MEETINGS


Join ECPRO at Our Next Meeting!

The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO) chapter would like to welcome you to their meetings. ECPRO members are employed in a wide variety of fields including public relations, marketing, advertising and the media. Anyone involved in the art of “communication” will benefit from the ECPRO experience! If you are interested in speaking or have ideas for future programs, please contact our Program Chair Ashley Bailey at abailey@sheriff-okaloosa.org
Where:  Chapala’s Mexican Restaurant, 67 Eglin Pkwy. NE, Fort Walton Beach
When:   Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time:    11:30 a.m. Networking   11:50 a.m. Meeting
Cost:     $15.00 for members; $25.00 for non-members; $10.00 for full-time students. If you do not want to eat but want to hear the speaker, the cost is $10.
Guests:  Guests are always welcome and should bring business cards for networking. Don’t forget a few extra dollars for business announcements.

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Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
 
Topic: “The Prevalence of Fake News Today, Why Media Outlets are Putting out Fake News and Why Everyone Believes it”

 

This month’s guest speaker will be Bob Heist, executive editor of the Northwest Florida Daily News, the Walton Sun, the Crestview News Bulletin and the Santa Rosa Press Gazette.

 

With more than 30 years’ experience in the journalism industry, Heist will speak on the prevalence of fake news today, why media outlets are putting out fake news and why everyone believes it.

 

Heist came to our area on Sept. 28 from Mountain Home, Arkansas, where he was managing editor and head of operations for The Baxter Bulletin. During his time in Arkansas, his newsroom received numerous writing awards. He increased online readership and created media partnerships with local radio stations. His previous experience also includes a stint as the sports editor at the Pensacola News Journal.

 

Heist graduated from California State College in California, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1981. He and his wife, Cathy, have three grown children.

 

Join ECPRO at Chapala’s Mexican Restaurant, 67 Eglin Pkwy. NE, Fort Walton Beach, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch is $15 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students. If you do not want to eat but want to hear the program, the cost is $10. Guests are always welcome and should bring business cards for networking. Don’t forget door prizes and a few extra dollars for business announcements, which are $1 for members and $2 for non-members.

 

For more information about ECPRO, contact Kathy Morrow at 850-974-3662.

 

Other Activities:

Members are asked to bring door prizes for the meeting. Members wearing their ECPRO pins will be eligible to win a free lunch for a guest. A 50/50 drawing will be held. Bring business cards for networking and a few extra dollars for business announcements

 

Past Programs:

Learn about the programs and speakers that ECPRO has had in the past by clicking here.