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SNA and SNPA Partner in Combined Circulation and Classified Conference

SNA is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with The Southern Newspapers Publishers Association (SNPA). Together, SNA and SNPA will co-sponsor the 2009 SNA Circulation and Classified Conferences taking place November 4-6 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This co-sponsorship will further enhance the outstanding value and high-level productiveness for attendees of both conferences.

“We know in these tough economic times that our members are watching every travel dollar. We chose affordable Myrtle Beach for this year’s Circulation and Classified Conferences. We think this co-sponsorship will provide tremendous ROI opportunities for both SNA and SNPA members to come together in one dual conference. Flights are very affordable from many SNA and SNPA member cities; many members are also in driving distance. These conferences have a reputation for outstanding quality and ROI, and this year will be no exception, at a time when our industry needs new ideas and innovation the most,” says Nancy Lane, President of SNA.

“This partnership is an opportunity for SNPA to expand the scope and depth of its circulation and classified programming,” said SNPA Executive Director Edward VanHorn. “Combining efforts with SNA is an efficient, cost-effective way to build stronger, better programs — and the newspaper executives who attend will be the beneficiaries.”

Conference/Hotel Details

Beautiful Barefoot Resort will host the conference. Brand new hotel rooms overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway are being offered for only $79/night. Information regarding each conference, including location and hotel arrangements, can be found on the SNA Web site:

About SNA and SNPA

Suburban Newspapers of America is a trade association representing over 2,000 daily and weekly newspapers in the United States and Canada. Classified Avenue is the classified network managed by SNA’s for-profit subsidiary. For more information, visit www.suburban-news.org and www.classifiedavenue.net.

SNPA provides programs and services to daily and non-daily newspapers to grow their businesses, serve their communities and stay abreast of trends and changes in the evolving media environment. Its Traveling Campus has provided free professional development programs to more than 40,000 newspaper employee participants since the program began in 2002. For more information, visit www.snpa.org.