VISALIA – On April 22 students from the Visalia Young Entrepreneurs Academy will meet with local media professionals to learn the do’s and don’ts of working with the media.
Six students groups will be launching their new businesses at the upcoming State of the Chamber Expo to be held on May 13 at the Holiday Inn. In preparation for this event students are learning how small businesses can utilize the media to help grow their customer base and create awareness of their products and services. Each of the businesses is currently writing their first press release.
The Media Professionals Panel session will allow the students to ask questions and learn what makes a good press release, how to get a story covered, and how to prepare for an interview. The panelists will share stories of best and worst interviews, and how they got into the media business.
The following individuals will be participating as panelists in this event and we want recognize their support of the students involved in the program.
Jessica Peres, ABC30
Melinda Morales, Visalia Times Delta
Nancy Lockwood, The Lockwood Agency
Robert Herman, Tulare County Office of Education
YEA! is a groundbreaking program that guides students through the process of starting and launching their own real business or social movement over the course of an academic year. YEA! teaches students in grades 8-12 how to make a job- not take a job! The Visalia YEA! program is sponsored by Tulare County Office of Education, Suncrest Bank, The Work Force Investment Board, Land O’Lakes Foundation, and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center.