Upcoming Events

Apr 16

All About the APR

The Accreditation in Public Relations is the highest credential you can receive in the profession. What does it take to get theĀ APR? What is the process? How can you get started? Get insight from new APRs who will walk you through their journey.

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May 4

May APR Study Club

Topic: APR Study Guide Five Steps to APR

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May 7

2020 PRism Awards

Join PRSA Central Ohio at the 2020 PRism Awards as we honor exceptional PR activities from a diverse mix of businesses, industries and backgrounds throughout central Ohio.

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Welcome to the PRSA Central Ohio Chapter! 


Posted 3.13.2020

The health and safety of our members and guests are of utmost concern. Like you, we are carefully monitoring COVID-19 updates and we are taking this situation very seriously. In order to prevent the potential spread of communicable respiratory illness, we are postponing all in-person March and April Central Ohio PRSA events. We are working with our venues and speakers to reschedule dates and will be in touch as soon as we have more information.

We will continue following CDC, state and local government recommendations to make decisions about our future in-person programs and will continue to provide updates as available. Please continue checking our website for the most up-to-date information.

We appreciate your understanding and sincerely thank you for your support. We know this a very challenging time for communicators; please take care of yourself.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

About PRSA Central Ohio Chapter

The PRSA Central Ohio Chapter is a leader in furthering the development of Columbus’ public relations professionals. Founded in 1950 as the first society chapter in Ohio, we serve more than 360 members in our region in the agency, corporate, government and non-profit sectors.  Founded as the “Columbus PRSA Chapter,” we changed our name in 1960 to the “PRSA Central Ohio” to better reflect our regional focus. From the beginning, our chapter has been a leader and innovator in the public relations industry:

  • In 1958 we elected as our chapter president Ivy V. Farley, the first woman in the country to hold such a spot.

  • In 1961 we were the first chapter to present Outstanding Citizen, Distinguished Practitioner and Rookie-of-the-Year awards.

  • In 1965 we had the most members (six) accredited in Ohio when PRSA announced its first list of accredited members.

  • In 1968 we became the host for Ohio’s first PRSSA Chapter (at The Ohio State University). We now support seven PRSSA chapters.

  • The Central Ohio Chapter won the 1976 PRSA National Chapter Banner Award.

We held our first professional development conference in 1951, and professional development remains a cornerstone of our chapter. We host regular luncheons, Masters events, webinars and other professional development events to help our members sharpen their skills while building valuable relationships with others in our industry.