Meeting/Event Information

Meet the Press: Building Strong Media Relationships

May 02, 2018
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

What If...West
410 St. John's Church Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

You have exciting news to share! You’ve posted, tweeted, and blasted your latest service announcement, exciting project win, or new hire. But how do you get the media to pick up your story for greater exposure and higher credibility? You’ll be competing for space with other news and press releases, but there are key things you can do to increase the likelihood yours will be published. The same applies to thought leadership pieces and other content marketing. What’s the secret to sparking an editor’s interest? How do you identify topics that will appeal to the media and your audience? What’s the best approach to working collaboratively with the media?

SMPS Central PA, KCA, and PRSA Central PA are joining forces to bring you an inside perspective on getting your news published. Join your peers on May 2 to hear a panel of media professionals from diverse news outlets respond to questions about their decision criteria and priorities for selecting topics.

Panelists from the following media outlets will be participating in the discussion:

Tim Lambert, Multimedia News Director

Barbara Hough Roda, Executive Editor

Lindsay Andrews, Communications Manager
PA Chamber/Catalyst Magazine

Kyle Grimes, President & General Manager

Jason Scott, Staff Reporter
Central Penn Business Journal


Program Schedule:

Registration & Networking
3:00 - 3:30pm

Panel Discussion
3:30 - 5:00pm

Networking & Happy Hour
5:00 - 6:30pm


Click HERE to see who is attending!


Annual Gold Sponsors:

Annual Silver Sponsors:

Annual Bronze Sponsors:

Boyle Construction, Inc.
Buchart Horn, Inc. 

Benchmark Construction 

In-Kind Sponsors:
Kinsley Education Center
SKELLY and LOY, Inc.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations made 24-hours prior to the event will be fully refunded.  Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event.

Photography Disclaimer

Photos are frequently taken at our chapter events.  The SMPS Central PA Chapter has the right to use photos from our events for any purpose, including but not limited to use in publications, on social media, in the newsletter, promotional materials, or on our website.

Charitable Contributions Disclaimer

Although payments and contributions to SMPS Central Pennsylvania are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes, they may be deductible as business expenses under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Annual Sponsors!