Opening Night: Ivy Lee Club
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Loews Hotel Ballroom was filled with feathered boas and fedoras Friday night. Sparkling dresses and suits were the attire of the evening. As I walked into the room filled wall-to-wall with attendees, colors of red, black, and white overpowered the scenery. The band was bumping, and the dance floor disappeared under all of the grooving flappers and mobsters. Tables, high tops and low tops, were scattered throughout the room complemented by the buffet style dinner. Philly made its presence clear at the dance; make your own cheesesteak stations along with pretzels from the Philly Pretzel Factory were available to munch on.
While taking in the entire atmosphere, my friends and I ran into an individual who was not shy by any means. He didn’t hesitate to inform us on the regional conference that will be held in 2014. Chicago, Illinois will be hosting the event where PRSSA chapters can go to learn more about public relations and all the aspects involved. This two-day conference called “The Loop: 360° Approach to Public Relations in Chicago” will be held March 7-8. For more information on this event please visit www.theloopchicago.com.
The actual dance was a blast! This was a great icebreaker for PRSSA members to meet other PRSSA members. After the band wrapped up it’s session, a DJ started. He played a ton of great music, and my friends and I couldn’t stop singing the words and moving to the beat!