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ImageIn Life and in Business, Hindsight Has 20/20 Vision.  When the “unexpected” happens in the workplace, the need to communicate is immediate.  A critical step in being prepared is having a crisis communications plan in place before the unexpected happens. Businesses must be able to respond quickly, accurately and confidently as a situation unfolds–and in the days and weeks to follow.  Employees need a clear vision about what to do, where to go, and who is (and is not) responsible for communicating vital information to the press, on social media channels, and in public forums.

Please join us next Thursday morning, January 16, when Kimberly Prosser, Director of Brevard County Emergency Management, will speak about crisis communications and the value of including social media in your communications toolkit.

  • Date: Thursday, January 16
  • Cost:  $20 FPRA members, $25 non-members, $15 students
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. registration and networking, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. program
  • Location: Holiday Inn Viera Conference Center, 8298 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
  • Breakfast Choices: (included): Rise & Shine – light and fluffy scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes and two crisp bacon strips; OR Rise & Shine – light and fluffy scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes and two sausage links OR Blueberry Pancakes – served with whipped butter, maple syrup and three sausage links.

Click Here to register and make a payment online for this month’s event.  There is a $1 convenience fee to cover the transaction cost if you opt to pay online.  We still accept cash or check at the door.  **Cancellations made less than three days in advance of the event date will not be refunded.  No-shows will be invoiced.

About Kimberly Prosser, APR:
Kimberly Prosser, APR is a Brevard County native and a graduate of Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Advertising/Public Relations and a master’s degree in Business Administration.  Her background is in both public safety and public relations.  While attending college, Kimberly was a 911 operator/police & fire dispatcher for the City of Cocoa, and then worked in Communications & Marketing for BCC.  She was hired by Brevard County in 2005 as director of Space Coast Government TV and Communications, and worked very closely with Emergency Management Director Bob Lay until his untimely passing.  Kimberly has been the Emergency Management Director since February 2012. She is also a former Rockledge City Council Member.

Please contact FPRA Chapter VP of Communications, Rebecca Crisafulli, with questions: beachsidepr@gmail.com.

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