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News

Nov. 20 – Market Basket crisis, awards, our annual meeting, and networking!

A board of directors pushes out a beloved CEO. Thousands of loyal workers and managers rally in support of this CEO, and customers back the employees. That’s the story of Market Basket this past summer, when workers at the low-priced grocery chain of 71 stores and 25,000 employees in the Northeast held protests over the ouster of Arthur T. Demoulas, its former CEO. Learn more about the remarkable business and PR story of Artie T. and the power and loyalty of Market Basket employees and customers that made headlines around the world.

About YankeePRSA

The Yankee Chapter is comprised of approximately 130 public relations professionals who work in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

The Yankee Chapter meets every other month for professional development sessions and networking opportunities. Meetings feature seminars, prominent speakers, workshops and discussions on various topics and issues of interest to those who practice public relations.

The sessions also provide the opportunity for professionals at all levels to improve and refresh their skills and to meet and converse with colleagues from throughout northern New England.

Programs

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The Yankee Chapter is offering a four-session public relations course beginning Oct. 29, designed to prepare students for professional accreditation (APR) but is open to any practitioner interested in increasing their professional skills.

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When you join PRSA you join a vibrant network of practitioners, focused on sharing insights and best practices. Our members understand the realities of practicing public relations and offer solutions for all career levels. As the world’s leading advocate for public relations and communications professionals, PRSA represents a diverse cross-section of the industry, including corporate institutions, agencies, independent practitioners, public affairs organizations, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit.

Announcements

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Bethany Mancuso, a senior at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and a resident of Coventry, R.I., has been awarded the fourth-annual James H. Bradley Memorial Scholarship by the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

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The Yankee Chapter seeking nominees for it annual Patrick Jackson and Summit awards that will be presented at the chapter’s annual meeting in November.

Jobs

helpwanted02 Communications and Outreach Manager – Campaign for Legal Services

10/31/14 — The Campaign for Legal Services and New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seek an experienced, full-time Communications and Outreach Manager to execute marketing strategies, communications and public relations efforts for the Campaign and NHLA to increase statewide visibility and private financial support.

helpwanted02 Media Specialist – Manchester, NH

10/16/2014 – Acting as the primary media spokesperson for the Northern Pass Transmission Project, based in New Hampshire. Responsibilities will include writing press materials, conducting research and communicating proactively and reactively with members of the media exclusively for the Project.