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
Sue Huff is the owner of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. – Marketing & Management Consulting. She provides strategic marketing and management consulting services to owners and managers of small and mid-size businesses, as well as non-profit organizations. Founded in 1994, the firm works to help clients reach their marketing and PR goals. Huff’s career began in the newspaper industry and has included TV, radio, and ownership of a chain of print shops. www.ESueHuff.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our Media Panelists
Peter Busch is a multiple EMMY award winning journalist who anchors NBC2 News at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11pm. He won three consecutive Emmys for news reporting during his time at KPHO in Phoenix. In Southwest Florida, he has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award twice. The first was for a series of stories on Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games. The second was for his reporting from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Sheila Book began in broadcasting in 1993 as a Video Editor. While working full time for the NBC/FOX affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, she was also launching into radio as an On Air Personality for WXEG (The Edge). After 14 years on Dayton TV and Radio, she made her way to South Florida. You can hear Sheila on various TV and Radio stations across the U.S. and can catch her LIVE every weekday morning on Sunny 106.3. Sheila@sheilabook.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 email@example.com
Eric Strachan, an award-winning journalist, is the editor of Florida Weekly’s Naples and Bonita Springs editions. Previously, he had a 30-year career with the Naples Daily News in many newsroom roles and was its senior managing editor before leaving the newspaper in 2013. Prior to joining Florida Weekly in 2019, he was the director of research/private investigator with a boutique consulting firm that specializes in comprehensive, detailed investment research and due diligence. Eric Strachan – Editor Naples Florida Weekly firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tim Aten is managing editor of Gulfshore Business magazine. A Southwest Florida journalist since 1998, Tim has documented local growth and development in his weekly newspaper column for 15 years. He previously was news editor of the Naples Daily News, managing editor of the Key West Citizen and a city editor at newspapers in Northeast Ohio. He started his media career as a radio news announcer and disc jockey. Tim.Aten@GulfshoreBusiness.com
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.
Mark Bickel is the Audience Development Director for The News-Press and Naples Daily News, part of the USA TODAY Network-Florida. He’s been in Southwest Florida since 2004. Bickel has held a variety of positions during his 33-year career with Gannett Co. In his current role, Bickel is responsible for the newsroom’s key revenue generating initiatives, including growing digital subscribers. He collaborates with leadership to develop bold strategies and serves as champion for paid subscriber growth plans.
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.
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.