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Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in In The News | 0 comments

Seminars show businesses how to get discovered by the media

Seminars show businesses how to get discovered by the media

It’s publicity made simple for Southwest Florida businesses. More than $20,000 worth of commercial time, ad placement and other prizes will be given away at the Above Board Chamber of Florida’s upcoming “How to Get Discovered by the Media” luncheons.

Only chamber members are eligible to receive the prizes, but the chamber is discounting membership by $25 until Sept. 13. Existing members who recruit new businesses into the chamber by the end of the luncheons receive extra chances to win.

During the meetings, prominent local media and public relations professionals will share insider tips for businesses that want to get features, mentions and more on television, radio, print and digital media. Attendees can ask questions of the panel and receive advice tailored to their businesses.

The first luncheon, slated for Monday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Naples on 5111 Tamiami Trail N., will feature Sue Huff as master of ceremonies. Huff is the owner of E. Sue Huff & Associates Inc., a Marketing and Management Consulting firm.

The following panelists will appear at the Naples luncheon:

  • Jeff Butera, ABC-7 anchor.
  • Mayela Rosales, co-founder and executive vice president of Media Vista Group, a multi-platform Hispanic-owned media company.
  • Robbie Spencer, Florida Weekly managing editor.
  • Karen P. Moore, Southwest Florida Business Today publisher.
  • Kristyn Wellesley, Southwest Florida regional breaking news editor for the USA Today Network-Florida and health and business editor of the Naples Daily News.
  • Dave Elliott, host of The Dave Elliott Show on WGUF-FM.
  • Rob Wardlaw, associate publisher of Gulfshore Business, Gulfshore Business Daily and This Week in Real Estate.

Register at AboveBoardChamber.com or call 239-910-7426. The cost on or before Friday, Sept. 7 is $28 for members and $32 for non-members. After Sept. 7, it’s $32 for members and $38 for non-members.

Sponsors of the Naples luncheon are Best Home Services, Tri-Town Construction, CONRIC PR & Marketing, Naples Florida Design and E. Sue Huff & Associates Inc.

The second luncheon will be Thursday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel on 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. Connie Ramos-Williams, president and chief marketing officer of CONRIC PR & Marketing, will serve as master of ceremonies.

These panelists will appear at the Fort Myers event:

  • Lois Thome, WINK News anchor.
  • Kellie Burns, NBC-2 anchor.
  • Paul Lodato, general manager of the Christian Television Network.
  • Betty L. Wells, senior editor of the Fort Myers Florida Weekly.
  • Steve McQuilkin, storytelling coach for The News-Press.
  • Mayela Rosales, co-founder and executive vice president of Media Vista Group, a multi-platform Hispanic-owned media company.
  • Nik Thompson, Hello SWFL project leader.
  • Karen P. Moore, Southwest Florida Business Today publisher.
  • Tom Sullivan, station manager of WAY-FM.
  • Andrew Warfield, Business Observer editor.

Register at AboveBoardChamber.com or call 239-910-7426. The cost on or before Friday, Sept. 7 is $28 for members and $33 for non-members. After Sept. 7, it’s $32 for members and $38 for non-members.

The Fort Myers luncheon is sponsored by Best Home Services, Tri-Town Construction, CONRIC PR & Marketing and FOX Insurance.

Members can purchase display table space for $35 at each meeting. That fee is waived for nonprofit members.