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    • 17 May 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    2018 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Bonnie Grant

    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center
    One North Independence Mall West
    6th & Market Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Bonnie Grant, Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, is being inducted into the PPRA Hall of Fame.

    The PPRA Hall of Fame recognizes public relations professionals whose accomplishments have brought honor and recognition to the profession. The award is the Philadelphia region’s most prestigious recognition of a public relations professional for his or her superior contributions to the public relations industry, the community, and the Philadelphia Public Relations Association.

    As Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Grant is responsible for marketing greater Philadelphia, ranked the second-largest life sciences sector in the country, as “America’s Life Sciences Meetings Destination.” In her role, she manages more than 60 regional life sciences leaders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, leveraging common resources to enhance awareness of the region as a vibrant destination for life sciences meetings and conventions.

    Grant’s previous work includes serving as deputy city representative for the City of Philadelphia under Mayors Rendell and Street. She has also served as director of communications and spokesperson for the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia Eagles and Chestnut Hill College.

    Grant’s PPRA roots run deep. She is a previous member of the PPRA Board of Governors, serving as president for the 2013-14 program year.

    A community leader who supports numerous worthy causes, Grant is also a breast cancer survivor, and has held positions with the Breast and Prostate Health Foundation, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, is past board member of The Wellness Community of Philadelphia and serves on the Hospitality & Corporate Council for Broad Street Ministry.

    A writer and actor in local and regional theater, she has also served on the boards of Plays and Players Theater and Random Acts of Theater. Bonnie also wrote and produced the Random Acts of Theater’s 2005 Fringe Festival show “Still Blond, Still Here and Still a Wild Ride” as well as “Women Who Have Walked through the Fire,” a show about living with breast cancer.

    Registration Fees:
    $69 for PPRA Members
    $79 for Non-Members
    $690 for a Table of 10



    • 17 May 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    "2018 Hall of Fame Sponsorships"
    May 17, 2018
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center
    6th and Market Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    The nearly 300 member Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) is honoring Bonnie Grant with its prestigious 2018 Hall of Fame Award on May 17, 2018 at The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes an individual in the public relations profession who, by his/her accomplishments, has brought honor and recognition to both the public relations community and to the broader community.

    As Executive Director of PHL Life Sciences, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Grant is responsible for marketing greater Philadelphia, ranked the second-largest life sciences sector in the country, as “America’s Life Sciences Meetings Destination.” In her role, she manages more than 60 regional life sciences leaders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, leveraging common resources to enhance awareness of the region as a vibrant destination for life sciences meetings and conventions.

    Grant’s previous work includes serving as deputy city representative for the City of Philadelphia under Mayors Rendell and Street. She has also served as director of communications and spokesperson for the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, Philadelphia Eagles and Chestnut Hill College.

    This year's Hall of Fame luncheon offers a tremendous opportunity to gain exposure for your business while honoring a fellow public relations professional. Sponsoring this signature PPRA event will give you visibility among 150+ of Philly's top PR, media, and business influencers at the event.

    Sponsorship levels range from $200-$5,000, and customized packages are available. Click here for sponsorship information.


    • 5 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
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    2018 Annual Meeting
    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Program Description: Each spring, the Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Inc. (PPRA), the premier association for public relations professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area, celebrates its members and launches a new administration at an annual gathering. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, June 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (location TBD).

    Program Goal: The program will focus on engagement in public relations tactics and feature speaker Tarana Burke, originator of the #MeToo Movement on social media and a former Philadelphia resident. Burke created the #MeToo Movement in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. She served as a consultant for the movie, Selma, and attended the recent Golden Globes as a guest of actress Michele Williams, who has raised awareness of pay inequity between male and female actors in Hollywood.

    The event also will promote PPRA and the communications and public relations community in Philadelphia.

    Sponsorship Levels:

    GOLD SPONSOR: $2,500

    • Opportunity to make opening remarks at the program and introduce Tarana Burke
    • Dedicated email blast to PPRA membership list (PPRA to send)
    • Complimentary registration for five people with VIP seating at the event
    • VIP “meet and greet” opportunity with Tarana Burke from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. prior to the event
    • Verbal acknowledgement of your sponsorship at the event
    • Recognition of sponsorship in event press release and PPRA’s social media outlets
    • Company logo on event promotional emails and signage at the event

    SILVER SPONSOR: $1,000

    • Opportunity to be a guest blogger for PPRA’s blog
    • Complimentary registration for three people to the event
    • VIP “meet and greet” opportunity with Tarana Burke from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. prior to the event
    • Verbal acknowledgement of your sponsorship at the event
    • Recognition of sponsorship in event press release and PPRA’s social media outlets
    • Company logo on event promotional emails and signage at the event

    BRONZE SPONSOR: $500

    • Complimentary registration for two people to the event
    • VIP “meet and greet” opportunity with Tarana Burke from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. prior to the event
    • Verbal acknowledgement of your sponsorship at the event
    • Recognition of sponsorship in event press release and PPRA’s social media outlets
    • Company logo on event promotional emails and signage at the event


    • 5 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    2018 Annual Meeting Celebration
    "#MeToo: A Conversation with Tarana Burke,
    Founder of a Social Media Movement"

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018
    5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Registration
    5:45 - 7:00 p.m. PPRA Annual Meeting & Program
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

    Science History Institute
    315 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Click here to download a printable registration form.

    PPRA invites you to celebrate another successful programming and membership year!

    Please join us as we present the 2018 PPRA Fast Track and Dr. Jean Brodey Achievement Awards. We will also salute our outgoing President Adam Dvorin and the 2017-18 Board of Governors. We will induct our incoming president Nina Scimenes and the 2018-19 Board of Governors.

    Our keynote speaker is Tarana Burke, who created the #MeTooMovement in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. She has a Philadelphia connection having moved here in 2008 and serving as managing director of Art Sanctuary. Ms. Burke served as a consultant for the movie, Selma. Burke will share the heartbreaking story behind the genesis of the viral “MeToo Movement, which began on social media and now has captured international interest.

    We are looking forward to welcoming our members and prospective members to the Science History Institute (formerly The Chemical Heritage Foundation) where the stories of innovators and discoveries that shape our lives are shared.

    The evening will also feature a book drive in support of PPRA’s PRoactive partner, Tree House Books. Attendees are encouraged to bring new or gently used book donations of all kinds to support this Philadelphia-based nonprofit, which provides free access to books and literacy programs for local children and families in low-income neighborhoods.

    You won’t want to miss this very special event!

    Lead Sponsor

    Registration Fees:
    $55 for PPRA Members
    $70 for Non-Members
    $45 for Students
    Additional $5 for Walk-in Registrations

    Cancellations will be accepted in writing by June 1, 2018. 
    No Refunds after June 1, 2018. No-shows will be billed.

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12 Apr 2018 Happy Hour with PPRA Member Mary Salisbury
10 Apr 2018 Student Program - "Careers 101: From College to Career"
16 Mar 2018 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: Annual NYC Trip
6 Mar 2018 "Channel Chat: Who’s New, What’s Up, How’s it Changing?"
22 Feb 2018 Members Program: Presidents’ Week Mixer & Book Drive
20 Feb 2018 "Crisis Comms Done Right: Experts Share Case Studies on How to Handle the Hot Seat"
1 Feb 2018 Philly Ad Club's Annual Women in Advertising Event
10 Jan 2018 "Philly Loves Food: How to Serve Up Your Client’s Story"
3 Jan 2018 "Holiday Survival Party"
19 Dec 2017 2018 Membership Directory Advertising
8 Dec 2017 "Fresh Inq: New Coverage Areas for Philadelphia’s Largest Media Network"
1 Dec 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Season of Giving for Tree House Books"
28 Nov 2017 "#PhillyDelivers: The Regional Effort to Land Amazon HQ2"
16 Nov 2017 Masters Series Program - "Social Media 201: Photography, Influencers, and Advertising"
8 Nov 2017 2017 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Sponsorships
8 Nov 2017 2017 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Honoring the Phillie Phanatic
23 Oct 2017 "Unleash the Hidden Advantages of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter"
20 Oct 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Building and Studio Tour of 6abc"
12 Oct 2017 "Video Made Easy for PR Pros"
4 Oct 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Media Pitching Confidential"
28 Sep 2017 "Media Mingle: Meet Philadelphia Journalists at Happy Hour"
25 Sep 2017 Student Program - "Networking 101"
14 Sep 2017 "We've Got an Axe to Throw"

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