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Lee County: How to Get Discovered by the Media

Lee County: How to Get Discovered by the Media is back in 2021

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!

DATE & TIME

October 14, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907

COST
$33 members
$35 non-members
early bird prices

RSVP Now

or directly here:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/regform?llr=e6s4z9fab&oeidk=a07eifcnnvmd9992318

How to Get Discovered by the Media Lee County Sponsors

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

Alan Campbell, Anchor for NBC-2 News Today. Alan was born and raised in Toronto Canada.  Alan always dreamed about being a professional hockey player, but when that didn’t work out he did the next best thing, and work on cruise ships for 6 years traveling the world.  During his travels, Alan decided a career in broadcast journalism was going to be what he wanted to do.  He started his career in Charleston, South Carolina.  After 3 years, Alan moved to Texas and was the morning anchor for four years at a station along the southern border. He then went to Detroit and worked as the evening anchor/reporter for four years.  Now he is the morning anchor at NBC2 and is loving life in Southwest Florida and is so grateful for this amazing opportunity.

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.

Wendy Tooley, Sales Director at Gulfshore Life for 21 years and in the magazine advertising business for 30 years.  A veteran in the business, her career began in advertising with the launch of Men’s Health Magazine.  She loves providing marketing experience to local companies big and small.  When she is not working, Wendy loves spending time with her husband Todd, her daughter Brooke who is currently attending FGCU and her son Brayden a Jr. in high school.

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.  editor@swfloridabusinesstoday.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 paul@ctntv.net

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.

Jeanne Sweeney, CEO/Founder

Above Board Chamber of Florida
239-910-7426
www.aboveboardchamber.com

DATE & TIME

October 14, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907

COST
$33 members
$35 non-members
early bird prices

RSVP Now

or directly here:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/regform?llr=e6s4z9fab&oeidk=a07eifcnnvmd9992318


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