Become a Member This summer, receive FREE membership to your local chapter community (up to $100 value) when you join PRSA National with promo code SUMMER16. Who are we? PRSA is a community of more than 21,000 public relations and communications professionals across the United States, from recent college graduates to the leaders of the world’s largest multinational firms. Our members represent nearly every practice area and professional and academic setting within the public relations field. In addition, there are more than 10,000 students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at colleges and universities here and abroad. If you want to accelerate your career, PRSA can help. Networking PRSA can help you extend your network of professional contacts. Our 14 Professional Interest Sections put you in touch with other PRSA members who share your particular knowledge and expertise, and offer you niche conferences and learning opportunities. In addition, our PRSA Akron Chapter connects you with area professionals. Chapter membership provides you with more than just a way to develop professionally — it allows you to become part of a tight-knit group of professionals with whom you can discuss upcoming projects, share experiences and volunteer on initiatives that spark your interest. Learning Our professional development programs and industry conferences were the first of their kind, and continue to be imitated for their cutting-edge topics, thought-leading speakers and knowledge- and skill-building practicality. We also offer the industry’s only accreditation program: the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) program. APR is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice. PRSA Akron offers monthly luncheon programs with interesting speakers who provide relevant presentations to help you stay current with a rapidly changing profession. Intelligence Our award-winning periodicals, daily news updates and blogs help you stay on top of emerging trends and industry news. Plus, our vast, easily searchable database gives you instant access to research, articles, white papers and Silver Anvil Award-winning program case studies organized by subject, industry and business outcome. PRSA Jobcenter Job seekers can enhance their search through a career advice library, resume guide and critique service, as well as job mentoring and an “Ask the Experts” forum that offers mentoring guidance from seasoned public relations professionals. Through participation in PRSA, you build the value of our profession and advance your own knowledge and business connections. Becoming a PRSA member is one of the best professional decisions you will make! Fortunately, becoming a member is easy - everything is online. Go to: http://www.prsa.org/JoinUs/ to find out all of the benefits of being a member or go to https://www.prsa.org/JoinUs/membershipApplication to complete our easy online application process. Membership in PRSA Akron Gives you access to programs and networking tailored to the changing environment in which we practice. In addition to receiving benefits as a national member, when you join the Akron chapter of PRSA, you will gain access to dynamic professionals and current, local programming. Make new friends and grow as a professional! National membership dues are $255 annually plus a $65 initiation fee. JOIN NOW!