Above Board Chamber of Florida presents How to Get Discovered by the Media

For the sixth year, Above Board Chamber of Florida presents its popular luncheon program, How to Get Discovered by the Media, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers and Monday, Sept. 12 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. 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. 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, chief marketing officer and president of CONRIC PR & Marketing, and will feature a panel including: Gulfshore Business Magazine Associate Publisher Rob Wardlaw, FOX4 Morning Anchor Chris Shaw, WWDT Telemundo Senior Account Executive Margaret Escobedo, Fort Myers News-Press Storytelling Coach Steve McQuilkin, Business Observer Deputy Managing Editor Mark Gordon, Fort Myers Florida Weekly Managing Editor Betty Wells, Southwest Florida Business Today Publisher Karen Moore, Beasley Media Group Director of Sales AJ Lurie and CALL FM Founder Rob Robbins.
 
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 Senior Account Executive Margaret Escobedo, Naples Daily News Business Editor Darren Nielsen, WINK-TV Anchor Lois Thome, Business Observer Deputy Managing Editor Mike Gordon, Southwest Florida Business Today Publisher Karen Moore, Naples/Bonita Springs Florida Weekly Managing Editor Cindy Pierce, Beasley Media Group General Sales Manager Bob Turner and CALL FM Founder Rob Robbins.
 
Fort Myers lunch registration
Registration on or before Thursday, Sept. 1 will be $25 for members, $30 for guests. After Sept. 1, registration will be $28 for members and $33 for guests.
 
Naples lunch registration
Registration on or before Friday, Sept. 2 will be $25 for members, $30 for guests. After Sept. 2, registration will be $28 for members, $35 for guests.
 
The Fort Myers meeting is sponsored by Ellen Fox of Fox Insurance and Ingrid Fuller of Fuller Online Solutions. The Naples meeting is sponsored by Florice Hodges of Best Home Services, Brian Chapman of State Insurance Agency and Ingrid Fuller of Fuller Online Solutions. Annual sponsors include CONRIC PR & Marketing, Fuller Online Solutions and Charlie McDonald Photography.
 
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 of the Above Board Chamber, contact Jeanne Sweeney at 239.910.7426.
 
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 www.aboveboardchamber.com.