July 27, 2017

11 a.m. -1 p.m.

Pitching Commonalities – What works and doesn’t work across industries.

The Henry
4455 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018

This professional development luncheon panel will be made up of folks from different industries, moderated by a former broadcast reporter. The purpose of the discussion is to dig into what makes a good story – what has been successful and identify commonalities across industries and what’s unique to each industry.

The panelists will include:

- Whitney Murray, Marketing Director, Fennemore Craig P.C.

- Sarah Broome, Senior Public Relations Specialist, Microchip

- Ashley Shick, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Bashas’

- Jared Johnson, Manager, Marketing Technology and Analytics, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

The panel will be moderated by Masada Siegel, Media & Marketing Strategist and former Producer & Writer at Newsweek, CNN, Fox News among others

September 7, 2017

5:30 p.m.

Copper Anvil Awards 2017

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

2017 Copper Anvil Submissions DUE Friday, July 14!

PRSA Phoenix invites all public relations and related industry professionals in Arizona to submit their best campaign or tactic. To be eligible, at least some part of the project must have occurred in 2016 and have been completed by April 30, 2017.
Download the complete 2016 Call for Entries Packet, which includes the Entry Guidelines, 2016 Award Categories, and Entry Form. All entries and support materials must be submitted online via DropBox. No hardcopy entries will be accepted.
Entry Fees: Payments can be made here 

  • Final Deadline: $75 for Members, $90 for Non-members.
  • Entries must be uploaded to Dropbox by 3 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Save the Date!
Copper Anvil and Award of Merit recipients will be announced at the Copper Anvil Awards awards ceremony on Sept. 7, 2017.

For questions, please contact Veronica Biczo, 2017 Copper Anvils Chair, at (520) 234-2111 or veronicalbiczo@gmail.com.

We offer educational and networking events, enabling communications professionals to stay current with industry news.

Some of our year-long events include media breakfasts, networking events, professional development luncheons and happy hours for new professionals. The public is always welcome to attend and chapter members receive discounts on all events.

Networking Events

We host one networking event per quarter. These events typically include two happy hours, a joint event with the International Association of Business Communicators in Phoenix and the annual Holiday Mixer. For more information, please contact Scott Huscher or Amy McConnell.

Media Breakfasts

Approximately three to six times per year, we welcome a panel of journalists and local media heavyweights from various industries to join its members for breakfast and an interactive discussion. To learn more about upcoming breakfast and volunteer opportunities, contact Kim Cole or LaTrisha Woods.


We host bi-monthly professional development luncheons featuring notable guest speakers and panelists that educate, inform and provide insight into issues impacting the industry. They are typically held on the fourth Thursday of every other month. For more information contact Melany Stroupe, APR or Candace Romero.

New Pros Happy Hour

Our New Pros Group is comprised of members with fewer than five years of professional PR experience. It provides career assistance, mentor relationships and opportunities for professional development, training and resource sharing. New Pros happy hours are held regularly.

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