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Past Meetings

Board Meeting

December 06, 2016
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Lockton

The board of directors meets monthly to review current projects, discuss and resolve any outstanding issues for the chapter.

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Master's Coffee Talk: Optimize LinkedIn to Leverage your Brand

November 17, 2016
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Think Big Partners
1712 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108
http://thinkbigpartners.com/

What do your social tools say about you? Are you optimizing LinkedIn to best-promote you, your brands and your company?

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Board Meeting

November 01, 2016
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Lockton

The board of directors meets monthly to review current projects, discuss and resolve any outstanding issues for the chapter.

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PRISM Social Celebration

October 13, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Town Pavilion, take the elevators to the 4th floor and enter the Marquise Room.
1100 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106

We welcome our updated list of winning companies to our new social event next Thursday, Oct. 13 to properly – and correctly – award our Tactical Category winners from this year’s PRISMs. After listening to our members’ feedback, we wanted to move quickly

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New Pros Happy Hour: Puppies, Pints and PR

October 12, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

KC Bier Co.
310 W. 79th St.
Kansas City, MO 64114
http://kcbier.com/

Join us at KC Bier Co. to hear from Great Plains SPCA and KC Pet Project!

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How The Star is reshaping its newsroom and fully embracing its digital future

October 11, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Seasons 52
40 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

The Star, like all print media, has seen big changes and trying times over the last few years. Several veteran reporters and editors are gone, but there are some new faces on staff helping to balance out recent lay-offs and buy-outs.

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Board Meeting

October 04, 2016
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Lockton

The board of directors meets monthly to review current projects, discuss and resolve any outstanding issues for the chapter.

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2016 PRISM Awards Gala

September 22, 2016
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

College Basketball Experience
1401 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64106

Join us for GKC-PRSA's Annual Awards Gala, PRISMs!

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Get in the Game!

September 22, 2016
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

College Basketball Experience

Join the excitement of the biggest PR event of the year with a 2016 PRISMS t-shirt purchase.

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Speaking with One Voice: IR and PR

September 13, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112

Joint meeting with the Kansas City chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute

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Board Meeting

September 06, 2016
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Lockton

The board of directors meets monthly to review current projects, discuss and resolve any outstanding issues for the chapter.

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Professional Development: Get-Real Leadership

August 30, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112
http://brioitalian.com/country_club_plaza.html

Harry Campbell, CEO of Durrie Vision, demonstrates how to generate wildly successful business results by creating trust, respect, and caring in your team while remaining true to who you really are and what matters to you most.

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Solo Pros: Make the Most of Professional Networking Opportunities

August 09, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Seasons 52
40 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

Laura Wynn, founder of the BLT Networking™ system, urges you to “be the bacon”! She will teach us how to make the most of professional networking opportunities using a three-word phrase we all know: Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato.

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Board Meeting

August 02, 2016
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Lockton

The board of directors meets monthly to review current projects, discuss and resolve any outstanding issues for the chapter.

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles: New Pros focus on PR for airport, streetcar & public transit

July 27, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Tom's Town Distilling Co.
1701 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
http://www.toms-town.com/

Between our new streetcar and old airport, transportation is a hot topic in KC. Come hear from those who help shape the discussion.

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Keeping Print Relevant in a Digital World

July 19, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112

From the creative agency that brings us KC Magazine.

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Board Meeting

July 05, 2016
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Lockton

The board of directors meets monthly to review current projects, discuss and resolve any outstanding issues for the chapter.

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Solo Pros: Maximize Your Energy with Janet Smith

June 14, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Seasons 52
40 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

Why do some aspects of our work and our lives make us feel strong and energized, while other aspects leave us feeling weak and drained? And does our personality determine what we enjoy doing...or is it the other way around?

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Professional Development: Romancing the C-Suite

June 09, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112
http://www.brioitalian.com

How to communicate PR/Marketing value to the C-Suite or to key stakeholders using language and process that resonates with them.

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GKC-PRSA Member Happy Hour

May 19, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

No Other Pub
1370 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106

Come mix and mingle with Kansas City's best and brightest PR professionals for a GKC-PRSA Happy Hour!

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Professional Development: Branding Strategy - From Grassroots to Big Business

May 17, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112

Join us to learn about the emotional side of branding.

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New Pros: Speed Networking, Hosted by Eric Morgenstern

May 10, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cleaver & Cork
1333 Walnut St. (Power & Light District)
Kansas City, MO 64106
http://cleaverandcork.com/

One of our most popular New Pros events is back! Learn essential networking tips & get to know fellow PR pros.

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Professional Development: How do you say “no” when you are expected to say “yes”?

April 26, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112
http://www.brioitalian.com

AKA, How to tell your boss no and keep your job.

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Solo Pros: KCPT Rebrands, Launches New Media

April 12, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Seasons 52
340 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

At April’s Solo Pros meeting, we’ll discuss how KCPT, Kansas City’s only public television station, has become a multi-platform media company with a fresh approach to local broadcasting and social media.

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Professional Development: Social Media - Navigating the Flood of Content During Events, Crises, and Everyday Decision Making

March 29, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112

Speaker Matt Staub will provide examples from big event high volume social media command centers, like those he designed for the MLB All Star Game, and how to discover and manage social content to learn and engage with the conversation.

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New Pros: Emphasizing the PR in Nonprofits

March 22, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Nonprofit Connect
125 E. 31st St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
http://www.npconnect.org/

KC is home to hundreds of great nonprofits. Hear from the pros who share their stories.

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Professional Development: It's not what you said, it's how you said it.

February 23, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112
http://www.brioitalian.com/country_club_plaza.html

Presented by Greta Perel, Ph.D, Speechwriter + Writer

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New & Potential Members Meet & Greet

February 11, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

O'Dowds Little Dublin
4742 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO 64112
http://odowdslittledublin.com/

We're inviting recently new GKC-PRSA members and PR professionals interested in joining GKC-PRSA to join us for a casual meet & greet happy hour.

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Solo Pros Lunch Meeting: Meet AP News Editor Julie Wright

February 09, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Plaza III
4749 Pennsylvania Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112

The Solo Pros group will meet her on February 9, when she will talk about how we can generate AP placements. We’ll learn what types of stories are most and least likely to garner coverage, the hallmarks of an effective pitch, the composition of the local

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New Pros: Backstage at Big 12 Championship Week

February 08, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Cleaver & Cork in Power & Light District
1333 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
http://cleaverandcork.com/

Get the behind-the-scenes perspective from the Big 12's Director of Communications.

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GKC-PRSA Board Meeting

February 02, 2016
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Lockton Companies
444 W. 47th Street, Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64112

GKC-PRSA Monthly Board Meeting

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Professional Development: Creating Content for the Buyers Journey

January 26, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112
http://www.brioitalian.com/country_club_plaza.html

Presented by Sheri Johnson, President of Morningstar Communications

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New Pros Roundtable: "Big Brands, Local Friends"

January 21, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Boulevard Brewing Company
2501 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
http://www.boulevard.com/

SOLD OUT: KC is home to many national brands like AMC Theatres, Hallmark and Boulevard Brewing. Join us to hear from their PR teams.

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