Virginia Professional Communicators

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This is a great time to join VPC to get even more for your money. If you join any time between now and the end of 2014, your dues cover your membership until the end of 2015.
Not only do you receive all the great benefits of VPC, such as networking and low-cost professional conferences, you also qualify for important benefits provided by the National Federation of Press Women. VPC and NFPW members…


Calling for Communications Contest Entries!

Virginia Professional Communicators members are invited to submit work produced during the 2014 calendar year for the 2015 VPC Communications Contest, an online electronic communication contest. The contest is open to non-members as well.

To enter the contest, go to The new web page provides links for navigation to the information that will make entering easy for NFPW members and non-members alike.


VPC chooses Marietta McCarty as Newsmaker 2014

marietta mccartyVirginia Professional Communicators – the former Virginia Press Women – has selected Virginia author and philosopher, Marietta McCarty, as its Newsmaker 2014.
McCarty has produced three top-selling books in the past seven years…

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Welcome to our new website!

You are looking at the results of Relaunch: 2014!

We are working with ReeSources, a Glen Allen firm, to help us bring to life our logo, website, social media design and collateral materials.

ReeSources is using the preliminary research and creative brief produced by the VPC Branding Committee, consisting of Gail Kent, chair, and volunteers Martha Stegar, Polly Elmore and Jennifer Drummond.



Are you are a journalist, PR person, freelance writer, author, blogger or other communicator looking for a compatible professional organization in Virginia – a place where you can learn how to market yourself and your work? A place where you can hone your skills through excellent professional development meetings? A place where you can make … (read more…)



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To communicate with all VPW members, your name and contact information is on our rosters. These lists are available on the NFPW website and the VPC website. They are both protected by “members only” pages with passwords.

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Listed in approximate reverse order by publication of author’s newest book


treasureTwo of Linda Salisbury’s books in the Bailey Fish Adventure series have won top honors.“Treasure in Sugar’s Book Barn,” won gold for Best Children’s Fiction in the President’s Book Awards sponsored by the Florida Publishers Association. And, her newest book, “Earthquake Surprise,” took a bronze medal in the prestigious Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the pre-teen fiction category.


SONY DSCNFPW President Teri Hillyard Ehresman presents VPC Communicator of Achievement nominee Julie Campbell with her award at the NFPW 2014 national conference in September in Greenville, SC.

Julie Campbell Honored at NFPW Conference Julie Campbell Honored at NFPW Conference