Meetings

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

February Lunch and Learn Program speaker

Members of The Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO) invite you to join them for the February 25 Lunch and Learn program at AJ’s on the Bayou where you’ll hear David Triana from Conexion Media Group talk about the International Festival, which is organized by Conexion. The International Festival takes place on Sunday, March 29, at The Landing Park on Brooks Street in Fort Walton Beach, with a pre-event kick-off on Wine Taste and Gallery Night at the new Gulf Visitors’ Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach on Thursday, March 26. This is the 3rd annual International Festival. Its purpose is to bring the community together in unity, regardless of ethnicity, race, or creed, to enjoy a high quality, family friendly event. Representatives from more than 60 nations will entertain with music, folk lore, art and food. Proceeds from the International Festival will be donated to The Healing Impact, a 501C3 organization that provides trauma focused therapy to children and families. The event is part of the Emerald Coast International Week. Join ECPRO at AJ’s on the Bayou, 200 Eglin Parkway NE, Fort Walton Beach, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, to meet David Triana and learn about one of the area’s largest events. You can network with other PR professionals, visit with old friends and make new friends. Lunch is $15 for members, $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.

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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
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • October 22
  • November 26
  • 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.