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You’re Invited to Celebrate Great Work this Holiday Season


Join PRSA Maryland Chapter for a special evening  at the 2019 Best in Maryland Awards Gala and Holiday Party. We will celebrate the joy of the season and honor individuals and organizations that are taking public relations and communications to new heights.

The Best in Maryland Awards Gala and Holiday Party brings together PR, communications, and marketing pros from the greater Baltimore metropolitan area to formally recognize their outstanding contributions to our multi-faceted profession.

Plus we will honor specially nominated individuals and teams with our professional awards and announce this year’s Rising Star. Our grand finale is the reveal of the BEST IN SHOW!

Congratulations to all our honorees and nominees!
2018 Professional Awards Honorees


Lifetime Achievement – Pattie Yu, The Yu Crew, LLC

Educator of the Year – Tania Rosas-Moreno, Ph.D., Loyola University Maryland

PR Team of the Year – Coster Communications, LTD. & Purple Dot PR

Rising Star – Catherine Gordon, Weber Shandwick Baltimore

Click here to read more on our professional award honorees.

Best in Maryland Award Nominees 


A Bright Idea

American Society of Civil Engineers & News Generation, Inc.

Baltimore Gas and Electric

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport with Weber Shandwick

Carroll Hospital | Devaney & Associates

Chase Brexton Health Care | Devaney & Associates

Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Clapp Communications

Crosby Marketing Communications

Devaney & Associates

Erickson Living

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Greater Baltimore Committee

Integrace | Devaney & Associates

JHU Press Journals Division

LifeBridge Health

Maryland Auto Insurance

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration

Maryland Public Television


The Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Van Eperen

Van Eperen and Council of Independent Colleges

About the Event:

Gala Emcees … 

Barry Simms
I-Team Reporter, WBAL-TV
Click here to read about Barry

Tuesday, December 11
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Martin’s West
6817 Dogwood RD
Baltimore, MD 21244

Ticket Prices:

  • Members/Finalists: $115
  • Individual Tickets for Guests – $150
  • Students: $100
  • VIP TABLE – $1,250. Includes priority location, special signage, two bottles of wine & dinner for eight (8).

*There will be a raffle with proceeds going to the Kathleen Kelly Undergraduate Scholarship. Be sure to bring cash.

A Special Thanks to our 2018 Best in Maryland Sponsors …

Centerpiece (co-sponsor)

Centerpiece (co-sponsor)

And our 2018 Best in Maryland Partners  …



Want to join the list? We have several unique opportunities to get your brand noticed including exclusive Dinner, Dessert and Centerpiece sponsorships. Or you can sponsor our pre-dinner reception with one of two sponsorships including Cocktail or Hors d’oeuvres (multiple available). Click here for more details or call us at PRSA Maryland Chapter office 301-725-2508 to create one of your own. 

–Industry News