LUNCH N LEARN – THIS MONTH: Best practices in Storytelling with Video

This month, we join forces with the Naples Daily News for an evening Holiday Social and we welcome Amy Oshier to discuss the best practices in creating effective stories with video. Amy has served as the anchor for “Behind the Headlines” for USA Today Network (the parent organization of the Naples Daily News and News-Press) since January 2016.
She has received numerous awards for her reporting and anchoring in breaking news situations and for medical and investigative news pieces. She currently provides content for both broadcast and digital platforms. Amy is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Naples Daily News
1100 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34110

Cost: $30 for PRSA, $38 Non-Members, $25 Students

Reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

*No-shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, Nov. 24. No cash is accepted at the door. Checks are accepted and must be provided at the time of the featured event. No shows will be billed if no prior notice given.

2016 PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter Holiday Party

Nibble, Sip, Chat and Celebrate Gulf Coast Chapter PRSA at VOM FASS
Don’t miss our last session of 2016!

Join us on Tuesday, November 29 for a unique – and flavorful – private networking experience at VOM FASS. Our hosts, manager Willie Doyle and Chef Joan, will prepare delectable small bites and a special holiday cocktail for us. During our visit, we are welcome to sample exclusive cask-aged vinegars, exquisite oils, superior spirits and liqueurs from around the world. Enjoy networking with colleagues and hear from Vom Fass manager, Willie Doyle about the origins and creation of their worldly offerings.

GCPRSA Holiday Networking Event
November 29, 2016
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
VOM FASS (located at Mercato , next to Chipotle)
9100 Strada Pl #2112, Naples, FL 34108

Come for the spirits, come for the treats, but most especially, come for the camaraderie!

To Register – Click Here

Breanna Rigg
Breanna Rigg

PLUS November 29 is #GivingTuesday so all proceeds collected from the registration fee will support our PRSA student scholarship fund used to help fund registration fees for local college students to attend the National PRSSA conference each year. This year we helped FGCU student Breanna Rigga attend the PRSSA session in Indianapolis. See the Breanna Rigg story – Click Here

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Stephanie Munz Campbell – Biography

portrait Stephanie Campbell 2009Stephanie Munz Campbell is the Executive Director of Grace Place; a Naples-based non profit organization serving residents of the Golden Gate community.  Under her leadership, Grace Place has evolved to be an educational touchstone, working across the spectrum to break the cycle of poverty.  Grace Place is a faith-based neighborhood center teaching literacy, language and life skills to children and families at-risk in Golden Gate city. The organization currently enrolls over 800 students a year (over 500 children) in on-going educational programs.

Since taking a fulltime position as the Executive Director of Grace Place, Stephanie has received many awards and honors for her work in the community.  She was selected for Leadership Collier 2009 and served as a Vice-Chair of Leadership Collier 2012. She was honored as a Woman of Initiative, 2009 by the Community Foundation of Collier County.  In 2007 she was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Naples Rotary Club.  She is a member of the Naples Gulfshore Rotary Club, and served on the Connect Now Steering Committee of the Education Foundation of Collier County.  Currently she serves on the Board of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the NCEF Collier County Collaborative Planning Team and serves in advisory and leadership collaborations with many children’s initiatives in our County.

Stephanie received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Florida and a Graduate Deacon Course of Study from Asbury Theological Seminary.  She served for over twenty years in Christian Education and Children/Family Ministry.  She began her ministry service in Atlanta in 1982 and stayed for three years before returning to her hometown to join First United Methodist Church in downtown Naples, where she served for six years, followed by ten years at North Naples United Methodist Church.  In 2004, after completing her graduate education and beginning ordination, she began a small homework club in a few borrowed rooms of a local church in response to the overwhelming need she saw in the Golden Gate community.  Within a year she and a Board of Directors founded Grace Place, an incorporated nonprofit neighborhood center for early childhood education, school age programs and adult literacy programs.


Register For The Holiday Luncheon

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PRSA Holiday Mixer

The holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes that time of year to be thankful for all that we have in our community.

Even in these challenging economic times, we can be thankful for the pristine natural beauty of where we work and play and the many opportunities we have to enjoy the natural environment.

We also can be thankful for our many friends and family and the camaraderie of our fellow public relations professionals who all contribute greatly to the ambiance and success of our community.

I am personally thankful to my colleagues who have served with me on the PRSA Board of Directors this past year. The support that they have provided has been tremendous and appreciated.

In keeping with tradition, we will not have a luncheon program for the month of November. But we do have a wonderful evening in store on Wednesday, December 1st for our Holiday Mixer. Further details are listed below, and I hope to see you all there!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season!


Clay W. Cone
President, PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter

December 1st – “PRSA Holiday Mixer”
This year’s PRSA Holiday Mixer will be held on Wednesday, December 1st at the luxurious Naples Bay Resort. This special evening promises to offer a selection of tasty hors d’ouevres, refreshing beverages, and of course, a chance to catch up with fellow PR professionals and friends while you enjoy dramatic views of the marina and, if the weather cooperates, a spectacular sunset at The Yacht Club overlooking the Gordon River and Naples Bay.

This private club is within Naples Bay Resort, home to Olio on the Bay, Bonefish Grill, and a variety of shops. You can also host events and parties, stay at The Hotel, enjoy tennis, special golfing opportunities and then there’s the Spa. Special thanks to PRSA Board Member and Past President Teresa Morgenstern for helping to organize this great event!

The cost is just $10 per person, so please be sure to bring your spouse or a friend!

Date: Wednesday, December 1st
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Naples Bay Resort
1500 Tamiami Trail E. Naples, FL 34102