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TROY, Mich., Nov. 13, 2012 – In recognition of his contributions to the public relations profession in the Detroit area over the past 30 years, James A. Bianchi, president of Bianchi Public Relations, Inc. of Troy, was recently inducted into the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Detroit Chapter’s Hall of Fame. He was honored at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Dearborn Inn.
Induction into the PRSA Detroit Hall of Fame is considered the chapter’s highest honor, reflecting a PR practitioner’s significant contribution to the profession, the PRSA Detroit Chapter and the community. Nominees are evaluated and selected for induction by the Chapter’s Senior Council, a group of PR veterans with 20 or more years of experience.
“I’m both humbled and honored that my peers have selected me for the Hall of Fame, especially as the group includes some Detroit PR legends I have respected and admired for years,” Bianchi said. “I look forward to continuing our support of PRSA Detroit and I plan to spend the next 20 years trying to live up to this recognition.”
Bianchi founded Bianchi Public Relations in 1992, after six years as PR manager with the former Fortune 200 transportation manufacturer, Fruehauf Corporation, and another six years leading automotive and industrial account teams at another Detroit-area PR firm.
Recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Bianchi PR specializes in the automotive, industrial and business-to-business segments, and has grown to represent such well-known clients as Johnson Controls, TRW Automotive, Cooper Standard, 3M and BASF.
In 2003, Bianchi was the first recipient of the Wayne State University (WSU) Department of Communication Alumni Achievement Award. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, graduating with distinction from WSU in Detroit.
Accredited in public relations by the PRSA, Bianchi is a long-time member of the Detroit Chapter of PRSA, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Troy Chamber of Commerce, the Automotive Press Association, SAE International, the Truck Writers of North America and the Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit.
About Bianchi PR
An award-winning PR agency based in Troy, Mich., Bianchi Public Relations is among the top five independent PR firms based in southeast Michigan, according to PRWeek magazine’s rankings. Offering national reach and local specialization, the firm is an affiliate of The PR Collective, a public relations network of more than 25 independent agencies across North America.
With special expertise in the business-to-business realm, the firm has represented clients in the aftermarket, association, automotive, consulting, defense, design, e-business, education, engineering, industrial, legal, manufacturing, not-for-profit, professional services and technology sectors. For more information, visit www.bianchipr.com or call 248-269-1122.
The Detroit Chapter of PRSA was established in 1947 and is one of six founding Chapters of PRSA, the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals with nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA Detroit is one of the largest chapters of PRSA with approximately 400 members – from students to seasoned professionals, who represent business and industry, agencies, solo practitioners, associations, nonprofit organizations and government entities. The chapter is committed to education and diversity, and serves as a gateway to public relations professionals by providing educational and career opportunities for its members – including conferences, professional development sessions, a consistently strong accreditation (APR) preparation program, extensive new professionals’ development and other supportive activities. Visitwww.prsadetroit.org, follow PRSA-Detroit on Twitter (@PRSADetroit) and Facebook (PRSA Detroit Chapter), or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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