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2018 Annual Meeting Celebration

November 15, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Cole's (Third-Floor Banquet Room)
1104 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14222

Celebrate the past year with PRSA Buffalo Niagara!

Join your communications colleagues from across the region to network, reflect and learn what’s ahead for 2019. You’ll reconnect with old colleagues, make new connections and help usher in the 2019 PRSA Buffalo Niagara board of directors. Networking will begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: Your Politics on Your Business Card

Exploring the positive and negative effects of taking a public, emotional stand.

Presenter: Kevin Heffernan, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rise Collaborative

From global brands to small businesses trying to make a name for themselves, what’s at stake when you use your business’s power to step into the political arena? Does the fear of losing current and potential clients override the prospect of gaining new ones? When is playing it safe the best strategy? As co-founder and managing director of Rise Collaborative, a mission-driven media organization, Kevin Heffernan and his team have four years of experience in balancing their values against their desire for rapid growth.

Rise uses its weekly podcast, “LIFTED,” its semiannual magazine, No Boundaries, and its ongoing video and blog productions to promote small businesses and nonprofits, cover arts and entertainment, and produce the untold stories of changing communities and neighborhoods in Buffalo and Rochester and of individuals working to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them.  

Heffernan’s background includes student recruitment along the East Coast for Canisius College, multiple sales positions and experience in account management and strategy at two local advertising agencies.

Notes: Your registration includes appetizers, a dinner buffet and dessert; a cash bar will also be open. If you have dietary restrictions, reach out to Matt Biddle at when you register and no later than Nov. 10.


$45.00 Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before November 6

$60.00 Non Member
$45.00 Earlybird rate before November 6

$30.00 PRSSA Student Ticket

$35.00 Non-PRSSA College Students

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