Media experts want to tell your business’ story – learn how to pitch it effectively
Registration is now open for the annual return of Above Board Chamber of Florida’s most popular luncheon program, How to Get Discovered by the Media, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 at City Pier, 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers and Monday, Sept. 14 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. This meeting fills up quickly, and reservations are required at www.aboveboardchamber.com.
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. These 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 Fort Myers meeting will be emceed by Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing and will feature a panel including: FOX4 News Director Eric Maze; Pason Gaddis, President and Publisher of Florida Weekly; Cindy McCurry Ross, Executive Director of Fort Myers News-Press;
Karen P. Moore, Publisher of Southwest Florida Business Today; Jean Gruss, Lee and Collier Editor for the Business Observer; Rob Wardlaw, Associate Publisher of Gulfshore Business Magazine; and AJ Lurie, Director of Sales for Beasley Media Group.
The Naples meeting will be emceed by Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff and Associates and will feature a panel including: Penny Fisher, Associate Editor at Naples Daily News; Phil Borchmann, Editor
of Gulfshore Business Magazine; Cindy Pierce, Managing Editor of Florida Weekly; Denyse Smith Mesnik, APR, VP of Corporate Communications for Beasley Media Group; Karen P. Moore, Publisher of Southwest Florida Business Today; Jean Gruss, Lee and Collier Editor for the Business Observer; and FOX 4 Anchor Kelli Dame.
The Fort Myers meeting will be sponsored by Ita Neymontin, Regional Counsel for the Second District Court of Appeal; Pavese Law Firm Partner Christina Harris Schwinn; and Kay Bork, owner and fashion stylist at Impressions. The Naples meeting will be sponsored by Vicki Tracy, Director of The Arlington of Naples, and Kay Bork, owner and fashion stylist at Impressions.
Fort Myers lunch registration
Registration on or before Friday, Sept. 4 will be $28 for members, $33 for guests. After Sept. 4, registration is $30 members, $35 guests. RSVP required at www.aboveboardchamber.com.
Naples lunch registration
Registration on or before Thursday, Sept. 10 will be $25 for members, $28 for guests. After Sept. 10, registration will be $28 for members, $33 for guests. RSVP required at www.aboveboardchamber.com.
Non-members are encouraged to attend two meetings, then consider joining us to be part of the Above Board Chamber of Florida. For more information on the event visit the Above Board Chamber’s Facebook page. To become a member of the Above Board Chamber, contact Jeanne Sweeney at 239.910.7426.
The Above Board Chamber of Florida is dedicated to bringing people of faith 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 www.aboveboardchamber.com.