As part of its 2014 annual meeting, The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present "Eyes on the Million Dollar Prize: Bringing 43North & Buffalo to the World" from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Foundry Suites-Taylor Room, 1738 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Register online at www.prsabuffaloniagara.org or call 716-508-0277.
During the event, board members will be elected for the 2015 year, recent APR recipients will be recognized, and remarks will be presented from both the outgoing and incoming chapter president.
On Feb. 5, 43North - the world's largest business idea competition, with $5 million in cash prizes to attract entrepreneurs to Buffalo - was launched. By May 31, the competition had received 6,932 applications from 96 countries and all 50 states. The PRSA program will focus on how the 43North marketing team worked closely with marketing/communications vendors and community partners to formulate and execute a plan that resulted in more than 14 million social media impressions and coverage in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times and Toronto Star.
Panelists include Andrew J. Pulkrabek, executive director, 43North; Peter Burakowski, senior marketing manager, 43North; Jenna Kavanaugh, marketing and communications director, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise; and Matt Davison, founder and principal, AMDG Public Affairs.
Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. Early-bird registration before Nov. 14 is $35 for PRSA members, $50 for non-members, $15 for PRSSA student members, and $20 for non-PRSSA students. Registration fees after Nov. 14 are $45 for PRSA members, $60 for non-members, $25 for PRSSA student members, and $30 for non-PRSSA students. Lunch is included and free parking is available on the right side of the venue.
Founded in 1963, the Buffalo Niagara Chapter has nearly 200 members representing all areas of business and industry, including corporate, nonprofit, government, counseling firms, educational institutions and professional service firms.
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