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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2021 ECPRO Meetings

Join the members of the Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO) as we kick off the new year in a new location and with a dynamic speaker. Meetings will now take place at the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, 34 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE. In addition, ECPRO is introducing a First Time Guest special of $15 for lunch. The first speaker at this new location will be Jessica Proffitt Bracken, who will speak on Pivoting with Grace: Social Media and Digital Marketing. Bracken has become well-known in the public relations field throughout the area since founding Proffitt PR in 2011. The business has been recognized as best in the region, winning Best Public Relations, Event Planning and Advertising Agency since 2011 by readers of VIP Destin Magazine, Emerald Coast Magazine and regional newspapers. Along with her numerous awards, she was highlighted in the 850 Business Magazine as one of the 40 under 40. She is a member of Business Empowered and the Walton County, Destin and Fort Walton Beach Chambers of Commerce. ECPRO meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch is $15 for members and first time guests, $20 for associates of 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. The money from announcements and the 50/50 drawing go toward scholarships for local high school students. For more information about ECPRO, contact Kathy Morrow at 850-974-3662,, or visit the ECPRO website, You may also find us on Facebook.

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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.