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Mary Louise VanNatta of VanNatta Public Relations Honored with Distinguished Service Award from the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

Salem, Oregon), April 13, 2019– Mary Louise VanNatta, APR, of VanNatta Public Relations was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. She received the recognition at the 69th Annual First Citizen’s Banquet March 8. The annual event honors individuals who exemplify servant leadership in the community. In her introduction, Chamber…

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Giving Your Employees a Confidence Boost

Do you have employees who struggle with confidence? Are they afraid to voice their opinions or assert themselves? Do they seem anxious to communicate with you? If so, your office is like most others. People have different personalities; some are more confident while others prefer to stay behind the scenes. In many cases, encouraging less-confident…

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The Season to Believe

Whether yours is a “Miracle on 34th Street,” Santa-believing holiday or about your personal faith, it’s the season of believing. Professional coaches and inspirational speakers implore us to “believe in yourself.” A myriad of LinkedIn and Facebook posts tell us if we just “believe we can achieve.” These sometimes sugary sweet, sappy posts might lead…

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Ready to Lead? Not always

You’re pretty successful at your job. You’re able to produce good work and get along well with colleagues. You’re pretty happy and make decent pay. This is about the time you’re tapped for a promotion. Enticing…but are you ready to lead? Dr. Laurence J. Peter (1910-1990) a Canadian education scholar and researcher, studied workplace productivity…

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VanNatta Public Relations Wins Spotlight Award

VanNatta Public Relations (VPR) brought three trophies back to Salem from the 2017 Oregon Public Relations Society of America’s Spotlight Awards. The yearly event recognizes public relations excellence for practitioners and their clients. The Salem Fire Foundation’s (SFF) “Salem Fire Foundation CPR/AED Training Program for Students” took the top award for Public Service Campaigns. In…

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VanNatta Public Relations, Inc. Listed in Oregon Business Magazine POWERBOOK list for PR/Marketing Firm 2017

VanNatta Public Relations, Inc. Listed in Oregon Business Magazine POWERBOOK list for PR/Marketing Firm 2017 Salem, OR) April 20, 2017. VanNatta Public Relations, located in Salem, Oregon, is listed by Oregon Business Magazine  for Advertising/Marketing/PR in their POWERBOOK issue, for January 2017.  Of the statewide firm listed, VPR was the only one from the Mid-Willamette Valley. Oregon Business Magazine compiles…

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Mary Louise VanNatta Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

New York, NY, (March 8, 2017) – Mary Louise VanNatta, CAE of VanNatta Public Relations, Inc. (VPR) has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use APR professional designation. The announcement was made by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), a consortium of nine professional communications organizations that directs this competency…

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Fred VanNatta Featured in Reagan Election History Book

By Alena Harvey Longtime public relations professional, Willamette University graduate and dedicated Salem community member Fred VanNatta is featured in historian Gene Kopelson’s new book, “Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal,” a publication mapping Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign enterprise. Referred to as “Reagan’s Oregon 1968 team leader” and headlined as “rock star lobbyist,” VanNatta was mentioned more…

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VanNatta Public Relations, Inc. Listed in Oregon Business Magazine POWERBOOK list for Top Marketing Firm 2016

(Salem, OR) Dec. 22, 2015. VanNatta Public Relations, located in Salem, Oregon, is listed as one of the top Advertising/Marketing/PR firms in the state by Oregon Business Magazine’s POWERBOOK issue, for January 2016.  Of the statewide firm listed, VPR was the only one from the Mid-Willamette Valley. Oregon Business Magazine complies a yearly book of lists of…

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