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 at a meeting, or if you have ideas for future programs, please contact Program Chair Cindy Holmes at

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, December 11, 2018 Topic: “Holiday Social & Scholarship Fundraiser”


The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO) invites you to the club’s annual holiday social and fundraising event on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 5-7 p.m. at The Gulf on Okaloosa Island. ECPRO members, guests, prospective members and the media are invited to attend. There will be networking, socializing, food, drinks and door prizes.


This annual social provides an opportunity to learn more at the Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation, which was established in 2007 to support education and advancement in public relations and related fields. The Foundation has provided scholarships each year to local high school students pursuing higher education and a career in public relations, marketing or journalism. Fundraising efforts are necessary to provide a pool for future scholarships.


As an incentive, Joe Purka, Foundation Chair, will match contributions up to a total of $500, and Sherry Harlow, APR, has pledged $100 to provide a free membership for one member in 2019. The winning name will be drawn from those members or guests personally donating $25 or more to the Foundation from now to the holiday social. Contact Purka at to make a donation.


Event tickets are $25 per person, and one free drink ticket is included. The evening’s menu features lamb meatball skewers with tzatziki, shrimp cocktail shooters, pork belly satay and tuna cucumber cups. There will also be a cash bar.


Tickets will only be sold in advance and may be purchased at They will not be sold at the door.


For more information about ECPRO, contact Kathy Morrow at 850-974-3662, or visit the ECPRO website,


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.