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Gig Harbor Arts Commission Presents Workshop "Making Friends with the Media"

Gig Harbor, Wash. September 24th – The City of Gig Harbor’s Arts Commission, a volunteer organization, will present a workshop “Making Friends with the Media”, Tuesday, October 13th from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor. The free workshop is open to the public.

Local non-profit organizations, small businesses and anyone who desires to learn how to use media for promotion is invited. A panel of local media and marketing professionals will be available including:

Spencer Abersold - KGHP General Manager

Dave Davison – Writer, Tacoma Weekly

Ric Hallock – Gig Harbor Life Editor

Tyler Hemstreet – The Peninsula Gateway Editor

Dave Peterson - NWTravel Magazine Publisher

Rosemary Ponnekanti – Writer, The News Tribune

Karen Scott – City of Gig Harbor Tourism & Communications Director

Ken Swarner -- Weekly Volcano Editor

Scott Turner – Key Peninsula News Editor

Attendees will learn some tips on writing press releases; why, when and where to send press releases; and input from professionals on what they are looking for in press releases. Time will be available to ask questions as well as provide the Arts Commission ideas for future workshops.

This event is the first in a series of educational programs the Gig Harbor Arts Commission is planning in an effort to assist local groups, organizations and small businesses in learning how to get their message heard.

For additional information contact Charlee Glock-Jackson, Gig Harbor Arts Commission, at (253) 857-5604

Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City www.gigharborguide.com

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