PRSA July Happy Hour

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Caffè Vivace

975 East McMillan Street

Cincinnati, OH 45206

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Join PRSA Cincinnati Chapter for a summer happy hour. We'll be celebrating the launch of the The Greater Cincinnati Black PR Pros

In 1944, Moss Kendrix was the first African American man to found his own PR agency (https://bit.ly/2lCTU9V). Considered the father of black PR, he paved the way for much of the minority representation in today’s advertising, marketing, and public relations. In 1957, Inez Kaiser became the first African American woman to found her own eponymous PR agency in the United States (https://bit.ly/2Mr4JaA). Her agency was also reported to be the first African American owned business in Kansas City, Missouri.

Despite the long tradition of practitioners of color, the field of public relations has a long way to go. This year, PRWeek released a fascinating mini-documentary giving voice to the experience of black PR professionals around the country (https://bit.ly/2Ee0Vck). As PRSA’s diversity chair, Anthony D’Angelo wrote recently, “To make progress we have to move past talking about D&I and acting intermittently, and commit to a multigenerational marathon with settled intention” (https://bit.ly/2oKI8LV).

Early this spring, some local pros in media, journalism, and PR got together to discuss the benefits of establishing a professional organization. One of the results of that discussion was the launch of the Greater Cincinnati Black PR Pros. This group was created to unite black PR and communication professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area. The group is designed to help members connect, support, share resources, and promote professional development. As a special interest group of the Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists, this group hopes to become a mainstay for black communication professionals in the area.

Cincinnati PRSA is delighted to celebrate the launch of this new group at our July happy hour. Everyone is welcome, so let's join together for networking in a casual environment. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar, featuring drink specials, will be available.

Thursday, July 26
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Happy Hour
Caffe Vivacè, 975 East McMillan Street, Cincinnati

The RSVP deadline (this is also the deadline to cancel and receive a refund) is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 20.


What is the refund policy?

If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know by our reservation deadline, Friday, July 20 at 11:59 p.m.

You can cancel your reservation and request a refund online. Please see this page for full instructions on how to cancel your order and request a refund.

Is my registration transferrable?

You can change the information on your registration to another person through your order on Eventbrite. You can do so even after the reservation deadline.

To see full instructions on how to update your information, please see this page.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of street parking available on streets around the venue.

Can I pay at the event instead of when I register?

For this event, we are asking all attendees to pay the registration fee when completing the registration online (don't worry - if you need to cancel, you'll be provided a refund within 3-5 business days of your request - provided your request is receeived prior to the registration deadline of Thursday, July 19 at 5:00 p.m.

Do I need to bring a copy of my email confirmation or a ticket?

Shortly after completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. Receipt of this confirmation means we have you in our system as registered for the event. You do not need to bring a copy of the confirmation email or a ticket.

What if this event is sold out?

If the event reaches our available capacity, there will be an option to add yourself to a waitlist. If additional space opens up, we will contact those on the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis with instructions on how to register. If there is a waiting list, you will be able to add your name even after the registration deadline.

We will only contact those on the waiting list when a spot opens. Please note, due to last minute cancelations, we will contact you as late as the morning of the event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please email cincyprsa@gmail.com.

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975 East McMillan Street

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