10/30/2014 – President’s Column

Happy Holidays! As we move through the final months of the year, expending more energy, resources and determination to make this holiday season more profitable than the last, I wanted to take a moment to give thanks. Your Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. Board of Directors have worked tirelessly in developing an incredible program for our Spring 2015 conference. Each session provides relevant and timely information from which any newspaper regardless of size will benefit.

We will be in the beautiful city of Savannah, March 5 – 7th, and I encourage you to bring your spouse or significant other for a unique opportunity to partake in the Savannah Walking Tour the city with the infamous Savannah Dan. The conference hotel will be the amazing Savannah Riverfront Marriott and the conference room reservations are being accepted. The room rate is $139 single/double; we urge you to make reservations NOW. Call 912-233-7722 and use Group Code – N.A.M.E.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to remind our members of the importance of attending this conference. We are one of the few organizations left that is dedicated and committed to the sustainability of our industry. We have, bar none, some of the most creative and innovative minds whose main focus is to develop programs that provide a solid ROI. I highly encourage you to reach out to your network of peers to extend an invitation to them to attend this conference. Conference registration packets will be mailed in early January.

Finally, as a reminder we have stepped up to the 21st century and now provide to you a more convenient way to submit your tearsheets electronically.  Deadline is January 23, 2015 and I am anxious to see the great creative work that you are doing at your properties.  Read more about the contest here.

I look forward to seeing you in Savannah!

President – Leslie Kahana
Advertising Director
Times Free Press
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Chattanooga TN 37403
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Email: lkahana@timesfreepress.com