content. Plus, you'll walk away with ideas for nearly a year's worth of content. Kiss writer's block goodbye and wow your audience all over lunch.

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July Chapter Meeting
Positivity During the Pandemic

Kylie Boring and Jennie Bradford Curlee

The tourism industry was decimated by COVID-19. The economic loss experienced by the tourism industry was more than nine times the impact of 9/11 on travel sector revenue. Despite the dire state of travel, the Tupelo CVB shared a message of positivity throughout the pandemic to inspire future visitation to the city and remind its citizens why Tupelo is the Center of Positivity.

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