As Southwest Florida continues to recover from Hurricane Irma, the Above Board Chamber of Florida has rescheduled its upcoming luncheon, How to Get Discovered by the Media, to Monday, Oct. 2, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, and Thursday, Oct. 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Pelican Preserve Town Center, 10561 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers. Reservations are required at AboveBoardChamber.com. Attendees will have the chance to win valuable media prizes.
With businesses working to clean-up and get back to their normal routines these luncheons are now even more important for business owners in order to bring in customers and clients. As businesses re-open, getting the attention of the media is a great way to make sure the public knows the “Open” sign is in your window.
Reporters and broadcast producers are always on the lookout for great stories about local businesses. How can you get them to pay attention to yours? At How to Get Discovered by the Media, attendees will have an unprecedented opportunity to ask this question directly to local experts representing media outlets including magazines, newspapers, television, radio and online news. Panelists will share stories from the trenches to illustrate how to create an effective pitch, as well as avoid the media’s pet peeves.
The Naples meeting will be emceed by Sue Huff, owner of E. Sue Huff and Associates, and will feature a panel including Gulfshore Business Editor-in-Chief Phil Borchmann, WWDT Telemundo Video Journalist Marilyn Ponce, Naples Daily News Metro Editor Kristyn Wellesley, Fox 4 Morning Blend Host Stephanie Summers, Guerilla Media Owner Hope Daley, Florida Weekly Editor Cindy Pierce and Way-FM Station Manager Tom Sullivan.
The Fort Myers meeting will be emceed by Mei-Mei Chan, former publisher at The News-Press Media Group and will feature a panel including Fox 4 Morning Blend Host Stephanie Summers, News-Press Storytelling Coach Steve McQuilkin, Gulfshore Business Editor-in-Chief Phil Borchmann, Florida Weekly Senior Editor Betty Wells, WINK TV Anchor Deanne Brink, Noticias WINK Anchor Stephanie Becerra, Way-FM Station Manager Tom Sullivan and CTN10 TV General Manager Paul Lodato.
Naples lunch registration
Registration on or before Wednesday, Sept. 27 will be $25 for members, $30 for guests.
Fort Myers lunch registration
Registration on or before Thursday, Sept. 28 will be $25 for members, $30 for guests.
The Naples meeting will be sponsored by Dr. Sonia Rocha at Tower Dental Arts and the featured non-profit is NCH Community Blood Center.
The Fort Myers meeting will be sponsored Christina Schwinn at Pavese Law Firm and the featured non-profit is Junior Achievement.
Non-members are encouraged to attend two meetings, then consider joining us to be part of the Above Board Chamber of Florida. To become a member, contact Jeanne Sweeney at 239.910.7426.
Special thanks to our 2017 yearly sponsors: CONRIC PR & Marketing, Fuller Online Solutions, E. Sue Huff and Associates, Pulse Technology Solutions, LLC, Spada Salon & Day Spa, Your Walking Billboard, Charlie McDonald Photography, Lady in Pink Photography and Signarama North Fort Myers.
The Above Board Chamber of Florida is dedicated to bringing people of all faiths together within the community, in the workplace and amongst one another. Their mission is to supply members with the tools that will allow them to take every aspect of their lives Above Board. For more information on the event or on how to become a member of the Above Board Chamber, contact Jeanne Sweeney at 239.910.7426 or visit AboveBoardChamber.com.