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Wednesday June 19, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Lakeview Restaurant and Catering 
6 Winners Circle
Albany, NY 12205

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Mike Lesczinski, PRSA Capital Region President 
Public Relations Society of America Capital Region Chapter 

Speed Pitching is Back! 


Clocks, buzzers, and a bit of craziness! That’s right, PRSA’s Speed Pitching event is back! Here is your chance to pitch up to a dozen local media people: editors, news directors and reporters.  Pitch them with your stories, or just introduce yourself and make a connection for the future.  But you’ve only got three minutes before it’s time to move on to the next media person….and then the next, and the next and the next.  You can even bring a co-worker and double the number of stories you pitch!

And even if you don’t have a specific “pitch” it is still a great opportunity to introduce yourself to each of the journalists and start building relationships!

We are expecting a huge turnout again this year. However, space is limited due to the nature of the event. Make sure to register early to reserve your seat.  Those who register first get to pitch first!

Confirmed media representatives so far: 


  • Gary Holmes, news director at YNN
  • Eric Hoppel, news director at WNYT
  • Jen Andrus, Assignment Editor at WNYT
  • Chrissy Harris, assistant news director at WRGB
  • Lisa Lewis, Editor, The Troy Record
  • Daniele Sanzone, Reporter, The Troy Record
  • Eric Anderson, Business Editor, The Times Union
  • Jen Patterson, News & Information Services Coordinator, The Times Union
  • Paul Grondahl, Reporter, The Times Union
  • Ian Pickus, News Director, WAMC
  • Sarah LaDuke, Senior Producer of the Roundtable and the Book Show, WAMC

And more to come!



What: SPEED PITCHING is back!

When: Wednesday, June 19

Registration and dinner - 6:30 pm

First Pitch - 7 pm

Where: Lakeview Restaurant

6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205

 Cost: PRSA members/students: $15; non-members: $25.  This includes catered dinner and soft drinks.



The reservation policy is that all no-shows will be billed.  For attendees who have pre-paid and pre-registered, refunds will only be made to those who cancel their reservation in writing via email 48 hours prior to the event.



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