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

June 2020 Chapter Meeting

Thank you to our sister chapter, PRAM Central, for allowing us to attend their virtual meeting!

"A Day in the Life of an FBI Public Affairs Officer"

Presented by Brett Carr

Public Affairs Officer for FBI Jackson Division


May 2020 Chapter Meeting

"Media Relations: Insider Tips for Working with Media"

Presented by Allie and Alyssa Martin

Alyssa Martin 

Reporter and Ancor for WTVA

Allie Martin

Tupelo Bureau Chief for WCBI


April 2020 Chapter Meeting

"Engaging Your Audience with Facebook Live"

Presented by Robin McKinney

Director of Communications for United Way of North Mississippi


February 2020 Chapter Meeting

"The Road to APR and Beyond"

Presented by Liz Densmore, APR

Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for LEC


January 2020 Chapter Meeting

"Breaking Through the Noise in Today's Media Landscape"

Presented by Elizabeth Garrett
PR veteran, author, and owner of PolishPoint Editing


Thanksgiving Social

Thank you for another great year, PRAM Northeast! You and your guests are invited to network and enjoy a complimentary coffee and muffin. 


October 2019 Chapter Meeting

"How Effective Leadership Can Change Your Life"


Presented by Rory Tyer, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer of GOinnovation


September 2019 Chapter Meeting

"Party in an Art Room: How I Turned a Blog Into a Business"


Presented by Amanda Koonlaba, Professional Blogger and Teaching Artist


August 2019 Chapter Meeting

"Beyond the Bio: How Getting to Know Executives, Colleagues, and Community Partners Can Strengthen Your PR Strategy"


Presented by Kathryn Ragsdale

Manager of Corporate Communications for Toyota Motor North America


July 2019 Chapter Meeting

"Georgia-Pacific Monticello: A Look into our Summer Safety RPIE Process"


Presented by Jessica Breazeale
Public Affairs Manager at Georgia-Pacific


June 2019 Chapter Meeting

"50K Giveaway: How United Way Took a New Approach to Fundraising"


Presented by Robin McKinney

Director of Communications at United Way of Northeast Mississippi 


May 2019 Chapter Meeting

"Summer of 1969"


Presented by Juanita Floyd

Vice-President of Finance & Administration at CREATE Foundation and Author of Summer of 1969


April 2019 Chapter Meeting

"Gen Z is Redefining Social Media: What You Need to Know"


Presented by Webb Lewis

Digital Content Specialist for the Department of Marketing and Branding at the University of Mississippi


March 2019 Chapter Meeting

"Your Kind of Beautiful: Three Ways to Win the Wow!"


Presented by Pam Confer


February 2019 Chapter Meeting

"Psychology of Branding and Its Effect on Decision Making"


Presented by Paul Mitchell

Owner and Creative Director at LikeMind


January 2019 Chapter Meeting

"Maximum Information, Minimum Delay: Mississippi National Guard Public Affairs"

Presented by: Lt. Col. Christian Patterson, APR+M

Director of Public Affairs, Mississippi Military Department


Thanksgiving Social

Queen's Reward Meadery 

5-6:30 p.m.

Mead tasting and hors d'oeuvres for each PRAM member that attends!


October 2018 Chapter Meeting

"What You Thought You Heard Me Say: Understanding Miscommunication"

Presented by: Nina Strother

Director of Community Relations, Itawamba Community College


September 2018 Chapter Meeting

"Using a Digital Megaphone"

Presented by: Ashley Elkins

Director, Thrive Marketing


August 2018 Chapter Meeting

"Your Nonverbal: Superpower or Silent Killer?"

Presented by: Mary Sue Boggs

Executive Director, Fulton Chamber of Commerce


July 2018 Chapter Meeting

"The PR in Paying It Forward"

Presented by: Joanna Gaston

Founder, The Kind Cake


June 2018 Chapter Meeting

"Taking Your Event Marketing to the Next Level"

Presented by: Sarah Stewart

Marketing Associate, Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association


April 2018 Chapter Meeting

"How Mature Are You?: Being a Highly Effective Person"


Presented by: Deborah Tierce

Motivational Speaker, Realtor and Leadership Skills Trainer


March 2018 Chapter Meeting

"Putting a Modern Spin on a Classic Favorite"

Presented by: Amanda Dove Wells

President of WELLS & CO. and Co-owner of Brent's Drugs in Jackson, Mississippi's Fondern neighborhood.


February 2018 Chapter Meeting

​"Stepping It Up: Your Ultimate Professional Toolbox"

Kimberly Speros Rossie, APR

Communication Strategist, St. Jude Research Hospital


January 2018 Chapter Meeting

"What's in a Name?: Rebranding MSU"

Presented by: Checky Herrington, APR, Fellow PRSA

Market Research Analyst, Mississippi State University


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