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Learn about running your own PR firm

Date: February 17, 2017 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Description MARION COUNTY COMMUNICATORS: LEARN ABOUT RUNNING YOUR OWN PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM OCALA, FL – Communications professionals with plans to, dreams of or questions about running their own PR firms won’t want to miss the Feb. 17 Florida Public Relations Association Ocala Chapter meeting. The guest speaker, Chad McCleod, APR, CPRC, of McLeod Communications will help you understand what it’s like to have your own public relations business, whether you’re considering taking on freelance projects or taking the leap to become a solo practitioner. The professional development session will run from noon-1 p.m., (networking begins at 11:30 a.m.) at the College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center, 3003 SW College Road, Ocala. Lunch is included in the registration fee of $20 for members and $25 for guests and for members who pay at the door. Members, guests and non-members are welcome to attend with payment and RSVP to binman@jenkinscars.com by Feb. 15, 2017. Visit http://www.fpraocala.org/event-registration/ to register and pay online. McLeod is the principal and co-owner of McLeod Communications, a Lakeland-based public relations and marketing communications firm that has worked with clients such as AAA, Lockheed Martin and TECO Energy. He is a past president of FPRA Tampa Bay and serves as vice-president of professional development on the FPRA Executive Committee. He began his communications career more than 12 years ago as an aide to U.S. Senator Mel Martinez. The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association builds better public relations practitioners and communicators through professional development, networking opportunities and ethical practices. Formed in 1980, the chapter boasts a strong membership representing nearly every industry in the area, including: government, associations, nonprofit, education, healthcare, corporate, retail, agencies and small business. Members are committed not only to the betterment of the profession, but also to the community through a number of community service projects held each year. ###


Event Location College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center, 3003 SW College Road, Ocala
Contact Information
Elaine DeIorio McClain, Communications Director Phone: 352-438-2300 Email: elaine.mcclain@marioncountyfl.org
Fees/Admission
Lunch is included in the registration fee of $20 for members and $25 for guests and for members who pay at the door. Members, guests and non-members are welcome to attend with payment and RSVP to binman@jenkinscars.com by Feb. 15, 2017. Visit http://www.fpraocala.org/event-registration/ to register and pay online.
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