Last night, the Detroit Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) held its annual meeting and dinner at the beautiful and newly restored Colony Club downtown.
While attendance this year over last was down a bit, no doubt a sign of our economic times, it was a well-conducted and quite rewarding; coming close on the heels of the successful International Conference, held here in Motown.
Sitting at the Tanner Friedman table with the majority of our staff amid our PR brethren from other agencies, corporations and non-profits, it made one proud to be a part of this industry.
Early in my career, a principal with another agency in town suggested to me that the PRSA was not a worthwhile organization to be a part of; of course, they were dead wrong.
As a Benefactor sponsor, former Co-Chair of the International event, as well as newly appointed Co-Chair of the next statewide Conference, we recognize that not only is PRSA an important resource for every practitioner in our field, it is an ideal forum for mentoring and giving back.
I hope you’ll take a moment to check out a list of those that understand and appreciate this and remain dedicated to making PRSA the best it can be—something we all benefit from.