The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association Presents: Annual Media Breakfast 

October 13 Ÿ Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The event features a panel discussion with broadcast media representatives and roundtable sessions with editors from regional print publications. 


Sarasota, FL. (October 1, 2016) The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) is hosting its annual Media Breakfast on October 13, 8-11 a.m., at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $45 for FPRA members; $55 for guests. Tickets include breakfast; additionally, attendees will receive a 2016-2017 media directory, which includes contact information and preferences of area assignment editors, reporters, freelance writers and other members of the media. To register, visit

“Each year, the FPRA Media Breakfast offers attendees crucial networking opportunities with regional media representatives,” says Mischa Kirby, president of the CWC-FPRA. “Public relations and communications professionals, nonprofit groups and other interested individuals are given the rare opportunity to meet local news representatives in person and discover new ways to effectively communicate with the media.”

According to Kirby, the program will begin with a panel discussion featuring area broadcast media representatives. Panel members include Kim Kuizon, a reporter for Fox 13; Joey Panek, the senior producer of ABC-7’s “Suncoast View,” and Craig Burdick, the news director for SNN-6. The panel will discuss ways regional news outlets are reinventing themselves across multiple platforms.

Following the panel discussion, a series of rotating roundtables of attendees and media professionals will give attendees the opportunity to speak with eight to 10 media representatives from a variety of media formats. Editors and writers from the Observer Media Group, 941CEO, SRQ Magazine, Flamingo Magazine and others will offer their expertise and advice during the session.

The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association meets monthly for professional development luncheons and networking. Visit for the latest details.

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. The organization’s 16 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit