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Coffee With BGE

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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.

Fall Happy Hour at The Valley Inn

Fall Happy Hour at The Valley Inn

PRSA Maryland Chapter cordially invites you to mingle with members during our fall happy hour at The Valley Inn, Thursday, November 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. Food and drink specials will be available.

Conveniently located at the top of the JFX, the newly-renovated Valley Inn stays true to its historic roots while offering patrons an assortment of contemporary food and beverages. Experience the tavern-like charm in the main bar or stroll around back and enjoy the crisp, autumn air at the contemporary bar, which boasts a wood-burning fire pit and large patio heaters (weather permitting).

This is a great way to network with peers and reconnect with PRSA members.

Seating is limited. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their food and beverage.

The Valley Inn is located at 10501 Falls Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093.

Please RSVP at info@dev.growsocially.biz.

Thank You to Our Chapter Sponsors

Thank You to Our Chapter Sponsors