Talking Dirty with the Public



Breakout Session: Talking Dirty with the Public

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 15th 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm


Jake Lynch, WV Community Development Hub


Don Smith, WV Press Association
Pat Ford, Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle
Randy Lewis, Main Street Martinsburg


Engaging with the public and press is an important part of a successful redevelopment strategy. This session will illustrate how traditional and social media can be engaged to tell the story of your project and “sell” it to the broader community. Experts in economic development, downtown revitalization, and the media will share tips on how to best highlight your project so that your success makes the headlines for all the right reasons.


Talking Dirty with the Public – Don Smith