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Dayton Area Chapter

About Our Chapter

The Dayton Area PRSA Chapter serves public relations professionals from Dayton and the surrounding Miami Valley region. It consists of public relations professionals representing all facets of the industry, including corporate, nonprofit, agency and independent practitioners. Established in 1966, the Chapter offers numerous benefits to its members. Our monthly meetings feature local and national speakers addressing both strategic and tactical public relations topics. The chapter sponsors an annual professional development workshop, a Media Day event to network with local media and holds awards events honoring the area’s best communicators (Smitty Awards) and their work (PRism Awards). Also, as a service to members, the chapter provides job postings listing current public relations openings, an online membership directory, and free, locally-hosted PRSA National teleseminars throughout the year. Joining the Chapter can provide an excellent way to develop your professional network and continue your learning. The Dayton Area Chapter is part of the East Central District, which represents 15 Chapters concentrated in six states. Our Chapter has a strong mentor relationship with the PRSSA chapter (the PRSA branch focused on students) at the University of Dayton.


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“PRSA provides professional development and networking opportunities not otherwise available to public relations professionals throughout the United States. The Dayton Chapter, in particular, is made up of a rich cross-section of PR pros from the best organizations in the region. Thanks, PRSA!”

- Patty Sorrell, APR, MeadWestvaco

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