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Public Relations Students to Host Networking Breakfast

February 04, 2008

Loyalist College Public Relations Students to Host Networking Breakfast

“Marketwire Morning Mingle” designed with professional communicators in mind

On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the Post-Graduate Public Relations students of Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario will host a networking breakfast for professional communicators at the Bay of Quinte Country Club from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The Marketwire Morning Mingle will be the first networking breakfast of its kind for the Belleville-Kingston region, and will offer marketing and public relations specialists from both the business and non-profit sectors a chance to interact with each other and with Loyalist College public relations students.

The keynote speaker for the morning event will be Mark Hunter LaVigne, President of Hunter LaVigne Communications Inc. in Aurora, Ontario. Mr. LaVigne is an accredited member and past president of CPRS/Toronto (Canadian Public Relations Society). In 2007, he was named the CPRS Toronto Mentor of the Year. His latest book, Making Ink and Airtime, was published in the fall of 2007.

“The Marketwire Morning Mingle is a great opportunity for professional communicators to get to know one another and our graduating class of future PR professionals,” said Professor Kerry Ramsay, Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Public Relations program at Loyalist College. “We’re looking forward to having this breakfast become an annual event.”

Marketwire is the official sponsor of the Marketwire Morning Mingle. Mentorship sponsors for the event include: News Canada, Thornley Fallis, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, PR Communications Inc., Royal Roads University, and Dr. Geoff Cudmore. Friend sponsors include Quadra Research.

The Post-Graduate Public Relations program at Loyalist College is a one-year program based in Belleville, Ontario. All students of the program are members of both the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association for Business Communicators (IABC).

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Media Contact:   Dianne Spencer, College Advancement & External Relations, Loyalist College, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2235 or dspencer@loyalistc.on.ca, or Professor Kerry Ramsay at (613) 969-1913, ext. 2127 or kramsay@loyalistc.on.ca

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