February 2015 Chapter Meeting with Dr. Neil Lamb of HudsonAlpha

January 29, 2015  |  Home, Meeting Info  |  No Comments  |  Share

In this high-tech city and region, it can be easy to get lost in all the industry jargon. And as PR pros, we’ve all faced the challenge of communicating something complex in a concise and informative way. That’s exactly what the Educational Outreach team at HudsonAlpha, a nonprofit organization, does every day. To borrow from its website, HudsonAlpha “creates engaging experiences that minimize barriers” as it “prepares the future biotechnology workforce and cultivates genetic literacy for all citizens.”

Join us Wednesday, February 18 to hear from Neil Lamb, Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology.  Dr. Lamb will share his approach for communicating high technology concepts effectively – how to take the most complex ideas and technology and make them accessible to the audience at hand.

No matter your industry, there’s a lot to learn from this scientific approach to strategic communications. 

What: February Chapter Meeting, Communicating High Technology Concepts Effectively
When: February 18th at 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Redstone Federal Credit Union on Wynn Drive
Cost: $15 for members, $17 for guests, and $12 for students


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Please register for the meeting by Friday, February 13th to guarantee your meal. We have a new policy this year: if you register for a meeting and are unable to attend, you will be invoiced for your meal.

JOB: Marketing Director 3-GIS

January 27, 2015  |  Home, Job Postings  |  No Comments  |  Share

3-GIS is hiring a Marketing Director:

We are looking for people with a desire to analyze our market trends, convert those trends into marketing campaigns, manage and support trade shows, create marketing materials, communicate with partners, and present the company and products in professional trade show environments.

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Employment term: Full Time
Travel: Yes
Job Level: Mid to Senior Level

3-GIS is an award winning global geospatial software development company. We provide software products and solutions to a variety of companies in markets including Utilities, Telecommunications, and Homeland Security.

We are located in the historic section of Decatur, AL – right on the river. We guarantee a great employment experience, excellent benefits, travel, and continued growth opportunities. Most of all, we guarantee fun in a flexible work environment!!!  Unfortunately, telecommuting is not acceptable for this position – please do not apply if that is your intent.

3-GIS provides a complement of products including 3-GIS Web, 3-GIS Mobile, and 3-GIS Admin as our leading ArcGIS Server-based product offerings. 

If you’re ready to apply, send your resume and cover letter to HR@3-GIS.com for more information.

Have you Entered? Medallions Award Deadline is February 6

January 13, 2015  |  Awards, Home, News  |  No Comments  |  Share


You worked hard all year long — and this is your moment to let those campaigns shine! The submission process is online and straightforward. Visit www.prcamedallions.com for

  • Categories
  • Criteria
  • Online Submission
  • Payment

PROFESSIONALS: $50 per entry, ($45 per entry if submitting three or more at once)
STUDENTS: $5 per entry—student checks must be postmarked February 6th

Questions? Contact 2015 Medallion Awards Chair Kristina Hendrix, APR and she can help you choose the best category or answer online submission questions.  You can review this presentation called Bringing Home the Trophy on Slideshare for great tips.  And it never hurts to use the APR Study Guide (a downloadable PDF – jump to page 37) to help write great campaign plan summaries and objectives.

We’d love nothing more than seeing #TeamNorth dominate this year’s Medallions Award gala in Montgomery!


January 2015 Chapter Meeting: Presentation Secrets of the Masters

December 31, 2014  |  Home, Meeting Info  |  No Comments  |  Share

Presentation Secrets of the Masters

Linda DeLuca, PresentationYOU

You are presenting all day long. Every time you share an idea – whether pitching to executives, sharing your strategic plan, or giving feedback to your team – you are presenting.Presenting is communicating an idea. Presenting with impact means you get your idea across to your audience and it somehow changes them. It changes them so much they are ready to take action. This presentation will give you the 4 elements of a conversation and a baker’s dozen tips to help you move closer to presenting like the masters. Are you ready to get your ideas out of your head and into the world?

Linda DeLuca is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a member of the International Coach Federation. She attended the Wharton School and holds a Green Belt in Process Design Excellence. Linda offers NAPRCA members over 25 years of business experience. She’s the owner of PresentationYou and Azione-Scopo, LLC, which deliver Leadership Programs designed for the needs of Rising Managers, Dynamic Performers, Project Teams and Seasoned Executives.  Visit www.presentationyou.com to learn more and to access free resources.

11:45am Registration & Networking
12:00pm Chapter Meeting & Program
RFCU 220 Wynn Drive, Huntsville

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Members: $15

Guests: $17

Students: $12

Registration must be completed by 12pm on Friday, January 16 in order to guarantee a lunch.

If you register for the event but are unable to attend, you will be invoiced for your meal.

New Job Postings

January 16, 2014  |  Home  |  No Comments  |  Share

New position added today!  Be sure to check our Job Postings often.