Since college, two things have been a constant in my life - HMA and PRSA Phoenix. Last night, I had the great pleasure of helping put together the annual PRSA Holiday Extravaganza...with a twist. Sure, there were drinks and sweet/savory treats as far as the eye could see, but that is nothing new at a networking night. The twist for all guests - we were having our party at Make Meaning, a sassy little craft shop in Scottsdale that had a surprise PRSA-themed project for every guest. Yep, in the midst of sharing memories and making new ones, we also made our own PRSA Soaps. Silly, yes. Fun, completely.
A huge thank you to Michelle Kort of Make Meaning for making it all happen - as well as Kristen Barrett for making the initial connection. Additional thanks to engaged gals Ashley Oakes and Amy Fleshains for rocking the networking committee all year long, not to mention Kori Knoesel and Bridget Daly for always making the events hum...and for encouraging scholarship donations.
PRSA Phoenix has had a lot of meaning for me. It started as a networking group and way to understand how to better pitch media, develop research skills and strengthen my social media engagement. Over the year, much of that is still true, but more than anything, at PRSA it is where I get to see my pals, hear about weddings and babies, and yell at the audience to be quiet when the show starts.
Here is to an even PRSAier 2013 - especially with the Western District Conference coming our way!!