Thankful for the SNPA staff 11/21/17

By Les Simpson, SNPA president, and president and publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News

As your current president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, I'd like to say how thankful that I am for not only the organization, but especially the staff.

The three people who guide SNPA daily – Edward VanHorn, Cindy Durham and Paulette Sheffield – have dedicated many years to serving you and our industry.

Like us, they love our business and work hard every day to help us and ensure our success.

As we approach Thanksgiving this week, I'd like you to get to know them a little more and be sure, when the opportunity rises, to thank them for everything they do.

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Serve on an SNPA committee 10/3/17

By SNPA Chairman Chris Reen, president and publisher, The Oklahoman Media Company

For the last year, the leadership of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association has been working to develop a strategic plan to guide our organization.

Through our work with SNPA's executive committee, staff, board members and Max Strategy Consultants, who helped guide us, I firmly believe we have developed a roadmap to make SNPA a better organization and, most importantly, more valuable to its members.

Now we need your help.

The board has begun working on these issues, but we would like for members to be part of planning and executing our strategy.

We've identified four major areas that we'd like to focus on as part of our plan:

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Les Simpson elected president of SNPA for 2017-18 9/11/17

Lester T. Simpson, publisher of the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News, was elected president of SNPA for 2017-18 on Monday afternoon during the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting. Read this article for news about the election of additional officers and directors.

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Officers, trustees elected to SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees 9/10/17

Trustees of the SNPA Foundation board elected officers Sunday morning, Sept. 10, to serve during the 2017-18 year.

The SNPA Board of Directors also elected three new trustees for the SNPA Foundation at the same meeting. MORE

Nominees announced for SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees 8/29/17

The SNPA Board of Directors will elect three trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Colorado Springs on Sunday, Sept. 10.

The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.

Read this article to see who has been nominated as new trustees. MORE

Les Simpson nominated as president of SNPA for 2017-18 8/29/17

Lester T. Simpson, publisher of the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News, will be nominated during the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting to be the next president of SNPA.

SNPA members will elect officers for 2017-18 on Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Read this article to see who has been nominated to the SNPA Board of Directors.

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Reserve your hotel room for 2017 Annual Meeting right away 7/17/17

If you have not reserved your hotel room at The Broadmoor for the Sept. 10-12 Annual Meeting sponsored by SNPA and Inland Press Association, you need to do this right away. Rooms are nearly sold out.

We have an outstanding program planned for this year's Annual Meeting. You – and your key department heads – need to be there.

Topics on the agenda will focus on brand marketing, print and digital innovation. Read this story for a list of conference topics.

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SNPA names new director in Louisiana 7/10/17

Kevin Denny, vice president and general manager of Advance Central Services Southeast, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.

He succeeds Ricky R. Mathews, who stepped down from the board after retiring as president and publisher of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, La.

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Colorado Press to be co-sponsor of 2017 Annual Meeting 7/6/17

The Colorado Press Association will join the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association as a co-sponsor of the 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held September 10-12 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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SNPA-Inland convention addresses brand marketing, print and digital innovation 5/1/17

SNPA and the Inland Press Association are working together to produce a spectacular program for their first combined Annual Meeting at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs Sept. 10-12. Don't miss it.

Click MORE to view the preliminary program. MORE