2018 Scholarship Competition Information

Marketing/advertising college students in the mid-Atlantic region are invited to enter the 2018 Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. Scholarship Competition to win a $3,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to the annual convention. Click below for more information and application.

2018 Sales Management Conference Announced

Blockade Runner Resort Hotel

The Blockade Runner Resort Hotel in Wrightsville Beach, NC has been chosen as the site for the March 22-24, 2018 Sales Management Conference. We have met here twice since 2003 and our attendees voiced their desire to return.

We have secured attractive rates for this upscale Oceanfront Property – $135.00+ taxes per night for a single or double room with Oceanview. In addition, the hotel is providing a full breakfast for each conference attendee registered in the hotel. Also, included with the rooms is Valet Parking. This is a very popular destination and our room block will go quickly so make your reservations now. We have 20 rooms on Wednesday 21st, 40 rooms on Thursday and Friday 22nd and 23rd and only 10 rooms for Saturday 24th. And once our reservation block expires on February 28th we can only get rooms based on availability and normal rates which are currently $170.00 per night. We suggest making room reservations ASAP by calling 910-256-2251 and identifying Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E.sea oats

George Coleman, Program Chairman, is already working on planning the conference sessions and will be announcing the details as they are confirmed.

David Singleton, Tearsheet Contest Chairman, is working with past chairpersons to tweak the categories to make the contest more relative. He will be announcing the changes in the upcoming weeks.

Watch www.midatlanticname.com for updates from 2017 attendee results from ideas they garnered from the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant conference.

Mark your calendar and include this conference in your 2018 budgets. Your investment in time and money will pay immediate dividends following the conference.

See you in Wrightsville Beach!



Ky Lindsay presents Shaun Fogarty, past president a beautiful plaque in appreciation of his service.

Lindsay Elected President

Ky Lindsay, President, Keister Williams Newspaper Services, Charlottesville, VA served as Program Chairman of the March 2017 Sales Management Conference held March 23-25 in Charleston/Mt. Pleasant, SC.  All conference sessions were well attended and proved to be extremely valuable.  John Cash, President, Mid-Atlantic Scholarship Foundation, presented the 2017 Alex Busick Memorial Scholarship to Cala Adair of the University of South Carolina during the Annual Scholarship Luncheon.  George Coleman, Chairman 2017 Tearsheet Contest presented the contest awards at the Annual Banquet. The Induction of Officers and Directors concluded the Annual Banquet with Ky Lindsay accepting the Presidency of Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E.  Ky shared his vision of the upcoming year and presented out-going President Shaun Fogarty, Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA a beautiful plaque in appreciation of his service.

Pictured with members of the Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E Scholarship Foundation Committee, from left are: Pat Taylor, Board member; Cathy Agee, Treasurer; Ken Warren, Board member; Cala Adair, winner; John Cash, President; Sissy Smith, Board member.

Pictured with members of the Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E Scholarship Foundation Committee, from left are: Pat Taylor, Board member; Cathy Agee, Treasurer; Ken Warren, Board member; Cala Adair, winner; John Cash, President; Sissy Smith, Board member.

2017 Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. Scholarship Award Announced

The 2017 Alex Busick Memorial Scholarship Award in the amount of $5,000 has been awarded to Cala Adair of Greenville, SC and who attends the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. John E. Cash, President of the Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. (Newspaper Advertising Marketing Executives) Scholarship Foundation, introduced Cala at the annual conference Charleston/Mt. Pleasant, SC on March 24, 2017, where she was among the top newspaper advertising and marketing executives in the seven-state region.

Click here to read the entire Press Release.

Click here to view Cala’s winning entry.



2017 Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. Conference Guide is now available!

Please click to view the 2017 Conference Guide, which includes information on the Early Registration Contest, Idea Exchange, Hotel Reservations and more!


Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. Announces 2017 Annual Tearsheet Competition

Please click below to read more about this contest and for entry information.  Deadline is January 27, 2017.

charleston12017 Sales Management Conference

The site and dates for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. Sales Management Conference were announced at the Winston-Salem conference.  We will be returning to the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Holiday Inn at the base of the beautiful Arthur Ravenel Bridge in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  The dates are set for March 23-25.  Program Chairman Ky Lindsay is already planning the conference, which according to Ky, will be packed full of revenue producing ideas, best practices and operational information.  Because of the unique offerings of the Charleston area, there will bcharleston2e a special Low-country Luncheon and Tour offered on Saturday afternoon following the conclusion of the conference and a group dinner planned for that evening.  The low room rate of $139 per night includes FREE buffet breakfasts for hotel guests, FREE parking and the hotel is extending the rate to include Saturday night.

Please mark your calendars NOW and budget to attend!   


Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. President, Shaun Fogarty, thanks attendees of the 2016 conference and requests your ideas for driving membership as well as ideas for the 2017 conference. Click here to read more!


Publisher praised by peers

By Diane Turbyfill

Posted May. 1, 2016 at 6:29 AM

The Gazette’s publisher garnered regional recognition Friday night.

Lucy Talley received the Honorary Life Membership award from the Mid-Atlantic Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives.

Talley is regional vice president for the South Atlantic region for GateHouse Media. She oversees operations at The Gazette, The Star and multiple newspapers in Tennessee, and North and South Carolina.

She was recognized by an organization which promotes education, the importance of newspapers in the community and relationships among newspaper advertising associates.

Talley came to Gastonia two years ago, bringing with her more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper business.

Lucy Talley

Lucy Talley

“This has been the most humbling experience of my professional career. I appreciate all who thought I was worthy of this recognition. I am proud of our industry and to share this award with past winners – many of whom I know personally and call friends,” Talley said.

Gazette and Star Advertising Director Konrad La Prade said it was no surprise to hear that his boss was recognized for encouraging success and fostering teamwork.

“Lucy is, without question, one of the best people I’ve ever worked for. She is equally full of ideas and willing to listen to her people,” he said. “She constantly moves obstacles out of the way of her team while inspiring her people to excel.”

The Mid-Atlantic Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives is an association with membership in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The association has awarded 55 Honorary Life Memberships, and Talley’s makes the 56th.

Talley received the award Friday night at the group’s annual conference in Winston-Salem.

She is a member of the association and served as director and officer in 2003-2004.

Under her leadership, the newspapers Talley heads have won numerous state and regional awards.

“Lucy is my kind of publisher,” said Hunter Bretzius, executive editor of The Gazette and The Star. “She’s there when you need her to support the newsroom but never in the way of daily operation. She never wavers in her commitment to the role news and news gathering plays in the newspaper as a whole. She’s funny, she’s strong, she’s smart. If I’m ever in a foxhole, I hope Lucy is there to share it,”

Keith Raffone, general manager of The Gazette and The Star, lauded Talley’s hard work and compassion.

“Over my career I have had the pleasure of working with really good people and some great ones as well. Lucy is one of those great ones,” he said. “She understands the complexity of the issues we all deal with and facilitates solutions that are strong yet compassionate. Working for her I can say I never worked harder or had more fun doing it.”

You can reach Diane Turbyfill at 704-869-1817 and www.Twitter.com/GazetteDiane.