Upcoming Events

Sep 9

New Members Meet & Greet - September 2015

New members, join us at O'Dowds and let us welcome you to the chapter.

Register Now

Sep 24

2015 PRISM Awards

This spectacular event recognizes outstanding communication campaigns and astonishing tactics and materials created by GKC-PRSA!

Register Now

Welcome to the Greater Kansas City Chapter of PRSA

Welcome! Please explore our site, ask questions and find out the latest in our newsletter here. We look forward to having you join as a member!


What's Next

Aug. 1-Sept. 30: Free Chapter Campaign

  • PRSA is running its “free chapter campaign” from Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
  • New members who join as a regular member ($255 annual dues plus $65 initiation fee) will receive a free one-year chapter membership ($60 value for GKC chapter)
  • For more details about this promotion, visit our Join section
  • Questions? Contact Brad Biles, VP-Recruitment, brad.biles@park.edu.

 

Tickets available for 2015 PRISM Awards!

Join the Greater Kansas City chapter of PRSA for the annual PRISM Awards Gala on Thursday, September 24 at The Guild in the Crossroads. This spectacular event recognizes outstanding communication campaigns and astonishing tactics and materials created by public relations professionals who practice in the greater Kansas City area or have completed assignments for KC-based clients. The PRISM Awards Gala is also this chapter’s largest annual fundraiser, which helps GKC-PRSA continue to provide quality  help generate money for events in professional development for the greater Kansas City area and investment towards in the future of public relation professionals from surrounding colleges and universities. 

  • Thursday, September 24 at The Guild in the Kansas City Crossroads
  • 5:30 p.m. VIP cocktail hour; 6:30 p.m. General admission arrival
  • Tickets:
    • Members/Member Guest: $75
    • Non-members: $100
    • *Sponsorship tables available.
  • For more information or to buy your tickets, click here.
  • Reserve your spot by September 1, 2015.

 

Questions? Contact PRISM co-chairs, Jessica Ford or Katy Zimmerman.

Updates from Midwest District Conference

Jessica Ford, GKC-PRSA's PRISMS Co-chair, shares the spotlight at the 2015 Midwest District Conference in St. Louis, Mo. Featured speaker Mary Palu, EVP-Connections Strategy at Bailey Lauerman, talks about the value today of "T-People." View the video to learn what makes up the "stem" and the "crossbar," and how that really sets you apart as a PR pro. For more conference highlights, follow @GKCPRSA, @PRSA_MDC and #PRSAMDC on Twitter.

 

Morgan Schaeffer, GKC-PRSA's VP-Business Opportunities, provides an update from under the Arch at the 2015 Midwest District Conference in St. Louis, Mo. Today's takeaway comes from guest speaker and author Fred Cook: Break your mold every day; try, read, or do something different. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will expose you to new things and help enhance your communications career. For more conference highlights, follow @GKCPRSA, @PRSA_MDC and #PRSAMDC on Twitter.

 

In this update from St. Louis, our chapter VP-Member Relations, Jessica Bjorgaard, gives a recap from the 2015 Midwest District Conference and some initial topics the chapter will be sharing with its members. For more conference highlights, follow @GKCPRSA, @PRSA_MDC and #PRSAMDC on Twitter.

 


About GKC-PRSA

The Greater Kansas City PRSA chapter is a community of public relations and communications professionals across the Kansas City area, from recent college graduates to leaders of some of the largest firms, agencies and non-profits. Our members represent nearly every practice area and professional and academic setting within the public relations field.

In addition, we support students from across the Midwest who are members of their campus Public Relations Student Society of America chapters.

We currently have more than 200 members and hold regular professional development luncheons to enhance our professional growth. Our chapter also boasts signature events, such as our annual PRISM Awards gala honoring the year’s best in communications excellence and our full-day, interactive student event, our PRSSA Summit. At GKC-PRSA our mission is to be the professional resource and advocate for Kansas City’s PR and Communications community.

 

GKC-PRSA members and guests enjoyed an evening of "Speed Networking" in July!