Saturday, March 12, 2011

Time to renew your 2011 PRAWNC membership!

Hi! Sherri McLendon here, with Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina, reminding you it's time to renew your membership in our organization for the 2011 term.

NEW! In 2011 – Members who renew prior to the March 31 deadline will receive a FREE directory listing on the PRAWNC website. This listing includes your business name with link, description, and an individual link to you – an additional $97 annual value!

Existing benefits of membership include:

  • Full access to PRAWNC's 2010 membership in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce
  • quarterly luncheons with dynamic speakers at the Asheville Chamber
  • diverse “after-five” and evening events at a range of innovative venues
  • reduced fees for luncheons and events - including the prestigious Best of the Mountains awards entries and ceremony
  • unsurpassed professional networking opportunities
  • free job and internship listings on the PRAWNC web site and on Linked In
  • access to the Linked In private member network and discussion group

    Currently, membership is $50 for practicing members, and $25 for student members. To renew, simply choose a preferred payment option. Thanks to electronic data submission, renewal is almost instant.

    For more information or to fill out a new member form, industry professionals are encouraged to visit

    Thank you for your early renewal, and a brilliant 2011.

    Best wishes,

    Sherri L. McLendon, MA
    2011 President, PRAWNC
  • PRAWNC presents "Cooperative Marketing Strategies"

    Please join Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina as we welcome Marilyn Ball with 12TwelveCollaborative Marketing Solutions as our guest speaker for the March quarterly membership luncheon on Friday, March 25, 2011. The program is "Cooperative Marketing Strategies."

    How do you create strategic, cooperative programs allowing partners to make the most of their advertising budgets? By bringing collective resources to the same table, you not only foster a spirit of mutual cooperation and purpose, but you also discover more effective and focused strategies to develop your brand. Learn how to expand viable partnerships for enhancing and expanding your brand while maximizing media efficiencies.

    About the Speaker

    Marilyn Ball, owner of 12Twelve Collaborative Marketing Solutions, is a leading expert in creating partnerships through cooperative marketing strategies.

    Marilyn's extensive experience in media and public relations campaign development supports her ability to guide clients in the most efficient use of marketing funds, yet it is her keen instinct and vision that business leaders recognize as her most valuable asset.

    Not only does she demonstrate an impressive record of creativity and problem solving, it is her gift to motivate and inspire that makes her a sought after strategist and mentor.

    Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina hosts Marilyn Ball and "Cooperative Marketing Strategies," at the Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina quarterly luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Asheville Chamber of Commerce. Members $15; Non-members $25. For more information or to RSVP, go to, or email

    Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina, or PRAWNC, is the region's premier professional organization for public relations, marketing, advertising and communications professionals since 1983. Learn more about PRAWNC at

    PRAWNC is a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation providing practitioners with opportunities for education, collaboration, networking and professional excellence.