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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Next Generation of Customer Experience
Thursday, May 14, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Marq
3177 French Road 
De Pere, WI 54115
Effectively connecting with Millennials, Xers and Boomers

$25.00 PRSA Member
$30.00 after 05:00 pm May 11

$35.00 Non-member/Guest
$40.00 after 05:00 pm May 11


$15.00 Full-Time Student
$20.00 after 05:00 pm May 11

By 2020, 50 percent of U.S. workers will be Millennials. With three generations in the workplace, gaps are starting to emerge and it’s affecting your business inside and out.

Is your brand making a splash or missing the boat? And who really should be in charge of your brand? Find out how to leverage this sea of change to ensure your efforts are helping move your business forward.

About the speaker:

Patrick Hopkins is the president and partner of Imaginasium, a brand alignment firm that helps clients create the consistent, fully aligned customer experiences needed to move their business forward. A former PR executive, Patrick has become an expert in customer experience, internal communications, and leadership.

Patrick enjoys writing and speaking on business leadership, brand development, alignment, and customer experience. Patrick’s 25-year career includes stints at RiverNorth Communications, Wausau Insurance Companies, Bay-Lakes Marketing, and Bader-Rutter Advertising and PR. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications at UW-Stevens Point.

Patrick and his family live in De Pere, where he is active in the community. He is president of the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay, an executive committee member of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, and was named Green Bay’s Business Person of the Year in 2009. His past community involvement includes Brown County United Way, Heritage Hill Foundation, Bellin College of Nursing board, Main Street De Pere, Chamber Small Business Person of the Year, Boys and Girls Club Board Member of the Year, and Boy Scouts of America leader.

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Featured Member

Each month we highlight one of our PRSA Northeast Wisconsin members with a short video so that you can get to know them a bit more beyond just "a face." This month get to know Tara Brzozowski by clicking the photo or link below!

Watch Here

If you would like to be a featured member please email Ryan Weyers at

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Member Anniversaries


We asked your fellow PRSA Northeast Wisconsin members with May anniversaries to give us their thoughts on the following—

What do you find inspiring about your job?

"What I find most inspiring about my job is the people I work with. Every day they push themselves to improve, whether that be by coming up with new ideas for our clients or by improving our internal workplace. Each person respects and encourages each other. They work hard, but they have fun too. Each day is filled with laughter and positive attitudes. I admire the balance that my coworkers keep between the two. They inspire me to learn, work hard and laugh during the day." -Jenny Haas, Insight Creative, member 3 years

Other May anniversaries include:

1 year:

Brenda John-Stevens, Oneida Tribe of Indians 

2 years:

Kari Navis, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

9 years:

Laurie Pagel, American Cancer Society

35 years:

Jim Streed, Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

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General News

The PRSA publicity team is looking for someone to be part of a social media posting rotation to ensure our social channels have relevant, fresh and current content. It won’t take much of your time, and – bonus! – you’ll get to work with great people. Please contact Kristin Rozek at if interested.


Join PR Pros in Atlanta for the PRSA 2015 International Conference

Register by Sept. 18 and Save $300!

Looking for a little inspiration? Set your sights on the PRSA 2015 International Conference in Atlanta this November 8-10. When you register early, you save! And there’s no price tag on the relationships you’ll build and the investment you’ll make in your professional future. Find out more at

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