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Union Craft Brewing – Tour and Happy Hour

Online registration is closed. Please register on-site. Hope to see you there!

Join us for an evening of good beer and great company at Union Craft Brewing located in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore. We’ll meet in the Tap Room for Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m. then take a tour of the brewery with general manager Chris Attenborough.

About our guide: Chris Attenborough is the General Manager at Union Craft Brewing. Chris has been specifically focused on the conceptual development and project coordination at Union Craft Brewing and Union Collective.  Chris has his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and MFA from the Burren College of Art, Ireland. 

Date: Thursday, March 28
Union Craft Brewing, 1700 W 41st St, Suite 420 Baltimore, MD 21211
Time: 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour followed by guided tour

Just $10 for PRSA Members & $20 for Guests

Note: We’ll supply light munchies. You purchase your own beer. Click here for list of what’s currently on tap. 

Click here for directions. There is limited on-site parking. Park only in marked spaces. We suggest you carpool, take uber or use public transportation to the light rail stop located beside the brewery.

Coffee With BGE

We are sold out! Please email us at info@prsamd.org to be placed on a waiting list.

In today’s competitive and splintered media environment it is increasingly difficult to reach your target audiences with your key messages.

Keisha Clarke-English, Manager, Marketing Programs at BGE will share a few case studies that highlight how BGE’s customer centric marketing process has led to successful communications outcomes.

Weber Shandwick
729 E. Pratt Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202

Date: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Free to PRSA members*; $10 for Guests
*Includes continental breakfast courtesy of Weber Shandwick

*PRSA Members: Please RSVP below or by email to info@prsamd.org. 

Registration is limited to 20.

Parking: There are two garages nearby: Pier V Garage (711 E. Pratt Street) or Garage Above Kaiser Permanente (815 E. Pratt Street)

Access to the building: The Coffee With BGE will be held at Weber Shandwick’s Baltimore office located in the Scarlett Place Building at the corner of Pratt and President Streets. Event attendees can enter Weber Shandwick via the office’s door on Pratt Street. Please ring the door bell if the door is locked.

A special thanks to our Coffee With host …

About Coffee Withs:
PRSA Maryland’s Coffee With series is the chance for a smaller group (typically 10-15) of communication professionals to network, hear from the host about a relevant topic, and join the conversation with your thoughts and questions. The casual environment allows you to get to know other professionals in the area and brainstorm about the host’s topic or whatever conversation happens naturally. Extend your network and knowledge by having Coffee With BGE! 
Interested in hosting a future Coffee With? Any organization with at least one PRSA Maryland member is welcome to host. Contact Emily McDermott at emily@vaneperen.com with the theme you’d like to lead and we’ll get started!

Basignani Winery Tasting & Tour

Our August networking event will be hosted at Basignani Winery where we will enjoy an evening tour and tasting. Come to Sparks to meet old and new PR pros and learn more about the wine industry in Maryland.

The fee is $20 for PRSA members, $25 for guests, which includes the tasting and snacks. Additional wine will be available for purchase.

August 23, 2018
5:30 -7:30 p.m.
15722 Falls Rd, Sparks, MD 21152

Tasting, Tour and Talk at Sagamore Spirit

Tasting, Tour and Talk at Sagamore Spirit

Attending tonight’s tour? Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to check in. Tour begins promptly at 6 p.m. And don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes!

Join us for a fun evening at Sagamore Spirit in Port Covington that pairs a talk on how brand management strategy works with a distillery tour & tasting. Only 25 spots available. Register today.

You’ll meet Rachel Fontana, brand director for the distillery who will share Sagamore’s journey to market, how she and her branding team help build the Sagamore brand and grow the business, and how they use focus groups to form brand strategies and tactics.

And, learn the history of rye whiskey in Maryland, see Sagamore Spirit’s 40-foot copper column still, and taste three of their award-winning whiskies.

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sagamore Spirt Distillery | 301 East Cromwell St., Baltimore 21230
$25.00 for PRSA members and $35.00 for non-members

About our tour guide: Rachel Fontana is the Brand Director at Sagamore Spirit, focusing primarily on developing the PR and marketing efforts for Sagamore’s award-winning rye whiskey products and world-class waterfront distillery. Rachel has been with Sagamore Spirit since early 2013, helping develop the product story, packaging, and visitor experience. In less than one year, the distillery is now ranked #2 on TripAdvisor for “Things to do in Baltimore.”

Rachel is the president of Baltimore’s Women Who Whiskey chapter, and her work has been featured in Baltimore Magazine and The Tasting Panel

Rachel is an MBA candidate at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and enjoys hiking and rock climbing. She lives in Canton with her husband and very old, but very cute, cat. 

Note:  Only 25 tickets are available for this event. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the tasting. Proof of age is required. This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.


Coffee With Baltimore Research

Coffee With Baltimore Research

Jumpstart your morning with a hot cup of Joe, a light breakfast, and stimulating conversation with the measurement experts at Baltimore Research.

You’ll get an overview of how Pulse Surveys—short surveys repeated at regular intervals or administered on an ad hoc basis–and other marketing research tools can help you eliminate guesswork and inaccurate assumptions when:

• measuring sentiment
• tracking progress
• planning communications campaigns and tactics

Use what you learn during Coffee With Baltimore Research to:

• help with damage control
• prepare targeted communications
• quickly and accurately inform your audiences

Plus, get a tour of this uniquely designed, hip facility. Come hungry! Coffee, tea, water, pastries and fruit will be provided courtesy of our host Baltimore Research.

Free for PRSA members; $10 for non-members.

Thank You to Our Chapter Sponsors

Thank You to Our Chapter Sponsors