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PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA FEATURES PROGRAM: SPECIAL EVENT PLANNING TIPS FROM LOCAL EXPERTS

 SEATTLE, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Seattle Chapter:
 Learn proven special-event planning tips from a panel of three local experts at the PRSA Features Program on Jan. 19. Representing the broad spectrum of corporate, government and non-profit industries, these professionals from Nordstrom, Port of Seattle and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will share ideas on many aspects of event planning. Budgeting, choosing a theme, measuring the success are some of the points that will be addressed. A question and answer period will follow.
 Kelly Jenkins, corporate special events director for Nordstrom, is responsible for directing special events in 14 regions. She coordinated the grand opening of the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University where Barbara Bush was keynote speaker. She also organized In Concert Against AIDS, a multi-faceted fundraiser for all of Northern California. Fashion shows, store openings and training other Nordstrom special event coordinators are also Jenkins' responsibility.
 Margo Spellman, assistant director of Port Communications for the Port of Seattle, has been involved with an array of special events. Since joining the Port in 1984, Spellman has headed Aviation Marketing and in her current capacity, she is responsible for customer communications and special event planning, including conventions.
 Marilee McCorriston, special events manager for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has over 25 years experience in event planning, for organizations such as Junior League, PTA and Children's Orthopedic Hospital. In her current position, she oversees 800 volunteers and over 20 special events each year, ranging from fundraisers, golf tournaments, benefits and auctions.
 The January PRSA Features Program, "Special Event Planning -- Learning from the Experts," will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 a.m. in the eighth floor conference room of 1001 Fourth Ave. Plaza, Seattle. The Features Program is a monthly "nuts and bolts" seminar on topics and trends of interest to public relations professionals. The cost for PRSA members is $5 per person; $8 for non-members. A continental breakfast is included.
 For more information and registration, call PR Newswire at 206-624-2414.
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 /CONTACT: Jan Hutchison of PRNewswire, 206-624-2414, for Public Relations Society of America/


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