The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will host a media panel during its November lunch meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops. The panel will present, “’Tis the Season for Holiday Story Pitches!” to discuss guidelines for generating solid story pitches for clients and organizations during the upcoming holiday season, including tips on what the media wishes you would not send their way.

Panelists will include Tammy Ayer, editor of Grandeur magazine, part of The News-Press Media Group; Darrel Lieze-Adams, executive news director and manager of promotions for Waterman Broadcasting (NBC2 and ABC7); and Lois Thome, anchor for WINK News.

The cost to attend the luncheon meeting is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students with advance reservations. Reservations can be made by visiting  Walk-ins are welcome for an additional $5. The advance reservations deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

PLEASE NOTE: The location for the monthly Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA luncheons has changed to the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, Fla. 33907.

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