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Registration is now open for May’s member mixer!

Join us at Intracoastal Brewing Company

on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of networking and exciting announcements for the coming year! We’ll announce the nominations for PR Professional of the Year, Communicator of the Year and the conference scholarship winner. We’ll also be announcing the nominating slate of officers that will serve on the Space Coast Board of Directors in the 2017/18 year.


FREE for FPRA Members & Non-members

Learn more about the benefits of joining FPRA today!


Space Coast FPRA Annual Media Summit:

Digital Culture Shock: “Fake” News & the Evolving Journalism Landscape

Space is limited, RSVP today!


Registration is now open for March’s networking mixer with AAF Space Coast!

Join us at Playalinda Brewery – Brix Project

on Tuesday, March 21 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Network with local professionals and share your best tips and tricks of the trade. Bring plenty of business cards and your most tried and true practices of the industry. Event includes one drink ticket and appetizers.


$10 FPRA Members

$15 Non-members

Learn more about the benefits of joining FPRA today!


Brand Love! 

The Importance of Being True to Your Brand 

February 14, 2017

7:30 – 9 a.m.

The Harris Global Innovation Center

1025 West NASA Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32919

Join us on Valentine’s Day this year for an informative and hands-on event at the Harris Global Innovation Center. After a recent major acquisition, Harris Corporation undertook a brand campaign –“One Harris” – to help position the expanded company. No corporate change can succeed without all stakeholders  knowing and understanding what’s changed – and that applies to both internal and external audiences.

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Sandi Lee, Vice President Global Communications, guided the company through the strategic branding process. She will share her insights into the process, the role of Communications and how to love your brand. Harris will also provide attendees with a tour of the new Global Innovation Center, a state-of-the art immersive and interactive experience. Breakfast included.


$10 FPRA Members

$25 Non-Members

Learn more about the benefits of joining FPRA today!

Space Coast FPRA would also like to thank


for sponsoring and hosting us for this event.


Hurricane Matthew: Communications Lessons Learned Panel

January 12, 2017

8 – 9:30 a.m.

Viera Government Center

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building C
2nd Floor: Space Coast Room
Viera, FL 32940

Hear from the City of Cocoa, Brevard Public Schools, FPL, Port Canaveral, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Brevard County Emergency Management Office on how multiple companies worked together to communicate to Brevard residents during a hurricane crisis and reflect on lessons learned. Breakfast buffet included.


$20 FPRA Members

$35 Non-Members

Learn more about the benefits of joining FPRA today!

Panelists include:


Cheryl Mall – Public Information Officer at the City of Melbourne   


Don Walker – Communications Director at Brevard County Emergency Management


Dave Jacobs – Deputy Sheriff at Brevard Sheriff’s Office


Abby Rex – Media & Publications Coordinator at Brevard Public Schools


Rosalind Harvey – Senior Director of Communications & Community Affairs at Port Canaveral


Nancy Francis – Director of Communications at FPL

Space Coast FPRA would also like to thank


for providing the space for this event.

It’s a wrap!

Thanks to all who made it out last night to deck the hangar for Jingle Jet 2016! The Zazza Community Foundation, Melbourne Orlando International Airport, Elite Airways and our Space Coast FPRA Chapter did a stellar job transforming a hangar at Baer Air into Santa’s Winter Wonderland for 10 local, deserving families.

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Get ready to Deck the Hangar! 

Tuesday, December 13 from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

**Address Change**

 Baer Air FBO

150 South Apollo Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

(Hangar located by  MLB Airport)


Be an Elf for an Evening!  The Space Coast Chapter of FPRA is proud to partner with the Zazza Community Foundation and Elite Airways to prepare for Jingle Jet 2016. We’ll host our holiday mixer and help decorate trees and wrap gifts for deserving families the night before they board a jet bound for the North Pole (near MLB Airport).

You’ll also have an opportunity to enter our holiday gift raffle for a chance to win some amazing gifts! Join us as we network with local communications professionals and extend a hand to local families in need.

Please bring one Children’s Golden Book per person attending to benefit 2016’s Jingle Jet families.



Free for FPRA members

Non-members $10

Drinks and Appetizers generously provided by:


Space Coast FPRA is proud to partner with:






Thursday, November 10 at The Cocoa Civic Center 

Networking & Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.

Program: 8 – 9 a.m.


Tara Settembre is a PR and social media strategist with a master’s degree in journalism & communications from NYU. She has more than 10 years of agency and in-house PR experience. Tara previously was the corporate communications manager at World Wrestling Entertainment and a PR manager for The Walt Disney Company.

Tara has been honored by the PRSA of Los Angeles for “Best One-Time Media or Special Event” and received a PR News Platinum PR Award for best video program. For the past 11 years Tara has been a successful lifestyle blogger at tarametblog.com and writer for The Huffington Post, TravelingMom.com and other online outlets. She currently provides PR consulting at Plus it Up PR –www.plusitup.com

FPRA Members: $20

Non-Members: $35

Breakfast included in registration fee.

Renew/Join FPRA today and save money on all events!


A special thank you to our sponsors



Head Shot Member Mixer

Join us Wednesday, October 19th at Milliken’s Reef from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a Membership Mixer and a free, professional Head Shot. There is no cost to attend, and please feel free to invite a co-worker or friend!



Renew/join the Space Coast Chapter of FPRA by the event date, and you will have the opportunity to receive a professional head shot from experienced local, photographer Mike Brown.

It’s a wrap!

Our Space Coast FPRA 30 Years of Excellence Event and Past Chapter Presidents Reunion was a fantastic event! Thanks to all who came out to honor our past presidents. We look forward to seeing you at future events!



IT’S A WRAP!  2016 Space Coast FPRA Media Summit

Thanks again to the 80+ attendees, reporters, speakers and sponsors who came together at the 2016 FRPA Media Summit and made it a huge success!

We welcomed representatives from: The Associated Press (AP), Brevard Business News, CNN, Destination Brevard, Florida Today, FOX35 News Orlando WOFL, Orlando Sentinel, Senior Life, Space Coast Business, Space Coast Daily, Space Coast Living, Space Coast Medicine, Spaceflight Insider, Viera MD, Viera Voice, and WKMG Local 6. Thanks also to our guest speakers Alyson Lundell of Orlando Universal Studios and Steve Helling of People Magazine. We also wish to congratulate 2016 Space Coast Chapter Image Award Winners for demonstrating excellence in PR, and FPRA State President Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC, and Amelia Bell, APR, CPRC for joining us. Last but not least, we’d like to thank our event sponsors and host: Canaveral Port Authority Maritime Center, Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex, Florida Today, Geiger Your Logo, and Sugar Shack Donuts. 

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For more information about our ongoing chapter programs, please visit our Events Page. If you would like to get involved with the Space Coast Chapter of the FPRA by way of volunteering, membership, or upcoming events, we’d love to hear from you!

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