The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will hold its annual Media Breakfast event on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Airport/Town Center in Fort Myers. A panel of local media professionals will address current media trends and share insights on the future of journalism.

Panelist will include Phil Borchmann, editor, Gulfshore Business; Jimmy Dean, editor, Harbor Style magazine; Jean Gruss, editor, Business Observer; Darrel Lieze-Adams, executive news director, Waterman Broadcasting (NBC2 and ABC7); Steve McQuilkin, business and real estate editor, The News-Press Media Group; and Osvaldo Padilla, editor, Florida Weekly.

The cost to attend is $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers and $15 for students. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting The deadline for reservations is Monday, June 9, 2014. The Holiday Inn Airport/Town Center is located at 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers.

This event is sponsored by Shell Point Retirement Community and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C. Additional sponsorships are still available. For more details or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Jessica Boles at 941-347-6407 or email at

The Florida Public Relations Association was founded in 1938 and is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA is dedicated to programs and activities for public relations professionals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For additional information, please visit the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA website at