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Gannett plans February meeting in Florida

Gannettoid.com | news@gannettoid.com | Posted: Jan. 13, 2010 • Morning report

Gannett is hosting a Metro Council Meeting next month at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla., according to internal documents obtained by Gannettoid.com.

"The South Group is hosting the conference, and will be handling the logistics of the meeting," Carol Hudler, recently appointed president and publisher of The Tennessean, wrote in the invitation to executives from Gannett's metro papers.

Hudler's note said an agenda for the Feb. 3-4 meeting would be sent when it is finalized. Attendees were asked to submit information for hotel reservations by Tuesday. Metro publishers, advertising directors and other executives are expected to attend.

Gannett has not held such a meeting recently as the economy has been down. Newspapers will be required to pay for airfare, hotel rooms and other travel expenses. The room rate is $165 per night, plus taxes and parking fees.

One point likely on the agenda is the introduction of Maggie Krost, the new director of Gannett's corporate advertising team. The Krost hire was announced in a Tuesday memo, which stated her first day is set for Jan. 25. READ THE MEMO HERE.

Other items expected on the agenda include growing local controllable revenue and the discussion of various programs Gannett is implementing to stimulate business growth.

Part of the travel itinerary:

February meeting

Here is the invitation:

South Group Metro Conference
Hudler, Carol

Good afternoon,

You're invited to attend the Metro Council Meeting in Orlando February 3 - 4, 2010. We will begin with lunch at 11:30 am February 3rd, and conclude at 3 pm February 4th. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. The hotel is located inside the airport's main terminal. 

The South Group is hosting the conference, and will be handling the logistics of the meeting.  Please complete the attached travel itinerary form and send it to Deb Waller (removed)@gannett.com) no later than Tuesday, January 12th. She will make your hotel reservations for you.

The agenda will be sent once it's finalized.

Thank you.

Carol Hudler, President and Publisher, The Tennessean
South Group President
1100 Broadway, Nashville TN  370203


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