SOURCE: Welz & Weisel Communications

November 16, 2006 10:55 ET

Welz & Weisel Communications Partners With The American Small Business Coalition to Host "Meet the Press" Event

December 13th Event to Provide Direct Feedback From Leading Government and Business Writers on How to Successfully Generate Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2006 -- Welz & Weisel Communications, a strategic public relations firm 100 percent focused on creating awareness and credibility campaigns for information technology companies, and The American Small Business Coalition, dedicated to helping its members develop relationships and competitive intelligence for doing business with the United States Government, today announced it will co-host "Meet the Press: Getting Yourself Inked!" on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. The event will take place in Washington D.C. at the City Club of Washington at Columbia Square in the Chesapeake Room from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

This panel will provide attendees with insight on effective methods for building relationships and gaining the attention of top journalists as well as the best ways to approach them and what they look for in a pitch. They will also provide their perspectives on effective and ineffective communications from marketing and PR professionals, and will discuss the hot topics planned for 2007.

Evan Weisel, Principal of Welz & Weisel Communications and a member of The ASBC Advisory Board, will moderate the panel which features the prominent journalists below:

--  Chris Dorobek, Editor-In-Chief, Federal Computer Week
--  Ethan Butterfield, Staff Writer, Washington Technology
--  Kim Hart, Staff Writer, Washington Post
--  Jason Miller, Assistant Managing Editor - News, Government Computer
"The American Small Business Coalition is always seeking opportunities to create positive exposure for our Members," said Guy Timberlake, Chief Visionary of The ASBC. "We've partnered with Welz & Weisel Communications to assemble a highly-relevant panel of industry journalists. From my own experience, I strongly believe that opportunities like this are an excellent platform for companies to learn how to connect and establish long-lasting media relationships."

To register for this event, please visit $25 for ASBC members; $35 for non-members. Limited to the first 50 that register.

About Welz & Weisel Communications

Welz & Weisel Communications is focused on creating proactive, ongoing public relations campaigns that yield measurable results for clients in the business-to-business and business-to-government high-technology marketplaces. The firm helps launch, build and sustain PR programs for both privately held and publicly-traded companies. The Welz & Weisel Communications team is aggressive, strategic and proactive, ensuring its clients achieve business goals and capture market visibility and market share. For more information, visit or call 703-218-3555.

About The American Small Business Coalition

The American Small Business Coalition ( is a private membership organization providing education and business support to companies doing business with federal agencies and federal contractors. The membership consists of small, medium and large businesses from multiple industries, as well as like-minded associations that support the small business community. The ASBC also supports government agencies with market research activities and industry outreach designed to facilitate an ongoing exchange of information. More information can be found on their website at

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