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May General Membership Luncheon - 05/16/2017

Price: $25.00

Date: May 16, 2017

"I'm a Local-ish" with First Watch Restaurants' Eleni Kouvatsos
Tuesday, May. 16
The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $25 members, $35 non-members, $15 students

First Watch is a local, neighborhood restaurant that is so proud to be part of this community – they just happen to have hundreds of locations in 26 states.

In this presentation, Eleni Kouvatsos, First Watch's Public Relations and Communications Manager, will speak on:

  • How First Watch has maintained a local, neighborhood feel and brand loyalty as it grows and thrives
  • Why media relationships and localized social media efforts are more important now than ever before
  • The benefits of leveraging mobile marketing at the local level, across all channels

About our speaker
Eleni Kouvatsos joined the First Watch team in January 2015 after graduating from the University of Florida in 2014. As a public relations and communications manager for the company, she manages every public relations function for the 300-restaurant entity including publicity and media relations, community involvement, sponsorships and events, customer service, social media, branding projects and more.

Annual Nonprofit Day - "The Changing Face of Philanthropy" - 05/18/2017

Price: $20.00

Date: May 18, 2017

FPRA's annual Nonprofit Day is an opportunity for Southwest Florida's  philanthropic organizations - and those interested in learning more about SWFL's charity landscape - can gather to learn from local industry experts on topics to enhance your community reach and impact (at a discount from our usual General Membership Luncheon cost!).

This year's event will include topics such as crossover in development and PR; how to distinguish yourself in a sea of nonprofits; and donor relationship building.

Our agenda for the day:

  • 9 a.m.- Start time, networking and breakfast
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.- Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC- VP Development & Communications SWFL Community Foundation- "Commonalities and Crossover of Development and Public Relations”
  • 10 -10:30 a.m.- Sara Jordan- Development Manager at PACE Center for Girls- “How to Distinguish Yourself in a Sea of Non-Profits"
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m.- Julie Pedretti, FACHE, APR- Director of Development- NCH Healthcare Foundation- “Relationship Building and Finding New Donor Prospects”
  • 11:30 a.m. - Wrap up