Upcoming Events

FPRA Gainesville October 2021 Monthly Program

Please join us on Oct. 21 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. This month’s program will focus on event planning, specifically event planning when events are taboo and getting together is really hard.
Here from a varied panel of event planners – from small gatherings to corporate events – how have planners adapted their strategies to meet clients’ needs but also kept in mind keeping people safe.
  • Kenny Costigan – Hartmann Studios, Atlanta
  • Ashley Palacios – Hilton Gainesville
  • Tiffany Williams Propes – Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
  • Colleen Rosenberg – UF/IFAS Communications


  • Member $10
  • Non-member $15
  • Student $5

Networking starts at 11:45 and the program begins at noon.

If you would like more information, contact FPRA Gainesville at fpragainesville@gmail.com.

Link to join Zoom will be sent once payment and RSVP is confirmed.

For cancellation/refund by October 21 deadline, or for more information, please contact FPRA Gainesville at fpragainesville@gmail.com.

PR Masters: Behind the Scenes at the Hub

FPRA Gainesville members with 10+ years of experience are invited to join us on a PR Masters behind-the-scenes tour at UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub.

The original 48,000-square-foot facility was built with an $8.2 million grant from the federal Economic Development Administration and a $5 million commitment from the University of Florida. After it opened in October 2011, the incubator demonstrated such success that the EDA awarded a second $8 million grant, to which UF added an additional $9 million in 2015. The expansion opened in January 2018, doubling the facility to a total of 100,000 square feet.

Since the addition of The Hub, the entrepreneurial landscape and culture of Gainesville have experienced an amazing transformation, and the incubator is recognized as a major catalyst in helping propel the university city to become one of the top energized tech communities in the Southeast. Much more than a building, The Hub, part of UF Innovate’s Accelerate program, provides a complete growth ecosystem that leverages the prestige of the university’s research and technology commercialization prowess and combines that with programming, resources, and networking opportunities designed to support small startups and growth companies.

November 9, 2021
8:30-10 a.m.
*Masks are encouraged

UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub
747 SW Second Avenue, IMB #47
Gainesville, Florida 32601

*Parking passes will be provided. More information to follow.

Questions? E-mail Sarah Coulson, APR, at sarahcoulson@ufl.edu.

The FPRA Gainesville PR Masters program provides professional development and networking opportunities to members with 10+ years of experience in the public relations field. Anyone who meets this criteria is welcome to join as a part of their membership with our chapter.