Events

Upcoming Meetings for 2017 - 2018

*NEW LOCATION* All meetings are held at Childer's Banquet and Catering Center (3113 N. Dries Lane, Peoria) at 11:45 a.m. unless otherwise noted. 

December 2017 Meeting:
Want to know how to get a video that will result in action from your consumers? Alicia Ruemelin and Jason Adams from Simantel will join us to talk about creating videos that leave lasting impact and the best practices for video use on social media. Please RSVP by Friday, Dec. 8 to pracentillinois@gmail.com Lunch and presentation is $20 for PRA members and $25 for non-members. 
 
January 2018 Meeting: 

Join us for our annual roundtable meeting. The following topics will be discussed on rotation: 
Save Time: top tips for streamlining email and phone communication to stay organized- Susan Reising, Communications Specialist
PR: It’s Not Black & White - Gina Morss-Fischer, Anchor, WEEK25
Reputation Management - Better Business Bureau

Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 12 to pracentillinois@gmail.com Lunch and Roundtable Discussions are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. 
 

 
 
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October 2017 Meeting:

If you're looking for the "Most bang for the buck," Facebook Boosting just might be the answer. Brian Buralli and Ali Hogan from Central States Media will walk you through all the intricacies of how to properly select and market to your audience using Facebook. They will share their thoughts about targeting options, the use of compelling creative and understanding Facebook reporting.

November 2017 Meeting: 
1 part special event, 1 part sponsor relations, 1 part Building PR- mix with branding, community relations, and economic impact. Let sit in Downtown Peoria for 40 Days in freezing temperature. Serve with holiday cheer and knee pads. Kick off your holiday baking season with the recipe PNC Winterfest!  Heading into its third year, this event has quickly become a staple in Peoria’s Holiday lineup. This event has also caught the attention of national partners and been featured as one of top sponsorship activation events for our corporate sponsor. Beau Sutherland and Megan Pedigo of the Peoria Civic Center will be presenting.