Virginia Professional Communicators

No fooling . . . April 1 is the hotel reservation deadline for this audacious conference!

Reserve hotel by April 1

“Audacious: Communication That Counts” is the theme of the 2015 VPC Spring Conference and Annual Awards Luncheon on May 2 at the Courtyard Marriott.

Journalists from the Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginian Pilot will discuss their roles in covering the trials of Governor and First Lady Bob and Maureen McDonnell. Renowned healthcare marketer and VPC member Karen Corrigan will focus on brand journalism, and other workshop presenters will offer advice on entrepreneurship and social media legalities in the workplace. (Click headline to read more)

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Virginia Professional Communicators started its life nearly 55 years ago as Virginia Press Women, an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. (Click headline to continue)

We originally organized to provide support and networking opportunities to women who worked at newspapers as writers primarily on the “women’s pages,” which were generally the only jobs open to them. Gradually women fought their way into the newsroom and became reporters and editors in every area of daily and weekly papers.

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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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.

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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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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.

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