November 2017 Print

Letter from the President

November just started, and I’ve turned to an annual struggle: maintaining balance between work and life-outside-work.  I don’t know what your December is like, but mine is filled with get-togethers, decorating, gifts, travel….

In the midst of everything is my job: daily work, higher-level strategies, planning for next year. I’m tempted to get overwhelmed just writing it down!

So every year when this happens, I am reminded to focus. To simplify. To ask “What is really essential?”

It is amazing what floats away from the to-do list. In work, in life, there are elements I hold most dear. You do the same.

In your work, what is most essential? What drives the most important results? Can other things be de-selected?

In life, similar questions apply. And at this time of year, the self-reflection comes into focus even more sharply.

As these days fly by, I don’t want to be going a mile a minute. I want to be doing purposeful, strategic work. Enjoying time with family and friends. Pausing to celebrate the cold stillness of winter.

This November, let’s focus on what we define as “most important.”

 “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”  -Steven Covey

 ~ Angela Brumm, APR

President, PRSA Northeast Wisconsin

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Upcoming Events

Join PRSA Northeast Wisconsin and Fox 11's Emily Deem of Good Day Wisconsin for the annual PRemier Awards Nov.14 at The Marq! Help us recognize the exceptional practice of public relations by professionals in the area, plus see a presentation from 2017 Communicator of the Year, Tricia Garrison of NEW Water, and a special introduction from 2016 Communicator of the Year, Aaron Popkey, director of public affairs for the Green Bay Packers.

Meet Tricia Garrison, our 2017 Communicator of the Year

Tricia Garrison

Tricia is responsible for community outreach, local government relations, media relations and educational programming at NEW Water in Green Bay. Over the last year and a half, she's been working to communicate details of the construction of R2E2 (Resource Recovery and Electrical Energy), a new waste water treatment facility designed to take Green Bay from simply treating water to recovering it and turning it into something of value.

Tricia developed and implemented strategic communication plans for a variety of stakeholders including customers, facility neighbors, the public and the media. During this time, she also conducted numerous neighborhood meetings, media briefings and public open houses. Despite the many challenges, the result has been a positive media and customer response without much controversy regarding the project. Because of her hard work on this project, Tricia will be recognized as PRSA Northeast Wisconsin's 2017 Communicator of the Year!

Help us Celebrate!

Join us from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, for a presentation of all PRemier Awards, plus a Q&A with Tricia. Register today!


$25.00 PRSA Member
$30.00 after 7 p.m. November 9

$35.00 Non-member/Guest
$40.00 after 7 p.m. November 9

$15.00 Full-Time Student
$20.00 after 7 p.m. November 9

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Tips and Tricks

There are lots of perks of being a PRSA member, but one of the best is access to quality professional development opportunities - including (FREE!) top-notch webinars designed to round out your professional skillset and enhance your career. Check out some of the upcoming ones - and get them on your calendar by registering today!

Nov. 16How to Ignite or (Reignite) Your Career

Dec. 5Cut Through the Clutter in PR

Dec. 126 Tips on How to Identify and Generate Positive Stories

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Member Anniversaries

Happy anniversary to these chapter members celebrating membership milestone this month:

Brant Bergeron, DigiCOPY - 1 year

Cole Buergi, Leonard & Finco Public Relations - 17 years

Susan Finco, Leonard & Finco Public Relations - 17 years

Krissy Lillie, Aurora Health Care - 15 years

Emily Morehart, Insight Creative - 5 years

Jackie Olson, American Transmission Company - 23 years

Rich Redman - 22 years

Kristin Rozek, Green Bay Area Public Schools - 7 years

Rachel Sonnentag, O'Connor Connective - 3 years

Scott Stein, Leonard & Finco Public Relations - 17 years

Joanna Wavrunek, Dairy Business Association - 1 year




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