Lunch & Learn: Public Relations Principles

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Name: Lunch & Learn: Public Relations Principles
Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

What are Lunch and Learns? A series of quarterly seminars that will feature expert speakers presenting timely topics on which all business can relate. Whether it be HR issues or the next trend in social media, Lunch & Learns will provide a local resource for education to activate growth for Jones County businesses. FREE for members to attend*, there will be ample networking time to meet with a cross-section of Chamber members and Jones County professionals.
Next Topic:
Public Relations Principles for Your Business

Why you should attend:

Topics to be discussed include:
>>Benefits of creating and implementing public relations strategies
>>How to build relationships with your stakeholders--customers, partners, etc.
>>How public relations practices can impact your bottom line


More About the Speaker:
Dr. John Forde, APR, Fellow PRDA
Professor, Department of Communication
Mississippi State University

Dr. John E. Forde, APR, is a professor of public relations at Mississippi State University where he has taught since 1987. He also served as head of the Department of Communication from 2004-2019.
His research agenda includes study related to innovative instructional technology strategies implemented in teaching public relations. He also conducts research related to public relations education and professional practice and accreditation.
Prior to entering full-time teaching, Forde served as director of public relations at William Carey College (now University) from 1985-1987. He has remained active in volunteer service and consulting, including currently serving as a faculty fellow with the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center on the MSU campus.
Forde has served in leadership positions with multiple professional organizations, serving as president of the Southern Public Relations Federation, Public Relations Association of Mississippi, and Mississippi Communication Association. He also worked as chair and co-chair of the Universal Accreditation Board, having represented the Public Relations Society of America and the Southern Public Relations Federation.
He has been honored with induction into the Arthur W. Page Society, Southern Public Relations Hall of Fame, Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows, and the University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame. He received the SPRF Professional Achievement Award, Public Relations Association of Mississippi State Practitioner of the Year, and PRAM Educator of the Year. Along with his wife, Connie, they were named as the Jones County Junior College Honor Alumni.
Forde received a National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Academic Advisor Award and at MSU was presented with a John Grisham Faculty Excellence Award and the university’s Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. Forde also is a Rotarian, honored by his Starkville Club with Rotarian of the Year, Service Above Self Award, and Rookie of the Year.
He earned degrees from Jones County Junior College (Associate of Arts), Mississippi State University (Bachelor of Arts in Communication), and the University of Southern Mississippi (Master of Science in Public Relations and Ph.D. in Communication). Forde and his wife have two sons (John David and Daniel), two daughters-in-law (Sofia and Laura), and two granddaughters (Isabella and Emma).


Contact Amanda Roll,
to support this or future Lunch & Learns!

Event Sponsors:

Chamber Premier Members

  • Dixie Electric Power Association
  • Mississippi Power Company
  • Sanderson Farms
Jones College
C.L. Neil Building
Ellisville, MS 39437

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Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
11:30 AM: LUNCH
12:00-1:00 PM: LEARN

Contact Information:
Amanda Roll, Chamber of Commerce Director 601.335.4828 or
  • *All Chamber members receive TWO free registrations.
  • Tables of 8 are available for members, $90, and for non-members, $130.
  • Additional member company attendees may attend for $15 each.
  • Nonmembers are invited to attend for $15 per registrant.
  • Register online ABOVE or contact the Chamber office 601.335.4828 or 601.649.3031 for registration assistance.
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