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 Publicity Kathy Morrow.

Where: AJs on the Bayou, 200 Eglin Parkway, 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; $20.00 for associates of 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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Our Next Meeting

ECPRO cancels meetings in response to COVID-19 crisis

Like many of you, we have continually been watching the COVID-19 crisis unfold before our eyes as we closely monitor developments. Six days ago, Governor DeSantis’ request that all entities in the state of Florida postpone mass gatherings of 250 or more. Monday the Trump Administration released new guidelines to avoid groups of more than 10 people. During these challenging times and in response to this growing public health concern, our communities continue to feel an increased widespread impact which is creating a stressful environment.   The ECPRO Board of Directors are committed to being responsive to new recommendations including “social distancing.” We genuinely care about the health and safety of our members and the communities served. To ensure safety, we have decided to cancel the ECPRO Lunch and Learn Meetings scheduled for March and April. We are proactively trying to do our part, to be supportive of the ongoing efforts to minimize the effects of this virus.   We appreciate your continued understanding as we navigate through this difficult time of uncertainty. We each need to seek & learn how “not to panic” during the Coronavirus pandemic; be mindful, take advice and put in place all necessary precautions.   Although we are disappointed that we will not see you for a couple of months, your health, your family’s health and the health and safety of our surrounding communities are our absolute top priorities.   Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by Coronavirus. As we adjust our lives in these rapidly changing times, we thank you for your patience.

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Lunch Menu

Menu Choices for ECPRO Lunch and Learn at AJ’s on the Bayou

Chicken Caesar Wrap Grilled Chicken, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla. Served with fries.
Classic Fish Sandwich (Fried, Grilled or Blackened)- dressed with tartar sauce and Cole slaw. Served with Fries.
Kahuna Burger Ground Steak patty dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion, and our sweet n’spicy pickles. Served on brioche bun. Served with Fries.
Tuesday Weekday Special Grilled or fried pork chops with mashed potatoes & gravy. One lunch side, and dinner roll.
Aj’s Pasta Orleans Linguine in a creamy white wine Cajun reduction with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms topped with green onions.

2019 Meeting Dates

  • February 26
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 22
  • October 27
  • November 24
  • December – TBD

Other Activities

Members are asked to bring door prizes for the meeting. A 50/50 drawing is held at each meeting, so bring some cash. Also, bring business cards for networking. Members and guests are allowed to present announcements concerning special programs or news about their business. Announcements are $1 for members and $2 for non-members.