The Above Board Chamber of Florida Presents
“How to Get Discovered by the Media!”
Plus prizes for the best mask!
Members and Friends of the Above Board Chamber of Florida, It is time for everyone’s favorite Lee County meeting when members can win great media prizes! 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? This year attendees will have an unprecedented opportunity to ask questions directly to our SWFL media! Plus,there will be over $30,000 worth of media prizes and other great prizes for members in SWFL!
To add a little more excitement to the events, everyone is encouraged to participate in a face mask competition.The members with the most creative, crazy, and zany masks will win prizes! Come ready to learn and to have fun!
Meet our Emcee
Connie Ramos Williams is the Chief Marketing Officer, Founder, and President at CONRIC pr + marketing. CONRIC pr + marketing is recognized as one of the leading strategic branding, digital marketing, website development, advertising, and public relations agencies in Southwest Florida. It’s the agency the Above Board Chamber of Florida and hundreds of local, regional and national companies turn to and trust for comprehensive marketing support that exceeds expectations and garners awards. For a free consultation contact Connie Ramos-Williams at 239-690-9840, Connie@ConricPR.com, or visit https://www.conricpr.com/
Meet the Media Stars
Krista Fogelsong, Main Anchor ABC7 NEWS AT 6, 7, AND 11PM. Krista has had a very diverse life, from bottle feeding baby lambs growing up on a ranch in Montana, to painting house on Long Island, and Hotel Concierge in NYC. She was a nanny to four children on Long Island, before college in North Dakota. She has a special place in her heart for shelter dogs and has two rescue dog children of her own #Adoptdontshop Cabo and Tuco. Krista spends her free time teaching spin, fitness, and yoga. She even teaches at resorts around the Caribbean so she can her husband Lance can trave even more. Krista loves SWFL and delivering news to people who call it home.
AJ Lurie started his career with Beasley Media Group in 2007 in Fort Myers, FL. After overseeing Beasley’s Delaware market the last 4 years, AJ has moved back to serve as the Vice President and Market Manager of the SWFL Market. He is a graduate of Florida State University. AJ served as the Chairman of the State Broadcasters Association Board for Maryland, DC, and Delaware. And sits on the board for the Florida Association of Broadcasters.
Steve McQuilkin is the Senior Manager for Content, Regional Business and Environment Editor, Topic Team Leader and Storytelling Coach at The News-Press and Naples Daily News. In his position, he helps all of the reporters, plus his own team, find, report, and write stories with impact and relevance in Southwest Florida. He has twice served as the business editor and has also led the education team. He has also been executive metro editor, data editor, and real estate editor.
Jane Monreal, is the weeknight evening anchor and investigative reporter at FOX 4 at 6, 10, and 11. Before moving to her home state, she worked in Los Angeles, Denver, South Texas, and Kansas City. Jane was nominated for an Emmy and was a first place recipient of the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists for Investigative Series. Jane is married and a University of Miami alum.
Mindy Roosa is the Associate Publisher of Gulfshore Life and has been with the company for more than 8 years. She was previously an account executive where she enjoyed seeing the transformation of her clients through effective marketing. A Naples native, Mindy moved back to the community in 2010 to be closer to her family and raise her daughter. She loves to help local businesses see value in community engagement and partnering with our editorial team to help them gain additional exposure.
Eric Raddatz is the Presentation Editor/ Fort Myers Editor at Florida Weekly. He serves as the Editor and Creative Director at Ave Maria Sun and Babcock Ranch Telegraph, as well as Presentation Editor for West Villages Journal. He is an editor, columnist, writer and filmmaker. He is also a regular contributor for NBC in Fort Myers, the host of “T.G.I.M.” and the founder of the Naples and Fort Myers Film Festivals. Eraddatz@floridaweekly.com
Andres Felipe Paz, Publisher at Todos Magazine. TODOS Magazine is a modern, updated and refreshing publication, aimed at the Hispanic reader who seeks to develop successfully and receive quality information in their own language. With its dual platform, print / digital it aims to create a new editorial concept by uniting creators, advertisers and readers with the common goal of excellence and success. TODOS Magazine offers a monthly distribution.
Jacob Ogles is the print editor of Southwest Florida Business Today. He previously worked as senior editor for SRQ Magazine and first came to Southwest Florida as a reporter for The News-Press. He also contributes to Florida Politics and The Advocate. The long-time Floridian’s work has appeared in Wired, Vibe, The Leesburg Daily Commercial and The San Bernardino Sun. email@example.com
Paul Lodato was hired July 2005 as the youngest general manager of the Christian Television Network which was founded in Florida in 1979 and in Southwest Florida in 1995. CTN Southwest Florida (WRXY) is the only local full power faith and family broadcast Television station. Paul founded Florida Pastors Network and is the host & executive producer of the weekly international broadcast. Christian Television Network now reaching over 53 million homes weekly in the United States. www.ctntelevision.com Paul Lodato – CTN General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an in-person event. The cost of the in-person event is $33 for members and $35 for non-members with early bird pricing.
Our focus will be on subjects that will help you and your business. If you need help in any area, please let us know so that we can get you the proper information that will help you. You can email the chamber at Jeanne@aboveboardchamber.com, or you may call me at 239-910-7426. Special thank you to CONRIC PR and Marketing for helping us market this event.