Crisis Communications – Is Our Community Prepared?





PRAWNC – Friday, Sept 25th Luncheon –

Crisis Communications–Is Our Community Prepared?

(September 12, 2009) Asheville, NC – Jan Blunt, Communications Director, Buncombe County Schools, and Marla Tambellini, Assistant Vice President/Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau will discuss “crisis communications: is our community prepared?” at the September 2009 Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina luncheon Friday, September 25, from 11:30am – 1pm p.m., at Broadmoor Country Club, Fletcher. Members: $15; Non-Members: $25.

A timely topic during National Emergency Preparedness Month, disasters do happen in western NC, and they aren’t always obvious. A flu pandemic could cause schools and businesses to close, and disrupt everyone’s way of life. A hurricane can hit our state and cause flooding, or hit a thousand miles away and cause a gas shortage that lasts for weeks. Learn how area communications personnel representing industry, non-profit organizations, schools and government are preparing together for the next “big event,” whatever it may be.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Perez,, by September 21, for reservations and membership information.

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The Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina (PRAWNC) facilitates and recognizes excellence in marketing, public relations, and advertising, providing practitioners with opportunities for education, collaboration, networking and professional excellence. Their annual “Best of the Mountains Awards” in October recognizes achievement in public relations and business communications among organizations in Western North Carolina.

Jennifer D. Perez

Business Development Representative

Park Ridge Hospital

Tel: (828) 650-2746

Fax: (828) 650-2728

Cell: (828) 318-7592

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