March 21 – The Art of the Side Hustle

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 8:15-9:15 a.m. (breakfast provided)
Where: The Music Settlement, 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106*
Tickets: PRSA Cleveland Members/Full-Time Students: $6; 
Non-members: $8. Click here to register.

Join the New PRos (formerly, YoungPRos) and Lynn Johnson for an engaging discussion on the art of the side hustle. In our growing gig economy, freelance work and side hustles can be a valuable way to build skills, gain experience, develop a hobby and earn money. We’ll discuss finding and growing a side hustle, balancing side work and a full time job, hustling to build your skills and more.

This event is open to all and will be held at The Music Settlement. A tour of The Music Settlement will be offered following the breakfast.

About Our Speaker:
Lynn B. Johnson, MFA is the director of marketing and communications for The Music Settlement, a 104-year-old arts and culture non-profit in University Circle. Her recent extra-curricular activities include serving as Scholarship Chair for Junior League of Cleveland and seeking speaking opportunities for her husband, Brian Johnson Ph.D., author of the Jan 2016 book “The Nazi Card” (available on Amazon).

*Free parking is available around the corner in the lot on Mistletoe Drive, near Wade Park Ave next to the Mather Park baseball diamond.

April 26-27 – Special Event with Joe Truncale:

PRSA Cleveland is thrilled to present Joe Truncale, CEO of the Public Relations Society of America. Truncale will be in Cleveland for a two-day visit to share his views on the profession and talk relevant topics such as ethics, continuing education, the state of the industry and the value of PRSA membership. 

Truncale joined PRSA as CEO in November 2014, after a 30 year career with the National Association for Printing Leadership, an organization that he helped guide from the era of traditional printing to the digital age.  Truncale oversees the daily operations of PRSA and guides the organization through an evolving media landscape that includes changing technology and a more integrated approach to communication. His work also reinforces PRSA’s diligence in the areas of ethics and the importance of including PR professionals to the decision-making table. Part of Truncale’s mission is to meet chapters all around the country to hear how PRSA can better serve members in their professional pursuits.

His visit will include a PRSA Member Night Out at Progressive Field during an Indians Game with a pre-game meet & greet, plus a next-morning breakfast session at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown.

About Joe Truncale:
Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., CAE, is the chief executive officer of the Public Relations Society of America. Joe oversees the daily operations of PRSA and helps the organization seize upon opportunities arising in today’s transformative media landscape. Joe is a skilled facilitator; throughout his career, he has worked with entrepreneurial business leaders and their management teams in developing strategic plans with a focus on differentiation and defining unique organizational capabilities. Joe specializes in strategy, customer analysis and organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining PRSA, Joe spent 30 years with the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), an organization that he helped guide from traditional printing into the digital age. He holds an undergraduate degree from Monmouth University, a master’s degree from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.

Continue to check back here for more event information, coming soon!


 Save the Date:
  • Pro Bono Day: April 7 (Volunteers needed! Email Ann Gynn  for more information.)
  • A Conversation with Cleveland PR Leaders and Legends: May 17
  • Membership Appreciation Event: August 16
  • Hill Lighthouse Young Awards: October
  • Student Day: November 3
  • 15th Annual Rocks Awards: December

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