June 29, 2017

Firehouse Restaurant

Thursday, June 29, 2017

5:30 p.m. Registration/Networking/Cash Bar

6:30 p.m. Dinner

7:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

The Fire House Restaurant, 606 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101


“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.” – Jim Collins, author of From Good to Great

We all have choices. Over the course of this year, we have discussed many choices that PR professionals face. Whether to plan for our careers, and how. Whether to build a personal brand or not, and how. Whether to believe a news story or not. Even whether to laugh at a joke before you give a news brief about a prison riot or not.

Sometimes our choices are optional, and sometimes they are forced upon us – but in the end, we have a choice.

Next month’s meeting will provide another look at choices as we discuss the transition from company to consultant. Why – and how – do some PR pros make the jump? What insight can they offer those who may consider the career transition?

There are a multitude of reasons that PR pros enter the world of consulting: to be their own boss; to continue a career with a more flexible schedule; or to better accommodate long-time clients with whom they’ve built meaningful relationships.

There are equally as many reasons that companies choose to work with consultants – to supplement internal staff; to provide expertise and strategic direction without the commitment of a full-time position; or for budgetary reasons.

On June 29, three panelists will share their journeys into consulting and how companies can benefit from the help of consultants. 

We will hear from Jack Sherzer, a reporter-turned-PR pro who tells client stories through journalistic-quality prose; from Stephanie Shirley, a driven pro who chose the consulting route early on, earning clients on the local and national level; and from Leslie Amoros, a strategist who leveraged her 20 years of corporate, non-profit and government PR experience into a thriving consulting business.

This time, the choice is simple: Join us in Harrisburg June 29!

Firehouse Salad
Applewood Smoked Porkloin
Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
Mini Desserts
Cash Bar

Members/Students: $25
Guests/Non-members: $35

Register below or email Ken Robinson at pprshbg@gmail.com. Use subject line PPRS RSVP. Please note any special meal requests with your reservation.

Monday, June 26, at 2 p.m. FIRM

No shows will be billed if reservations are not cancelled by 2 p.m. on June 26.

Downtown parking tip: Use the Parkmobile app for a reduced parking rate from 5 to 7 p.m.