Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association event features roundtable sessions with representatives from local, regional and national media outlets
Sarasota, Fla. – September 26, 2019 – The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) is hosting its annual “Meet the Media” event, which offers guests an opportunity to network with local, regional and national media and get an insider’s look at today’s newsroom. PR and communications professionals, nonprofit groups, and other interested individuals will benefit from the opportunity to meet news representatives face-to-face and get expert advice on effective communications approaches, tips for story pitching and how to develop authentic relationships with the media.
The event will be held on Thursday, October 17, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (Event and Conference Center, 4740 Cattleman Road, Sarasota). Tickets for the program are $45/FPRA members, $55/guests; cost includes breakfast. To register, visit cwcfpra.com/events. Breakfast will be provided by Der Dutchman.
This year’s participating media representatives include: Brandi Broxson, senior editor, Real Simple; Michelle Boudin, award-winning television reporter and contributor to People Magazine; Alexis Muellner, editor, Tampa Bay Business Journal; Arden Robbins, VP of marketing and communications, WEDU; Eric Garwood, managing editor, Observer Media Group; Ernest Hooper, editor and columnist, Tampa Bay Times; Kerry Sheridan, reporter, WUSF; Laura Finaldi, retail and tourism reporter, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Hallie Peilet, anchor, SNN; Mark Gordon, managing editor, Business Observer; Patricia Horwell, editor, Venice Florida Weekly; and Rick Johnson, general manager, WGCU.
“Our annual event offers attendees crucial networking opportunities with media from national to local outlets, print to radio and everything in between,” says Kim Livengood, APR, CPRC, president of CWC-FPRA. “The fast pace of today’s technological advances makes this event critical to attend to stay abreast of how best to communicate and pitch the media. We know this program is extremely beneficial to our area PR and communications professionals.”
Meet the Media is sponsored by Next Mart and FCCI.
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association meets monthly for professional development luncheons and networking. Visitwww.cwcfpra.com for more information.
About The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA)
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is a network of more than 100 public relations, marketing and communications professionals from Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties who come together for professional development and to build a network of peers. As an active part of the oldest statewide public relations organization in our country, CWC-FPRA takes pride in its 50-plus year history of presenting stimulating programs and advancing the professional growth of its members. The mission of the Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. For more about CWC-FPRA, go to cwcfpra.com.