Serving the Needs of

Southwest Florida Public Relations Professionals

By providing networking, professional education, recognition, and career advancement opportunities.

Upcoming Event(s)

Wednesday, December 6
Set Sail for Networking Excellence: PRSA's Holiday Social on the Miss Naples Catamaran

Chart a course for an unforgettable evening of networking and holiday cheer as PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter invites you aboard the magnificent Miss Naples Catamaran! On Wednesday, December 6th, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (boarding at 4:15 PM), join us for a spectacular cruise through Naples Bay and Port Royal aboard the newest Catamaran in Naples.

What to Expect:

  • Scenic Cruise: Cast off on a catamaran adventure like no other, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf Coast.
  • Networking Magic: Connect with fellow PRSA, FPRA, and SW FL Press Club members, forging valuable connections that could shape your professional journey.
  • Delicious Delights: Savor delectable appetizers expertly prepared by PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter members, perfectly paired with a cash bar for your enjoyment.

Tickets are $40 per person for PRSA, FPRA, and SW FL Press Club members; $50 for non-members.

  • PRSA Holiday Social on Miss Naples Catamaran
  • 4:15 p.m. Boarding; 4:30-6:30 p.m. cruise
  • 550 Port O’ Call Way, Naples FL 34102
  • $40 per person for PRSA, FPRA, and SW FL Press Club members; $50 for non-members
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Postponed to February 2024

AI Revolution in Public Relations: Building Connections in the Digital Age

Join the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Gulf Coast Chapter and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in February 2024 for an unprecedented dive into the dynamic world of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI) during a must-attend lunch & learn event.   

Learn about the very latest developments in Generative AI – what you need to know to successfully navigate its use (and avoid its pitfalls). This event is designed to arm public relations and marketing communications pros with the latest knowledge to harness the potential of Generative AI tools in your professional work and everyday life.  

Keynote Speakers:

Trailblazing AI researcher and educator Dr. Chrissann Ruehle

Provost Faculty Fellow for AI; Management Instructor at Lutgert College of Business, FGCU


Intellectual Property Attorney and AI Expert Mark A. Nieds

Stockholder, Henderson Franklin Attorneys at Law’s Fort Myers office


Buffet Lunch and Parking Included: Enjoy a sandwich buffet spread as you indulge in enlightening conversations.


About PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter

If you are a Public Relations or Communications Professional who owns their own firm or works for a local business in South Florida, you’ve come to the right place! The Gulf Coast Chapter of the PRSA is dedicated to providing you with educational opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Who Are We?

The Gulf Coast Chapter of PRSA is a part of a national professional organization made up of more than 21,000 public relations and communications professionals across the United States, from recent college graduates to the leaders of the world’s largest multinational firms. Our members represent nearly every practice area and professional and academic setting within the public relations field.

Come Join Us!

PRSA is the largest organization dedicated to serving the needs of the public relations professional. Advance your career, network and make lasting friendships all at the same time by joining PRSA National and your local Gulf Coast Chapter.

The easiest way to join is by filling out the application on the PRSA National website.

Reasons to Join PRSA

  • Advance as a professional
  • Enjoy and learn from PRSA’s award-winning media
  • Exclusive online members-only services
  • Join a nationwide network of Chapters, Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups
  • Identify your career skills and find a new job!
  • Find a mentor
  • Be recognized for your work
  • Get public relations questions answered by the Professional Resource Center (PRC)




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